“Oh, you’re a martial artist?” “Yeah, long time.” “Cool. What would you do if I did this?” And they proceed to do all kinds of crazy physical attacks on you. They grab you, punch at you, choke you, and kick you. “Hey, check this out. Let me get you in a headlock …” Mmm. No. … Continue reading The Funny/Not-Funny Curse of a Martial Artist
As a drop of water, we are just that; a drop. When we drop into the ocean, we are no longer a drop. We are the ocean. We are always the ocean. As a wave, we grow and we crash; rise and fall. The wave is there, but then its gone and we are still … Continue reading As a Drop in the Ocean, We Are
The first limb of Yoga is Yama, which deals with one’s ethical standards, behavior, character, and so on. There are five Yamas and the first is Ahimsa; non-violence. And to not harm others is to not harm ourselves. There are many forms and levels of violence, such as gossip, verbal abuse, narcissism, gaslighting, and so … Continue reading Ahimsa. Is it Possible to Practice Non-Violence and Have Inner-Peace?
Last month, I agreed to an interview with a marketing company who was looking for experienced insight on a project they’re working on, related to the fitness industry. I was happy to help and it was a great conversation. That was that, but a few weeks later, I got an email from them asking if … Continue reading The Next Time You Give Someone a Gift, Think About This
And ...it was awesome! I felt the presence of my master instructor across the dojo, as I practiced kicks on the heavy bag. I knew he was watching and so, I did a bit of showing off. A Retired South Korean military (ROK Armed Forces) and a sixth degree black belt, his experiential wisdom was … Continue reading The Day My Ego Got a Smack-Down