Martial Arts and Cultural Appropriation

Culture- The integrated pattern of beliefs, patterns, and norms endemic of a particular group originating from similar characteristics such as…

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Efficiency, Competence, and the USPS

Efficiency:  A standard of performance that uses the least amount of effort to achieve the highest amount of result. Incompetence: The inability to…

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Hiatus and The Sound of Silence

If you have been a follower of this blog and our work for any amount of time, you probably have…

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Misery Loves Company

Misery loves company. You’ve probably heard an older member of your family or your social circle use this phrase at…

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#metoo, Brute?

I have heard it said that in an insane world, the only sane people are those that are insane. I’m…

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If You See Something, Say Something

If you see something, say something. This mantra became part of the American lexicon in the aftermath of 9/11. Suffice…

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Timing

I am not lost on the irony that I am two days late in regard to when I usually spend…

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Pushing When Pulled

When they push, you pull. When they pull, you push.  This simple statement was one of the core principles taught…

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Rage Against Fear

Martial arts schools today focus on the ancillary benefits of training rather than the true purpose of the art itself.…

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The Power of Words

Words mean things. That reality has been lost in the modern world. Words are tossed around flippantly, as if they…

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