Protect Your Family by Learning How to Fight: Part 3

We’ve covered some general martial art/self-defense concepts in Part 1 and Part 2 of this series. Now it’s time to dig into some concept specific to certain martial arts.  That being said, these concepts can still be applicable to other styles and self-defense in general.  In fact, some of these principles are even more valuable than those previously discussed.

In addition to the concept, I will also be listing what style I’ve learned these concepts from in case you are still looking for a style to train in.  Without further ado, let’s dig in! Continue reading “Protect Your Family by Learning How to Fight: Part 3”

The Story Of The Zen Master And A Cup Of Tea

This article was originally a guest post written by Jak for Charles Sledge’s site. An excerpt will be placed here along with a link to the full article below.

While reading Charles’s article about the Chinese Bamboo Tree, I was reminded of a related story told to me by my martial arts instructor a few months ago: The Zen Master and a Cup of Tea.  While the story about the bamboo tree details the eventual rewards that patience and persistence provide, this short story about a cup of tea that I am going to regale you with will explain how you should enter into something new that you are wanting to learn more about.  It’s a lesson about adopting the correct mindset for learning.

To read the entire article, click here.