One of the things I’m passionate about is food. I really love good food, and dining. Having been a martial arts instructor for 15 years, I am also very interested in nutrition and human performance. Ideally, people would get all the nutrients we need for our bodies to perform their best from the foods we […]
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I burst into tears as soon as I turned away from the counter. I had woken up at 3:30am to get to the airport and waited till 6:30pm to learn that my flight had been cancelled and I wasn’t able to get another flight out for two days. I realized pretty quickly that my upset […]
Ohashi first presents the idea of less is more (my words, not his) in reference to the physicality of giving shiatsu treatments. He, being small and weak, adopted the principle of non-resistance from his Aikido practice. I am familiar with the idea. The most effective Hapkido techniques I know work best when the practitioner relaxes […]
With the cooler temperatures already here and holiday feasts impending, I decided to focus on my health and wellbeing through the end of the year. The very next day, I got an email announcing that my teacher, Grandmaster Kim, will be coming to SoCal to do his Master’s’ Seminar in February. There are no coincidences. […]
I was sitting on the couch, a little dazed from trying to recall everything I wanted to share during our call, when she remarked at how much I had going on. It was true, I had a lot going on, but all the moving pieces were being handled as best I could. I wondered […]
I’ve been feeling a bit anxious lately. I even responded that I was “so busy” to a friend who asked how I was and what I was up to. I immediately realized it wasn’t true. I wasn’t “so busy.” Yes, I have a lot going on, but everything was, and is, being handled. I was […]
When people walked into our camp, I’d invite them to play with Karate Robot. They’d enthusiastically say yes and I’d lead them to where he stood. I explained, “This is Karate Robot and he will hold a board for you to break.” A couple of things happened at this point… First, as Wylie noticed, folks […]
When I saw Wylie carrying the dead rooster’s body out of the bushes, I felt immediately sad but then it quickly passed as I realized it was part of the life on a hobby farm like ours. We’ve lost three chickens since that initial rooster, the last one at the paws of our own simple […]
Recently I’ve been thinking about the power of perseverance. It’s quite remarkable what happens when you don’t give up. A good percentage of success is left to whoever can stick it out the longest. Now, that’s not to say that there’s not a time to call it. Like Willie Nelson says “You’ve got to know […]
Driving back up to Ramona last week, I noticed the first signs of Fall. It’s worth mentioning for a couple of reasons. First, it was actually Labor Day weekend signaling for many the end of summer. (I usually use the Autumnal Equinox as a measure to get myself a few more weeks of summer.) Second, […]