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A good article about choosing a martial art for your kid.

This morning my newsfeed directed me to this article: How to choose the best martial art for your child I was expecting something ordinary and uninspired but was pleasantly surprised by what I read. It’s not earth-shattering, but it does … Continue reading

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Safety in the Martial Arts

I read an article today.  The long and short of the story is that there is a martial arts instructor who, after years of teaching and service, he’s beginning to show signs of dementia pugilistica.  We could talk about whether … Continue reading

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A Thought About The Great Chiba Sensei

My interactions with the late Shihan, Chiba Kazuo, were small.  There were two times were he spoke directly to me.  The first was at the end of practice at a New England Aikikai seminar.  It had been a long day. … Continue reading

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Rewatching “The Last Samurai”

I’m reminded, as I rewatch “The Last Samurai,” of a story Stroud-sensei told us when the movie came out.  He saw it with his son, and his son asked something along the lines of if scene where Tom Cruise fights … Continue reading

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True Budo: A poem and thoughts on literary martial arts writing

Originally posted on Maya's and Sam's Dad:
TRUE BUDO We want to be enlightened by an emboldened, reassured, blending spirit of love and peace. So we struggle, wrestle with each other, strike each other like madmen, swirl and…

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True Budo: A poem and thoughts on literary martial arts writing

TRUE BUDO We want to be enlightened by an emboldened, reassured, blending spirit of love and peace. So we struggle, wrestle with each other, strike each other like madmen, swirl and twirl around the mat. Then you say the world … Continue reading

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PoMoSco Poems 11, 12, 13, and 14

So I’m falling behind again.  I’m still two days behind on the poem writing, but I’m hoping to get a handle on it sometime in the next few days.  My poems are all on my profile page. Please check them … Continue reading

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