Let the true intellectual speak

Even when wrong the quality of thought matters because that’s what will eventually get us closer to the truth So with the Orlando shootings, it was hard to decide what to write this week. We see the rants that have no argument, the too-delicate conciliatory pieces, and some thoughtful writing and meta analysis that offer[…]

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The baddest motherfucker on the planet

If you want to be the baddest motherfucker on the planet, you should spend more time fundraising than shadowboxing We come to martial arts for many reasons, not the least of which is control over ourselves, over fear, and some modicum of influence over our destinies should a hand-to-hand combat situation arise. However both the[…]

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The teacher’s influence

A martial arts teacher’s influence is often as great as a priest over his congregation or a captain over her crew. With a US election coming up and a state of extreme divisiveness and intolerance for the other side, this seems like a good time to write about the teacher’s influence. Many who come to[…]