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  • In what kind of style do we train

    I am asked everyonceina while as to what kind of martial arts style do we study? Most people are familiarwith karate, taekwondo and jiujitsu. Nowadays when you mentioned jiujitsu, most people think of Brazillian jujitsu which emphasizes a lot grapplingand ground work. Shuri-te is an eclectic styleof martial arts that encompasses strikes, take downs, joint locks, arm bars and grappling. It is designed to be applicable in any situation. However, another way of looking at the various kinds of styles is whether they are hard or soft martialart styles. A hard style will emphasize external or muscular strength in the performanceof techniques and applications. There is less ....

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  • Affiliated Schools

    SHURI-TE BUJUTSU- KAI Our parent school and affiliated group consisting of some of the finest martial artists you will meet and exemplary training. Kyoshi Troy Price, Director www.SBKMA.com WHITE TIGER TAEKWONDO AND MARTIAL ARTS Excellent Taekwondo School in Cary NC www.whitetigertkd.com SNAP KICK KARATE- CARY NC Tony LeTourneau 250 Nottingham Rd Cary NC 27513 https://www.karatecary.com SOUTHERN PINE INSTITUTE OF MARTIAL ARTS Jamie Sealey, Sensei https://www.facebook.com/SouthernPineGreensboro ORMAZA FAMILY KARATE Alex Ormaza 3138 Dallas High Shoals Hwy Dallas, NC 28034 info@OrmazaDojo.com Tel/Fax: 704-922-5022 https://www.ormazadojo.com BUDOSHIN JU-JITSU ....

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  • Practice

    Practice One of the books I read last year was a fascinating book by Geoff Colvin entitled Talent is Overrated. This was one of those books that I picked up at the bookstore as I was simply wandering around. The title seemed interesting and the back cover comments were intriguing. Its one of those treasures you didn’t intend to find but are very glad you did! In the book, the author discusses the value of talent and much more importantly, the value of deliberate practice. He delves into a vast amount of research in which the idea of which is more important- talent- the “gifts” or innate abilities one might have, and the deliberate cultivation of skill and practice. He ....

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  • Martial Life and Living- Respect

    Respect Martial arts begins and ends with respect. This respect begins first with the individual. One must have a sense of value for her or himself to even begin a training regime. It may first start with a desire to learn self defense, balance and centeredness, the mind –body connection or simply to be in better physical condition. Regardless of the reason, in order to desire improvement, one must care for oneself. This care, this level of self esteem, this respect will grow as one continues to grow in the arts. When we bow as we enter onto the mat or enter the training hall, it is to give respect to the lessons we are about to learn, the lessons we have learned, to the ....

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  • Martial Life and Living: Smooth equals slow

    Just a few thoughts on martial training- life and living: Oftentimes when we first start to train some want to use a lot of force in their movements because, after all, it is a martial art. Others pull back and are fearful about hurting their training partners. The truth is in the middle. When we first learn a concept, an application or technique, we want to go slow. We want to feel how it works and why it works. We want to focus on the precision - even a simple punch or kick has elements of it that if ignored will make the technique less effective. Our aim is to comprehend how to best execute the technique by understanding the concepts and principles used. This is best done by ....

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  • The Master doesn't try to be powerful

    The Master doesn't try to be powerful; thus he is truly powerful. The ordinary man keeps reaching for power; thus he never has enough. The Master does nothing, yet he leaves nothing undone. The ordinary man is always ding things, yet many more are left to be done. Therefore the Master concerns himself With the depths and not the surface, With the fruit and not the flower. Teaching without words, Performing without actions: That is the Master’s way. The Master arrives without leaving, Sees the light without looking, Achieves without doing a thing. The Master is above the people, And no one feels oppressed. She goes ahead of the people, And no feels manipulated. The whole world is ....

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  • Learning styles

    I was struck while reading Josh Waitzkin’s book The Art of Learning, about two models of learning. One model views learning as a static entity- we feel we are either good at something, or we are not. We feel we can learn something new or we cannot. The other view is that of the incremental learner. This model views learning as something that happens over time- we begin to learn and then we get better. The truth I have found is that we often operate under both modes of learning from time to time. Sometimes we feel that we are too old, too young, not enough education, not enough experience etc.. We feel our ability to learn or not learn is static- in this we have employed the entity ....

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  • The Hundred Character Tablet by Ancestor Lu (Dongbin)

    “The Hundred Character Tablet by Ancestor Lu (Dongbin) says, Nurturing energy, forget words and guard it. Conquer the mind, do nondoing. In activity and quietude, know the source progenitor. There is no thing; whom else do you seek? Real constancy should respond to people; in responding to people, it is essential not to get confused. When you don't get confused, your nature is naturally stable; when your nature is stable, energy naturally returns. When energy returns, elixir spontaneously crystallizes in the pot mating fire and water. Yin and yang arise, alternating over and over again, everywhere producing thunder. White clouds assemble on the peak, sweet dew bathes the ....

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  • What are you for?

    There is enough hate and disdain to go around. My advice and challenge to you is this: What are you for? We can see/read/hear what you are against....but what are you For? When you focus on what you are against so vehemently, you attach your energy to that energetic vibration and you become like that which you abhor. It works against you. It may make you feel better/superior/ justified in the beginning but it will work to destroy your peace of mind and soul if your main focus is on what you are against. What are you FOR? When you answer that question, then the next question is how can you work towards and build what you are FOR ( NOT how to tear down what you are against) What can you ....

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