Intention Versus Tension

Published: February 15, 2022

You have heard me speak in class about using intention versus tension in the application of movement in our techniques. Tension can be contemplated under two categories. External and Internal. When we use tension externally, we are contracting the muscles in order to hit as hard as we can. We deliver what we feel will…

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Movement, Mindfulness and Breathing

Published: January 15, 2022

Movement, Mindfulness and Breathing There are three concepts you can use in your training as well as outside the training hall- Movement, Mindfulness and Breathing, which will benefit you both on and off the mat. Movement- as humans, we are made are to move. We are not made to be sedentary. We feel better, we…

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In What Kind Of Style Do We Train

Published: December 15, 2021

I am asked every once in a while as to what kind of martial arts style do we study? Most people are familiar with karate, taekwondo and jiujitsu. Nowadays when you mentioned jiujitsu, most people think of Brazillian jujitsu which emphasizes a lot of grappling and groundwork. Shuri-te is an eclectic style of martial arts…

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Affiliated Schools

Published: November 15, 2021

SHURI-TE BUJUTSU- KAI Our parent school and an 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…

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Practice

Published: October 15, 2021

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. It’s one of those treasures…

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Martial Life and Living – Respect

Published: September 15, 2021

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…

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Martial Life and Living: Smooth Equals Slow

Published: August 15, 2021

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…

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The Master Doesn’t Try To Be Powerful

Published: July 15, 2021

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…

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Learning Styles

Published: June 15, 2021

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…

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“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….

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