November 2, 2016

When someone attacks you verbally, they are extending their energy or force toward you. The idea when countering is to take the energy from the opponent and either interrupt it, avoid it, or re-direct it. In this way the force exerted against you fails to have the desi...

October 10, 2016

The following excerpts were drawn from my daughter, Sarah Leliani’s essay “Becoming Leilani” that she wrote for her college creative non-fiction class. I chose it because I believe it clearly illustrates the joy to be found in liberating ourselves from anything that mi...

June 10, 2016

Bruce Lee’s martial artistry was phenomenal. Lee attained a level in his martial art practice in which he was no longer confined by technique or principle, and his high degree of physical skills and finely tuned awareness gave him the ability to become formless, adapt...

March 18, 2016

In the film, Enter the Dragon, as Bruce Lee’s character faces off against his opponent, a really tough and brutal man named Ohara, the man tosses a board he has been carrying into the air and smashes it in two with a single punch. Lee maintains his detached cool, looks...

March 10, 2016

The phrase “Walk On” was an immensely important in Bruce Lee’s overarching philosophy of living. So important, in fact, that he even had it written on the back of one of his business cards which he displayed on his desk to remind himself to keep moving forward and to f...

January 28, 2016

“Don’t waste yourself…”

In his book, The Warrior Within, author John Little relates a story told to him by Bruce Lee’s attorney, Adrian Marshall, in which Lee and Marshall were having lunch with Hong Kong film producer Raymond Chow at an upscale restaurant in Los Angele...

December 14, 2015

It starts inside our head. Sometimes it whispers, sometimes it shouts. Call it what you want; the “inner opponent,” “the internal critic,”  “the saboteur,” the voice speaks and unless we are careful, we listen. The voice scolds us with such things as, “Who do you think...

December 2, 2015

The word “atrophy” is defined as, “A wasting away or failure to develop, due to inadequate nutrition, exercise, etc.” It is commonly used to describe the loss of muscle tissue in an individual. Such a loss may be the result of injury or illness, however, the most commo...

November 30, 2015

 

 

November 4, 2015

When I was a kid, on the outside back cover of a lot of comic books you would see advertisements proclaiming such things as “I’ll make you into the world’s deadliest fighter in seven days!” or “Defeat any attacker in 10 seconds or less with karate secrets!” Often the g...

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