Just Keep Training – It Will Come: Part 2

“A response to a question on a Facebook thread. I thought I would share the info here, with you.” “It is the scholarly position that I represent. Doing what one believes is one thing; proving it through years of research is another. In that, keep in mind that techniques are not unlike suggestions. There are…

Just Keep Training – It Will Come

Food for thought. If you remain in the thought-realm of “if he does this, I do that,” you are not yet trained enough. The basics, the techniques are all representations of “theories.” These theories give birth to variations and a multitude of understanding. The multitude comes from your creative force within and adapts, assimilates in…

Good Memories! Video Clip, 2001

A few years back, 2001 — fun times. Masters’ Night demo. Click the link below, “FinalX” and watch our commercial. GM Steve Pisa created it for our websites. “Academy of Eastern Arts” is something we were pondering at the time. Just looking back in time a bit. Enjoy! (Be sure to let it load fully…

A Year, A Life – in Reflection

A Year, A Life – in Reflection Martial arts has a Way about them. There is a humbleness and yet a power within them. But, the power is not one that is obtained; it is a power that is gifted from years of arduous training. Train soft to become strong; train slow to become quick;…

Martial Art Museum Awards Dinner

Hi folks. Take a moment and visit me here: It was a terrific evening event. And, it was a walk down memory lane as I came across folks I haven’t seen in years and years! Please visit out website here to get all the details on our class schedule.   Peace and blessings … pgmb

Punch With Vigor

Aspects of Power: The mind creates a thought of feeling powerful; from the feeling, arises great power. Supporting this activity, should be well trained and disciplined basics. Without basics, the correct body mechanics, the “feeling of power” doesn’t have the proper support and it will fail to deliver – there is no cooperative body channel…

Something You Are

When you train kung fu/karate, you step into another world. You walk, kick, and punch through the hands and feet of the ghosts of the past — but you are actually becoming that past, now present. It is a spiritual step. It is a step of trust and ethic. It is a step of faith,…

Clarity of Mindset

There is this whimsical thought that one can mix and mash any style together through being creative and become better martial artists and fighters. This is seriously flawed thinking in my opinion. Technique represent more than just “hit him this way.” Technique, and the style it is embraced by, is not simply physical movement but,…

Trying Too Hard

Instead of trying too hard, overworking and adding to your frustration list, slow things down. Take a deep breath and relax. Wake up each day and make your classes. Listen to the instructors: participate and enjoy yourself. There is nowhere to go and all the time to get there (my common and long standing mantra)….

Mantra

One of my favorite mantras — returning to it over and over: “Instead of making excuses on why you cannot do something, make excuses on how you CAN do it! Become a CAN person instead of a CANNOT person.” Your world shrinks with “I cannot. It expands with “I can.” Which kind of world do…