Traditionally, a martial art can be the cure for violence and a path to enlightenment. Few other types of meditation can offer the same sort of immediate biofeedback that a martial art can provide. But it is important to realize that enlightenment is not merely the goal of the martial art. Enlightenment is the path . . . read more
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Tai chi sword practice can be very helpful in refining skill and understanding of biomechanics and empty handed combat principles. This is NOT a sword lesson as much as it is a tuishou lesson. Nick, the student in this video, is a much better fencer than the teacher is. The lesson is not about superior . . . read more
Pedagogy, tuishou, space-time, philosophy, the standard model of particle physics, and the Dao…. But I digress. We can take advantage of our opponent’s strengths and weaknesses, as well as our own. Good and bad choices are often measured by their results, which goes to show how there are variables that we cannot see. These are . . . read more