When we’re working with a partner, there are times when we hold onto a technique too long. It becomes the sole object of our intention. We have it in our minds that the goal is within our reach, so we form an argument and a standpoint and we insist. When this happens, we don’t realize … [Read more…]

The Value of Craft

As a martial arts practitioner, understand the value of being great at your craft. Engage with and commit to whatever it is you’re studying. For people who are into their practice, just the the simple goal to develop a great armlock, for example, is enough. It’s like a Zen koan: the more you look at … [Read more…]