Not A Pastime

Someone once said that martial arts doesn’t have to be a pastime. It’s not one of those things that you necessarily need to outgrow.It can have a beautiful long arc to it, as long as you’re able to consider mastery as a result of the practice. Close to forty years after my first class, I’m … [Read more…]

Walk Faster

At the end of my lesson with my instructor the other day, I went put all the equipment away. I was walking very slowly because I was fatigued, and he called out to me, “Gene, walk faster!” I responded, “Sifu, I just had a really tough day—I’m really feeling it.” “What do you mean? Everybody’s having … [Read more…]