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November 2013 Blog Posts (2)

Zen proverb: "How am I supposed to know?"

A samurai once asked Zen Master Hakuin where he would go after he died.

Hakuin answered 'How am I supposed to know?'

'How do you not know? You're a Zen master!' exclaimed the samurai.

'Yes, but not a dead one,' Hakuin answered.

For us as martial artists, the point is that we only truly "know" anything through physical experience. If not real-world conflict, then dedicated partner practice with steadily increasing resistance. "Knowledge" contained in theory or…


Added by Wael on November 12, 2013 at 9:33pm — 4 Comments

The 3 D's

Professor Kimo Ferreira says to watch out for the 3 D's: attackers that are drunk, drugged, or deranged. Things that work on a normal person might not work on the 3 D's. You might hit such a person twenty times and they might not even feel it (I've been on the other end of that equation, where I've been in fights and gotten hit in the face, and it felt like nothing more than a mosquito bit).

That's why we have joint locks & breaks. Break someone's arm or leg and you…


Added by Wael on November 6, 2013 at 9:52am — 3 Comments



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