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*KNIFE POWER DRILL (Slash AHAYC for :30 standing, kneeling, prone, then rest. Repeat stabbing. Switch hands and cycle again. 8 min. total)
*SLOW KICKS (50 kicks each leg, very slowly, with your best form. 33 more words

Martial Arts

The Minstrel of Belmont: Aikido Poems

Over the next few weeks, I’ll be writing a series of blog posts talking about some of the poems in my chapbook, The Minstrel of Belmont  475 more words


The Passing of my Sifu, Master Kwong Man Fong 1945-2015

Roughly sixteen years ago, I became disenchanted with the overly-commercialized kung fu school I was attending. It had all the bells and whistles you’d expect to see in a kung fu school; but the curriculum didn’t offer much beyond a decent workout. 612 more words

Martial Arts

Beautiful, Dangerous

Here I go again, tying music to something completely different. Please bear with me…

A little background to the title of my blog post, first: 610 more words


Watch This Indestructible Kung-Fu Master Take An Electric Drill To The Head

25 year-old Zhao Rui is a Shaolin Kung-Fu master from Southwest China. He’s also apparently quite indestructible.

The above video showcases this fact as he attempts to pierce his body with iron spears, uses his neck strength to pull a vehicle with a steel blade, and has an electronic drill pressed against his temple without bloodshed.   114 more words

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The Demystification of Ki: A Christian View of the Martial Arts Part 1 By Master Keith Yates

Back in 1982 I did my thesis at Dallas Theological Seminary on the topic of “The Demystification of Ki: A Christian View of the Martial Arts.” Not only did I get an “A” on it but I turned it into an article in… 577 more words

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American Born Chinese

Summary: Jin Wang starts at a new school where he’s the only Chinese-American student. When a boy from Taiwan joins his class, Jin doesn’t want to be associated with an FOB like him. 1,085 more words