There is no taiji

“Boy: Do not try and bend the spoon. .”That’s impossible. Instead only try to realize the truth. Neo: What truth? Boy: There is no spoon. Neo: There is no spoon? Boy: Then you’ll see that it is not the spoon that bends, it is only yourself.” “男孩:不要試圖想彎曲湯匙。那是不可能的。 相反地只是試著去認識真相。Neo:這是什麼道理?男孩:沒有湯匙。Neo:沒有湯匙?男孩:那麼你會發現不是湯匙彎曲,只是你自己彎曲。” “To try and realize the truth.”   […]

Convergence

Chinese Martial Art styles  (CMA) can be looked at in many ways. Strategies  or principles are  “the way trained skills are used” Tactics or skill sets,  developed to enable strategies to be used.   They define  “what is trained to gain a skill” Movement  embodies the over all method mind/body method that employ  “the type of […]

Clarity

“The path into the light seems dark, the path forward seems to go back, the direct path seems long, true power seems weak, true purity seems tarnished, true steadfastness seems changeable, true clarity seems obscure.” You do not need more movement, you need the essence of movement. words within me, and yet not from me. String plucked […]

Awake

A typical 6hr training session in land of the morning calm “Korea”  another hot humid summer day,  shrill cry of the cicadas,  interrupted by a visitor who had been watching. Another young GI much like myself. He asked Mr Park if he could spar with me. Mr. Park sensing his intent told me to “knock […]