Mastery

Mastery

I just finished reading the 1991 book Mastery by George Leonard, which is another good book about developing skill, whether it’s in the martial arts, or anything you wish learn. He mentions three types of students that look for easier paths, than the long...
Importance of Proper Structure

Importance of Proper Structure

Because Japan is located on the ring of fire, it is plagued by earthquakes, and has been for centuries. Due to the amount of destruction and loss of lives, the Japanese investigated how to make earthquake proof buildings. What they noticed were many of the old pagodas...
What’s Your Dialect?

What’s Your Dialect?

This evening I was reading in Masaaki Hatsumi’s book Tetsuzan, about the dialect within martial arts, and how it can taint your movements, but we usually don’t recognize that we do have a dialect, so that is where the problem can be located. The actual...