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Hanshi Richard Bernard: Tournament Kata Champion
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Spread the wordStill Mind Martial Arts Masters Series (#3) Profile and Interview with Hanshi Richard Bernard We are honored to bring you the next installment of our Still Mind Martial Arts Masters Series (#3) Hanshi Richard Bernard: Tournament Kata Champion. … Read More

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Fuso Kumi Bo Demonstration Video from 2012
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Spread the wordThe above video shows a demonstration of the basic kobudo bo drill, Fuso Kumi Bo that we performed in 2012. This video was shot when our dojo, The Academy of Traditional Karate, gave a karate and kobudo presentation … Read More

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The Roots of Zhan Zhuang Reach Back 2700 Years
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Spread the word站桩 Zhan Zhuang – Standing Like a Tree Zhan Zhuang (pronounced Jan Jong) means standing like a tree, post standing or standing post. It is an intermediate to advanced form of standing meditation Qigong practice for vital energy … Read More

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Happy Independence Day America!
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Spread the wordI’m proud to be an American every day but even more so on Independence Day! I’m proud to be a citizen of the greatest nation on earth, founded on the principles of FREEDOM and LIBERTY for ALL! It … Read More

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The Storied History of Yakusoku Kumite I-VII
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Spread the wordHere is a great Yakusoku Kumite article that I came across during my online research that discusses the creation and history of Yakusoku Kumite by Shoshin Nagamine at least twenty years before the publication of his book. The … Read More

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Yakusoku Kumite I-VII Video Breakdown
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Spread the wordThis is a Yakusoku Kumite video breakdown of me and MJ practicing in our backyard during the COVID shutdown. It’s a followup to yesterday’s post, Yakusoku Kumite I-VII Video Research Study, to analyze a more current video of … Read More

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Yakusoku Kumite I-VII Video Research Study
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Spread the wordThis is a research study of a wide variety of readily available online video examples of Yakusoku Kumite I-VII. When learning, studying, practicing and perfecting such material under the supervision of a qualified local instructor, be sure to … Read More

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Origins of Still Mind Martial Arts
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Spread the wordToday we will take a look back at the origins of Still Mind Martial Arts. Over a decade ago in January of 2010 I was designing some martial arts T-shirts, hoodies, hats, coffee mugs and other martial arts … Read More

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Tai Chi Meditative Movements
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Spread the wordIn addition to the Baduanjin Qigong exercises mentioned in a previous post, I began practicing these Tai Chi Meditative Movements outside in the fresh air and sunshine during the Wuhan coronavirus shutdown. Fresh air and sunshine is great … Read More

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Qigong – Nourishing the Kidneys
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Spread the wordThis Qigong Nourishing the Kidneys exercise is another that I added to my Baduanjin Qigong exercise routine. I started practicing these outside in the fresh air and sunshine for some stress reducing meditation during the Wuhan Coronavirus lock-down. … Read More

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Baduanjin for COVID Stress Relief
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Spread the wordDuring the Wuhan Coronavirus lock-down I began practicing my Baduanjin Qigong exercises outside in the fresh air and sunshine for some stress reducing meditation and COVID stress relief. In these troubled times being stuck at home due to … Read More

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16 Years of Karate
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Spread the wordCheck out the journey! This video shows the progression from the beginning of my training at 4 years old in 2004, to 16 years later in 2020. I cannot remember a time when I was not involved in … Read More

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A Study of the 18 Matsubayashi Ryu Kata
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Spread the wordThis set of kata videos started out as an advanced study project I took on as a Yondan and Renshi. By the rank of Yondan(4th degree black belt) one has completed acquiring all the kihon (basics), wasa (techniques) … Read More

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