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The Roots of Zhan Zhuang Reach Back 2700 Years
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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 cultivation. The … Read More

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Happy Independence Day America!
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I’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 was in … Read More

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The Storied History of Yakusoku Kumite I-VII
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Here 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 Article is … Read More

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Yakusoku Kumite I-VII Video Breakdown
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This 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 us because … Read More

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Yakusoku Kumite I-VII Video Research Study
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This 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 perform the … Read More

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Origins of Still Mind Martial Arts
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Today 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 merchandise. [We … Read More

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Tai Chi Meditative Movements
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In 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 for your … Read More

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Qigong – Nourishing the Kidneys
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This 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. In addition … Read More

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Baduanjin for COVID Stress Relief
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During 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 COVID-19, and … Read More

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16 Years of Karate
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Check 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 karate, and … Read More

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A Study of the 18 Matsubayashi Ryu Kata
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This 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) and 18 … Read More

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