Size impresses people. The bigger the better. You see evidence of it everywhere – the size of automobiles, of buildings, of cities, of organizations. In ...
Peace on earth, starts with peace in the home and within ourselves.
Quiet time and grounding oneself through, meditation, calming music, reading, prayer...
“Wing Chun” is a style of Martial Arts which translates literally as “singing spring fist”.
Yip Man was the first to establish a modern martia...
Zen students are with their masters at least ten years before they presume to teach others. Nan-in was visited by Tenno, who, having passed his apprenticeship, had become a teacher. The day happened to be rainy, so Tenno wore wooden clogs and carried an umbrella.
After greeting him, Nan-in remarked, “I suppose you left your wooden clogs in the vestibule. I want to know if your umbrella is on the right or left side of the clogs.”
Tenno, confused, had no instant answer. He realized that he was unable to carry his Zen every minute. He became Nan-in’s pupil and he studied six more years to accomplish his Every Minute Zen.
1. Right Understanding
To view the world exactly as it presents itself to the eye. Or to the senses.
We often categorize things too soon, or have c...
An American Student Recalls the Brutal Workouts of Goju-Ryu Master Gogen Yamaguchi.
The Chinatown district of Yokokama has been famous for its lively entertainment strip, which caters to the pleasure of tourists and servicemen. One hot sum...
by Yamaguchi Gogen "The Cat"
Editor's note: This article is the third in a three part series excerpted from Yamaguschi's classic karate text, "Goju Ryu K...
The core of true martial arts is the rising and advancing of the spirit. Sadly, in modern times the true "heart" of budo has taken a back seat to ego, the ...