TanDao on July 23rd, 2013

Any reality based self defense training requires the development and understanding of realistic fighting. Perhaps the Shaolin monk’s initial pacifism is best: don’t fight. Whenever possible, escape. Only fight in unavoidable life and death situations – otherwise, why fight? Remember – if you do fight, you must strike fast, hard, and cannot stop until the […]

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TanDao on March 22nd, 2013

“Be formless, shapeless, like water,” said Bruce Lee, echoing the words of the ancient Chinese philosopher Sun Tzu. Written over two thousand years ago, Sun Tzu’s classic treatise Art of War uses water as a metaphor for strategies in managing conflict. The theme of this year’s World Water Day is Water Cooperation. We are facing […]

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TanDao on March 18th, 2013

With the pop mainstream taste for action movie violence, MMA and practical street defense, the “kick ass” view of martial arts prevails. Sadly, the rich historical, philosophical and cultural dimensions of the martial arts is under appreciated or simply neglected. At TanDao, along with the open palm knockout and dragon choke out, the strategic, tactical […]

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TanDao on January 18th, 2013

The tragedy of Lance Armstrong is in the forefront of today’s global news. The hero falls from grace. And why? Because in his single minded obsession with victory he went too far – he cheated. A sobering and cautionary tale. Especially for Evolving Martial Artists. The correlation between the athlete and the martial artist is […]

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TanDao on October 1st, 2012

WE ARE PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE THE RELEASE OF ENERGY WARRIORS, A BOOK COLLABORATION WITH BOB ELLAL. Got crisis? Get ready to fight. Learn to draw on something deeper during impossible times. It is not what happens to you that defines you, it is how you manage it. Calm and clarity come through finding balance. This […]

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