TanDao on August 6th, 2013

Good kung fu! Marvel at the amazing expression of human excellence in this video: The Incredible Power of Concentration with artist Miyoko Shida. Be warned, there are no kicks or punches or fighting techniques, but this is an artistic and athletic example of real kung fu – great skill that demands discipline effort over time. […]

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TanDao on February 27th, 2013

Check out these dancing NAO humanoid robots from Aldebaran. Awesome! As a martial artist, of course, I see a robot kata. The arm and leg gestures and body dynamics appear to be kicks, punches, blocks and the core movements of TanDao’s Universal Form. While marveling at the technological miracle of robotics, I realized that these […]

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TanDao on December 12th, 2012

Our lives are filled with shifts: seismic, paradigmatic, geographical, sociological, personal, and spiritual shifts. And our lives are filed with sound: rhythm, and repetition – music, chant, song, verse, and spoken word. Endings. Beginnings. Today has the feeling of a shift. We are aware of the date, and we are in the moment: 12/12/12. Some […]

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