Martial Way

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 March 17th, 2013

How do we write a single post that both celebrates St. Patrick’s Day and combines TanDao fight science? Hmmm? Toni came up with a great idea that bridges that old east/west dichotomy: kung fu fighting to an Irish tune, Rocky Road To Dublin. And to add to that, her solution was to use one of […]

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TanDao on March 1st, 2013

What does power look like? Projecting to the world that “I’m a tough guy not to f**k with” appeals to some martial artists. But to those initiated into martial virtue (wu de) – the underlying moral and spiritual essence of the martial way – the ideal of a martial art master is different. Ultimately, It’s […]

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TanDao on February 25th, 2013

Last week’s asteroid explosion over Russia and the miss of a larger one on the same day reinforces the sci fi movie threat of massive asteroids colliding with earth. Be afraid. Famed astrophysicist, Neil de Grasse Tyson, warned that a cosmic collision between a asteroid and earth which devastates human civilization is a scientific probability. […]

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TanDao on February 18th, 2013

One of our goals at TanDao for Evolving Martial Artists is to bridge the gap between modern fight science and traditional martial arts. In our latest TanDao fight lab, Dragon Fighting, John and I demonstrate practical application of our TanDao Dragon Form. Obviously, all self defense responses are executed only after avoidance and escape are […]

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