Philosophy

TanDao on December 13th, 2013

Greetings Companions on the Way, We’re excited about this second episode of our Evolving Martial Artist series, Warrior, Scholar, Monk. What’s the secret to true power? Strength? Strategy? Skill? Spirit? Everybody knows the answer – well, sort of.  If you go beyond echoing wisdom clichés and really use this principle as a guide, you’ll maximize your […]

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TanDao on August 20th, 2013

The traditional southern Shaolin salutation an open left hand covering a clenched right fist is a traditional sign of respect routinely performed at the beginning and ending of a kung fu form. This hand gesture also has symbolic meaning. One of the essential ideas encoded behind this physical salutation is best expressed by Theodore Roosevelt’s […]

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TanDao on August 12th, 2013

We are excited about our upcoming series, The Evolving Martial Artist. Our theme is bridging traditional art and modern fight science. We’ll explore what works, what doesn’t work, martial arts philosophy and the martial path. Warrior, Scholar, Monk. Thanks to our growing TanDao Clan for your suggestions on topics to cover on our future videos. […]

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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 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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