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 February 15th, 2013

In TanDao, we use this famous zen tale as a metaphor for long and winding path to martial arts mastery: The Master’s Three Sons Once upon a time two old kung fu masters were in a tea house. One master asked, “How are your three sons progressing with their martial arts?” “Let’s test them,” said […]

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TanDao on December 13th, 2012

As a martial artist, I appreciate the extraordinary boxing skills of Manny Pacquiao. In his last fight he suffered a stunning 6th round knockout to Juan Manuel Marquez. This fall of a great champion provokes thoughts on the martial arts path. Often fans are perplexed that the champ doesn’t retire with a perfect winning record. […]

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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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Martial artists love to learn new movements. And with the prevailing open attitude to styles and techniques from round the world on internet, we can access new fighting to get the critical edge. As Evolving Martial Artists, comparative combat is essential. But to achieve technical mastery we must realize for ourselves that less is more. […]

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