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Todd Hardy

Tai Chi Requires Many Skills

It is said that in order to draw the silk from a silkworm’s cocoon, you need to do so in a constant smooth movement.If done fast or jerky or changing direction too much, the silk will break. If too slow, it will tangle.So...

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The Way of a Warrior

“I have been many years training in the Way of Strategy, Ni Ten Ichi Ryu, and now I think I will explain it in writing for the first time.”It is now during the first 10 days of the tenth month in the twentieth year...

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The Bull Behind the Karate Man

On the island of Okinawa, there is a cultural sport called bullfighting.It is quite different from bullfighting in Spain. There, the bull takes on a man. It is very flamboyant, but it can also be very gruesome.In Okinawa, they...

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Moments That Teach

Chop wood, haul water …It was the very simple movement of mopping the floor that taught me the circular motion and energy needed to do a mid-level block. Like the famous scene in the original Karate Kid movie, I discovered...

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