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Non Conscious Training

This article originally appeared as an extended thread on Twitter. To receive daily thoughts, strategies, and comments then follow me over there. In Support of Mentorship What's going on in this photo, and what can it teach us? The answer to both questions is: "Quite a bit." 💥A Thread on Learning, Intuition, and Non-Conscious Rationality. […]

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Combat Evolution

Excerpt I'm currently in the middle of sharing my take on Wing Chun Kung Fu, and building a case from the ground up that it's the most elegant & effective human technology ever created for creating a life worth fighting for. This article is a snippet from the book, and references a couple ideas that […]

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Concentration Exercises

The Focusing of Mental Energy “Mastering others is strength. Mastering yourself is true power.” – Lao Tzu Just like you can focus the sun to start a fire using a simple lens, you can focus your creative energies to accomplish amazing things through the lens of mental concentration. Without the power of mental focus, your creative […]

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Frame of Reference

This is a fantastic video explaining the concept of “frame of reference.” The cool thing about this concept is it’s not limited to understanding motion. Once you watch it, you'll have a better grasp on the straight vs straight line discussion addressed in a couple articles already on the blog. In the introduction of the […]

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E⁴ Training Method

Training of the Future How do you get the best results, as quickly as possible, and with as little wasted effort as you can get? The E⁴ Training Method. The human body & mind is governed by fundamental principles, that once understood & obeyed, open up new potential. The best athletes in the world achieve […]

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The Problem With Gratitude

"[A man's] emotions are not his enemies, they are his means of enjoying life. But they are not his guide; the guide is his mind. This relationship cannot be reversed, however. If a man takes his emotions as the cause and his mind as their passive effect, if he is guided by his emotions and […]

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Levels of Self Mastery

Wing Chun Kung Fu is the most efficient system at cultivating excellence, integrity, and personal value. The training curriculum establishes a rock solid foundation that all other virtues are built from. Weak foundation yields unstable structures. To give you a better idea of how this process works, let's look at the levels of development. Self […]

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4 Elements of Kung Fu

If you're looking to cultivate high level skills in Kung Fu, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Karate, Judo, or whatever practice, there are four essential areas that you must train in. Ignore one, and the others suffer. Your training must incorporate all four if you want to have the best chances possible of training for long-term health. […]

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Active Meditation

Through meditation kung fu, the Higher Self is experienced. – Bhagavad Gita Badass Bliss Say the word "meditation" to most people and the picture of perfect calm & relaxation comes to mind. It's an escape from the pressures of life. It's a way to deal with obligations (by ignoring them). This propensity to avoid problems […]

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Become Like Oobleck, My Friend

What We Can Learn From A Grade School Science Demonstration If you've been in the martial arts world for longer than 5 minutes you've probably seen this quote already: “You must be shapeless, formless, like water. When you pour water in a cup, it becomes the cup. When you pour water in a bottle, it […]

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