Concepts

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 Read more…

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Concepts

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). Read more…

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Concepts

Chaos & Order

Compression & Tension Yin/Yang, Rigid/Flexible, Integrity/Degredation Life is the continual interplay of opposites; this is the essence of our dualistic nature. The Daoists of old understood this as demonstrated by the ingenious imagery of the Yin/Yang. Within each opposite is the seed of its complement. Too much order will degenerate Read more…

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Concepts

Concept vs Technique

As to methods, there may be a million and then some, but principles are few. The man who grasps principles can successfully select his own methods. —Ralph Waldo Emerson What does it mean. . . When someone says, “Our martial art is concept based, instead of technique based?” It’s a Read more…

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Concepts

The Essential Ingredient

This is the absolute heart of self defense. Without this one, specific element, you’re never going to take the steps required to save your life from attackers, your friends, family, relationships, bad ideas, or yourself. Here it is: Righteous Indignation Indignation is an interesting word that breaks down into two Read more…

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Competition

Cooperation vs Conflict Competitive sports provide a phenomenal environment to study human nature. Look to the explosion of UFC and how it relates to the development, improvement, and evolution of martial arts. Styles and traditions that have claimed to be the best have crumpled under the pressure of cage fighting, Read more…

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Concepts

Decision Loops

aka: Boyd Cycle John Boyd was a fighter pilot and Pentagon advisor developed an incredibly insightful mental model that centers around how people make decisions. His work was aimed at helping someone survive a dynamic situation, and it’s as effective as it is simple & thorough. Essentially, he said that Read more…

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Concepts

Deception

“All warfare is based on deception…” A good measure of intelligence is how early a child figures out how to lie. Caught Red-handed My mom loves telling a story about the time when I was 3 or 4, and she caught me with a cookie. I immediately put the guilty Read more…

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