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Beginner’s Mind

In Defense Of Fewer Options In the Beginner’s Mind there are many possibilities. In the expert’s mind there are few. ~Zen Master Shunryu Suzuki How often have you seen this quote cited as proof that you should open your mind to more possibilities? Read more…

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The Forest Path

Cut Through The Jungle Of Options To Maximize Effectiveness When you’re in a dynamic situation, cycling through options may waste time you should be spending DOING SOMETHING. In order to understand how this process plays out in a physical & Read more…

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Dynamic Tension

Introducing, Mr. Charles Atlas If you grew up reading comic books like I did, you probably saw this advertisement somewhere inside its pages: It’s perfect. It plays on your fear of not being able to defend yourself; as though muscles Read more…

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Startle Response

Everybody Has It Air horned Whether you’re a mongoose avoiding a snake, or a dude sitting on the crapper, any time your neurological system has too much input, it freaks out. This is the essence of the startle response. The Read more…

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First Principles

First Principles Elon Musk, savior of Earth Humans, explains in this short video what it means to reason from first principles, and why it’s important. This distinction is incredibly important in the martial arts world, and here’s why. Tiger Style Read more…

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Tensegrity

There’s a genius whose work you’re probably familiar with, but you may not recognize his name: Buckminster Fuller. The work you most likely recognize is this “Golf ball;” a geodesic sphere that lives as the visual anchor for Disney’s Epcot Read more…

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