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b2ap3_thumbnail_karate-1.jpgOne of the parents in my neighborhood knows that I used to be a karate instructor. She told me the other day that her son was being bullied at school. Every now and then he was saying something unpleasant to someone, and then he would get tackled to the ground and pinned or hit a few times and come home with a black eye. She was very upset about it and wanted to know if I would teach her son karate to put a stop to it.

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yogaFrom the base position, inhale from the mouth through the 'tubular' tongue. As the air flows over the moist tongue, it greatly reduces the temperature of the inhaled breath.

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TaiChiChuanTai Chi is considered a soft martial arts stylewith roots deeply entrenched in Chinese history. In Mandarin, the term tai chi chuan or t’ai chi ch’uan translates to supreme ultimate fist, great extremes boxing, the ultimate, or boundless fist. Perhaps the translation of “supreme ultimate fist” is most in congruence with the philosophy of Tai Chi’s birth, as the Taoist and Confucian ideas regarding the fusion of Ying and Yang into the ultimate appear related.
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Yoga MeditationThought is the Master of us all - a good thought is a good master and a bad thought is a bad master.

Good thought uplifts, makes the mood brighter, and makes us feel on 'top of the world'.

Bad thoughts are like a sack full of stones tied to us, pulling us down at every stage, overcoming us with lethargy, disinterest and even violent aggression. Hostile thoughts are deeply destructive even if contained within - they 'eat' us up by sapping our energy and vitality.

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History and Style Guide of Shuai Jiao Introduction:

Shuai JiaoWhen China’s Yellow Emperor Huangdi took the throne in 2698 B.C., one has to wonder if he knew what the impact of his actions would be on history. You see, he invented a style of wrestling that involved horned helmets called Horn Butting or Jiao Di for his troops. Imagine the intimidation a troop of men coming to kill you with horns on their head could muster. Anyway, jiao di would serve as the basis of many martial arts styles, including shuai jiao, as it was really the first formal martial arts type invented in China, making it one of the oldest in the world. Now that's impact.
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Feint is from the Old French word feindre, which means a diversionary tactic. Feinting is a great tactic to set up your opponent in such a way that you can take advantage. For it to work, you have to do it right, and you have to take advantage of it properly. This article involves doing one kind of feint correctly: the offensive feint. Defensive feints and taking advantage of your feints properly will be discussed in future articles.

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Quite disturbingly, the recent anthrax cases have caused a spurt in cases of depression, insomnia, and drug sales related to psychosomatic problems more than anything else.

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"There is no Liberation without Labor". This is one of many Yogi Bhajanisms that I share with my students. What is Labor? Is it the work we do in our everyday lives to acquire money to pay our bills…or more than that, to acquire wealth?? But what then is wealth? And how do you measure your wealth?

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yogaThe ultimate aim of yoga is supreme, uninterrupted bliss (moksha). How do we achieve it? Whether it is through study (Jnana yoga), unconditional devotion (Bhakti yoga), yoga practices (Raja yoga) or then through Action (Karma yoga), applied either singly or severally, this goal can be reached.

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AikidoThe guy at the party that's been bothering you all day long finally decides to throw a punch. Without thinking, you evade the strike and use his own power to throw him to the ground. He staggers to his feet and attacks you again, this time with even more anger. You catch him in a standing wristlock, leaving him defenseless and in pain. Eventually, his grunts and grimaces tell you that the fight is over. All that aggression and you've subdued your opponent without even attacking once.

That's aikido.

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