Category Archives: personal development

Resisting the Pull of Negativity and Drama

Just the other day I posted something on Facebook about how writing out my wing chun training program made me realize that I was learning how to focus like a laser on what is important and what is not. It … Continue reading

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The Positive Side of Bullying

I came up with the title of this article to make people do a double-take. What??? How can he say there is something POSITIVE about bullying? Well, let me clarify what I mean by saying I am drawing the content … Continue reading

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On Being Negative

The other day I was contacted by someone who is in a network marketing business. She was looking at my Facebook page and saw that I had studied Chinese. I explained that I didn’t remember much of it because the … Continue reading

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Humility, Thomas Carlyle and the Martial Arts

Lately I’ve been thinking about attending my wing chun class again for at least one lesson per week. That got me thinking about one of the most important lessons martial arts ever taught me: humility. As always, I’m going to … Continue reading

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Accept What Comes: Martial Arts Lessons Applied to Daily Life

Last week at my job we went into a staff meeting simply to not sit at our desks bored anymore because we still don’t have work. One of my coworkers told me she just saw the movie IP MAN. (She … Continue reading

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Isn’t P90X Hard?

In this video I address one of the most common questions I hear about P90X. It also happens to be the most common reason people never do anything about their fitness! There are only two options here: either you want … Continue reading

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Further Fitness Research for My Wing Chun

Ever since I reopened the John Little book THE ART OF EXPRESSING THE HUMAN BODY, I’ve been doing nothing but study up on this concept of functional fitness. The way I see it, these are the most important things for … Continue reading

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