Category Archives: pride

Removing Negativity…in Style

Last night I was supposed to do 7-11pm at my lousy part-time job. As some of you know from previous posts, the place had me miserable. There is nothing worse than working at a place where you are talked down … Continue reading

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Therapeutic Power of Writing

I have decided to quit my part-time job. (Hopefully we will be moving to a new department at my day job that has more pay and the possibility of overtime, but we will see.) In any event, I decided to … Continue reading

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Martial Arts: Good Place for Discipline, Bad Place for Ego

I went to my wing chun class for the first time in ages yesterday. Sifu had me run through the wooden dummy form in its entirety, then told me to go through it slowly, section by section. We didn’t wind … Continue reading

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It’s All in the Phrasing (“Self-Defense” vs. “Martial Art”)

Some of you who read this blog on a regular basis know that I started wing chun back in 1995. This was shortly after I started attending college. I was 19 years old…and a walking hormone. My college had a … Continue reading

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Fighting Adversity

A short video I made about keeping your head up when everyone around you seems to want to beat you down. In short: don’t let them do it!!!

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