Category Archives: Musings

On Negative Thinking

The following was first published in 2012 on We are often told that we shouldn’t think “negatively.”  This sounds nice, but what exactly does this mean?  What are negative thoughts, anyway?  And what effect do they have on us? I … Continue reading

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Upcoming Schedule Changes

New Year, New Schedule! As of next week, we’ll be making a few tweaks to our schedule.  Please make sure you check the schedule page and update your brains/calendars as needed!

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Happy 2015

Happy 2015!  Training for the new year has already kicked off, and it’s been going great so far!  We have even had some of the dojo kids join us on the mats for a little training!

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On Posture

「戦いの姿勢は、平常の姿勢を兵法の姿勢とし、兵法の姿勢を平常の姿勢とすることが肝要である。よくよく吟味すべきである。」— 宮本武蔵 “It is essential that you make your fighting posture your everyday posture and your everyday posture your fighting posture.  You must carefully scrutinize this.” — Miyamoto Musashi  

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Running on Empty

Besides being a great Jackson Browne song, “running on empty” was something that I found going through my head today as I ran my nearly 4 mile course around Kiwanis Lake this morning. About halfway into my run, my legs were … Continue reading

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