Martial arts and personal goals

It is very important when studying martial arts to have personal goals. The goals can be the same as, different from, or related to each other. As we grow in age and experience, our goals can change. Each martial art has its own set of basics. Sometimes the basics...

New Years Post from Boston Martial Arts Center

“This past year (2014) has been a great year for deep learning about life and martial arts. The best lessons have not always conveniently fit with my way of looking at the world. They represent deep fears, biases, etc., about myself that I may not want to face....

Empty your Cup and Martial Arts, Life, Self defense

A Cup of Tea Nan-in, a Japanese master during the Meiji era (1868-1912), received a university professor who came to inquire about Zen. Nan-in served tea. He poured his visitor’s cup full, and then kept on pouring. The professor watched the overflow until he no longer...