Inspired, Martial Arts, Motivational, Sayings, WizDom

Extraordinarily ordinary..

Source: FB | Joong Do Kwan Western Australia These memes about "average people don't become black belts" or "a black belt is one in 10,000" reflects an exclusionary culture that has no place in martial arts. I would never write off anyone, [nor] alienate them with a culture based on my being superior. Thank you… Continue reading Extraordinarily ordinary..

Health

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome / ME

Inspiration: BBC | My ME and me: 'I don't remember what it's like to not be ill' (Hanna's story) Let's clear something up before going further. Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) is an ongoing fatigue issue with no specific cause (a syndrome) whilst myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) - muscle pain, nerve and brain issues - has specific… Continue reading Chronic Fatigue Syndrome / ME

Health, WizDom

Elusive peace?

We search for peace, whether we know it or not. When we are not at ease - dis-ease perhaps - we are unsettled, discomfited. Kept in this zone we become disturbed, and - disliking that - we transfer or displace that feeling to someone or something else. Angst to irritation, fear to anger, trepidation to… Continue reading Elusive peace?

About that..., Confrontational, Martial Arts, Snark

Chinese makeovers

Sources: TIME |The Dalai Lama Has Been the Face of Buddhism for 60 Years. China Wants to Change That, BBC | Who really came up with China's 'four new inventions'?, Dalai Lama Had to assume Tibetan political office at 15 when Mao Zedong invaded Fled to sanctuary in India May be the last 'free' Dalai… Continue reading Chinese makeovers

Communication, Sex, WizDom

Messed up

Source: Sexualisation of video game characters This old saw... Sex sells, right? Always has, always will. The example is this post is apparently someone's wet dream - the artist either needs spanking or should give up his day job though. Studies now show that violent movies don't turn normal people violent and thus reasonable to… Continue reading Messed up

Inspired, Leadership, Martial Arts, WizDom

Leadership exemplified

Source: Judo Inspired Life | Kosei Inoue: Judo Legend, Mat Cleaner I started Judo when I was five or six. Things were different then. Judo wasn't commercialised like it is now, albeit one of the least attractive to wannabe martial artists due to its non-aggressive style and method. Now the West has made sport of… Continue reading Leadership exemplified

Communication, WizDom

Well said…

Source: Something about Bernie In my experience as a "northerner" white male who has lived south of the Ohio River and in the deep South of South Carolina and central Florida. I can tell you that in my experience, when a "southern white male" has called me "son" it was not because he saw himself… Continue reading Well said…