Archive for October, 2009

Journey by Mary Oliver

Posted in Uncategorized on October 27, 2009 by ctkwingchun

“One day you finally knew
what you had to do, and began,
though the voices around you
kept shouting
their bad advice
…little by little,
as you left their voices behind,
the stars began to burn
through the sheets of clouds,
and there was a new voice
which you slowly
recognized as your own,
that kept you company
as you strode deeper and deeper
into the world…”


Posted in Uncategorized on October 27, 2009 by His Dark Side

There is slight soreness at the point where the bicep connects with the forearm. When I stand up tall and stretch out my chest, sinews along my back tighten, yelp and sigh. My neck cracked once, just now, when I turned my head to face right. It gets harder to straighten the fingers that only want to curl up into my palm. The left leg, at mid-thigh level is numb, in a constant state of dull ache. My eyelids fold over, revealing only the blackness of eyes straining to focus.  I sit here, aging, typing, reflecting.


Posted in Uncategorized with tags , on October 26, 2009 by His Dark Side

He spoke;

“Your beloved was created when the original 84 congregated at the table of sin and misfortune. Yes, 84 of them there were, reduced in number by your kind to the 72 of the Lemegeton.

Brothers of your beloved, they were.

My soul was cast eastward, my water replaced with charcoal ash from the first fire.

Blessings given unto me, all under the approving gaze of our Host and Lord.

It was thus that I was created and it was with your bidding that I return.”

If we manifest that which is the focus of our intention, then what parameters should we place on what we desire?


Posted in Uncategorized on October 23, 2009 by His Dark Side


Pragmatic Martial Arts

Posted in Uncategorized on October 23, 2009 by His Dark Side

Today, I finally met Adam Chan (showreel below).  We sipped coffee, trained, exchanged ideas and lost track of time. I am pleased to have made a new friend in Gung Fu;

I Against I

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , on October 23, 2009 by His Dark Side

Good luck to Sunny who competes in his Muay Thai bout Friday. This one is for you bro;

I against I,
flesh of my flesh,
and mind of my mind,
two of a kind but one won’t survive,
my images reflect in the enemies eye,
and his images reflect in mine the same time.

It’s Time

Posted in Uncategorized on October 22, 2009 by ctkwingchun

It’s now time to move on.  And perhaps some people need a little pressure to grow…

So I told them, “You have until Christmas to get your SNT memorized and your Tan Da functional.  If you don’t have these things at a proficient level, you can’t come to class until you do.”

It just comes down to one thing for me and MY training: I WANT to take you to my level.  I want to take you past my level if I can…so you challenge me.  So…there’s the best of both worlds:

1. I don’t hold back anything I have in my toolbox.  You grow.

2. I get to grow too.


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