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The Wolf Inside

Posted in Martial Arts and Training, Strategy and Psychology with tags on December 18, 2013 by ctkwingchun


What are you afraid of?

Perhaps you are afraid of how good you really are?



Posted in Strategy and Psychology with tags on May 15, 2013 by ctkwingchun

It’s your lie, make it as big as you want.

A Warrior’s Creed

Posted in Martial Arts and Training, Strategy and Psychology with tags , , , on September 21, 2012 by ctkwingchun

His Dark Side shared this with me via email:

I have no parents:
I make the heaven and earth my parents.

I have no home:
I make awareness my home.

I have no life and death:
I make the tides of breathing my life and death.

I have no divine powers:
I make honesty my divine power.

I have no means:
I make understanding my means.

I have no secrets:
I make character my secret.

I have no body:
I make endurance my body.

I have no eyes:
I make the flash of lightening my eyes.

I have no ears:
I make sensibility my ears.

I have no limbs:
I make promptness my limbs.

I have no strategy:
I make “unshadowed by thought” my strategy.

I have no design:
I make “seizing opportunity by the forelock” my design.

I have no miracles:
I make right action my miracle.

I have no principles:
I make adaptability to all circumstances my principle.

I have no tactics:
I make emptiness and fullness my tactics.

I have no talent:
I make ready wit my talent.

I have no friends:
I make my mind my friend.

I have no enemy:
I make carelessness my enemy.

I have no armor:
I make benevolence and righteousness my armor.

I have no castle:
I make immovable mind my castle.

I have no sword:
I make absence of self my sword.

a warrior’s creed – anonymous samurai song – 14th century

Who were you before you were born?

Posted in Death and the Macabre, Health and Wellness with tags , , on September 20, 2012 by ctkwingchun

It is a good viewpoint to see the world as a dream.

When you have something like a nightmare, you will wake up and tell yourself that it was only a dream.

It is said that the world we live in is not a bit different from this.


Less Demons

Posted in Health and Wellness, Martial Arts and Training, Strategy and Psychology with tags , , , , , on June 1, 2012 by ctkwingchun

I’d like to think that I think I can do anything.

I’d like to think that I’ve made strides in quieting the voices in my head that would have me take a different route.  It’s been a process.

Or perhaps, like many conditions I treat, I’ve just chased them into a corner.  And there they wait – until there is even a bit of let-up.  But I have learned, as is the same when facing an opponent, never let up when they are at their weakest.

“The most dangerous time is when you have your opponent hurt.” – Kru Phil Nurse’s maxim (from Tapped Out by Matthew Polly)

Osho Speaks; Life After Death

Posted in Quotes and Articles, Strategy and Psychology with tags , on May 14, 2012 by ctkwingchun

The real question is not whether life exists after death.  The real question is whether you are alive before death.

The real question is not whether God is love, just, fair, compassionate.  The real question is, do you know what love is?  Do you know what justice is?  Do you know what compassion is?  Have you lived and tasted all these treasures of existence?

The real question is not whether the soul exists or not.  The real question is, have you entered into yourself to see whether there is any inner reality, or are you just a container without any content?


Talking Does Not Cook The Rice

Posted in Martial Arts and Training, Strategy and Psychology with tags , , on April 24, 2012 by ctkwingchun

Just finished perusing another martial arts magazine.  Unfortunately, I’ve come to a sad conclusion after it all: I didn’t learn anything about anything.

There seems to be little point in contributing to written works and here on the blog.

When the only thing that works in the real world is real world experience, I wonder what words can hope to achieve – because talking about it doesn’t actually cook the rice.  We need pour it in and boil it up.  Read: do the work.

Therefore, upon unsatisfactorily getting my fill, I have redefined my writing goals.  A strong reminder of why I do what I do: I want to help you free your mind.


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