Martial Arts in the U.S. Have Changed a Lot

I was heavily involved in martial arts in the 1990s. Having had no access at all to martial arts in high school, I had just finished a career as a wrestler through the 80’s. I started training in Shotokan karate and Cheng-system taiji in college, before being introduced to wonderful style called Hwarang-Do by a […]

2015 Goals

My best friend recently shared his epiphany regarding the tradition of ‘New Year’s Resolutions’ with me: If it’s something that you have to specially resolve to do on one day of the year, it doesn’t matter enough for you to stick with the rest of the year. I think that this is perfectly accurate. In […]

Settling In

Well, it’s been a long process. I’ve lived in Springfield, MO for about two and half years now. While a lot of the locals bemoan having “nothing to do”, I’ve had a terrible time settling in because there are SO MANY THINGS that I want to do, and they are often scheduled on top of […]