Each year I go, I am reminded how much there is to learn! The Black Belts of Mo Duk Pai provided top notch classes in the theme of Tributaries. This year, student were given a series of classes in our roots of training. And the student sure did soak it up – kudos to all of you who made it through. Lots of sweat and smiles this weekend! Its definitely not for everyone, but for those who attended, I think they got the value in getting out of Dodge for a bit and digging into training. Good to know where you come from and what makes this Art so effective! Continue reading “2014 Mo Duk Pai Training Camp”
Thanks to Sifu Sean Kelly for leading the charge this year, as well as the brave trainers who took to the waters off Sauvie Island. Many non trainers see the New Year’s Day Swim as another polar bear swim. And it is. And it is more than much more that. Trainers have used the swim on NYD to fortify their confront, and take on challenges they might otherwise shy away from.
“The main idea is that if you can go into the water symbolically, your training won’t seem so difficult in the coming year and the water won’t seem so cold.”Take a really cold dive in the river at the start of the year and everything else seems a little bit easier. Read the whole article here.
On the first Friday in September, six Mo Duk Pai students from the Academy Kung Fu – myself included – amassed an artillery of snacks, piled into a single van, and ventured north to Seattle. There we gathered with nearly a hundred other martial artistsContinue reading “School Spirit Rising: Our PAWMA Camp Adventure”
If you can read your opponent’s rhythms before he reads yours, it’s contact, point, and match
Story and photos by Fred King
Quick. Sharp. Up, down, sideways. Slow, fast. Forward, backward. Dip. Dodge. Slip in, slip out. Faster, faster, and faster still . Passive, explode. The fighter who typifies total erratic behavior can drive you crazy, and you can usually only do two things about it: hit him, or move out of the way before he hits you. Continue reading “1983 Karate Illustrated Article by Professor King”