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The Science of Shaolin-Do Forms Training

As many of you know, I received my Ph.D. in neurophysiology in 1997, at UT Austin. Since that time I have missed science somewhat, but have always looked at Shaolin-Do training with a scientific method. I have used this background to model our training and progressive approach, and as you'll see in the following article,…
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A Martial Arts Teacher’s Confessions

I have a problem telling the TRUTH (AKA. Confessions of a Martial Arts Teacher)! Too often, the TRUTH gets you nowhere in advertising. People are used to hearing all manner of bragging and hype from martial art schools in general and I was taught that words are cheap. Instead of competing with them with that…
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Four Reasons to Pick Shaolin-Do Over All the Others

Shaolin-Do wants you to train as often as you can. We don't limit your schedule for our teaching convenience.  We want your training to become a part of your lifestyle.  Where else can you attend 10-13 fully instructed classes per week for one price?   Most Schools in Austin Limit Your Training Time. They charge…
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The Master of Water

In 1988 and 89 I studied traditional Chinese ink painting with a man named Cong ZhiYuan. This art felt very similar to Tai Chi and was just as subtle and deep. In the time that I studied with him I learned to paint Lotus, Wisteria, and Pine Trees. It's funny, but it was very much…
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Time; Enemy or Ally

When I joined Shaolin-Do as white belt, Elder Master Leonard was a 5th degree black belt. Now I take private lessons directly from him, he asks me to sit next to him at lunch and calls me often on my cell phone to chat. HOW DID THIS HAPPEN? I try to make time my ally not my enemy. …
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Iron Monk

July 1, Dengfeng On the day after we had visited the Shaolin Temple at Songshan, we arose, ate breakfast and piled back on the bus for the 2-hour ride back to Luoyang. We had spent the night in Dengfeng, which is the closest town with "western hotel accommodations" to the temple, about 10 miles away. We…
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Health Benefits Of Tai Chi

Most people know about the meditation and relaxation that comes from practicing Tai Chi. And while this martial art does involve a lot of both, it also comes with many other benefits in the area of health. Tai Chi can help with countless injuries and health problems, and can completely change the lives of those who practice it.…
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Some Great Motivators From Bruce Lee

There are so many "gurus" out there that spout daily affirmations and mantras to get us to  success. Many of them are great, many just re-hashed words that have long since lost their meanings. But today I came across a list of quotes from a surprising source and the directness and simplicity of the statements…
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9 Crazy Ways to Keep the Weight Down this December

Ugh, aren’t you tired of the same old tips for keeping fit during the holidays? Don’t you wish there were new, interesting tips? I know I do – so I’m going to see what kind of creative things I can come up with fo rall of us right now! And some might be coming from…
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