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Submitted by Xue Sheng on Tue, 06/24/2014 - 07:00

The article describes the viewpoint of the writer on self defense. They give details as to the importance of the skill of movement and how the placement of the feet, elbows, hands are vital in protecting oneself. They also mention how defense is offense in a way due to the strategic placement of one's body which does more than just block the opponent's strikes.

On your marks 3

Submitted by Xue Sheng on Mon, 06/23/2014 - 06:59

This article gives detail on the mechanical movement required to block and attack with a series of martial arts (shotokan) techniques. It allows for more explosive movement during a fight. The article notes the importance of a stationary lower leg angle used to block and react quickly and effectively, as opposed to a ‘bouncing’ dynamic stance.

Desks and FEAR Loops: How a Brief Foray Into Carpentry Reminded Me of Important Truths

Submitted by Xue Sheng on Sun, 06/22/2014 - 09:59

What does building a desk have to do with martial arts, or for that matter, the fear of failure? One man takes on the task of building his own desk after reading David Allen's Getting Things Done, and comes away with a new view on life after confronting the FEAR loop. After his desk-building journey, the author learns that taking on a task outside ones comfort zone can really expand your confidence and show you how to build valuable life skills!

Breathe Naturally – Don’t Overstrain

Submitted by Xue Sheng on Sun, 06/22/2014 - 07:00

With so many different types of breathing exercises promoted to encourage longevity, strengthen the body and calm the mind, are you getting the benefits you need? With great insight into the options, and of course the option to just breathe naturally, you’ll be better suited to decide what your body needs to create the perfect environment in your quest for healthier living.

Marvels Along a Long Walk

Submitted by Xue Sheng on Sat, 06/21/2014 - 07:00

Read insightful quotations from great philosophers about talking walks. Know their relaxed walks away from the worries of work and other pressured environments that can be spiritually enriching. Learn how the practice of regular solitary walks can help grow inner peace and how you can get in touch with the wonders of the world around you as well.

A Big Day "nhar kbir hada"

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Submitted by Shun Shifu Weaver on Wed, 06/04/2014 - 19:17

A big day for the online Shou' Shu' community.

Today was the first time an international online student came to visit and train with us. Mr Joseph Freeman from Casablanca, Morocco is here. I gave him his first IRLL (In Real Life Lesson). It was fun and we look forward to the coming months when he will be training with us. I also look forward to visiting Casablanca to train with his Martial family there

Great fun! Who's next?

3 Mental Hacks to Become a Better Martial Arts Teacher

Submitted by Xue Sheng on Thu, 05/22/2014 - 10:00

This article is about how to be patient and how being a martial arts teacher can improve patience in a person and how to identify what triggers you to lose your temper and patience and stopping it before it happens. It is trying to teach you to be friends with your students as well as a teacher because you can control your temper more with a friend then with a student.

3 Mental Hacks to Become a Better Martial Arts Teacher

Submitted by Xue Sheng on Thu, 05/22/2014 - 10:00

This article is about how to be patient and how being a martial arts teacher can improve patience in a person and how to identify what triggers you to lose your temper and patience and stopping it before it happens. It is trying to teach you to be friends with your students as well as a teacher because you can control your temper more with a friend then with a student.

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