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The Robin

A robin on a fence post

This week, while I was taking a walk, I came across a robin sitting on a rail on a front porch. The front windows of this house had a reflective…

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Water-Mountain

Hanshi Jeff Ader explains the art of Okinawan Karate to his students

“In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock.” — Thomas Jefferson The early Chinese philosophers created the 5-element theory to try and…

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Personal Responsibility

Okinawa Martial Arts Blog

The Japanese phrase “Jiko Sekinin” basically translates as personal responsibility. Maybe it is just me, but it seems that our modern society is drifting further and further away from accepting…

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