I absolutely love learning languages and in fact I read, write, and speak English, Japanese, and Spanish. I’ve spent countless hours over the years working to get these languages to a point where I can use them effectively.
Even then there are gaps here in there depending on the situation. That is because mastery of a language consists of listening comprehension, reading, writing, and speaking well.
For the sake of today’s discussion I would like to take a look at the process of learning to read and how it relates to learning a martial art.
Continue reading “Practice Like You’re Reading A Book”
In the world of martial arts, where the unexpected is the only constant, the need for adaptability reigns supreme. Traditional approaches often advocate memorizing techniques by following a rigid “if they do this, then you do that” script.
Continue reading “Beyond Rote Memorization: Conceptual Training”
This is something you will hear me say numerous times during our Juyukai classes.
This single cue is a reminder to my students to get back into what I call a position of authority. Whether you’re standing or on the ground, having proper posture is necessary for any position you might find yourself in.
Continue reading “Posture: The Foundation Of Strength”