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AI UCHI The concept in CMAC is to stay out of trouble whenever possible. The best form of self-defence is not to be there in the first place. If that is not possible there is a Chinese dictum – “we

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Love is all you need

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Hanshi’s Note

Quiet Zen Only when the mind is settled can it become quiet and only when the mind is quiet can it become still; it’s only when the mind is still can it see and when the mind can see then

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” A Wellspring Warrior”

Dear Fellow Budoka, In late 2015 when I received a diagnosis of metastasized cancer, my wife Victoria and I came out of the doctor’s office stunned and devastated. That night was one of the longest in our lives as we

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Maestro Urban

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ZANSHIN from Yaku Soku Kumite Volume 1

Zanshin is a term frequently used in CMAC for its importance related to spiritual health and efficiency. It refers to a state of awareness – of relaxed alertness. A literal translation of zanshin is “remaining mind.” Before an encounter, it

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How to quit drinking

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Discovering Knowledge by Maestro Urban

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