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Wellspring Update I’m back. All went very well! Thanks to all those who donated to my  Wellspring fundraising page as an ambassador for the Toronto to Miami Peloton Challenge. When I last looked, donors had contributed $1,750 towards my personal

Posted in Life Strategy, Meditation, Newsletter, Zen Story

Maestro Urban

Posted in Life Strategy, Masters, Niei Chi

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

Posted in Health, Life Strategy, Newsletter, Niei Chi


Posted in Health and Wellness, Life Strategy, Newsletter

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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Okuden By O’Sensei Kim Hanshi

Innermost secrets of the Martial Arts. ‘Body language is the language of the heart. The body cannot hide the feeling of your heart’.   ‘When you receive information for the first time it ne new. The consciousness decides relativity. That

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Déjà vu, by O’Sensei Kim Hanshi

One of Miyamoto Musashi’s student’s went down to survey the battleground, before a duel, but he was too casual. He thought it would be an easy match. Miyamoto Musashi told his student to cancel, but the student would not. Musashi. ran

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