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The Gitâ, Mindfulness & Martial Arts by Kohai Ragavan

The Bhagavad Gita describes the tendency of the mind as follows: “For him who has conquered the mind, the mind is the best of friends; but for one who has failed to do so, his mind will remain the greatest

Posted in Buddhism, Life Strategy, Meditation, Newsletter, Niei Chi, Original Articles

Gong Xi Fa Cai 恭喜發財

Gong Xi Fa Cai 恭喜發財 This is the Year of Earth Dog, starting from February 16, 2018 and lasting to February 4, 2019. That is the 4715th Chinese year! Dog is the eleventh in the 12-year cycle of Chinese zodiac

Posted in Announcement, Masters, Meditation Resources, Newsletter, Niei Chi, Note from Hanshi Platt, Original Articles, Philosophy

Hanshi’s Note

The 12 days of Christmas are rooted in the numerology of the 12 hours of the day, 12 hours of the night, 12 months of the ear, 12 aspects of harmony, 12 aspects of disharmony 12 signs of the Zodiac

Posted in Health and Wellness, Meditation, Newsletter, Original Articles


 Whether on the defensive side or striking side, it is important to have a proper method formation of power followed by the technique’s three phases.  The basic formation of power is understood as such: Power is rooted by the feet,

Posted in Kobudo, Newsletter, Original Articles, Traditional

MAAI – Timing/Distancing

With any type of response such as a separate block and counter, as in go no sen, timing is of great importance.  In go no sen you must time your block correctly with the incoming attack. If you mistime the

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How Toronto Works: Natasha Sharpe

An afternoon at the Toronto Police Services Board meeting Going to events like Doors Open Toronto this summer was a great way to show the family how major city services are delivered to our homes.   Showing children the day-to-day activities

Posted in Life Strategy, Newsletter, Original Articles


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

Posted in Kobudo, Newsletter, Original Articles, Traditional

The Physics of Karate Do by Mr. Harris Snyder

Why do the techniques we are taught work so well? An area of considerable interest (in my experience) among martial arts students is the interface between karate and physics.  Are there any habits we’ve been picking up that actually make

Posted in Fitness, Newsletter, Original Articles

To maximize power use body dynamics, By O’Sensei Kim Hanshi

If you hit somebody weather the person is knocked out, depends upon 2 factors: 1 – The mental condition of your opponent; 2 – How hard you hit the person.   . Body Rotation Rotational Momentum – expansion & contraction.

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The Elements By O’Sensei Kim Hanshi

The Elements Metal, Earth, Fire, Wood, Water. Wood weakens water. Earth unites water. Water extinguishes fire. Wood fears metal.   The Steps of a Kata The forward steps are metal. The back steps are wood. The left steps are fire. The right steps are

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