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Three Worlds by O’Sensei Kim

Three worlds: Phenomenal world of form; The world of no form; The world of desire which functions on three things: greed,¬†anger and¬†ignorance. These 3 things tie us to the world of desire. This is only applicable to humans.    

Posted in Buddhism, Masters, Mediation Resources (Web), Meditation Resources, Newsletter, Original Articles, Philosophy, Philosophy (menu)

The Big Three: Expansion, Contraction, Snap!

Here is an article by O’Sensei Kim on the importance of basics, and in particular, expansion and contraction. Please read the article in full at the link below. Click here to read or download the full pdf.

Posted in Articles, Masters, Scanned Articles

Meaning of the Bushido

Read about the meaning of the Kanji character for Bushido. Download or read the pdf here.

Posted in Original Articles

Video on China’s Historic Boat Boxing

There is an interesting and useful video on China’s English language news network about the historic art of Boat Boxing in the city of Zhujiajiao. Please go here to see the video: http://english.cntv.cn/2014/07/20/VIDE1405867439432855.shtml

Posted in China, Video, Videos for Student Resources

O’Sensei Kim Article from Black Belt Magazine

This article from Black Belt Magazine looks at O’Sensei Kim’s training methods, style, and more. Read the whole article here.

Posted in Articles, Masters, Media, Scanned Articles

Training with the Cat

This pdf details the brutal workouts of Sensei Gogen Yamaguchi, as recalled by an American student who studied under Sensei Yamaguchi during the American occupation of Japan shortly after the end of World War 2. Read the full pdf here.

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Kata Groupings and Senior Kata Names

This pdf discusses the names and translations of the senior Kata learned at Shodan and above, as well as the different groupings of kata (Fukyu, Kihon, and Kaishu). Click here to read or download the pdf.

Posted in History, Original Articles

Protein Intake and Hydration

Strength training relies on protein and hydration. This excellent article covers the basics and offers basic recipes to get the protein you need. Read the full pdf here.

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Translations of Kata Names and the Word “Kata”

The Japanese character (kanji) for the word Kata has a long history. The names of the Goju core kata also have both exoteric and esoteric meanings. Please review them in the pdf below. Read the full pdf here.

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O’Sensei Kim on Tradition, Standards, and Discipline

In this Martial Arts Mini Guide, O’Sensei Kim discusses the history and true core of the martial arts, the meaning of the ranks, the purpose and uses of discipline, and much more. Click here to read the full article or

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