Martial Arts And The Freedom To Choose

As long as we have choice, we have hope. One of the most powerful lessons martial arts teach us is that very difficult, seemingly insurmountable problems can be solved by applying the right combination of posture, balance, angles, and leverage. What at first feels like a hopeless challenge becomes less and less so the more…

Grappling Is A Competition For Freedom

“In a fight, only one person can be comfortable. Your job is to transfer the comfortable from your opponent to you.” —Rickson Gracie The goal in grappling is to maintain and protect our own physical freedom, our ability to move freely and unhindered, while taking away the same in our opponent. Posture, balance, and dynamic…

Preparing for Spontaneity

Spontaneity is a powerful creative tool if it is preceded by careful planning and preparation. Spontaneity is synonymous with freedom. It seems counterintuitive then that the ability to be spontaneous in a way that serves us, instead of hindering us, is made possible by discipline and forethought in the form of careful planning and preparation….

Freedom to Explore

Rules and boundaries are important, especially for young children, but, when it comes to artistic expression, they may be a hindrance to creativity and the reason a child ‘quits’ making art. Recently, our martial art school celebrated its second anniversary and we had a party to show our appreciation for all of our wonderful members…