Category Archives: Mo Duk Pai

The Freeze, Day 2

Martial Arts class: 4-6 year olds  Martial Arts class: 7 years old and up Mo Duk Pai class Today we covered four basic kicks: knee kick, heel kick, toe out kick, and the front kick. CrossFit: Skills and Conditioning

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Wrong Takes Only

Given that we can not speak of the actual Tao, what follows is my incorrect essay on the relation between the Tao Te Ching and Martial Arts: What is the most compelling opening lines of a book you’ve ever read? … Continue reading

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Martial Arts and Philosophy

Given that one of the martial arts we study is called “Martial Ethics Method” and the fact that philosophy and martial arts have historically been strongly intertwined, I thought it might be fun to have monthly philosophy talks. We’ll vote … Continue reading

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Brown/Black – Gear Switching

Doing some writing to communicate some ideas that I think will help MDP students specifically, but hopefully martial artists more generally, in their training. This piece is about the value of being able to switch gears which is an incredibly … Continue reading

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Multiple Opponents?

“It is better to avoid than to run, better to run than to de-escalate, better to de-escalate than to fight, better to fight than to die.” – Rory Miller. If it is possible for something to be “more” true, then … Continue reading

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