https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_hL3lUzlktM Greetings and Happy New Year from all of us at TPLA! It has been a big year here for us and we have been working behind the scenes all over the world. 2019 has been a year of changes, renewals, and challenges. But as we enter 2020, we are invigorated with a sense of… Continue reading Happy New Year!
"It is easier to take 500 calories out of a diet than it is to put them into a workout. " Happy Holidays! The holidays have us pretty busy, but I saw something come through my feed that made me elated. In the pubic mind, there is a pervasive tendency to focus on diet when… Continue reading Exercise is the #1 Health Tip from Diet Experts.
We have our first guest contributor here to the blog! Actually two! Ben Judkins of Kung Fu Tea and his wife Tara recently hosted Damon Honeycutt for a workshop last Sunday. Damon is one of the progenitors of the lightsaber movement and last winter we hosted him here for the Symposium. Here is a report… Continue reading Exploring Creativity and Authenticity: A Workshop with Damon Honeycutt
****Spoilers ahead for the Mandalorian! If you have not seen the show and don’t want it spoiled , stop reading now!!!**** Chapter four of the Mandalorian has just dropped and did not disappoint. I am thoroughly enjoying this program and I am not alone. Fans and new comers alike are falling in love with this… Continue reading The Madalorian: Returning to the roots of Star Wars
Ok, so here is a quick rant dealing with some language stuff. It is short. Please bear with me for a moment. If you have seen the Mandalorian on Disney+ , you have no doubt fallen in love with the “secret” character revealed at the end of the first episode; an infant of the same race… Continue reading Why it is perfectly fine to call it “Baby Yoda”
Greetings all! Some of you may be wondering where i have been this past month and a half. This past October I had the pleasure and honor of teaching at the very first “International Lightsaber Workshop” hosted by the French Federation of Fencing (FFE). The weekend was long, hard, and one of the most enriching… Continue reading First International Lightsaber Fencing Workshop
Recently, the Chinese Martial Arts lost an important contributor to the field, Brian Kennedy. Kennedy was the author of two important books to the research of historical martial arts in China, Jing Woo: the School that Transformed Kung Fu, and Chinese Martial Arts Training Manuals. Required reading for anyone interested in this subject. Kung Fu… Continue reading Brian Kennedy 1958-2019