Greetings everyone! COVID-19 is in full swing here in the States. As such I have cancelled all classes requiring shared equipment or contact between participants. We have also had to postpone some of our travel plans, as is very common right now. https://youtu.be/jJDcOT6hKeM I simply cannot keep the shared equipment and gear clean enough to… Continue reading Coronavirus 2020: COVID-19 news
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!
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
Greetings all! I apologize for the lack of posts recently. We are in full tilt boogie mode here preparing for my teacher, Ma Yue's visit this August. And of course much to do with the FFE! I thought I would do a quick update post for a few news items. Master Ma Yue and his… Continue reading Updates: French Lightsaber news and Ma Yue interview returns!