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The Science behind Bruce Lee's 1-inch punch

The Science behind Bruce Lee’s 1-inch punch

We’ve discussed this before, but here is another article discussing how the repetitive training martial artists actually wire new neural pathways in the brain, allowing more powerful strikes than a well-conditioned, untrained person can generate. Like his muscles, Lee earned his brainpower the hard way, with many years of practice. Roberts says the white matter changes […]

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Knowledge

I found this quote in my old karate notebook. As appropriate now, as it was when I added it there over two decades ago. “Knowledge is not simply another commodity. It is never used up. It increases by diffusion and grows by dispersion.” – Daniel J. Boorstin

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Time Management Advice

A professor stood before his philosophy class and had some items in front of him. When the class began, he wordlessly picked up a very large and empty mayonnaise jar and proceeded to fill it with golf balls. He then asked the students if the jar was full. They agreed that it was. The professor […]

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Wisdom

“Even after many years, kata practice is never finished, for there is always something new to be learned about executing a movement.” ~ Shoshin Nagamine

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Dojo Wisdom

“The difference between school and life? In school, you’re taught a lesson and then given a test. In life, you’re given a test that teaches you a lesson.” – Tom Bodett

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