Guest Blogging

Guest Blogging

This week I did a guest blog over at Cook Ding's Kitchen.  Check it out.

After spending a week in Berlin teaching and lecturing, I'm hanging out at Marnix Well's house in London.  We are pulling all nighters talking history, theater, art, religion and music.  

If you are around London and want to meet up (or get a private lesson), get in touch. My regular contact phone number sends and receives texts and of course my email works fine too.  

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Kungfu Evolving on the Stage

Kungfu Evolving on the Stage

I'm putting the finishing touches on the sound for my video "Cracking the Code: Taijiquan as Enlightenment Theater."  And I'm headed to Portland to give a talk on the History of Baguazhang, to teach Dance as Self-Defense, and to teach Unlocking Internal Martial Arts.  So here are some interesting videos, the first one I call Heavy Metal Chinese Opera.  (If you have adblock, it takes 40 seconds to open, and it doesn't want to embed so click here.)

And this one is the latest attempt at Shaolin Monks crossing the line into pure dance.  Pretty good!  But put on some different music, this is the "Let if Go" of martial arts performances.  (This one won't embed either, click here).  

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Daoism Explained to Atheists

Daoism Explained to Atheists

...We really do not know the ultimate causes of things, much less the ultimate causes of our own behavior. We do, as a habit of mind, tend to ascribe agency. And, of course, we can use rational processes like deductive or inductive reasoning to walk back, or walk around, discrete causation. Within the boundaries of a closed system of logic, these processes can become praxis.  That is, they become a "way of seeing, doing and testing," like engineering, or ballet. The dominant versions of this are

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