Four Principles of Aikido

Four Principles of Aikido

By Antonio Aloia At the heart of aikido lies something more than just martial technique or a peaceful and harmonizing philosophy. What lies beneath the surface of normal and routine aikido training is budo – the martial way. Budo is not a martial technique or a...
Ascension and Return

Ascension and Return

By Rene J. Navarro I did not write the poems for a book. They were written randomly. Perhaps that’s not the right word to use. I should rather say they were written at certain intersections of my life and reflected on experiences in my own journey. In a sense they...
Kenpo’s Key Principles and Rules

Kenpo’s Key Principles and Rules

by Irvin B. Gill There is a lot of material available to those who seek to better understand American Kenpo Karate. There are new self-defense techniques, different applications of the present material or definitions, books, videos and online sites devoted to Kenpo...
Opening the Body to Nature

Opening the Body to Nature

By Rene J. Navarro I have often done qigong and Tai chi chuan in power vortices – in the pyramids at Gisa and the temples in Upper Egypt (Karnak, Dendera, Abydos), in the Tor on Glastonbury and the Stonehenge in England, in the peaks of Huangshan in China, in the...
Review: Made in Chinatown

Review: Made in Chinatown

Film Review by Lillian Bit The film Made In Chinatown is a very clever story by Writer and Executive Producer Mark V. Wiley. The idea came to him one day and he thought, “What would it be like for a Chinese kid to crossed the boundary of Chinatown and into...