Martial Training as a Timeless Portal

Written by Edward Orem


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[ Change or die. You are here to evolve, and that means transformationórarely pleasant, always necessary if we wish to do more than languish in a past of illusions. That which does not change dies soon thereafter. Itís important to keep your training fresh and stimulating; this usually will mean putting some quality hours into solitary disciplines.

[ Comfort is dangerous, seekrepparttar difficult. In training, eat bitter every day. Donít forget to hammerrepparttar 138847 basics: they will keep your workouts honestóand provide you with powerful tools to manifest new ideas.

[ Bitter alone is a poor diet. Eating bitter every day is only one side ofrepparttar 138848 tri-lateral equation. One thousand kicks daily will not stretch your mindís rational capabilities, nor will it feed psychic circuits of intuition. A complete Art of leg maneuvers combines proper attention, visualization, and conscious breath control patterns, along with repetitions of well-aligned kicking form.

[ Suffering is a great Teacher, but life-threatening poverty is not Noble. It is a fact of human existence that we learn a great deal more from our struggles than from complacency. But if we are to advance in training, we must maintain a decent standard of living, thus guardingrepparttar 138849 Three Treasures ofrepparttar 138850 Temple.

[ Chasingrepparttar 138851 illusions of wealth, position, status, social power will stunt your evolution. Modern men have been divested, emasculated, and tamed through social programming byrepparttar 138852 culture of commerce. We are told to defend marketing strategies, bottom lines, and aggressive growth policies of business cartels. These social programmers love money. What do you love?



Edward Orem has 40 years experience in integral mind-body training systems, and holds the following titles: Certified Instructor, Guang Ping Yang T'ai-Chi Assn; 6th Degree Black Sash in Chinese Boxing; 8th Degree Black Belt in Zen Kempo-jitsu, as well as a PhD in Holistic Health. Dr. Orem is the author of several manuals, and has produced 50 training videos. In 1990 Sifu Orem founded Chuan Fa Kempo International, http://kempochuanfa.com.


The Plight of Industrialized Man

Written by Edward Orem


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Why haverepparttar bulk ofrepparttar 138846 great men retreated to natural environment and even harsh circumstance, with onlyrepparttar 138847 basics of survival to sustain them, while they cultivated excellence? The answer to this question brings us torepparttar 138848 integration ofrepparttar 138849 First Principle withrepparttar 138850 Second: "Nature showsrepparttar 138851 Way." Correct me if I am misguided, but I can't seem to recall advice from any culture in synch with its environment that directs us to "come downtown" for wisdom and health.

When a human extricates himself fromrepparttar 138852 rhythms ofrepparttar 138853 Earth he becomes a foreigner in his own house. The strident make-up ofrepparttar 138854 modern life-style has left most of us withoutrepparttar 138855 means of carrying forwardrepparttar 138856 natural abilities and skills we inherited as a creature of natural rhythms.

The Zen Tao Ch'uan Fa group recently met with me for a training session that lasted 3 Ĺ hours. That wasn't too radical in itself (we've met over 2 Ĺ days before, isolated inrepparttar 138857 woods), but toss inrepparttar 138858 heavy snowstorm that swirled around us, and you getrepparttar 138859 idea. Actually, maybe you don't: we've found that it's difficult to impart to observersrepparttar 138860 changes in self-regard,repparttar 138861 increase in focus and intent, and more importantly,repparttar 138862 appreciation of just being outside.



Edward Orem has 40 years experience in integral mind-body training systems, and holds the following titles: Certified Instructor, Guang Ping Yang T'ai-Chi Assn; 6th Degree Black Sash in Chinese Boxing; 8th Degree Black Belt in Zen Kempo-jitsu, as well as a PhD in Holistic Health. Dr. Orem is the author of several manuals, and has produced 50 training videos. In 1990 Sifu Orem founded Chuan Fa Kempo International, http://kempochuanfa.com.


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