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Honor – Standing with Truth

Our third white lotus code is "Honor. I will stand with the truth and my convictions." Honor puts the truth ahead of our wants and needs. We cannot lie. We serve the truth. Even what some call "white" lies or "little" lies that we may think are ...

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Love. The Greatest Thing.

More is said about love, more is written about love, and more is done in the name of love than anything I can think of. Our movies are frequently love stories. Our music sings about love. People do crazy things in the name of love. People get married for love. ...

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Evidence of Things Not Seen

With this blog I begin talking about the first of the five White Lotus codes – Faith. As sometimes I mention in class Faith is the first step of a person starting a new adventure in life – such as kung fu. You had to see in your mind’s eye ...

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The Wheel Keeps Turning!

My journey in martial arts is a wheel. Not a tire wheel or a hamster wheel, but a big people wheel. Though I started Judo at age 10, my first class in Pai Lum was around age of 24 back in 1986. For the next nine years I learned in ...

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Fear Them or Fight Them!

Fear them! Fear them! Welcome to one of the main themes of Halloween. Fear. We put on spooky masks of ghosts, zombies and monsters to have some "scares" -- but we usually have a pretty fun time at the parties, trick or treating and chomping down on candy. Halloween is ...

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No Phone Fu

You have hear the expression "phoning it in"? It means getting something done with no or little effort. It means just showing up at your job and sitting on your hands the whole day. There is no spirit, no effort, no passion. You have probably phoned things in before. I ...

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Freedom Forever Part II

Last month we looked at freedom from the perspective of nations. But what is liberty for an individual? What is true freedom? Most may think it is the right to do anything one wants. And this is true to a degree – do I want to eat the sloppy joe ...

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The Fight for Freedom

This month our country celebrates our independence day. In 1776 we felt oppressed by England because they ruled us from afar and took taxes from our colony. We wanted to be independent and free from taxes, free to determine our own destiny, free to pursue our own goals and ideas. ...

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My Summer Vacations with Kung Fu

I started studying Pai Lum Kung Fu in the mid-80's. Once I started learning this art I love, it went with me everywhere. I loved it so I consciously chose to practice in weird and varied places. It went with me to the ocean where I practiced forms and fist sets ...

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Why study martial arts?

Like many people I first took martial arts because I wanted to be able to take care of myself if threatened, but also because it was fun! And I got both of those things in my following this training we call Pai Lum. But as I reflect back I ...

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