Don’t Fight, Play

Written by Lak Loi, Fighting is mechanical.  It’s robotic, hard and powerful, labour intensive, and tiring. Playing is above fighting.  When you know how to fight mechanically, playing takes your fight game to the next level.  It’s like playing chess.  A tactical and strategic game, directing your opponent to check mate whilst making your moves, …

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Love With Fight, Fight With Love

Written by Lak Loi, Love with fight is like when a parent/guardian tells their child off, they’re fighting something inside the child with the highest intention of love so the child doesn’t hurt themselves, and to make them a better version of themselves. Fight with love is like when someone puts you or a loved one in …

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4 Powerful Leadership Lessons From Bruce Lee

Written by Luis E. Romero, Forbes Magazine, When we think of Bruce Lee, we probably think of his monumental skills as a martial artist and an entertainer, and possibly about his untimely death at the young age of 32. What we don’t always realize is that the man was an active and impassioned leader—someone who …

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Ancient Japanese Concept that is Changing the Way We Live & Work

Published by Ephrat Livni, QZ.com In Japanese, there are three words for “heart”: shinzou, which refers to the physical organ, ha-to, which is the Anglicized word for a love heart, and kokoro, which means… well, that’s more difficult to explain. Kokoro is well understood in Japanese, but difficult to explain in English, says Yoshikawa Sakiko, …

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The 6 Most Important Things Martial Arts Taught Me About Life

Written by Eric C. Stevens, Breaking Muscle, When I think of the word martial arts, I think of that old song Kung Fu Fighting. I think of the kid in my neighbourhood who thought he was a ninja and would play incessantly with nunchucks and throwing stars. Martial arts makes me think of David Carradine, …

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Embodyment, Emmindment, Emspiritment

Written by Lak Loi, Embodyment is to be one with your body. Emmindment is to be one with your mind. Emspiritment is to be one with your spirit. In Japanese, the word Kokoro encapsulates the totality and indivisibility of body (usually referring to the heart), mind and spirit as one. In Japan they say if …

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Buddha Punched the Buddhu in the Face

Written by Lak Loi, Buddhu is an Indian word in Hindi, Punjabi and Urdu, which refers to someone who is naive, ignorant, foolish, and often used lovingly to refer to someone in acts of ‘harmless innocence,’ or sarcastically referring to someone as ‘stupid’ and/or ‘dumb.’ Buddha means the complete opposite.  A Buddha is someone who …

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