Archive for May, 2008

Hello world!

Wednesday, May 28th, 2008

I think I’m finally ready to get this blog up and running. Or, in this particular genre, kick it off! I’ve had the idea for a martial arts blog for a few years and had the framework in place for over 6 months. Just haven’t had the chi to do anything with it. With that in mind, you might be interested in what you’re gonna see here. In a nutshell, after years of on again off again participation in martial arts, its time for me to dedicate some serious thought to my martial arts passion. After trying my hand at Tae Kwon Do, Hapkido, Aikido and exploring the traditions and characteristics of several other arts I’m ready to commit myself to Hung Gar and Southern Praying Mantis as taught by my Sifu Manuel Rodriguez.

Why am I doing this? Because I love martial arts. From Eastern to Western, medieval to modern, the art of combat and the skill of passionate martial practitioners entertains and inspires me, and if I am that passionate about it, I’m betting some of you are as well. So why not share my journey, as I practice and pursue martial excellence.

Keep in mind, this is not just a physical endeavor for me. It’s a philosophical, intellectual and spiritual avocation. Also, who doesn’t like to kick butt and look good doing it! In the near future I’ll be bringing a video segment to the blog, just gotta get a few other projects off my plate. Check back soon!