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Taijiquan and Evolution

Taijiquan and Evolution

Taijiquan be it the grand ultimate fist or the boxing style that uses the motive force of creation is my life’s study. Ok, as a martial artist all martial arts and much more are my study, but for me there are no limits to the principles contained within the forms of...
Teacher spotlight: Paul Mitchell

Teacher spotlight: Paul Mitchell

Please tell us a little about your background in the internal arts 35 years have passed since first I embarked on a life of training. My initial methods were of an external martial art nature. However to label a method of cultivation as external is in my opinion...
The 20 Guiding Precepts of Karate-Do

The 20 Guiding Precepts of Karate-Do

The 20 guiding precepts of Shotokan Karate-Do were penned by Gichin Funakoshi; an Okinawan who is commonly known as the father of modern Karate. Though not strictly speaking an aspect of the Daoist arts these precepts are interesting as Gichin Funakoshi was clearly...
Disregarding Religion and Division

Disregarding Religion and Division

A man hears what he wants to hear and disregards the rest The title of this piece comes from the line of a song. For some reason at this moment in time the name of the song and the particular band that performed it eludes me, it is most likely from the nineteen...
Paul Mitchell’s Training History

Paul Mitchell’s Training History

My name is Paul Mitchell. Along with his mother Chris I was the first teacher of Damo Mitchell. I began my training life when I twenty five years old; which is probably quite late for someone that was going to make it their life’s work. I was a troubled youth. Without...