Archive for November, 2012

Welcome to Dojo Rat 2.0

November 17, 2012
Welcome to Dojo Rat 2.0

   Well lookie here; we finally have the first post of the all, new, improved version of Dojo Rat! It’s going to take a little while to figure out all the bugs, bells and whistles, so thanks for bearing with me. Dojo Rat began in November of ’06 and has over 795,000 hits as of […]

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Misconceptions About Tai Chi Chuan “Ward-off”

November 17, 2012
Misconceptions About Tai Chi Chuan “Ward-off”

Last summer one of my Aikido friends came up to visit, and we had several hours of standing grappling and some cool knife stuff. When we were pushing hands, I was trying (successfully) to use ward-off (as pictured above) to neutralize his arms and torso.  As you see above, there is a nice, round feel […]

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A People’s History of the United States

November 17, 2012
A People’s History of the United States

  If you are confused, angry and frustrated about the current state of the American political and economic system, you need to orient yourself. Who are we and how did we get here? In “A People’s History of the United States”, the late Howard Zinn has compiled the most thorough and complete picture of U.S. history […]

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