Self Awareness

Jonathan and Michelle's Blog - Mon, 10/19/2015 - 15:06
Here’s a non-secret: one of the keys to improving is being self aware. Training is 10% instruction and 90% practice. Did you listen and understand your teacher? Are you aware of when you do something wrong and how to correct … Continue reading →...

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Transformers and Shedding Skin

Javi's Blog - Sun, 10/18/2015 - 19:27
So I want to let everybody know what the Retreat Center means to me.
This summer I was forced to come to terms with the function of the mountain along my path.

I want to begin with arms extended and thank all of the seminar participants for all of...

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Testing aaah!

Jonathan and Michelle's Blog - Thu, 10/01/2015 - 05:18
There’s a moment I can’t shake from the Bordeaux camp: the Shaolin test. It was held in a huge gym with high ceilings but the atmosphere was tense and the air was so thick you could cut it. “Tense” doesn’t … Continue reading →...

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Jiro: Dedication, Simplicity, and Depth

Jonathan and Michelle's Blog - Tue, 09/29/2015 - 00:09
“These days the first thing people want is an easy job. Then, they want lots of free time. And then, they want lots of money. But they aren’t thinking of building their skills. When you work at a place like … Continue reading →...

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France Summer Camp

Jonathan and Michelle's Blog - Mon, 08/31/2015 - 17:17
The YMAA International Camp was held in Bordeaux with well over 100 students from around the world. The camps are open to anyone and it was nice to see a few non-YMAA students take part. The best part, as usual, … Continue reading →...

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