Pick Your Battles

“He will win who knows when to fight and when not to fight.”

-Sun Tzu

Introduction

Inspired by a section of yesterday’s article, I decided I would elaborate on the subject of picking your battles.  The Manosphere is full of articles about attacking problems and situations head on, but there are very few posts on when it’s best to sit back and patiently wait for the proverbial noose to tighten around your opposition’s neck.  Continue reading “Pick Your Battles”

Protect Your Family by Learning How to Fight: Part 4

That’s right, gents! It’s time for another post on learning to defend you and your family.  If you haven’t read the previous entries, I strongly encourage you read them as well (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3).  Each lesson we cover can be applied to any style you train in and is also relevant to self-defense.  Never forget what is at stake every time you walk out your front door either alone or with your family.  Continue reading “Protect Your Family by Learning How to Fight: Part 4”

Protect Your Family by Learning How to Fight: Part 3

We’ve covered some general martial art/self-defense concepts in Part 1 and Part 2 of this series. Now it’s time to dig into some concept specific to certain martial arts.  That being said, these concepts can still be applicable to other styles and self-defense in general.  In fact, some of these principles are even more valuable than those previously discussed.

In addition to the concept, I will also be listing what style I’ve learned these concepts from in case you are still looking for a style to train in.  Without further ado, let’s dig in! Continue reading “Protect Your Family by Learning How to Fight: Part 3”

The Story Of The Zen Master And A Cup Of Tea

This article was originally a guest post written by Jak for Charles Sledge’s site. An excerpt will be placed here along with a link to the full article below.

While reading Charles’s article about the Chinese Bamboo Tree, I was reminded of a related story told to me by my martial arts instructor a few months ago: The Zen Master and a Cup of Tea.  While the story about the bamboo tree details the eventual rewards that patience and persistence provide, this short story about a cup of tea that I am going to regale you with will explain how you should enter into something new that you are wanting to learn more about.  It’s a lesson about adopting the correct mindset for learning.

To read the entire article, click here.