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    Archive for August 2015

    4 Area's Your Ego Has Direct Access to Your Mind : TKF 66

    Posted on Wednesday, August 26, 2015 at 8:45 AM by Sifu TW Smith the site author">Sifu TW Smith

    ego,martial arts,learning Becoming aware of our ego can be a painful and embarressing journey. It can also be one of the most rewarding.

    During this Podcast I will provide the reasons why it is so difficult to see your ego.

    The Role of Ego

    The 4 Primary area's of your mind that your Ego has direct access to.

    The 3 Secondary brain functions that Ego will access to influence your reality

    The 3 Primary Components that make up Ego

    How to set find your Ego Baseline

    What is an Ego conflict and how you can almost predict it.

    Why woud your Ego want to change your perception of this world?

    Is there anything else that is similar to an ego in this world?

    If you practice martial arts, what is the possible ramifications for not dealing with ego?

    Recognize Your Ego : TKF 66

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    These will provided to you in the upcoming newsletters.

    Complete the "Recognizing the Ego Crossword Puzzle", while you listen to the details of this podcast

    Mentioned in the 'Recognizing Your Ego' Podcast:

    The Ego Unmasked: Meeting the Greatest Challenge of Your Life

    Dave Walters

    Ego and Desire 

    Sogyal Rinpoche, from Glimpse of the Day

    Vanity and Ego : Christian : Bible Teaching

    Ego and EEG's

    Edited on: Wednesday, August 26, 2015 7:45 PM

    Posted in Mindfulness - Attention , Personal Development , Podcasts

    How to Have Fun Learning : Part 1 : Remove the 3 Barriers

    Posted on Wednesday, August 19, 2015 at 6:19 AM by Sifu TW Smith the site author">Sifu TW Smith

    motivation,learning,how to have fun,incentive,barriers  

    Recently I had posted a picture of me and Kian wrestling at the beach. You can see that picture below.

    It was a time where Kian was learning wrestling, and of course the famous Shawn Michaels and UnderTaker are two of our favorites. I had made the comment on the post that "You Don't Want to Be in Your Own Way" while learning.

    It stimulated some wonderful responses and a couple of questions.. ie. "It would be great to get out of my own way when learning something, How do you do it?"

    That prompted this podcast. I have discussed how we learn motor skills from more a biomechanical and bio-neurological perspective in episodes :

    Psychological Approach

    This is the psychological approach to learning, During Part 1 I address :

    How does it apply to adults versus children?

    What is the first, most important ingredient that you must have?

    What are 3 barriers that you must minimize or remove to promote learning?

    What is the neuroscience that supports this learning model?

    Where is the GateKeeper of the Human Mind, that allow information to pass from the senses, to the memory?

    How To Have Fun Learning : Martial Arts or Anything Else : Part 1


    In This Podcast

    Dr. Dorothy Billinger Book : Life is an Attitude: How to Grow Forever Better

    Dr. Judy Willis

    Neurosciences of Joyful Education

    Neurosciences of Learning and Development

    Elephant Artwork By: PDids26

    You may also find these Podcasts interesting :

    New Sciences in Goal Setting : TKF 54 

    10 Habits to Train Worry to Work for you in Life and Martial Arts : TKF 50 

    Edited on: Wednesday, August 19, 2015 4:22 PM

    Posted in Athletic Performance , Personal Development , Podcasts

    Being Smooth in Your Martial Arts Practice : TKF 64

    Posted on Sunday, August 09, 2015 at 6:49 AM by Sifu TW Smith the site author">Sifu TW Smith

    smooth martial arts This is the placeholder for this coming weeks Podcast.

    Being Smooth is one of the most important components of a practice. It comes after we have developed the concepts of what we are trying to do (memory and objective), then the biomechanics of how to do it, and the correct alignment throughout our body..

    After that, we delve into being smooth.

    We will look at what a smooth practice demands of us physically and mentally.

    What part of the brain is primarily responsible for being smooth?

    What is the number one ingredient for smoothness to be present?

    What impact does smoothness have to people that practice for combat?

    What influence does pacing have to looking for smoothness?

    This week I will share stories of people who practice being smooth, and get paid millions to do it. The "Why and The How" of Being Smooth..

    Word Search Puzzle

    I thought it would be fun to provide a Word Search Puzzle. It has the main ingredients to putting Smoothness in Your Practice as the Clue Words. You can download the image and print it.. or you can complete it online. The Links are in this weeks Newsletter.

    Shownotes and Details of This Podcast

    are all included in this weeks Newsletter. If you missed it, Sign up today and you will also get access to several of the previous newsletters packed with information.


    Kungfu Puppet :

    12 Ingredients To Turn Movements to Martial Arts : TKF 45

    Tai Chi from Art to Martial Art: TKF 61

    KFP 55 : Joe Rogan

    KFP 56 : Empty Force

    Points of the Game : Being Smooth

    Edited on: Wednesday, August 12, 2015 5:12 AM

    Posted in Athletic Performance , Chinese Martial Arts , Mindfulness - Attention , Podcasts , Style: Ba Gua , Style: Tai Chi

    Peng Jin : Tai Chi Chuan : TKF 63

    Posted on Wednesday, August 05, 2015 at 2:50 AM by Sifu TW Smith the site author">Sifu TW Smith

    peng jing,tai chi chuan "Tai Chi Chuan is a Peng Jin Chuan, Without Peng Jin There is No Tai Chi Chuan"

    In Podcast of Tibetan KungFu #63:

    I discuss a few minutes on this weeks meditation topic, Acceptance.

    Then we investigate the main ingredient of Tai Chi Chuan, called Peng Jin.


    A primary emotional intelligence skill that we must all practice to first have a realistic view of the circumstances and faces around us. Consider all the other detrimental emotions we experience when we fail to accept people and circumstances as they are, at this moment in time.

    But it is the balance of Acceptance that is also critical. Because you are personally responsible for certain things too.

    Peng Jing

    I put in more hour of research for this podcast that perhaps I have for any other. Peng Jing was explained to me from a classical Chinese perspective, which was difficult to understand, but do-able, and then when I got hit with it a few times, and got hit when I didn't have it, I accepted Peng Jing is something you better find, whether you understood it or not.

    Recently a student asked me to explain it, and this student likes everything to be sorted in a nice, neat box. One rule, one tool.. and Peng Jing is far from being neatly stored into a single box. It is one of those concepts that :

    Chinese Academic Scholars argue about it's original meaning.

    The character itself bears out multiple meanings to be aware of.

    It is a character that isn't used very often, so it leaves room for non-corrected interpretations.

    You can see when you understand it, but it is nearly invisible if you don't.

    It is both energetic expression, like "he looked very poised", and

    It is a method of expression, or a number of techniques.

    Far from being a neat, clean, sort into a box understanding.

    Peng Jin as a Main Ingredient to TaiJi

    Mentioned in the Peng Jin - Tai Chi Chuan Podcast

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    Chen Style Taijiquan: The Source of Taiji Boxing

    The T'ai Chi Boxing Chronicle

    Practical Method Tai Chi

    Quoted in this Podcast

    Wang Xiang Zhai

    Kuo Lien Ying

    George Xu

    Edited on: Wednesday, August 05, 2015 4:11 AM

    Posted in Chinese Martial Arts , Podcasts , Style: Tai Chi