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    Archive for September 2015

    Martial Arts Qin Na Basics: TKF 70

    Posted on Wednesday, September 30, 2015 at 8:05 AM by Sifu TW Smith the site author">Sifu TW Smith

    qin na,martial arts,joint lock,raleigh

    In Podcast 70 :

    Qin Na Workshop

    The various sections of Qin Na (sometimes spelled Chi Na)

    Martial Arts Uses of Qin Na

    The focus on catching and joint locking

    Practical uses of joint locks for teachers, parents, self protection, and para-military roles, such as bodyguards and law enforcement.

    Finding the Brakes

    3 times this past week I found myself in the discussion and stories with students about slowing down, getting more grounded and centered.

    A couple of things that I recently observed that I am proud of

    Creating a good training environment

    Your trust that shows in how much you all open my newsletter

    North Carolina Strange Martial Arts Law

    Stand Your Ground Law

    Updates on Students : Qin Na Workshop : NC Martial Arts Law


    Ryan stopped by

    Allison is recovering great

    Bruce is still recovering from Bama's loss

    I put together an instructional video of a 'Catch Drill' for Qin Na, link will be in the next newsletter. You can also signup for the newsletter and get a simple flow drill and Learn How to Catch in Qin Na.

    Current Students and Patreons will also get 2 PDF ebooks, other video's and audio from the workshop.


    Kirk Kirk Law : NC

    Loyola University Martial Arts Laws

    Podcast of Tibetan Kungfu #14 : Transition from a Busy Day

    Edited on: Wednesday, September 30, 2015 2:38 PM

    Posted in Athletic Performance , Chinese Martial Arts , Podcasts

    Support the Programs and Content

    Posted on Tuesday, September 29, 2015 at 10:15 AM by Sifu TW Smith the site author">Sifu TW Smith

    This is a value for value program. Enough folks have said that they find content valuable and want it to be a regular creation, in exchange I ask that you help me create content by providing support for the programming.

    The themes that the content is based around is Chinese Martial Arts, QiGong and several styles of QiGong. I have produced :

    Your Support Helps the Program By :

    Giving me the type of margin that I can provide as much as possible for Free.

    Provides a resource to get software, hardware or the window of time to develop this content.

    Making the programs and content available to more people.

    Ways you can support the Program

    A few dollars each month at our Patreon account : www.patreon.com/martialarts,

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    Connect with us on Social Media like Youtube, Twitter, Facebook,

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    or just spread the word about the programs.

    I greatly appreciate your support and am very glad that you find the content useful.


    Sifu TW Smith

    Edited on: Thursday, January 07, 2016 8:59 AM

    Posted in Kwoon

    Student Attacked By 4 : TKF 69

    Posted on Wednesday, September 23, 2015 at 4:33 AM by Sifu TW Smith the site author">Sifu TW Smith

    multiple assailant,attack,crisis,martial arts,self defense This was a tough week for many around the kwoon. Football season is underway. Alabama and Auburn lost on the same weekend that bites. Then locally Duke fell short, but Carolina and State Fans are happy.

    Student Attacked by 4

    In episode 69 :

    Crisis Intervention : What is it? How does it apply to Martial Arts and Self Protection

    A recent event where a student was attacked by 4 men. How he turned out and how will it affect his future training.

    Edited on: Wednesday, September 23, 2015 8:38 AM

    Posted in Chinese Martial Arts , Podcasts , Self Defense

    11 Factors that Enhance Adult Learning Martial Arts: TKF 68

    Posted on Wednesday, September 16, 2015 at 5:26 AM by Sifu TW Smith the site author">Sifu TW Smith

    sifu tw smith,martial arts,kungfu,hopgar Martial Arts is a Journey. One filled with Learning, Challenges and Setbacks.

    Are you making harder on yourself than necessary to learn?

    What can you do to make learning more effective, effecient, come quicker and last longer?

    NeuroSciences Help Here.

    This podcast is the 4th and closing of the series associated with Adult Learning. I took 3 professors of Psychology and Researchers of Neurosciences to synthesize their research into this one podcast.

    Included in Podcast 68 :

    4 Factors that Ensure You Barely Move in Learning

    11 Factors that will Enhance Your Learning

    How you can use it to make learning Martial Arts, Sports or anything simplier

    Implementing the plan to make someone else's journey in learning smoother.

    11 Factors that Enhance Adult Learning

    All 11 Factors Will Be Listed in Next Weeks Newsletter : Along with a Word Search Puzzle on Martial Arts Learning


    Dr Dorothy D. Billington

    Seven Characteristics of Highly Effective Adult Learning Programs

    Life is an Attitude: How to Grow Forever Better

    Dr. Lila Davachi

    Dr. Lela Vandenberg : Five Principles of Adult Learning

    Edited on: Wednesday, September 16, 2015 9:46 AM

    Posted in Athletic Performance , Personal Development , Podcasts , Self Defense

    The Duality of Ego : Where Do You See it in Martial Arts? : TKF 67

    Posted on Wednesday, September 02, 2015 at 9:48 AM by Sifu TW Smith the site author">Sifu TW Smith

    ego,martial arts,zen,buddhist How do you recognize when the ego has clouded us? What are the red flags?

    What if you have had enough about understanding ego? Tired of it all, and decide that you will "LET EGO RULE!"

    This podcast is jammed packed.

    As a followup to 4 Area's Your Ego Has Direct Access to Your Mind : TKF 66  and to continue with the theme of how we, as adults, learn : How to Have Fun Learning : Part 1 : Remove the 3 Barriers  this podcast will provide much more detail about how we find ourselves in certain places.

    There have been volumes written on the concepts of ego, across almost every religion and philosophy known to man.

    Some promote squashing the ego, removing it, which would be like voluntarily removing your own hand.. but at least you can 'see' your hand.

    I believe a better translation and interpretation of this concept is to 'balance your ego'. Recognize why it works, how it works, why it is there to help you..

    During This Podcast:

    What does this concept mean in the Chinese Teaching?

    Seeing the Dual, Complimentary path of Ego

    5 Tips to Work Thru the Shackles of Ego

    3 Voices that Speak, in everything you say

    A List of Things that annoy my Karate friend Jesse Enkamp.. one is totally unacceptable.. on him )

    Duality of Ego : Martial Arts, QiGong and Life

    Mentioned and Referenced:

    In the Podcast and in next weeks newsletter, there will be links to the Ego Baseline Survey

    Amazon : The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment

    Itunes : Power of Now Book : Power of Now App :

    Understanding the Ego : The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

    Jesse Enkamp, Karate By Jesse : 27 Things that Karate People Do that Annoy Me

    Dave Walters : Indian Chief Explains Ego

    Waylon Lewis : Zen of Ego, Just Let Ego Rule

    Cindy Lau, owner of Crossfit Kindred

    Advanced Life Skills

    And the wonderful actress and teacher, Melanie Chartoff

    If you are ready to take a trip and practice Tai Chi and mindfulness in a beautiful place, you can use my friends at bookmartials, that I have gotten to know over the past year, to take a Tai Chi and Mindfulness Trip to Spain

    They have been nothing short of specatular to get to know. And I have recently aligned myself with them as an affiliate because I have gotten to know them so well.

    Edited on: Wednesday, September 02, 2015 5:44 PM

    Posted in Athletic Performance , Mindfulness - Attention , Personal Development , Podcasts , Style: Tai Chi