Karate

The form of karate (empty hand) taught at this school is Pwang Gai Noon Ryu. It is one of the three largest styles in Okinawa. It is from the same system as Uechi Ryu. Our karate is an older style which is very exceptional in this day and age.

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Kobudō

The Okinawan weaponry (kobudo, which means “ancient way of stop fighting,” literally) is from the lineage of Matayoshi Shinpo Sensei of Naha, Okinawa. His organization is called Zen Okinawa Kobudo Renmei.

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Iadio

Iaido is “the way of drawing the sword.” The live, unsharpened and sharpened blades are used with very practical sword fighting techniques. Because this is the “budo,” the “way of the samurai,” manners and philosophy are very much incorporated in this training.

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Meridian Point: Large Intestine 4

Large Intestine 4 is one of the most important and influential acupoints in the entire body. The Chinese name for Large Intestine 4 is “He Gu” meaning union valley or converging valley. The point is located on the hand in the web between the thumb and index finger, also described as the depression where the index finger and

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Germ Theory: 101

Why do some people always catch a cold, and others don’t?
Viruses, germs, and bacteria are everywhere. They are in the food we eat, the air we breathe and the water we drink, but not all of them are bad or harmful.

Think of the immune system as your body’s security detail. The cells, tissues, and

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Acupuncture: The Original Biohack for Migraines

Having recurring migraines is similar to parenting a temperamental toddler. When they go from being annoying to actively disruptive and mildly infuriating, there is often little one can do but grit your teeth and persevere. The helpful suggestions for managing this occurrence involved a mixture of expert opinion, anecdotal hearsay, individual tinkering and a big dose of patience. So

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