Jack Dempsey’s “Falling Step”
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by Lak Loi
3d ago
Bruce Lee studied the essence of what made Jack Dempsey one of the greatest boxers of all time, a World Heavyweight Boxing Champion from 1917 to 1927, amongst many more accolades. For more information on Jack Dempsey, click here to checkout his wikipedia page. Bruce Lee adopted the “Falling Step” into his martial process Jeet Kune Do, and this video describes not only how to put your body weight into a strike, but also how to knock the wind out of your opponent. Hit hard, hit first, hit last, Sifu Lak #jkdlondon #jeetkunedo #brucelee #martialarts #selfmastery #themartialway <p>The post ..read more
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Importance of Mental Health – Why not Adopt a Martial Mindset in 2023 and Cultivate a Strong Mind?
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by JKD London
2M ago
In this episode of the martial mind power podcast we discuss the topic of mental health and then also explore how martial arts, self mastery and mental health work together. Master Your Life Highlights : Lak’s 9 steps to #SelfMastery The spiral of creation The link between Martial Arts and Mental Health Learn the art of “dying” Why does the body become unhealthy? How movement is linked to your state Good or bad habits The two most important days of your life The universe sends you agents of suffering Why happiness is a hoax – and much more. What is Mental Health? Mental health is a state of ..read more
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The Arrow Within The Bow
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by Lak Loi
4M ago
Written by Paramahansa Yogananda, Edited by Lak Loi The Mundaka Upanishad (II:2, 4) states: ‘Aum, the mystic syllable, is the bow; The self within is the arrow; And Brahman (oneness with your true spiritual essence) the target. One should hit that mark with an undistracted mind, and like the arrow become one with it.’ Peace, respect & love, Sifu Lak Loi #selfmastery #masteryourlife #martialmindpower #jkdlondon #martialliving #martialphilosophy #martialarts #lakloi <p>The post The Arrow Within The Bow first appeared on JKD London | Bruce Lee | Jeet Kune Do.</p> ..read more
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Cut Right Through You
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by Lak Loi
4M ago
Written by Eugen Herrigel, Zen in the Art of Archery The Archery Master asked the student one day, after a particularly good shot, what I mean by “It shoots,” “It hits?” “I’m afraid I don’t understand anything anymore” the student replied, “even the simplest things have got in a muddle.  Is it ‘I’ who draws the bow, or is it the bow that draws me into the state of highest tension?  Do ‘I’ hit the goal, or does the goal hit me?  Is ‘It’ spiritual when seen by the eyes of the body, and corporeal when seen by the eyes of the spirit – or both or neither?  Bo ..read more
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Then Die
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by Lak Loi
5M ago
Written by Bruce Lee in The Art of Expressing The Human Body From the Art of Expressing The Human Body, there’s this little story about Bruce Lee, during a training run told by John Little, a close friend of Bruce’s. Bruce had me [run] up to three miles a day, at a really good pace.  We’d run the three miles in twenty-one or twenty-two minutes.  Just under eight minutes a mile [Note: when running on his own in 1968, Lee would get his time down to six-and-a half minutes per mile].   So this morning he said to me ‘We’re going to go five.’  I said, ‘B ..read more
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Man In The Arena
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by Lak Loi
5M ago
Written by Lak Loi, Based on the work of Brene Brown, Listening to Shame Secrecy, silence and judgement – breeds shame. Empathy – dissolves shame. Vulnerability is a path to opening up and sitting in the danger, allowing yourself to grow in the incubator of adversity. Theodore Roosevelt sums it up beautifully in this quote, ‘It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better.  The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who str ..read more
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Hitting Through The Dragon Mask
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by Lak Loi
6M ago
Written by Trevor Leggett, The Dragon Mask With age, a martial arts expert’s speed begins to decline and he has to find means to offset this against up and coming opponents.  One of them is to establish a psychological ascendancy over a younger man who may be actually stronger in fighting ability. This can be done by preventing the junior from estimating the respective standards of ability.  An experienced man can make an estimate easily in most cases by merely looking at the movement, but a younger man generally cannot do it without something definite to work on, and he can be preve ..read more
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Having No Limitation As Limitation
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by Lak Loi
6M ago
Written by Noctis Enoch, Edited by Lak Loi When we look at the lives of extraordinary people, they seem to have overcome impossible odds to accomplish what they intended.  They were either faced with situations that seemed to prevent their idea from being workable or they lacked certain things that were thought to be necessary for the achievement of their goal.  But yet they still succeed in getting what they desire as though those things that were supposed to stop them, didn’t even exist at all.  Such are the people that live lives without limitation. A limi ..read more
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Calmly Active, Actively Calm
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by Lak Loi
7M ago
Written by Paramahansa Yogananda I will be calmly active, actively calm. I will not become lazy and mentally ossified. Nor will I be overactive, like an unthinking machine –           able to make money,           but unable to enjoy life. I will meditate regularly to maintain true balance. Bless me, that I may find Thee in the temple of each thought and activity. Finding Thee within, I will find Thee without; in all people and in all conditions. Peace, respect & love, Sifu Lak Loi #selfmast ..read more
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Be Like Water My Friend
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by Lak Loi
7M ago
Written by Madisyn Taylor, DailyOM Water is a great teacher that shows us how to move through the world with grace, ease, determination, and humility. The journey of water as it flows upon the earth can be a mirror of our own paths through life.  Water begins its residence on earth as it falls from the sky or melts from ice and streams down a mountain into a tributary or stream.  In the same way, we come into the world and begin our lives on earth.  Like a river that flows within the confines of its banks, we are born with certain defining characteristics that gov ..read more
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