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A Good Fit

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Guest post by Fingerlakes Shaolin-Do student, Jim Bosjolie, pictured right. I like Kung Fu. It is precise and it “grows” with the student – it starts fairly simply but it constantly challenges you, increasing in complexity as the student becomes more skilled. But, for me, the greatest appeal is that it attacks my lack of coordination, something with which I… Read more »

The Martial Artists We Dream of Being

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Guest post by Fingerlakes Shaolin-Do student, Kavi Rude. “I am not prepared for this moment. Me, a divine martial master with everything this world has to offer and more, stilled by the weight of a single feeling. I have achieved perfect knowledge of myself and my enemy, with a single thought I can dispel any intention. Elements answer my call… Read more »

Martial Arts: A Medium for Change

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Every one of us has a personal story; a journey we’re each walking. As such, many martial artists have their own reasons for beginning their training. I was recently confronted with the question – “What made you want to start martial arts?” Well, I decided to begin my martial arts journey in January of 2012. Life wasn’t easy for me,… Read more »

A Personal Journey

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In my second week of training at Fingerlakes Shaolin Do, I walked into class and felt the very great relief of finding another new student starting that day. Here I was, in shorts and a t-shirt, surrounded by uniforms and belts of various colors, and feeling very awkward in my attempts at something entirely new; it was a true comfort… Read more »