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Not Deadly, not guilty and not in my Bagua

There is a lot of macho bullshit in martial arts and it’s misplaced

Recently a student described himself as feeling slightly ashamed for not having ‘martial effectiveness’ at the top of his practice priorities.

My colleague Dillon Beyer replied that if martial effectiveness was to be a priority there are more expedient ways to go about it than through Bagua* (the…



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Edward Hines

Edward Hines


If you have a body, care for nature, meditate or like martial arts I write for you