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Plateau Smashing and WOOTW #84

Yesterday morning I squatted 245 lbs with a hip belt for 3 sets of 5  and on November 3rd I did my first Handstand Push-up (videos at the bottom of the post).  Not superhuman, but not too shabby for a … Continue reading

501(c)3 Update (and WOOTW #82 of course)

It’s officially official — Cabal Fang Temple, Inc. is now a 501(c)3 tax exempt public charity!  I say “officially official” because we were official when we formed our corporation back in February.  Now we’re an officially official, IRS-recognized non-profit. What … Continue reading

Blood Compass: WOOTW #81

Workout of the Week #81 is wrapped around what we’re doing at the club this month.  So, since our external focus is Mettlecraft, the PT is extra brutal and the internal work is extra challenging. If being enlightened was all … Continue reading

Non-Toxic Masculinity and WOOTW #78

Toxic masculinity.  The Patriarchy.  Hyper-masculinity.  Male privilege.  Locker room talk.  Good ol’ boys.  Male chauvinism.  The casting couch.  Cosby.  Weinstein.  Toback.  O’Reilly.  These are some of the images of men saturating our media lately.  But you know what?  Men, on … Continue reading

Free Martial Arts Training at Home (and WOOTW #76)

The Hermit Path Distance Learning Program is what we call our Cabal Fang Martial Arts home study course.  It’s absolutely free because we are a genuine, truly-and-for-real, non-profit educational corporation. Sign up today and you’ll get a free download coupon … Continue reading

Where Lurks the Next Mass Shooter (and WOOTW #75)

I shouted out, “Who killed the Kennedys?” When after all It was you and me (Who who, who who) ~The Rolling Stones, “Sympathy for the Devil” In January of this year I had an awakening of sorts during which I … Continue reading

Drawing Instead of Rolling and WOOTW #73

A few weeks ago I promised to explain the new element I added to my workout system — the little wooden paint stirrers you see on the right. The basic idea is that the workout regimens of martial artists, who … Continue reading

A Little TJ Love and WOOTW #72

Once, late at night, I stood quietly and gazed up at a monument to a great American. I was a struggling student at the University of Virginia.  I was lost, in the process of flunking out.  And I was thinking … Continue reading

The Three Reasons Why Martial Arts Are Always Spiritual (and WOOTW #67)

I’ve had many conversations with my son, my friends and my workout partners trying to get to the bottom of this question: Why do martial arts have a profound spiritual effect on people? In 9 out of 10 folks there … Continue reading

At the Crossroads of Arete and WOOTW #66

I just finished re-reading Robert Pirsig’s book Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance for the third time.  It gets better every time I read it.  Haven’t read it?  You should fix that. Anyway, one of the ideas central to … Continue reading