Saturday, February 26, 2011


I have learned a great deal in my teaching years, and in future blogs I will discuss many of the things that changed my life. But for now I would like to say one big realization I have learned. The American people and not easy to teach. Yes, I too am an American, but my Teachers, but one were not. A great deal of my learning comes from Taiwan. I have noticed one major difference in the students there and the students here in the states. And that difference is their dedication to their chosen Teacher. It is unwavering and heart felt. I have found this is a rare event to see this dedication among those in the states.

In China a Teacher is revered, respected and the devotion of his students is unwavering. Here I have found this is not the case. It is all about what I can get from you, and the dedication is fragile to say the least. It is rare for a Teacher to find students that really appreciate what a Teachers gives of himself to pass on the Arts.

I traditional Teacher never teachers for money alone. Yes, there are small fees to maintain a school but that is not why they teach. I can attest to the fact that I have lost more money teaching the I have made. It seems the Teacher is the last one to be paid, and often not at all. I am not talking about commercial schools where they bind people with contracts to collect money. It seems they are aware of the fact if they did not they would never get paid. However, a Traditional Teacher only go by the word of a student to maintain their fees and devotion and respect according to Wu-De (ethics) which is the very heart of our arts.

My biggest lesson is that few really believe in the Martial arts Ethics as compared to the Asian students. They are devoted and never waver and remain loyal to the end of the Teacher life as well as their life. Of course there will always be exceptions to the rule, but very few as compared to the large number seen in non Asian students.

A teacher is called a Shrfu, which means Teacher /Father. However, it is rare to see a student who really believes in that. They treat their Teacher as only a Teacher and nothing more. Like a Father would die for his children you would expect the same in reverse for their Teacher, but I have not seen this in this country, but for a few. I believe this was my greatest disappointment in teaching the Arts. This is the main reason I feel it this time to stop teaching and move on.

I know a Shaolin Monk of high order, who I won't mention his name, but he came to the states a number of years ago to teach only to find what I have stated here is true. He has even stated he may leave either back to China or elsewhere where he might be able to find true students. My only consolation is that I did find a handful of devotees that I leave behind, for that I am grateful.

Monday, February 21, 2011


Life is a wonderful experience. It is a gift to be lived, something by which we learn by and grow. However, people will say today is a bad day or a good day. In reality, there is no bad day, it all good no matter what you may think. The thing that makes life a problem is not life but OTHER PEOPLE.

It is people who bring you problems, they way they view your thinking or the way you like to live. I believe we are born into the world to grow, to learn to become better, to find our real self and then, and only then do we move on to a better dimension of living. Science has now proven there are not just three dimensions of living, but they have now found eleven dimensions. However, I believe there are yet more to be discovered.

Just look at the world all the problems you see, why is this so? It is people who cause them. People starving, but why is this so? The answer is because people don't care. The food we throw out in this county each day would feed the starving people of the world now. Look at the countries that hate each other, why, it is the people and the way they think. They are right and you are wrong. Instead of letting people believe as they will and live as they will people are always trying to force their own way of thinking on others.

The world does not need to change. It is a perfect creation, unlike people. If people could change today the world would become a paradise this very day. The key is LOVE and Respect. Two words we use rather freely, but in reality, they are over used and meaningless. The bottom line is there are few if any problems. We have to learn to live and die according to nature laws. As i have stated often, there is no death, for energy can neither be created not destroyed, it only changes like water to steam and back to water.

Live fully without fear, threat those around as you would like to be treated, respects nature and have faith in the divine, for it exists, call it God or any other name you like, there is the perfection which we must all strive for, for when we reach this perfection problems will cease to be.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Wars Coming

I hate to say I told you so but since my last Blog about this President, all I said has transpired. Now we have State's going against our own Government, we have a war on the Mexcio border, which are getting worse by the day. We have uprisings now going on in Egypt, which are spreading all over the middle east. Now, Jaruslium feels the United States is abandoning them and just may have to take action on for their own survival.
We have a Government that is failing to provide jobs for the people. Our debt is growing in leaps and bounds, and this President just keeps spending. Now our Government is taking even more control over private industries,banks and our health programs. Our borders are so porous anyone can enter with a nuclear bomb. We have a congress that is so liberal we are on the verge of becoming a socialist county. I can only hope someone with common sense in this Government takes action to prevent a major War, which just may end our existence.