Category: George R. R. Martin

bookrev: Sunrise Tai Chi by Ramel Rones 0

bookrev: Sunrise Tai Chi by Ramel Rones

Sunrise Tai Chi provides an introduction to Tai Chi Chuan, with easy to understand descriptions of the history and principles, plus visualizations to help with the hard-to-understand breathing/mental disciplines and a short “Sunrise Tai...

bookrev: Old Frame Chen Family Taijiquan by Mark Chen 1

bookrev: Old Frame Chen Family Taijiquan by Mark Chen

Since it is reputably the most practiced form of Taijiquan, finding English language books on Yang style Taijiquan is pretty straightforward; there are several, particularly by Dr. Yang, Jwing-ming that one can refer to....

bookrev: Embryonic Breathing (Qigong Meditation) by Dr. Yang, Jwing-Ming 4

bookrev: Embryonic Breathing (Qigong Meditation) by Dr. Yang, Jwing-Ming

Qi (or chi) is viewed with skepticism by some, as reality by others or as mysticism. This series of books (starting with Embryonic Breathing and continuing with Small Circulation) presents data and perspectives from...

First tai chi tournament 0

First tai chi tournament

It was a long week. Trying to close partnerships and/or sales at the end of the year is work I would wish on no friend and only on a few enemies (you know who...

I should be able to run a 5K, shouldn’t I??? 0

I should be able to run a 5K, shouldn’t I???

My industrious wife formed a team to walk in the Komen Race for the Cure in Houston October 6. The team name is “Komen Get It”….catchy, eh? Somehow (as usually happens) I got talked...

Wiki-washers and grave-Digg-ers 1

Wiki-washers and grave-Digg-ers

By day, I masquerade as someone who knows a thing or two about digital security and identity. So when my friend and collegue Charles mentioned wikiscanner to me, my split personality showed: one side...

Congrats and best of luck to Wushu Kung-Fu Fed team 0

Congrats and best of luck to Wushu Kung-Fu Fed team

The team from the school where I take Taichi, Wushu Kung-Fu Federation, won the team trophy at the recent combined Houston International Martial Arts Championship and USAWKF National Championships. I’ve seen the trophy, but...

One month of Taiji and five years of Karate under my belts 5

One month of Taiji and five years of Karate under my belts

My novel, Dusk Before the Dawn, has characters whose daily rituals involve martial arts training. My son and I trained and studied Soo Bahk Do Moo Duk Kwan (a Korean martial art) for five...

essay: Book Expo America, NYC, June 2007 4

essay: Book Expo America, NYC, June 2007

A first time novelist’s first time at the show I went to BEA (and took my wife and son) for many reasons: My first book (Dusk Before the Dawn) was up for a 2006...

bookrev: The Way of Energy by Master Lam Kam-Chuen 1

bookrev: The Way of Energy by Master Lam Kam-Chuen

Excellent step-by-step introductory Qigong (Chi Kung) manual The Way of Energy provides a step-by-step, almost month-to-month introduction to the practice of Qigong. Many Qigong books are too “Eastern” for Westerners to read, or are...

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