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Books, movies and my own writings. And yes, Martial Arts and Philosophy do go together.

Chocolate (the martial arts movie, not the candy) 1

Chocolate (the martial arts movie, not the candy)

The same director and martial arts choreographer who did Tony Jaa’s Ong-Bak and Tom-Yum-Goong worked on this 2008 Thai film, which, like Ong-Bak has a sometimes difficult to follow plot, great fighting stunts and...

Quiet Teacher by Arthur Rosenfeld 2

Quiet Teacher by Arthur Rosenfeld

In the 2nd Xenon Pearl martial arts thriller from Mr. Rosenfeld, Xenon is presented not as the master martial artist of movie and legend, calm and reflecting inner quiet, but as a troubled human,...

Ong Bak 2 with Tony Jaa 0

Ong Bak 2 with Tony Jaa

A good martial arts movie doesn’t need subtitles or bad English dubbing to be enjoyed! Martial arts movies can be campy or classy, too much wire or too much blood, short on story and...

Interview with Jonathan Maberry at SF Signal 1

Interview with Jonathan Maberry at SF Signal

SFSignal.com has posted an interview I did with Jonathan Maberry, martial artist and author of Patient Zero, a techno-thriller. Patient Zero is a fast paced read, featuring Joe Ledger, a no-nonsense, no-hesitation fighter who...

Dragonball, kids and chi 2

Dragonball, kids and chi

My son grew up watching Dragonball and Dragonball Z, which means, of course, that I watched a lot of it with him (yeah, yeah, I play video games and watch cartoons with my kid,...

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...

Self reliance, responsibility and Obama 1

Self reliance, responsibility and Obama

When our newly seated President has to be the adult in the room and tell the American public to be more self-reliant and responsible (excerpts at the end of this post), it certainly makes...

Mine and my son’s most anticipated movie of 2009 0

Mine and my son’s most anticipated movie of 2009

Tony Jaa in Ong Bak 2 After Ong Bak, then The Protector, we’ve been waiting for the next from muay thai martial arts expert Tony Jaa. Already released in December in Thailand, Ong Bak...

The funniest masterpiece I have ever read 1

The funniest masterpiece I have ever read

Ultimate Kudos: Lamb by Christopher Moore I occasionally snicker when reading, often smile. But rarely do I bust out laughing. I did it once reading the drill sergeant scene in John Scalzi’s Old Man’s...

bookrev: Mucho Mojo by Joe R. Lansdale 0

bookrev: Mucho Mojo by Joe R. Lansdale

The novel is one of a series featuring Hap Collins and Leonard Pine, a white day laborer and a black gay man who end up solving gruesome and violent crimes in East Texas. Both...

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