Category Archive: Healthy Lifestyle

Jan 01 2009

“Reality” check from George Mattson’s “Swamp” dojo!

“Reality” check from George Mattson’s “Swamp” dojo! I’m going to tackle a subject that I’ve covered many times in the past.  Although most of my students and many of my associates clearly understand my position on the subject, others continue to hammer away blissfully, shadowboxing with words and rallying enthusiastically against a foe that only …

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Dec 18 2008

Happiness is Contagious

Healthy Lifestyle Tip: Happiness Is Contagious Do you ever wonder whether happy people have something that keeps them cheerful, chipper and able to see the good in everything? It turns out they do, they have happy friends. New research from Harvard Medical School and the University of California suggests that happiness is influenced not only …

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Dec 14 2008

Art of fighting vs Reality

One of the  most misunderstood concepts students have while training, is the relationship of our Uechi-ryu art to actual fighting. I often tell the story of my early training on Okinawa in the ’50s and a new student who, after his first lesson, wanted to “test” his fighting skills in a bar, just using his …

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Dec 11 2008

Color yourself healthy

As you know, being active with others provides time to socialize and build relationships. Keep that in mind as the holidays approach. Remember to share delicious, healthy meals and to finish them off with some physical activity. Healthy Lifestyle Tip: Sweet potatoes – Color yourself healthy The Sweet Potato is King; a nearly perfect food …

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Dec 11 2008

Healthy Lifestyle

You can and should enjoy this time of year. But remember, no matter where you are, you always have choices. Always strive to make the best decision based on your options. Healthy Lifestyle Tip: Simple and Sensible Of course you know this stuff, but in the interest of limiting the January pain, here’s a quick …

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