Author Archives: Robert Walther

Older… But Not Weaker

As a kid, I was amazed to read about Morihei Ueshiba, the Founder of Aikido. I was just starting out and I knew how tough it was for me to get a grip on sparring and randori when facing one opponent. But … Continue reading

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Past the Violence

It was at a Karate tournament at Varsity Arena in Toronto that I first witnessed Karate that knows no borders…that stretches way beyond the physical. One of those moments when what you imagined when you heard the tales of the … Continue reading

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Really Slow Tai Chi

Tai Chi is a beautiful art, no doubt about it. As with good Karate Kata or Taekwondo forms, the transitions from one posture to the next can become, with much practise, aesthetically pleasing to perform – and to watch. As … Continue reading

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Proud to be a Girl!

Listen…can you hear my voice?  Read… can you see what I think? I am proud to be a girl. I was not born to be pushed around – by anyone. My mind belongs to me. No one dictates to me what I should … Continue reading

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Teaching Kids

Teaching Kids “K ids? No way! I don’t want to teach kids. My martial art is serious.” There are a fair number of instructors who hold the view that teaching kids is nothing but a form of babysitting –especially teaching the … Continue reading

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