SPIRIT TRAINING {Tai Chi Zombies}

SPIRIT TRAINING {Tai Chi Zombies}

That moment when you find yourself in the dark, with your eyes half closed, moving slowly, without a thought. When you know that there is a long journey ahead of you and there is no end in sight anytime soon. I’m trying to feel what’s going on in my body as my mind...
WEAPON MINDFULNESS {Searching For Tribal Blades Part III}

WEAPON MINDFULNESS {Searching For Tribal Blades Part III}

The rental company said that because the bike broke down over 80km away, I had to make my own way back. This wasn’t explained to me when I rented it, I more than assertively expressed. I was in the middle of nowhere and everyone just zoomed by when I stuck my thumb...
HEADHUNTER SWORDS {Searching For Tribal Blades Part II}

HEADHUNTER SWORDS {Searching For Tribal Blades Part II}

The strain of the last three hours was no longer an issue. I had arrived in Lachau, the small village near the Malaysian and Indonesian border of Borneo. I read that this place is where the Iban headhunting tribe come from the Indonesian side, over the mountain ridge...
ROADTRIP IN BORNEO {Searching For Tribal Blades Part I}

ROADTRIP IN BORNEO {Searching For Tribal Blades Part I}

Over the years of practicing Tai Chi I have learned to move in certain ways and to react naturally in different situations, both physically and energetically. I do this all the time in every day activities when it goes almost unnoticed, or if dealing with soreness and...
BITTERSWEET SURRENDER {Meditate On The Blade Part II}

BITTERSWEET SURRENDER {Meditate On The Blade Part II}

From now on we would not only leave the jovialness to a certain time and place, we would be expected to take the training a helluva lot more seriously and do exactly as he says if we were wanting to get good at this stuff. So no being late, no stupid jokes, no...