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...
SHUT UP AND SWEAT {Meditate On The Blade Part I}

SHUT UP AND SWEAT {Meditate On The Blade Part I}

The pen is mightier than the sword, we have all heard. Going deeper into that saying, we find that the pen is an expression of the mind and so the mind is mightier than the sword. But I would like to take it one step further and say that the mind is the sword, the...