The Rest of Taido/Blog

Lots of people use this site as a resource for learning technical details and Taido theory. I think that’s spectacularly good, but there’s more to Taido than memorizing the gojokun and watching videos of hokei from some tournament five years ago. Sometimes even just training isn’t enough unless we keep a clear view of the big picture.

There’s a whole other side of Taido: the soul side.

I’ve collected some of my favorite articles about Taido’s soul – the stuff that makes Taido fun and worthwhile. Without the soul, this is just another hobby. Reading through these articles will get you thinking about what Taido really means to you.

Does thinking replace practice? No. But nor can practice replace thinking. To really get the most out of this Taido thing, you need to do both.

The Rest of Taido/Blog is about 50 pages worth of thinking that will enrich your practice. You’ll get a link to download it for free, immediately after you sign up via the form below.

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4 thoughts on “The Rest of Taido/Blog”

  1. snazzy book sounds enticing, sign me up!

    also, thanks for coming to our little penal colony, i always enjoy hearing peoples ideas on taido and trying new forms of practice.

  2. I just finished up reading everything. I had already read most stuff about 2 years ago, when I was an absolute beginner, but now I understand most of these ideas a lot better. Anyway, I just wanted to say that I really appreciate all the work you’ve put in to these articles. This is one of the few places with reading resources in English, and I feel as if I am learning Taido a lot quicker than I otherwise would.

    So again, thanks!

    1. That’s great, Amir. I’m very glad to help.

      Part of what you wrote reminded me of something I’ve found to be true in my training. Sometimes, it feels like we’re going in circles. We keep returning to the same things again and again, and each time is as challenging and frustrating as the first. What we have a difficult time seeing is our own progress. Though we feel we’re going around in circles, we’re actually spiraling up higher and higher with each revolution.

      Every time we return to an “old” idea, there is the chance to learn something new from it.

      Thanks for reminding me of that.

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