My friend and student Ray Silos brought his giant ring (aka a cyr wheel) to my Bagua class one day to share how he applies his (Bagua) training to his profession as a circus performer.  I gotta say that the video really does NOT do his craft justice… What an experience when seen live!  Wow!……

One of the scariest moments of my life happened at a closed door SWAT team workshop that I did in Gilbert, AZ.  I was demonstrating some applications of the basic movements of bagua… how functional surfaces come to be by simply keeping the integrity of the form.  At the end of the progression my forearm…

A few weeks before this project I was involved in an accident that totaled my car… it wasn’t my fault… I swear!  I have the police report to prove it. I also have a few staples in my head (sounds worse than it was).  Prior to the accident, Subaru Hawaii commissioned me to do a…

This creative exercise was a chance for my team and I to demonstrate to Hawaii educators that cool effects can be done with simple tools.  The video was created without the use of any special effects programs.  Can you figure out how it was done? If you haven’t already figure it out, here’s how we…

In September of 2011, seven friends/students and I spent a month in Nepal trekking the Annapurna Circuit… a 200 mile journey that took us to a height of almost 18,000 ft.  What a humbling and life defining experience!  We walked an average of 9 hours and 15 miles per day and got broken down in…

This piece is a collab project that I am most proud to be a part of.  The piece is a collage of murals individually created by each member of the artist group The Barnstormers using elements that could found in our immediate surroundings… grass, leaves, twigs, brooms, rocks, sand, rope, etc.  In some respects, this…

Recently visited the Po Lin Monastery in Hong Kong and decided to pay respects and thanks to all who came before me by sharing my life’s work. Amazing that no one stepped onto the platform til the end… before I did the form, the place was packed! The power of sincerity never ceases to amaze…

‘Uke’ is a Japanese word that means ‘to receive’.   The art of ukemi is the ability to skillfully receive a technique.  In essence, it is the skill of being vulnerable for the betterment of someone else. As the Buddhist saying goes, “The only thing constant in life is change.  Refusal to accept change results in…

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