ONE OF THE MOST INSPIRING SONGS FOR ANY MARTIAL ARTIST. IN MY OPINION ANYWAY…

Hello everyone! I hope you are all doing well, I present to you today another song with a righteous message. This is a short song that was the theme of the 1980’s movie “The Last Dragon” a very entertaining and inspiring movie. Whenever I hear this song it still give me the same chills I had as a teenager in love with the martial arts. For me the song is simple and true. I will illustrate and summarize the lyrics below, to give you more insight into why this song resonates so much with me.



[Verse 1]
Now all the masters know
That you need the glow
You need the glow, the glow to grow

This verse gives me chills now because it is a truth that I have experienced as I have mastered my own martial arts system Shu Ha Ri Do. All of the knowledge that I consumed throughout the late 80’s  and through the 90’s produced bright light inside of me. This light began to glow on the outside for many to see and they started gathering one by one and two by two to learn from me. I was nothing I planned it just happened because of the tons of seminars and books I poured through, as I’ve mentioned before I even copied the dictionary during this time. The most powerful motivation I had during this time was my relationship with God. The knowledge about his purpose to heal and restore mankind filled my heart and soul and spurred me on to become who I am today. Little did I know I would become a version of what this song is about. For me the glow is the righteous knowledge from God that filled my heart and made his passion for  my passion. I train to master myself and I teach others to do the same.

[Verse 2]
If you love to live, you live to love
Hah, you got to move to the upper level
Cause when you got the glow
There ain’t no stopping
What you want to do
Hah oh

Indeed you have to move to the upper level, indeed when you have the glow there is no stopping you.

 



[Bridge]
To reach that upper level
Your mind, body and soul must be one
It’s a sacrifice
It takes hard work
It’s a way of life

Your mind body and soul must be one this is the essence and truth behind the meaning of the Shu Ha Ri Do Self Mastery symbol shown below.The fire represents the soul/spirit your feelings, passions, ambitions, motivations, what drives you. The water represents your body, and the light represents the light and knowledge of the mind. I did not plan this it simply unfolded in my hands. What happened to me was, due to my voracious consumption of righteous knowledge on mastering self, my sacrifice of embracing 6 years of celibacy before marriage and my dedication to training. I simply “gave birth” in other words to everything that is Shu Ha Ri Do, my books, and more. Books by Sifu

[Chorus]
When you got the glow
You feel the one (You feel the one)
When you got the glow
Your body’s gold (Your body’s gold)
So don’t let go
Of the power of elevation (Power)
(Talk about that glow)

“The Power of Elevation” there is so much meaning for me in that statement. Suffice it to say that the more you elevate the more powerful you become to have influence on people.  Your influence can elevate others. Is your influence righteous? This power and mindset in the wrong hands can have the opposite effect. I hope this post has inspired you and given you the insight you need to push forward in your pursuit of Self Mastery under Heaven, Godspeed

.MUSIC WITH A RIGHTEOUS MESSAGE A LOOK IN TO 80’S RAP DUO ERIC B. AND RAKIM SONG PAID IN FULL

HAVE YOU EVER FELT THIS WAY? PONDER THE LYRICS OF THIS POWERFUL FLY LIKE AN EAGLE REMAKE BY SEAL

POWERFUL SONG ABOUT DAUGHTERS, THAT ALL MEN NEED TO HEAR THERE IS MUCH TO ABSORB FROM THESE LYRICS!

THE OAK IS IN THE ACORN. A GOOD TREE CANNOT BEAR BAD FRUIT. WHAT KIND OF TREE ARE YOU?

 



FOCUS OF THE DAY. NOTHING IS SOFTER OR MORE FLEXIBLE THAN WATER, YET NOTHING CAN RESIST IT…HOW ARE YOU LIVING?

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STEAM EXPLOSION

Whether liquid, solid, or vapor what can resist water? In a word, nothing! There is much to be learned simply by observing water. Much that can be applied to our lives. I have mentioned in a previous post how my ultimate inspiration JESUS said “I am the living water” and how another inspiration of mine Bruce Lee said “be water my friend”. Well, I would like to share a quote with you from another person who inspired me.

FROM WATER TO ICE A FLEX FIST BOXING CONCEPT

 



LAO TSE’S THOUGHTS ON WATER

Nothing in the world is as soft and yielding as water. Yet for dissolving the hard and inflexible, nothing can surpass it. The soft overcomes the hard, the gentle overcomes the rigid.

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CRASHING WAVE

Everyone knows this is true, but few put it into practice. Therefore the Master remains serene in the midst of sorrow. Evil cannot enter his heart. Because he has given up helping, he is the people’s greatest help. True words seem paradoxical. -Lao Tse-

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FROZEN SOLID

I would like to add a little more insight into what Lao Tse means when he says “because he has given up helping, he is the people’s greatest help”. When we think of helping someone most times we think of putting forth effort. For many, to help does not come natural it is something that they have to remind or force themselves to do, which requires effort. However, when you think in terms of water, ask yourself where is the effort in water?

 



There is none, water is effort-LESS. We will become the “greatest” help when our help to humanity is effortless. This requires wisdom. The wisdom to know that there are systems of oppression in place that have broken the backbone of children and families everywhere! Once you become aware of and  acknowledge this fact, compassion should be automatic. Then whatever you can offer to uplift, inspire, inform, and protect children and families should be given freely and effortlessly.  Just how water flows, and changes from one form to the next effortlessly, so you should live your life.

 

 



This is a big part of the meaning of the Shu Ha Ri Do symbol. This is how I live. If it inspires you I encourage you to walk the path with me. Please feel free to browse the many articles I written on this blog there is so much powerful information that I share here. It is my hope that I have inspired some. Godspeed in your quest for self mastery under the Kingdom of Heaven…

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FROM WATER TO ICE, A FLEX FIST BOXING CONCEPT

THE PROCESS OF BECOMING… IF SWORDS COULD SPEAK! ARE YOU LIKE A SWORD? READ AND BE ENCOURAGED!

THE “OAK” IS IN THE ACORN. A GOOD TREE CANNOT BEAR BAD FRUIT. WHAT KIND OF TREE ARE YOU?

How humble are you can you learn from a caterpillar? Part II sort of…

BEWARE OF THE WEB WEAVER

ARE YOU AS SMART AS AN INSECT? OR SMARTER?

WISDOM OF THE DAY…ZERO ANXIETY…WHAT CAN YOU LEARN FROM A PORCUPINE OR HEDGEHOG?

 

 

JOE LEWIS “FATHER OF KICKBOXING” AND 7 TIME WORLD CHAMPION, TALKS ABOUT WHAT BRUCE LEE TAUGHT HIM

In a world where so many are not truly aware of Bruce Lee’s impact on the martial arts, I feel a video like this gives proper honor to his legacy.

 




 



AWESOME 1964 VIDEO OF BRUCE LEE DEMONSTRATING INCREDIBLE SPEED!!!

Inspiring tribute to Bruce Lee

THE INFLUENCE OF BRUCE LEE CANNOT BE DENIED, HERE ARE 14 EXAMPLES!

HILARIOUS BRUCE LEE FIGHT SCENE GIFS!!!

Cool Star Wars CGI of Bruce Lee from the movie Chinese Connection.

AWESOME 1964 VIDEO OF BRUCE LEE DEMONSTRATING INCREDIBLE SPEED!!!

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MY ULTIMATE INSPIRATION IN THE MARTIAL ARTS. BRUCE LEE I LOVE HIM LIKE AN UNCLE I WAS TOLD BED-TIME STORES ABOUT BUT NEVER MET. In this video Bruce demonstrates his Kung Fu techniques which are just to fast to avoid.



THE INFLUENCE OF BRUCE LEE CANNOT BE DENIED, HERE ARE 14 EXAMPLES!

Inspiring tribute to Bruce Lee

HILARIOUS BRUCE LEE FIGHT SCENE GIFS!!!

Cool Star Wars CGI of Bruce Lee from the movie Chinese Connection.

 

THE INFLUENCE OF BRUCE LEE CANNOT BE DENIED, HERE ARE 14 EXAMPLES!

#БрюсЛи "Иди сюда"

Greetings everyone. For those of us who grew up in the 70’s and 80’s we are fully aware of the powerful influence of Bruce Lee and that he was not “just an actor”. I find such a notion preposterous. He has had such a powerful affect on my life as a martial artist that I would need a separate post to share all the ways. However, I am not going to go deep into his fighting ability in this post. I simply want to show how much his influence has shaped our entertainment over the decades from the 70’s to modern times. I present to you 14 Bruce Lee archetypes that we have all watched in cartoons or played in video games. Feel free to share your thoughts.

1. & 2. MARSHALL LAW AND FOREST LAW FROM TEKKEN

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3.BRUCE LEE ON DRAGON BALL Z

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4.BRUCE LEE AS FEI LONG ON STREET FIGHTER

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5.LU KANG FROM MORTAL KOMBAT

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6.JANN LEE FROM DEAD OR ALIVE

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7.ROCK LEE FROM NARUTO

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8.WEI SHEN FROM SLEEPING DOGS

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9.LONG FROM XUAN DOU ZHI WANG

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10.SPIKE SPIEGEL FROM COWBOY BEBOP

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11.KIM DRAGON FROM WORLD HEROES

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12.KENSHIRO FROM FIST OF THE NORTH STAR

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13.LI FROM DOUBLE DRAGON III

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14. CHIN TAMAEI FROM DOUBLE DRAGON

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TRAPS AND STANDING JOINT LOCK TRANSTIONS

In this video I show basic transitions we use in Shu Ha Ri Do to facilitate

standing joint locks. It is all about the “flow” of energy. Do not try to

“muscle” an attacker, “flow” with and redirect them with joint

manipulation. In this video you will learn a few useful techniques that, with

practice will help you control an attacker.

FROM WATER TO ICE, A FLEX FIST BOXING CONCEPT

Shu Ha Ri Do from past to present. A visual timeline.

Cool Star Wars CGI of Bruce Lee from the movie Chinese Connection.

 Grandmaster Bruce meets Star Wars

Bruce Lee, my favorite martial artist of all time, the one who inspired me, the King of Kung Fu! This video is a Bruce Lee meets Star Wars creation featured on the Bruce Lee instagram page posted and hosted by his daughter the awesome Shannon Lee! I thoroughly enjoyed this little scene.

 

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