Category Archives: Martial Arts

The Year of the Fire Monkey

I remember standing with Jet Li in some mountainous part of China nine years ago when he transformed, before my eyes, into a monkey. As he moved about uncannily, shape-shifting and demonstrating monkey style kung fu, I tried to get a fix on the bewildering system. “No system,” he said. “With monkey, the heart leads… Read More »

KUNG FU: Don’t Leave Home Without It

As time rolls on, the more I realize what a treasure kung fu is in my life. Not that I’ve never recognized that before, but in these recent months of traveling hard and juggling multiple projects and deadlines, I realize that my daily martial arts practice is the secret to pulling it all off. The… Read More »