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Hundred Schools of Thought: The Dojo of the East (With Kung Fu Grip!)

I keep telling Hunter that all of these Mixed Mental Arts ideas are stuck in books, just waiting to be let out! Well, that’s always been the case, all over the world. The...

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A White Belt’s Wet Dream: Making a Case for CrossFit

“You need not be great to start, but you must start to be great.” This quote has been recycled so many times that I have no idea who said it originally, but there are very few...

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We Do Need Education. We Don’t Need No Thought Control.

One of the astonishing things about cultural evolution is the ways in which the meanings of words mutate. Sometimes, like Blinky the three-eyed fish, words shift subtly. And...

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The Romance of the 196 Kingdoms: If you don’t like what bad ISIS is doing, then help us build good ISIS.

Sometime after college, I stumbled on the fact that out of thousands of years of literature, there were four novels that the Chinese people had picked out as the greats. Think...