Master Pearson’s new book, “Inside Taekwondo” is now available on Amazon and will be available at other major booksellers in a couple of weeks. His new book is a collection ...
Master Pearson’s book “Inside Taekwondo” is now available on iBooks for Apple devices: iPhone, iPad, etc. This electronic version of the book is in full color and has lots of pictures not contained in the print version. Pick up your copy today…..
As most of the readers of this blog know, I am constantly taking classes in various martial arts in hopes of gaining some new insight into my practice. Currently, I have been taking classes at a local Aikido school. When I attend classes at that school I wear a blue belt. That is the rank […]
This week seems like a perfect week to write about the dandelion. It will soon be sprouting fresh leaves and sunny yellow flowers. I love it when dandelions coat lawns in yellow, then I know it is spring! While it is a little early for eating the leaves and flowers, the root is still around […]
This surprisingly common and useful plant is Hypericum perforatum. It is most often called St. John’s Wort. I have also seen it referred to as St. Joan’s Wort. Its flowers and leaves are both very distinctive. The small (less than 1/2 inch in diameter) flowers have black dots along the margins and appear fuzzy in […]
As most for you already know, Master Pearson is selling his condo. In preparation for his move, he has been packing and in the process finding some older videos and pictures of when he, and other Shin Ho Kwan black belts, where much younger. This video is a collection of four videos of Master Pearson […]
Koan (kong’an in Korean) is a Sino-Japanese word. That is to say, it originated in the Chinese language (gong’an) and is now used in Japan. The word is made up of two characters: 公案. The first character, 公 (Ko) means “public” and the second character, 案 (An) means, “case”. So together, the characters translate as […]
Greetings, Last week I was privileged to host Master Pearson here in Connecticut. He returned to offer CPR, first aid, and AED training and certification to the teachers of the Noah’s Ark Early Childhood Learning Center at the synagogue where I work. It was such a pleasure to have him return to the CT but […]
Considering the commonality and usefulness of the mint plants, I am surprised I haven’t shared them here already. This is a plant (well, really several related plants) that can be found growing in many places including heavily populated areas, often cultivated and/ or escaped from cultivation. As my mom always told me, once you have mint, […]