These are just some thoughts and concepts that I think apply to many (most?) styles of martial arts. I have been training since 1981, and I have been fortunate to have worked with a wide variety of styles and instructors. In the course of my ever-continuing journey, a lot of concepts have come together for me, helping me to progress and to teach. I strongly feel that websites should not just be advertisements, but they should have actual content that can benefit interested netizens. So I’m sharing. If anything here helps you, you’re more than welcome, and if it doesn’t help or doesn’t even apply I appreciate your consideration of these ramblings.