Month: January 2012

K’ihap – the purpose of yelling in martial arts

One of the first concepts I teach new students of Tae Kwon Do is the K’ihap. This roughly translates to “yell” in Korean. For the origin of the word, see the wikipedia article and search for K’ihap. Why do we


You have probably heard many times in your life about the concept of visualization. Typically the context is sports, or something physical: visualize the perfect golf swing, hitting the basket as time expires, etc. I’m here to tell you that


Experimentation can enable you to accomplish some great things. When I talk about the concept of “experimenting,” I’m referring to the process by which you test and then refine ideas and processes.

New Experiences versus New Possessions

I believe it is better to spend your hard-earned money on new experiences rather than new things. Some people argue that paying for an experience means that you dish out lots of money and only get to do something once,

Maximize Keyboard, Minimize Mouse (and some keyboard shortcuts)

One of the most useful productivity enhancements I’ve implemented in the last year has been a shift to use the keyboard as much as possible, and the mouse as little as possible. You might think, “Really? How does that provide