Finding The Right Vessel At Boat Shows

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Boat shows are the best way to check out the new seasonal offerings before you hit the water this year. As you shop the boat shows in your area, though, what, primarily, should you shop for in a new boat? This guide should help. First, look around the boat shows near you for a good […]


How To Raise Your Kids In A Balanced Way

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Although many everyone has their own different styles of parenting, there are 4 main styles of parenting. These four different styles are authoritarian, authoritative, permissive, and than uninvolved. Uninvolved parenting is really just a lack of parenting. It is hard on children and should not be the way of parenting. Kids suffer issues such as […]


Graco High Chair Guide

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There are many different kinds of graco high chairs such as the graco travel lite table high chair that is a portable high chair, the easy chair high chair, the graco harmony high chair, and the graco comtempo high chair. The usual cost for a graco high chair cost around about forty to two hundred […]


4 Parenting Styles

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Every grandmother and grandfather will tell you hilarious stories of their children when they were first born. And for every funny and touching story they have, they will be able to tell you another for every hardship they encountered. Parenting is something that is done in many different ways by each parent. The following are […]


Home Styles In Real Estate Ads The Meaning

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Whether you’re buying or selling, reading real estate ads can be confusing. Here’s a primer on the styles mentioned in the ads. Home Styles What’s the difference between a Tudor and Colonial style? What about a Colonial and Dutch Colonial? Read on to find out. “Colonial,” “Georgian,” or “Federal” style Terms used when talking about […]


Understanding Queen Anne Architecture

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Queen Anne style homes are often easy to spot, but hard to define. It’s partially that elusivity combined with distinctness that makes the style so attractive to buyers and preservationists across the nation. Queen Anne homes are often referred to as the most ornate buildings of the Victorian era, and combine a variety of aesthetics […]


My Kung Fu Master Is 200 Years Old

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OK, if you’re reading my articles regularly, you know that I like learning new martial arts styles. Mostly I’ve focused on the Northern Chinese styles, the ones based around Wudang Mountain. I learned the classical Snake Style Kung Fu as a change up from jiu jutsu, and then learned a bit about the Southern (or […]


Fashions Heating Up The Beach

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It is not just clothing for an outdoor lifestyle, skating and surfing apparel is a way of life, especially for those looking to dress for the southern California style. Skating, surfing, and motocross require participants and spectators to look their best and those who take the sports seriously know that dressing the part is an […]


Getting A Kick Out Of Different Martial Arts Part 2

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What happens when you combine techniques from the different forms of martial arts? You get what is called Mixed Martial Arts, which is also commonly known as MMA. Mixed Martial Arts is a combination of a variety of styles of the art, in which opponents attempt to overpower the other using a variety of techniques. […]


Aviator Sunglasses Sleek And Stylish On All Consumers

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Have you seen the latest styles put out by Oakley, Gargoyles, Action Options, or Bolle? Chances are you have seen the sleek and stylish aviator sunglasses that are and have been very popular for a couple years now. This sleek look is a great way to protect your eyes from the harmful rays while keeping […]


Getting A Kick Out Of Different Martial Arts Part 1

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Martial arts are a sport that combines a variety of different methods of combat. In some cases, martial arts are used only for use, in other cases; martial arts are used in head-to-head combat, in generally controlled situations, such as matches or shows. Because martial arts includes a variety of different styles, it is normal […]


Express Your Personality With A Beach Cruiser Or Lowrider

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Look cool, be cool with a beach cruiser or a lowrider. New car models come out every year. When you look at them, can you really tell the difference between them? You could do that in the 1950s, for sure, but today? No, they mostly look the same. That isn’t the case with bicycles. Bicycling […]


The Fundamental Hand Skills And Stances That Make Up The Core Of Southern Boxing

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As most of you know, I primarily study jujitsu, and Northern (animal style) Kung Fu as my primary forms of martial arts. I dabble in other styles, from Shaolin to Kempo to Tae Kwon do on the hard side, and work out with Wing Chun and Tai Chi Chuan with my father, and teach a […]


If You Could Choose Your Shaolin Kung Fu Master Who Would It Be

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One of the fun things about martial arts is that it teaches you a bit of history as you go through it, and the bull sessions after a good workout are great. One of the bull sessions that Steve, Aaron and I had recently, after closing down the dojo, was sort of like fantasy league […]


The Basics Of Mountain Biking

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Learning more about mountain biking will help you enjoy the sport more. Knowledge is key to having the right bike and equipment for your ride. If you want a good way to spend time outside having fun, then you may want to try mountain biking. If you are looking for a fun adrenaline rush, then […]


Sambo The Unique And Effective Russian Fighting Art

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Developed in the former Soviet Union and recognized as an official sport by the USSR All-Union Sports Committee in 1938, Sambo is a modern martial art. It is most definitely a combat sport and also a self defense system. Sometimes referred to in the USA as Sombo, Sambo literally means “self-defense without a weapon” and […]


Open Hand Basics Part 1 Of 2

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The teet lung pai system taught at Clear’s Silat Schools includes pentjak and kuntao silat, tai chi, and aspects of shaolin chuan kung-fu, hsing-I and paqua. Although these systems are diverse in both origin and substance, they share one key similarity – the open hand concept. This article will concentrate on the benefits of the […]


Chinese Martial Arts

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Many of us in the western world view the martial arts as either a basic sport or a means of self-defense. The depth of our knowledge is based on what we’ve seen in Hollywood films. In reality, the martial arts are varied among eastern countries, with roots that can be traced back thousands of years. […]


Coming To America Jow Ga Kung Fu

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I recently got to go as a guest teacher at another school that focuses on Jow Ga Kung Fu. Now, I like learning new Kung Fu styles, and have mostly focused on the Northern Chinese styles, which tend to be more holistic than the Shao Lin styles from the south. Since it’s discourteous to show […]


Climbing Classes For Beginners

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Are you interested in learning the exciting and exhilarating sport of climbing? It is surely an activity that is adventurous and awe-inspiring. Learning how to climb is not something you can learn on your own or through reading. Taking a class on climbing is the best (and really the only) way to learn how to […]