by James Eke “A few fragments of memory, a few bright glimpses in the writings of the past, some old and weathered totem poles in the storage shed in the moldering remnants of the once magnificent carved post and the houses on the site of an old village — those are all that survive of […]Read More Haida Gwaii: The Legacy, The People
by James Eke (from Warrior’s Way Podcast episode #52) Life changes. That simple. You can fight it, you can feel bad about it, you can pretend it isn’t true but in the end you will have to face facts. Life moves onward. For me, this is a great lesson not only about the fragility and […]Read More Aging in the martial arts & a lesson from Haida Gwaii
by James Eke (from Podcast #50) All my relations. That is how the sweat lodge started. All my relations. That is how the sweat lodge ended. When you think of a sweat lodge you might think of a whole lot of different things about where or what an indigenous people’s healing and spiritual place of […]Read More Facing myself in a sweatlodge
by James Eke So you are part of a martial art school or maybe a gym and you are trying, or motivated by your teacher or trainer to get into better shape. It makes sense. We all want to be healthy and strong. At least we think we do. The thing is we are too […]Read More This is just too hard and takes too long
by James Eke This life is full of choices. Do we do this? Do we do that? We like this. We don’t like that. What we choose and how we choose it in a lot of ways defines the way we operate. We live in a time where we want what we want right now. […]Read More What do you want?
by James Eke So you want to take a break from training. Maybe it is an extended vacation. Maybe it is due to the demands of a relationship. Maybe you say you are burnt out. Maybe it is work/life demands. Maybe you are just simply good with making excuses. I am not going to be […]Read More So you want to take a break…
by James Eke Edith Garrud won’t leave my mind. If you haven’t listened to the podcast on her, stop reading and listen to Warrior’s Way Podcast episode 36. Go ahead, I’ll still be here when you return. Oh, you’re back. Thanks for listening (leave a review!). Hopefully you got something out of it. I […]Read More The Suffragette Who Knew Jiu-Jitsu: Edith Garrud