Exercise or practice of an art, science, or skill. (Merriam-Webster dictionary)

Every person has some praxis that interest and fascinates them. This often becomes our hobbies and sometimes our vocations. I intend to write about my own, which are:


From the bowyer of archaic bows to modern target shooting, and all the usages of the bow through history and modern time.


For a hundred years the field has changed the very nature of human civilization, giving us computers, instant communications, and a thousand other tools.


Of all the animals ever partnered by humans, the horse is the most useful. The skills developed over millennia for working with equines are diverse.


Originally an Indian spiritual practice, it has gone on to be a rapid changing global system of physical techniques with many diverse manifestations.

Martial Arts

The number of combat arts developed by Humanity is legion. Each culture and society has developed their own.

Bow hunting: Tree stand versus Still hunting

Let me start by saying that these are merely my opinions and observations on the differences between these two styles of bow hunting. Over the years I have meet many people that prefer one over the other, and some hunters who find them both merely two useful aspects...

Thoughts on 8 yoga poses for a bad back

Recently I watched a yoga video that suggested 8 yoga poses that would help people with back problems. The yogini was a talented instructor, who was very competent at instructing and demonstrating the poses. To an experienced yoga practioner, the flow she suggested...

The Essence of Shaolin White Crane

The Essence of Shaolin White Crane: Martial Power and Qigong by Dr. Yang, Jwing-Ming from the YMAA Publication Center is a book I just added to my training material. I have long been a fan of Dr. Yang's teachings, but what caught my attention about this book was its...