I love Universities. The students are old enough to have some experience under their belts, yet young enough to still be curious and have the passion to answer the What Ifs of our world.
I’m on break for my Tuesday afternoon, having a green juice while overlooking the lagoon on campus at UCSB. Great energy here with a great vibe.
I have one more class today, teaching Airikai Self Defense to a group of about thirty.
When was the last time you questioned our existence and went to a University to absorb the energy from the students? It is a great reminder that we all have questions and that you will not only be accepted for asking them, but even encouraged to do so.
I remember coming here over 5 years ago to write my first book, The Fire Within. I had written the book over a dozen times and restarted for numerous reasons.
At last, Finals were nearing and I just so happened to be on campus. The energy of the studious students set me on my path as I sat in a quaint coffee shop and wrote my first book.
Just one of the many experiences I have of visiting Universities and being rewarded by success. Looking forward to the class this afternoon and watching the girls try to pin each other on the ground and learn the philosophy of Airikai!
I’ve been writing on this book for awhile and wrote the forward to it this past week. You can check it out by clicking the book. The forward touches upon my childhood and explains why I have the views I do & the birth of their formation. Here’s an excerpt: “This is that story and [...]
If you want a taste of South America, Santa Barbara offers Buenos Aires Cafe right across the street from the Arlington. You may enjoy live music and cultured dancing Wednesday through Saturday with tango one night followed by a Brazilian Samba the next. They apparently have club dancing In weekends, though I made it on [...]
Another night of making music for me. I have recently purchased quite the ensemble for creating film scores. I now have some great war drums, brass instruments, epic violins and cellos, and a choir to finish things off. I have a great handle on ambient music and you can see many of my tracks composed [...]
I am on a trip to wine country today with some friends and wanted to share the experience. A lot of people don’t like wine, though they also don’t understand that wine is an experience, not just a taste. Santa Ynez is a slow, and peaceful area set back in the mountains with a cool [...]