Inner Dharma: Martial Arts & Culture
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The phrase Inner Dharma refers to the idea of hidden meaning, following a path true to one's heart. It is also a play on words, as I used to teach Modern Jujutsu near the Inner Harbor of Baltimore and Bodhi Dharma is the founder of Zen Buddhism and mythical inventor of the practice of martial arts at the historical Shaolin temple. This website hosts a blog that explores my perspectives on martial arts and physical culture, with a focus on Chinese Internal Martial Arts (nèijiaquán) and Classical Japanese Swordsmanship (koryu kenjutsu).
I currently practice several martial arts, including:
- Hebei Xingyiquan
- Yin & Cheng Style Baguazhang
- Northern Wu Style Taijiquan
- Kashima Shinden Jikishin Kage-ryu
- Katori Shinto-ryu
In the past, I have taught modern jujutsu.
I maintain a strong interest in Tantric Buddhism and Vinyasa Yoga. I completed a 200-hour level teacher training in hatha yoga in 2006. I have taught Vinyasa Yoga at Charm City Yoga's Fells Point and Towson studios. I attended the Kalachakra Empowerment for World Peace held by His Holiness The Dalai Lama in 2011.
Please contact me at the email address below with any comments or questions.