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Words from a Grateful Mom

Words from a Grateful Mom

Short version: Send your kids here.  Especially if they’re girls. Medium version: The school is not competitive, there’s no lockstep testing schedule, no tournaments; it’s just all about inner and outer strength, what each person can achieve, and being the best you...

The Indonesian Breathing Form

The Indonesian Breathing Form

What is The Indonesian Breathing Form? This form combines a series of movements with specific breathing techniques designed to strengthen your lungs, core, and overall health and wellness. Interested? Let us know and we'll teach it to you! Tell Me About This Video? In...

Goeroe Dee – Finding Her Tribe

Goeroe Dee – Finding Her Tribe

By Mas Sarah as part of their Second Degree Black Belt Test “It’s So Good” “Training a martial art, especially long term training, is so good for people. It’s so good. You have such a wide experience. You get a community that doesn’t leave you. And you grow, with...

The Rose

The Rose

The Rose of PoekoelanThe symbol of Poekoelan is a red rose lying on a black background with bamboo on either side. The rose is beautiful yet if you grab it, it has thorns. The bamboo symbolizes the flexibility we strive for in body, mind and spirit. In a heavy...

On Training for a Lifetime

On Training for a Lifetime

MGALouise is on the left, Bantoe Abby is to the right. Some amazing students are front and center! Our Sister School | Studio Naga Our sister school is in Oakland, California and is run by Mas Goeroe Agoeng Louise Rafkin. She often has wise words. Here is an essay she...

Magic Moments in a Sufi Shrine

Magic Moments in a Sufi Shrine

This is me in a snake stance with "Happy Camel" in the Cholistan Desert.Cholistan Desert, Pakistan 1990I was in Pakistan teaching special education, tutoring a private student and working directly for his family. They allowed me a lot of leeway in terms of where, what...

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