Janet O’Shea said she finds philosophy in her fists when practicing jeet kune do. While training in various martial arts forms, the UCLA professor of dance found deeper meaning and applied concepts of play and risk that she learned to other spheres of her life. O’Shea began to train in jeet kune do a few years after arriving at UCLA in 2008. She had already experimented with other martial art forms such as wing chun kung fu – after years of dancing, she wanted to share her experiences with martial arts in her upcoming book. Titled “Risk, Failure, Play: What Dance Reveals about Martial Arts Training,” the book examines a variety of martial arts including jeet kune do and delves into the nuances of boxing, kickboxing and grappling. Published Thursday, O’Shea’s book explores how play provides tools for approaching real-life situations. “I’m an ordinary person, not a champion fighter, nor did I go through any significant transformation … [Read more...] about UCLA professor’s book explores real-life applications of martial arts
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Peter Asco said he hasn’t caught a cold in 20 years. Asco credits his resilient health to the practice of tai chi, which not only has the ability to reinforce the immune system, but also offers a plethora of other physical and mental health benefits, such as stress relief, he said. In the upcoming winter quarter, Asco will celebrate his 20-year anniversary of teaching tai chi at UCLA. While Asco teaches tai chi classes to faculty and staff on campus through the FITWELL program, he said he also teaches students at the John Wooden Center and weekly sessions in the Fowler Museum’s Davis Courtyard. The free-to-the-public tai chi class will take place Friday at 11 a.m. in the Fowler Museum courtyard. “At the time that I came to UCLA to teach, there may have been workshops or presentations for tai chi, but there were no regular ongoing tai chi classes offered, so I started that trend,” he said. “The positive effects on your bodily system begin to take place on … [Read more...] about Tai chi instructor teaches health benefits of the martial art to students, faculty
Sections Skip to content Skip to site index Feature Across the country, time-limiting laws prevent scores of sexual assault cases from being prosecuted, in spite of persuasive evidence or a confession. Donna Palomba in May 2018. Credit Elinor Carucci for The New York Times Supported by ByRuth Padawer June 19, 2018 Around 1 a.m. on a Saturday in 1993, a man sneaked into Donna and John Palomba’s house in Waterbury, Conn. John was away for a long weekend, and Donna and her two young children were asleep when she awoke to the sound of heavy footsteps. She remembers seeing a masked man and screaming. An instant later, he was on her, threatening to hurt her if she didn’t comply. He covered her head with a pillowcase, wrapped nylon stockings around her mouth and eyes, bound her hands behind her back, cut open her underpants and raped her. Right before he fled, she recalls him saying: “If you call the pigs, I’ll come back and kill … [Read more...] about Should Statutes of Limitations for Rape Be Abolished?
Pearl Lam, Helen Molesworth, Lubaina Himid, Nato Thompson and Amy Sherald. Kaitlyn Flannagan for Observer Way back before it turned up 22,809 unique results when you search Etsy, “avant-garde” actually meant something. The work of the those who earned the distinction wasn’t just new—it was different. Those artists were truly the advance guard, the ones the rest would follow.But however appropriated and abused, the term is far from dead. There are still those who live up to its original promise in the truest sense. The artists we love, or love to hate. The ones at the center of our most intense debates. The people who give us a reason to really talk about art.And of course any great artist needs their champions: the curators, gallerists and institutional directors who put their boundary-demolishing work on view. So we decided to pinpoint who exactly these people are. Who will we be talking about most fervently over the course of 2018, and the years that follow? … [Read more...] about The 51 Artists, Curators, Directors and Dealers Changing the Art World in 2018
SCOTTSVILLE – Though he’s employed mainly as a physical therapist, Kurtis Carter also teaches the art of self-defense to students of all ages.Every Tuesday and Thursday evening, Carter teaches Hapkido classes at the Core of Scottsville, showing his students how to break free of holds, avoid an opponent’s attacks and even how to use swords.Carter has been fascinated with martial arts for most of his life. Growing up in an abusive household, Carter was originally interested in learning martial arts so he could defend himself. When Carter was 11, a friend who was taking karate introduced him to martial arts by showing him what he’d been taught in his classes, Carter said.“He started showing me some of the stuff he was learning, and from then on it became my passion at 11 years old,” he said.At 49, Carter’s enthusiasm for martial arts still drives him, he said, adding that it’s more than a means of self-defense to him.“I got into it to … [Read more...] about Scottsville man shares passion for martial arts