Alice

Alice

A shy observer of the world. She loves to travel, eat, read, and muse. Welcome to hang out, or don't; she don't care.

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Jun 3, 2021

Shooting in for takedowns

This is the best explanation I've seen on the drill thus far... Note the use of footwork to practice feints. The forward momentum with no wasted movement in other directions. The straight posture.

Jun 1, 2021

Dumpling party fillings

Dumpling party fillings

We had a dumpling party a couple weekends ago. One of our guests doesn't eat pork, so I came up with a few options for non-pork fillings. I also created my own chili

May 22, 2021

Wisdom from Hagakure

A man is a good retainer to the extent that he earnestly places importance in his master. This is the highest sort of retainer. If one is born into a prominent family that

May 17, 2021

Chicken liver pup treats

Chicken liver pup treats

For 1/2 lb of chicken livers... 1 cup of oatmeal, pulsed into a fine powder0.25 cup of all-purpose flour1  egg (I used jumbo sized)Pre-heat the oven at 325 degrees. Grease

May 13, 2021

Carne Asada

For 1 1/4 lb steak (beef chuck or skirt steak), pounded... 1/2 cup fresh lime juice1/2 cup fresh orange juice2 tsp dried oregano4 cloves garlic1/4 tsp cumin (I had

Apr 17, 2021

Don't panic.

Day one: I got laid off today. I could be sadder, but in all honesty, I also think it was a matter of time before I would be parting ways. I stood out

Apr 15, 2021

Easy chicken pho

Add all this in step 2: chicken, cinnamon stick, cloves, star anise, fennel and coriander seeds, sugar, fish sauce.In a large stock pot: Char 2 thick cuts of ginger and halved onions

Apr 9, 2021

Lessons for a new combatives instructor.

If you think you have enough material, you do not. Once you've picked a concept to teach, have plenty of options and alternative routes to get there.If you think you've practiced enough,

Apr 8, 2021

Relationship.

I was looking for a new notebook to use for teaching notes, and came across a half-used notebook from 2018. There was a lot that happened that year, and that was one of