Last weekend a group from One With Heart went up to Canada to compete in the Tigerbalm Internationals. Everyone did a fantastic job and there were quite a few awards won between the group! Check out a video of Pendekkar Kyle below to see some of the greatness from the weekend.
Historically, ginger has a long tradition of being very effective in alleviating symptoms of gastrointestinal distress. In herbal medicine, ginger is regarded as an excellent carminative (a substance which promotes the elimination of intestinal gas) and intestinal spasmolytic (a substance which relaxes and soothes the intestinal tract). Modern scientific research has revealed that ginger possesses numerous therapeutic properties including antioxidant effects, an ability to inhibit the formation of inflammatory compounds, and direct anti-inflammatory effects.
On February 21st we had the pleasure of having our friend, Mike Morton, come in and teach an Escrima workshop. Everybody did a great job learning new fighting techniques with the monkey sticks! One With Heart is now offering Escrima classes beginning February 26th! Contact us for more information about signing up.
Sai started training as a third grader, and watching her in those early days, I knew Poekoelan was a perfect fit. With endless energy, and a knack for following along what was being taught, she quickly developed a strong sense of accomplishment as she mastered some of those early skills. Little did she know that my goal for her was to focus some of that boundless energy and have her develop her attention span through movement. My hunch being that Poekoelan training might help her focus in school. And sending a daughter out into the world who knows how to take care of herself, that seemed like an important gift to give as well.
Here in the Pacific Northwest we love to joke (or complain) about the rainy, cloudy weather. It turns out that the reasons behind our feelings about winter are more than just psychological. If you are a Portlander and you don’t supplement with vitamin D, you are virtually guaranteed to be deficient. Vitamin D is used to treat poor immune function, bone loss, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, high cholesterol, muscle weakness, obesity, asthma, bronchitis, tooth and gum disease, psoriasis, and many other conditions.