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Benjamin Pang-jeng Lo – My greatest martial arts teacher passes

Benjamin Pang-jeng Lo was my greatest martial arts teacher. Recently, I learned that Ben passed away on October 12, 2018. He was ninety-one. Benjamin Pang-jeng lo- A giant of a human being Ben (here teaching t’ai chi ch’uan in the only YouTube video I have...

Winning criminal cases with martial arts & contemplative practice

Winning criminal cases for the defense requires ability, knowledge and experience by the criminal defense attorney. As a Fairfax, Virginia criminal lawyer, I repeatedly crystallize my ideas about the path to court victory, including the benefits of martial arts and contemplative/mindfulness/meditative practice.

Veterans Day & when to sheathe and unsheathe weapons in criminal court

On past Veterans Days, I have warned against overglorifying the military, and about the human weaknesses and errors that bring war atrocities and other abuses of military power. Today, I will address some better and more humane ways of fighting, both with the military and...

“Nothing gets lost”- We pick ourselves up and keep fighting

Michael Jordan’s famous Nike commercial reminds people going to battle — whether on or in the court — the necessity of maximizing the chances of winning, and of finding a way to become stronger even from defeats. Being mortal, even apparent superhumans cannot guarantee a...

Even one ounce of anger or tension can miss the winning opportunity

Yes, the world is filled with too many people too often acting like heartlessly dangerous people. Part of my job is to defuse, shrink, disintegrate, disinfect, and deflect the unseemly and dangerous actions of others, and to extract the gold that can even be found...