Holy Man

Simon the Holy Man (Terry Jones)Still from motion picture Life of Brian (1979)Word spread across the countryside about the wise Holy Man who lived in a small house atop the mountain. A man from the village decided to make the…

What is the true meaning of black belt?

Once a student of martial arts was kneeling before his master, to perform the ceremony to receive his black belt, which was obtained with much sweat. After many years of relentless training, the student had finally come to what commonlyis said to be the culmination of a martial discipline. "Before you take the belt, you need to pass another test," says Sensei. "I'm ready," responds the student, expecting perhaps one final battle.…