Sensei Richard Hubbard is a thoughtful, multi-disciplined martial artist from New Hampshire.
Sensei Richard Hubbard - Episode 194
We also bring the meditative practice at the end of the training session and sometimes at the beginning too. So I do it a minute before class or five minutes or ten minutes after class and that is a very important thing because it allows you to clear away a lot of noise.
I honestly don't remember when it happened, but it did. Maybe this happens to you - you're on social media and notice someone that has a ton of mutual connections, so you reach out. That's what happened with Sensei Richard Hubbard - I don't know who friended who, or when, but it happened. We had a few good conversations online and then finally met at Sensei Terry Dow's event, the Martial Arts Symposium. We hit it off, and I had the chance to visit his dojo a few weeks later.
We all fantasize about training in multiple martial arts, but few have done it. Even fewer have done it to the degree Sensei Hubbard has. He's a bit of a paradox in the world of martial arts - he's classically trained but always open to new ideas that might dramatically change what he does. He's a proponent of meditation, but at times his classes aren't that formal. These might seem like contradictions, but that's only until you spend some time talking with him.