Monthly Archives: May 2011

Feeding Crane Gung-Fu Seminar – 6/5/11

Rakesh will be teaching a Feeding Crane Gung-Fu seminar on June 5th.  Here’s the write up he gave me: Feeding Crane is part of the White Crane family of Gung-Fu schools, developed originally by a woman named Qi-Niang in Fuzhao in … Continue reading

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Facing Violence

Spent the better part of Saturday at Rory Miller’s seminar.  This one was just fun, not as much of the deeper stuff, just running through a variety of drills.  A few scrapes, rug burns, bruises…my favorite kind of day. I’ve … Continue reading

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Koichi Tohei: January 20,1920 – May 19, 2011

Koichi Tohei passed away May 19, 2011. Tohei Sensei was a giant in the Aikido world…a direct student of Aikido’s founder Morihei Ueshiba, the head instructor of the headquarters dojo at the time of Ueshiba’s death, and later the founder … Continue reading

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Violence Dynamics: The Monkey Dance

One of the things I like about Rory Miller’s writing is how he describes violence.  There are different types of violence, and they require different responses.  Just knowing that isn’t sufficient, but it’s a necessary first step. His new article … Continue reading

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Some Reminders and a bit of Blatant Self-Promotion

A couple reminders: 1. Promotion ceremony for the kids will be tonight at 6pm.  Don’t expect trumpets or anything…we’re just handing out certificates and such.  Followed by lots of push-ups! 2. The monthly Kobudo class lead by Scott Schweitzer is … Continue reading

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Kids Test Last Weekend

As the title implies, we had a kids test last weekend (and yes, I’m just getting to writing about it now!) I was very pleased with their performance.  Technical skill varies of course, and there are always things to improve.  … Continue reading

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