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    I have more than one written handout, covering...

    I have more than one written handout, covering maybe the last 20 years of instruction. These are essentially "kata" for the entire typical procedure. I even have the full student manual, as well as...
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    I'm afraid your math is wrong when you said an...

    I'm afraid your math is wrong when you said an 800 year old art would have been founded around 200 AD. It would actually be closer to 1200 AD, consistent with the other statement about Minamoto...
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    I think we agree.

    I think we agree.
  4. An incredibly giving teacher, who recognized and...

    An incredibly giving teacher, who recognized and nurtured talent. I'll always remember him as being absolutely enthusiastic when given good and interested students, with depth and breadth of...
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    Sadly, Shimabukuro Hanshi, died a couple years...

    Sadly, Shimabukuro Hanshi, died a couple years ago. I attended the seminar in which Sasamori Soke came to San Diego to teach Ono Ha Itto Ryu, and for some time after, we had authorization as a study...
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    Early Judo of course was synthesized from...

    Early Judo of course was synthesized from jujutsu. The earliest known teacher in the US was Yamashita Yoshiaki (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yamashita_Yoshiaki), in 1903. He was also the first 10th...
  7. In our dojo, we are constantly reminded to take...

    In our dojo, we are constantly reminded to take notes, and most of us in our dojo have extensive notebooks going back years. Not having and using one's notebook is considered a sure sign one will not...
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    I practice Hakkoryu jujutsu, and much of its...

    I practice Hakkoryu jujutsu, and much of its effectiveness simply isn't visible to an observer, unless that observer is well trained. We get accused of "bullshido" by those with literally no...
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    In our dojo, we are almost all Shihan, one kaiden...

    In our dojo, we are almost all Shihan, one kaiden shihan, and the instructor who has the top ranking available in the ryu (san dai kichu/hachidan). There's one brand new kid (like 12 years old) and...
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    Hi Ken, Check out Lightfoot hosting...

    Hi Ken,

    Check out Lightfoot hosting (lfchosting.com). I've been with them for 10 years, have hosted many clients' sites, including some with multi-gigabyte databases. They are responsive,...
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