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  1. Great article. I had the pleasure of meeting Mr....

    Great article. I had the pleasure of meeting Mr. Jeff Cooper while in the Marine Corps and training at Gunsite. His house was built on a cliff, and the windows where firing ports. His library was...
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    I would also add MCWP 6-11 Leading Marines as...

    I would also add MCWP 6-11 Leading Marines as another modern example.

    Regards,

    Greg Quaresma
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    Kit, It appears to me that the whole idea of...

    Kit,
    It appears to me that the whole idea of making the police into some kind of “guardian” of society this opinion piece eludes too is an attempt to “pacify” the police, per se. To make them more...
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    I think it's all semantics. Guardian, warrior,...

    I think it's all semantics. Guardian, warrior, sentinel, sheepdog, are all synonymous for the same thing. Sure a warrior can be a person with ill intent, but our societal concept is not, that being a...
  5. I know I am a little late to the show, but I...

    I know I am a little late to the show, but I second what Kit stated regarding Howe, Lamb, and Good. I use to be a big Dave Grossman fan until I went to one of his seminars. Too many platitudes,...
  6. While I wasn't there, its seems on face value...

    While I wasn't there, its seems on face value that the actions where not objectively reasonable, nor was death or serious bodily harm imminent. Unfortunately it shows the lack of training that...
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    Deity and the Sword vol. 2&3

    Selling Vol 2 and 3 on ebay

    here:
    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=16044&item=3630317861

    and here:...
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    I would tend to agree with you about the amount...

    I would tend to agree with you about the amount of influence zen had on the Samurai and his outlook on training. Its just funny how it is so written about how this had such an influence on the...
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    Any good Go computer software

    Can anyone recommend a good computer software game that I could purchase. Thanks.
  10. Hello, I personally think that your...

    Hello,

    I personally think that your spiritualality actually gets incorporated into your bushido, if you will. Not the other way around. At least in my humble opinion. I also believe that...
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    Very thought provoking. Is Zen compatible with...

    Very thought provoking. Is Zen compatible with other religions, like Christianity, I have heard that it is in some regard, but not in others. Do you recommend any books on Zen training.
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    How did the Samurai practice zen, by mediatating,...

    How did the Samurai practice zen, by mediatating, thinking of nothing, clearing there mind, hoping to get enlightenment.
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    Thanks, I also know that there is atemi in Judo,...

    Thanks, I also know that there is atemi in Judo, but do you not learn this until you are up in the dan levels. If so would you supplement your training with striking skills? Just curious, thanks.
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    Interested in starting Judo

    Yes I am interested in starting training in Judo. I was looking into studying traditional jujutsu, but there is no schools in my area. So I was thinking Judo is probably the next best thing. I am...
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    Thanks, appreciate the discussion.

    Thanks, appreciate the discussion.
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    Ok, so its more myth to thing of the samurai as...

    Ok, so its more myth to thing of the samurai as being strong adherents to zen so as to develope mushin, and those sort of qualities. I wonder then why is so much attention given to this aspect of...
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    They practice ninjutsu at that dojo? What is the...

    They practice ninjutsu at that dojo? What is the major differences in ninjitsu as opposed to traditional jujutsu. It looks like they have a lot of weapons training. Thanks.
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    Thanks, I appreciate the information, and I will...

    Thanks, I appreciate the information, and I will check out that book. Also how often did the Samurai train in Zen, Daily, Weekly, did they go to a temple and train once a year? Thanks
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    Thanks for the help, but you dont know of any...

    Thanks for the help, but you dont know of any traditional schools in Orange county, even San Diego County.

    Regards,
    Gregory Quaresma
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    So let me see if I got this. Zen was used as a...

    So let me see if I got this. Zen was used as a two fold endevour. Most of all it allowed the Samurai to have a peaceful acceptance of death, and it also allowed him to maintain emotional control in...
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    Well I read the article, and I am really not sure...

    Well I read the article, and I am really not sure what to make of it. I believe that he is right to keep your mind on Christ, that is if you are a Christian of course, which I am. But also as a...
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    I was under the impression that Zen trained the...

    I was under the impression that Zen trained the Samurai to maintain emotional control and a clear mind when engaging in combat, and this was the motivation for there practicing of it. But if I...
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    I thought that the Samurai utilized zen training...

    I thought that the Samurai utilized zen training to become basically more combat effecient. Since zen and combat are both pragmatic endevours from my understanding. I also thougth buddhism is...
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    oops regards, Greg Quaresma

    oops

    regards,

    Greg Quaresma
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    zen combative mindset

    Now I know that the samurai used Zen as a method to enhance there combat effectiveness, but is it the same as zen buddhism, or was it just the zen aspect of buddhism they practiced. Should I be...
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