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July 9, 2018

What Works When You Need It?

There is always talk about what will work in terms of technique when you are in an actual confrontation. Are you techniques going to be too […]
July 2, 2018

Kazushi Walking Drill

Welcome to the River of Life dojo blog. This week I’d like to discuss a drill that James Williams Sensei just added to the ‘on line […]
June 25, 2018

What is Kata, Why is Kata…

The other day a new student remarked that he was unsure about a part of a kata because he didn’t think someone would use the attack […]
June 18, 2018

Taking Note

Between my office and garage I have 24 notebooks that I have filled, over the years, with information regarding different martial arts. I have filled them […]
June 11, 2018

Loyalty

Of the seven virtues of Bushido, Loyalty may be the hardest to contemplate. Blind loyalty can be foolish, yet anything less than complete loyalty is not […]
June 4, 2018

Politeness

Truthfulness has become such a strained virtue! The media prints stories that are so slanted that they are often false. Politicians lie outright. Worst of all, […]
May 7, 2018

Veracity

Truthfulness has become such a strained virtue! The media prints stories that are so slanted that they are often false. Politicians lie outright. Worst of all, […]
April 30, 2018

Courtesy

Courtesy in the code of bushido begins and ends every session in Martial Arts. The classes begin and end with a “rie” to the kami za […]
April 23, 2018

Humility

Truthfulness has become such a strained virtue! The media prints stories that are so slanted that they are often false. Politicians lie outright. Worst of all, […]
April 17, 2018

Courage

The next virtue of Bushido is courage. This can be as simple as living life fully and not letting the little annoyances of everyday life turn […]