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Embodying The Four Elements

I’ve posted a lot and generally talk about things in terms of The Four Elements model, and in person – I teach about that in great depth. Understanding The Model Every cell, organism or system follows a path of creation, stasis, degeneration and death. The model of the Asian stupa, pagoda or chedi is a physical…

Everything You Need To Know About Knives

A knife is a bladed cutting tool that normally comes with a handle. Knives are essential tools for almost everybody. You can use knives in the kitchen when preparing food. There are also knives that are used for hunting and camping. Sometimes, knives even become self-defense tools in worst cases. That is why it’s extremely…

7 Virtues Of The Bushido Code

Bushido is one of the most popular Japanese codes adapted by warriors and samurais. In fact, it’s more popularly known by the Japanese as the “Way of the Warrior”. This special way of life is considered sacred and is well respected not only by the Japanese culture. It focuses more on developing positive values and…

Everything You Need to Know About Black Powder Guns

Note – In addition to the previous article on the best guns for home defense and self defense, I thought I’d take some time to talk about black powder guns.   Black powder guns are one of the funnest hobbies you can have, and you can employ a lot of your own ingenuity when pursuing…

How To Increase Your Situational Awareness – Part 1

Situational awareness deals with the perception of events and environmental elements with respect to both space and time, the comprehension of their meaning, and the perception of their status after a variable has been changed. This can include time or a pre-assigned event.   Also called situation awareness, this refers to a field of study…

The Way Of The Warrior

“Not even a god will defend un-warlike men.” -Plotinus Introduction The Way Of The Warrior, and authentic warrior culture in general has all but disappeared from the developed world. As traditional cultures began to disappear, along with them disappeared any traces of organic rites of passage. The disintegration of the nuclear family after the 1960’s,…

Kenjutsu & Miyamoto Musashi – From Past to Present

Kenjutsu is the collective term for all Japanese swordsmanship schools, from the olden times up to today’s modern world. Kenjutsu was used by Japanese swordsmen in the early 11th century, which makes it one of the oldest sports known in Japanese culture. This sport descends from Japanese samurai warriors. Kenjutsu integrates the techniques, teachings and…