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June 2nd, 2012

Spring 2012

Its been awhile since our last posting, a lot has been going on, births, weddings and job related issues, and that’s just the tip of the iceberg. Ive been busy recently looking after various people cant say who, only kidding.

We have been busy training away in the local park here in Queens, with the way the economy has been the last few years it didn’t seem financially or fiscally prudent to incur the monthly strain of renting a Dojo space in the city.

Our  for training schedule is the same, once week in the park weather permitting, if you haven’t heard about it, that’s because we didn’t tell you!

I’m still teaching and hosting seminars when possible, but in the present climate I don’t think its fair to ask anyone to put their hand in their pockets when they are having a hard enough time making ends meet themselves.

 

In Jan I was hanging with the crew/posse in Baltimore MD, as always its a great pleasure to train with such enthusiastic practitioners of the art.

I hope to be headed down that way again for the last Thur in June first W/endin July on the way to NC then on to TN (roadtrip),  if your interested in training or simply hanging out just let me know.

In my humble opinion  its only thru constant peer review and introspection that we can fully become not just  good teachers but good human beings, its a cathartic process and a humbling process where-by you let complete strangers see your art for what it really is, either its the embodiment of a life’s work of self expression and art, demonstrated as a free unhindered mindfulness, our simply some inane and arcane esoterica practised behind closed doors while wearing black  pajamas.

I feel personally the time is coming when our art will have to bear the full scrutiny and test of modern times and its inherent constraints (legal, ethical and moral) or simply evaporate into the haze as many  of the students of the past have done, are we practising a live/life strategy , or marketing a strategy for life.

I hope everyone is well and managing/coping during these stressful times, it wont be long before were out of the darkness/ tunnel and back on the straight and narrow and into the light, and making a decent wage, lets start looking forward again, we need to take responsibility for our lives our happiness and our own futures.

May 28th, 2008

Very Common, Yet Virtually Unknown, Potentially Fatal, Yet Easily Treatable

Posted in News by Eric

Hemochromatosis

March 9th, 2008

Books and notes and their where abouts

Posted in News by Mark

Its come to my attention that over the last 10 years or so, I have lent out to various students ; books , notes and various manuals, now the time has come for people to return them to their rightful place, my book case. In order to provide assistance to new and old students alike, I have created a diverse library of a rather eclectic sort. With the help of this reference library I can lend books to students as the need arises, or more importantly as the questions arise. The cost of these books has been quite considerable over the years and some are hard to come by, never the less it would be greatly apprieciated if the books could be returned, and allow others to benefit from them, if however you still find them of help in your training  hold on to them and write an essay on how they have benefited you and helped on your journey for  knowledge, you can email me with the fruits of your efforts……..

December 10th, 2007

Hombu on Human Weapon

Posted in News by Eric

This Friday the History Channel’s Human Weapon will air a new episode on ninjutsu. Visit the following link to check out a preview of the episode and also check out Doug Wilson’s post about when the crew visited the Hombu.

October 16th, 2007

NOVA Secrets of the Samurai Sword

Posted in News by Eric

A great NOVA program aired last week called the Secrets of the Samurai Sword. Far from just a been-there-done-that piece on the ‘legend of the samurai,’ it was a deep dive into how swords are made, and the metallurgy and science behind samurai sword development.

  • Secrets of the Samurai Minisite
  • Transcript of entire episode