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Goju-Shorei Weapons System Gen2 - Yellow Rank Material - Stances, Key Concepts, and a Preview

Goju-Shorei Weapons System Gen2 - Yellow Rank Material : Stances, Key Concepts, and a Preview

   

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Added by Katherine A. Wieczerza on September 9, 2016 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Let Me Tell You About My Black Belt Test

Added by Dave McNeill on September 9, 2016 at 6:47am — No Comments

Goju-Shorei Weapons System Gen2 - Yellow Rank Material - Part 2

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So from the first part of the new Goju-Shorei Weapons System Gen2 Yellow Rank manual:

  • the meaning of Goju-Shorei
  • our system's Kanji
  • the…
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Added by Katherine A. Wieczerza on September 6, 2016 at 3:58pm — No Comments

GSWS Gen2 Yellow Manual - the first 3 pages

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Added by Katherine A. Wieczerza on September 1, 2016 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Wait... What???

Wait…      What???

You get the cane.

I mean the Cane is THE symbol of Goju-Shorei Weapons after all…

The knife is obvious and it has always been a part of the system.

As for the magazine, you’ve probably at least heard about rolling up one end and using it in a similar fashion to a…

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Added by Katherine A. Wieczerza on August 31, 2016 at 11:01am — No Comments

Everyday, Practical, and Tactical…

I’ve been traveling by plane a lot lately, and I have to admit that I really enjoy hearing the exclamations of delight when I use the crook of my cane to snag my luggage off the baggage claim conveyor, rather than trying to muscle my way through the wall of people.

My flashlights (yes, I carry more than…

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Added by Katherine A. Wieczerza on August 31, 2016 at 7:54am — No Comments

New Goju-Shorei Weapons Black Ranks from Boise, Idaho

Left to Right:

Julie Carr, Janiel Chives, their instructor Peggy Sutter, Shawn McClure, Corena McLaughlin and Talitha Grimmett.

The individual stories of some of these people are the stuff of movies: overcoming adversity, not succumbing to disease or sexism, and never, ever giving…

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Added by Dave McNeill on July 8, 2016 at 7:30pm — 1 Comment

My TKD 8th Dan Project/Thesis - the "Subjective Object"

The Subjective Object



So this is a picture of the complete wooden version (including…
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Added by Katherine A. Wieczerza on June 12, 2016 at 8:59am — 1 Comment

Master Wieczerza

Master Kathy Wieczerza (standing third from left) tested for 8th degree in Tae Kwon Do. She displayed skill, power, knowledge and creativity that was impressive. 

Last night in the Goju-Shorei Weapons class she, as the Goju-Shorei Weapons…

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Added by Dave McNeill on June 7, 2016 at 11:00am — 2 Comments

The Journey That Counts

THE JOURNEY THAT COUNTS…

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Added by Dave McNeill on April 2, 2016 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Master Stone's Business Advise 101 - 3

Mutually Exclusive?????

I am often told that good businessmen and good martial artists are more often than not, mutually exclusive. I mean, how can you focus on creating good students…

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Added by Dave McNeill on March 22, 2016 at 9:55pm — No Comments

One Picture Worth 1,000 Words

Even if you don't understand the words.

This is such a powerful video promoting women's self-defense, even though it is for BJJ and in Portuguese, the message is unmistakeable.

 

Added by Dave McNeill on March 10, 2016 at 8:00am — No Comments

Master Stone's Business Advise 101 - 2

Looking from the outside in.



How many times have you been watching your students and thought, "How are they not getting this?  It's so simple: step to the right and knock them out". Everything is so clear from across the room. Even if they are senior students, and the answer is literately staring them in the face, they keep missing it.

When I was kid, my parents would always say "you always have to learn things the hard way, don't you?"

Are you…

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Added by Dave McNeill on March 8, 2016 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Master Stone's Business Advise 101

Added by Dave McNeill on February 18, 2016 at 12:30pm — No Comments

New Blog Contributor

Allow me to introduce Master Stone who will, from time to time, be offering advise on owning and running a martial arts school.

Bobby Stone began competing in martial arts in 1986. Since then he has been awarded over 100 gold medals and earned the State, National, and Jr. Olympic Champion…

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Added by Dave McNeill on February 13, 2016 at 8:00am — No Comments

Jujitsu and Edged Weapons - by Master Andy Tourin

Jujitsu was born as a blade science. Some might think that's a provocative statement, but as you study the history of Japanese martial sciences you see it's true. Various forms of what eventually became collectively known as Jujitsu were developed and…

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Added by Dave McNeill on February 4, 2016 at 11:30am — No Comments

Hawaiian Collection #1 - $380

Kona wood display knife (12.5 inches) with 6 inlaid crushed seashell circles representing the 6 main islands of Hawaii and blue stone chips inlay in the handle. The stand is lace wood from South America.

Cane is hickory with a large crushed seashell Hawaiian hook inlay and blue stone chip inlays above and below the hook. Two spiral grooves cross each other the length of the shaft.

$380 for the whole set.…

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Added by Dave McNeill on January 30, 2016 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Kick your Weapons sparring into the next galaxy!

In case you haven't seen, or heard of these things, there are high quality LIGHT SABERS out there that you can Spar with!

Here's a link to some videos of a camp I did recently: Click Here

I'm hosting the DFW Star Wars Fan group at my school tomorrow. The plan is to do some training first, followed by live sparring. I'll post some additional links, and/or…

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Added by Dr. Joe Turner on January 22, 2016 at 3:09pm — No Comments

Self Defense... Taking Care of Yourself... Pressure Point P6

Acupressure Points's photo.
I call P6 - Pericardium 6 - "Puke 6"... as it is so good for relieving nausea.  Those sea sickness bands you can buy at drug stores work on this point.
MOST FAMOUS POINT for relieving nausea, an upset stomach, anxiety,…
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Added by Katherine A. Wieczerza on January 18, 2016 at 7:59pm — No Comments

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