"No socialist government conducting the entire life and industry of the country could afford to allow free, sharp, or violently worded expressions of public discontent. They would have to fall back on some form of Gestapo, no doubt very humanely directed in the first instance.
"And this would nip opinion in the bud; it would stop criticism as it reared its head, and it would gather all the power to the supreme party and the party leaders, rising like stately pinnacles above their vast bureaucracies of Civil servants , no longer servants and no longer civil.
"And where would the ordinary simple folk - the common people, as they like to call them in America - where would they be, once this mighty organism had got them in its grip?"
Winston Churchill - June 4, 1945.
On Tang Soo Do
http://www.tang-soo-do.org.uk/history.html - great history of the art.
http://sullydog.com/sullysites/tsd/hyung.htm - - Excellent resource for traditional forms or hyung. Complete list as well as video of Tang Soo Do Forms.
http://www.hosinsooldojang.com - Horse Shoe/Fletcher/Hendersonville's best Tang Soo Do training school, featuring Women's Self Defense on the 3rd Saturday of each month. Cross training, weapons, expert instruction - For more information contact Master Ginn 828-281-0246
http://www.tang-soo-do.org.uk/ - a club from the United Kingdom.
http://www.tbtsdc.com/ - a club in Tampa Bay Florida.
- Master Dan Nolan's site and page with pictures and articles.
On Wrestling _________________________________________
"When it comes your time to die, be not like those whose hearts are filled with the fear of death,
so that when their time comes they weep and pray for a little more time to live their lives over again in a different way.
Sing your death song and die like a hero going home."
- Tecumseh, Shawnee
On Wilderness Skills
http://www.primitiveways.com/ - good stuff, check it out.
http://www.civilranger.com/ - Home of the U.S. Civil Ranger Corps. Leading source of information on a variety of self-sufficiency and backwoods skills.
- A magazine with many articles and much info related to fly fishing.
- One of my favorite magazines of all time, all about the backwoods.
- Important site for anyone interested in traditional archery; style, construction, etc.
- North Carolina School of Holistic Herbalism (NCHH), run by master plant teacher Ceara Foley. Classes for fun or certification in clinical herbal studies, mushrooms, edibles, medicines, growing, ID, harvesting, health. WNC's best! NCHH has supported our programs and teachers in the past.
Click on the Wolf to visit our store!
dragonhoshidefense.com - Good friend who has worked on my best items - Lee specializes in traditional Katana wrapping, wooden staves, and other cool things. Rugged, built to last, and affordable. Lee lives near Hickory, NC.
http://www.jpfo.org - Preserving the right to bear arms by people who understand why - Jews for the Preservation of Firearm Ownership.
- Most affordable precision custom rifle maker I know of with world class client service! RBP specializes in AR/CAR-15/M4gery and multiple chambered combinations. Ask for Krista.
www.natchezss.com - Two day shipping service and discount prices on top quality reloading and shooting equipment. Tennessee HQ.
www.ninjadynasty.com - Artisan and budoka Ben White is one of Asheville's few suppliers of martial arts gear including uniforms, tabi boots, and tools both practice and live.
White wolf 1750 - Good friend White Wolf is a world renowned blacksmith, rifle maker, primitive archer, bow builder, craftsman, woodworker, and general bad to the bone dude. He and his wife travel, teaching native american lore and crafts as well as the history of the American Frontier and the Longriflemen of southern Appalachia. Site includes leather sheaths, knives, tomahawks, and much more.
Penn and Teller on Gun Control - Informative and humorous look at the debate on firearms ownership among we commoners. 28 minute show, worth every minute. *note* NSFC (language not suitable for children).
On the Yamabushi
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yamabushi - legend and myth? You decide.
http://www.geocities.com/fascin8or/jsp_tengu_shugendo.htm - Well, I put this one in here because it has an element of truth to it. It's important to note that mountain dwellers seeking seclusion have ALWAYS, on all continents, allowed their own creativity to seize the minds of those seeking to do them harm.
http://arvigarus.bravehost.com/history_004.htm - The power of wilderness cannot be overstated for those seeking communion with the Creator.
On Budo Taijutsu, Ninjutsu, and Ninpo
Kasumi Yama Bujinkan Dojo, Asheville NC - Shidoshi Sean Kennedy
See Sean and company training here, ad for special seminar in the mountains of WNC.
http://movie.motionmanage.com/movie/Community/Chiba/nodasi/nodasi_3.wmv - The Master in action. A movie of Hatsumi smiling a lot.
And another with Koku technique, a cool clip with Stephen Hayes, and lastly Futo.
- Bujinkan Shima Dojo, Richmond VA. These friends hosted the 2006 Ninja Summit, check out the site for good information on Budo Taijutsu.
- Cherokee, NC's Kumogakure Dojo run by Ira Lively.
http://www.tidewaterbujinkan.com - Taijutsu school on NC's coast run by Joe Rae.
- Extensive training school run by 15th dan Roy Wilkinson in Atlanta, GA.
http://www.bujinkanathlonedojo.org/ - The Nine Schools unified under Grandmaster.
http://www.winjutsu.com/ - the accepted Ninjutsu standard for all students and teachers in the BujinKan school under Masaaki Hatsumi.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ninjutsu - interesting info on Ninja from Encyclopedia Online.
http://www.ninjutsu.ca/ - our martial brothers in Canada from the BujinKan.
- Martial brothers in Israel demonstrate kihon and other basic techniques.
http://www.bujinkan.co.za/H1.html#anchor - one history of Nin from Hatsumi.
- A comprehensive site related to Bujinkan Training.
- A YOUTUBE video of Bujinkan trainers in South America.
- Excellent sample of video by Master Couserge, Bujinkan.
Dallas Bujinkan Dojo
- Video of techniques with Hatsumi teaching in Dallas, also lots of links for others.
Training in forest - Older Hatsumi Masaaki and students training with some killer 80's ninja music!
"Tis true that the pen is mightier than the sword, but far more have died for want of a sword than will die for lack of a pen."
http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/imagegallery/index.html - - NASA's image of the day and a great gallery of space pictures.
Here is a Chimpanzee with better technique than most of us! _______
www.videoclipstream.com/akamai/h-l/karatechimp/karatechimp.html -- WATCH THIS!!! You need Java to view, downloads available at page.
http://www.yamabushi.us/yamanews.htm - news articles you may have forgotten
http://youtube.com/watch?v=KDm0PqjAF78 - Harken back to the days when young kids were exposed to fusion funk, creative media in education. Here is the Sesame Street "Eleven Twelve!" counting song that ruled the world when Mr. B was, oh, 3 or something.
National Veterans Foundation - support them with your financial patronage.
"In the land of the blind the one eyed man is king."