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The Zen of Archery

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Even when troubled Maintain the spirit Of the Bow and Arrow And it will heal  Your sickness! Awa Kenzo If your emotions are channeled properly, perverse thoughts disappear. When perverse thoughts are gone, you are in a state of sincerity. In a state of sincerity you will perceive the light of the gods. — Awa Kenzo Dhanurveda (Vedic Archery Science) Then having covered the object aimed at with the gripe , the archer , with his neck held firm and steady and his  head poised erect as that of a peacock , and with his chest bulged out and shoulders drooping down , and his  whole frame bent in the shape of a triangle , should discharge his arrow , his temple , nose , face and shoulders  being  made like those of a horse ( A Prose English Translation of Agni Puranam, pg 896 )  In the dojo, […]

Elite Warriors – Wolf Ethos

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In many cultures, from Persia to Japan, wolves are acknowledged as ferocious warriors. This ethos of a wolf may seem strange to our modern culture, wolves in the Hebrew Bible and in European fairytales (Such as the brothers Grimm Fairytales) were seen as anything but an ideal to look up to. In this blog post I will go over natural science and behavior of wolves in Yellowstone National Park, looking at keystone species, natural alpha […]

Various styles of Russian Systema (The system)

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Systema in russian literally translates as the system. It is no more and no less than a systematized grouping of self preservation and defense techniques that was originally taught by the great Aleksey Alekseevich Kadochnikov. There are many styles of the system, just as there are many styles of Chinese kung fu. Most of them trace their roots back to Kadochnikov in modern Russia, but there are a few that are more or less just […]

Warriors Can be Healers Too

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Modern day soldiers of fortune, killers, mercenaries as well as magical Kung fu fighters fills the screens of our smartphones and theaters. Men of no mercy, no healing and no kindness. Revenge, slaughter and bloodlust are filling up the collective-unconscious about the warrior way or budo in modern society. What is a warrior if not only a man of violence? This is the modern soldier, MMA and Jedi knight mentality. This is based on sending […]

Warrior Brahmins: an oxymoron?

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All my life I was surrounded by images and mythology of the warrior brahmin or priest. I thought there was no qualms with this claim that a priest and a warrior was the same thing. The more I researched true varnas (the four personality archtypes of Hindusim) I began to realize there is a huge divide in the personality types of the four varnas. Somewhat like the five factions in the Divergent Series, the four […]

Ancient Temple

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What is the ancient temple like? From a Lecture by noted Historian Hugh Nibley: In ancient times the world was covered with temples. What was done in them? Surprisingly, all followed the same general pattern. Over sixty years ago I wrote a paper on the subject, comparing a score of temple rites at the great ceremonial centers throughout the world from the remotest times to the present. They were astonishingly alike; many scholars had to check […]

Traditional Martial Arts are an anachronism on the modern battlefield

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The soft foot placement, the agile drawing of the blade. Not tinging around in armor like an English knight but with full movement in silk and brocade, the ancient samurai were experts of movement. WARNING GRAPHIC CONTENT: Final Charge – The Last Samurai 2003 Tom Cruise Yes it is beautiful, yes it is an art. It used to be used for survival, battle and hierarchy. Protecting their lords or using it to retain status as […]

Fakes vs Real Masters: Russian Systema

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One of the worst systema instructors on the planet. He was associated with A.A. Kadochnikov for a while and uses the Kadochnikov family notoriety to his benefit. While his system DVDs cost hundreds of dollars, you can find genuine Kadochnikov Systema video course downloads for less than $50. Editors note: One of the main things that the worst martial arts masters use is to cause pain. This makes people think this is legitimate. “Systema Spetsnaz” […]

Fakes vs Real Masters: Ninjutsu

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The Men who killed Ninjutsu Editor’s Note: These men suffer from The Dunning-Kruger Effect. These are people who in all intents and purposes believe they are as good as they think they are. This cognitive bias effects people who have little to no real knowledge of a topic; but think they do. This is why it is important to study a variety of arts. Do pressure testing and train for reality. Dunning-Kruger effect explained: The […]

The Call to Adventure

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Wrestling with oneself The battle in the sunset with the corn-god gives Hiawatha new strength—necessarily so, because the fight against the paralysing grip of the unconscious calls forth man’s creative powers. That is the source of all creativity, but it needs heroic courage to do battle with these forces and to wrest from them the treasure hard to attain. Whoever succeeds in this has triumphed indeed. Hiawatha wrestles with himself in order to create himself.⁵¹ […]