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Marharlika Kuntaw Seminar

Saturday, December 5th, Brian “Buzz” Smith taught Marharlika Kuntaw (Way of the Royal Fist or Filipino Art of The fist) at the Innovative Martial Arts dojo. It was eight hours of great concept-based teaching. Buzz has a real knack for showing a technique and then describing the concept behind it and how you can expand that concept. It’s not about learning more techniques, but it’s about learning a concept that opens up more techniques just by nature of doing it.

We also learned some staff work, applying the same approach. Always attack in a way that doesn’t help power your opponents staff into your skull. Sound advice! As I’ve always discovered, the concepts are actually so simple that they tend to get overlooked. “It’s so easy!” was a common phrase at the seminar.

We all got to share an incredibly intimate moment as Buzz proposed to his long-lost, recently found (well, 2 years recent 😉 ) high-school love, Deb. What a great testament to the family of martial artists that have sprung up in Grand Rapids. Thanks for being our hub Sensei Pippin.

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Written by Sterling

December 7, 2009 at 11:10 am

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PSP Seminar in Grand Rapids

Guru Sean Stark was kind enough to come all the way to Grand Rapids just to put the hurt on Sterling. Check back for an inspired post-seminar post.

For more photo’s go here.

To get more info on PSP go here.

Written by Dan

July 10, 2009 at 2:15 pm

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Dojo Tour with Terry Trahan

I had the distinct pleasure to interview Terry Trahan at our Spring Gathering 2009. This was a great interview with some great advice from a guy who’s got real world experience. Follow a link to the permanent page and enjoy.

Dojo Tours (Terry Trahan)

Written by Sterling

June 7, 2009 at 6:04 pm

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Winter’s Storm!!

Sterling has been DM’ing a 2+ year old D&D campaign that has 12 PC’s running amok. The players talk about what happened in the latest game session.

Warning! Listening to this could turn you into a dork.

the audio

Written by Dan

November 23, 2005 at 9:58 am

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Well, not really.

I’ve been thinking more and more about the chapters problem. What I’m going to try and do is specify the start time of the sections in the description so people can fast forward to the topic they like.

I tried the chapters, but my Mac is running OS9 and the software that Apple provides requires OSX.

Hopefully, someone will figure out the chapters and make an open source app for Windows. Until then we’ll have to compromise.

I’ll start with episode 16, and maybe go back and do 15.

Written by Dan

November 22, 2005 at 11:14 am

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Hey all our listener. We apologize, but episode 13 is going to be a tad late. Dan and I have been busting our humps and trying to keep up with family obligations, et al. We’re hoping to get the next episode recorded on Wednesday. Sorry again for the delay.

Written by Sterling

November 1, 2005 at 11:05 am

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We got haXored!

Check this out. This was what the site looked like when I went to check it this morning.

Now we’ve got to go through the painful process of changing all our passwords. We’re were very lucky that they only changed the index.htm page and didn’t touch the rest of the site. And grateful the “System Root Crew” isn’t as malicious as they could have been.

Somehow, I finally feel like a real citizen of the internet.

Written by Dan

October 17, 2005 at 11:54 am

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