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Okinawa Honors American Yudansha

This is really an honor, the Okinawan Isshinryu Association has eMailed me the honor of being tenth dan, tenth degree black belt, master of the Isshinryu Okinawan Karate system. When most Westerners are self-promoting this distinction is rarely awarded to an American Practitioner and that makes it most honorable. Show More Summary

The Way of the Empty Hand

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Learn from Kata

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Verbal Self-Defense

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Professional Training (Conditioning) for Self-Defense (weaponless)

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Knives, Legal Carry

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Rule Enforcement

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Training vs. Conditioning

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Articles on Self-Defense/Conflict/Violence

The main page leading to the articles I have chosen as a starting point to attain knowledge of conflict, violence and self-defense is: http://ymaa.com/articles/society-and-self-defense where you can navigate to the below or you can simply find a title below and click for direct access to the articles. Show More Summary

Buzz Phrase (word): (RBT) Reality Based Training

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Beware Social Engineering

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Talisman Thinking

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Cats

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Documented Training (Evidence for Prosecutor/Evidence for Defense)

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Fair Use

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A Marine Story - Hazing

I am a Marine. I became a Marine long before Parris Island simply because when I first saw the movie, “The D. I.” with Jack Webb, I knew and dreamed of being a Marine. July 5th, 1972 I officially became a Marine when I graduated from Parris Island. Show More Summary

Notable "Zen Koan Like" Quotes

“Human nature was produced by natural selection working at two levels simultaneously. Individuals compete with individuals within every group, and we are the descendants of primates who excelled at that competition.” - Jonathan Haidt,...Show More Summary

Using Your Fists for Self-Defense

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Reality Check

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Threat Status

Honest evaluation as to your risks in your environment, i.e., home/neighborhood, work environment both inside your building and outside in the surrounding area’s especially in regard to the paths you take to and from parking location, bus stops or rapid transits used to go to and fro your home. Show More Summary

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