Excellence is an art won by training and
habituation. We do not act rightly because
we have virtue or excellence, but rather we
have those because we have acted rightly.
We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence,
then, is not an act but a habit.
                        Aristotle
"The world is a dangerous place to live; not because of the people who are evil, but because of the  people who don't do anything about it."
                               - Albert Einstein 
Every morning in Africa, a gazelle wakes up. It knows it must run faster than the fastest lion or it will be killed. Every morning a lion wakes up. It knows it must outrun the slowest gazelle or it will starve to death. It doesn't matter whether you are a lion or a gazelle. When the sun comes up, you better start running.
                                     African proverb
At every moment of our lives, we all have one foot in a fairy tale and the other in the abyss...
Paolo Coelho
An adventure is only an inconvenience rightly considered. An inconvenience is only an adventure wrongly considered
G. K. Chesterton: Adventure Quotes
You are permitted in times of great danger to walk with the devil until you have crossed the bridge.   Bulgarian proverb
There are more things on this planet with fangs, claws, poisons and scales than there are things that are warm, fuzzy and full of love. It's a simple Fact!
James Keating
Proud veteran of the
Bermuda Triangle
Expeditionary Force
1990-1851
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Reason is poor propaganda when opposed by the yammering, unceasing lies of shrewd and evil and self-serving men. The little man has no way to judge and the shoddy lies are packaged more attractively. Robert Heinlein (Assignment in Eternity)
The unforgivable crime is soft hitting.  Do not hit at all if it can be avoided; but never hit softly.  ~Theodore Roosevelt ~
The personal, as everyone's so fucking fond of saying, is political. So if some idiot politician, some power player, tries to execute policies that harm you or those you care about, take it personally. Get angry. The Machinery of Justice will not serve you here - it is slow and cold, and it is theirs. Only the little people suffer at the hands of Justice; the creatures of power slide out from under with a wink and a grin. If you want justice, you will have to claw it from them. Make it personal. Do as much damage as you can. Get your message across. That way you stand a far better chance of being taken seriously next time. Of being considered dangerous. And make no mistake about this: being taken seriously, being considered dangerous, marks the difference - the only difference in their eyes- between players and little people. Players they will make deals with. Little people they liquidate. And time and again they cream your liquidation, your displacement, your torture and brutal execution with the ultimate insult that it's just business, it's politics, it's the way of the world, it's a tough life, and that it's nothing personal.
Well, fuck them. Make it personal.'
Quellcrist Falconer, 
Things I Should Have Learned By Now Vol II 
Especially when preparing for actual combat, these few seconds of preamble allow you to settle your equilibrium, to draw upon your self-confidence, to face without emotion that sword point which threatens you, and to allay the first involuntary movement of anxiety which, in such cases, the strongest nature must endure for a moment. Moreover, you have been able to entrap your adversary in a comprehensive glance of observation, and to draw your own conclusions from his position, from his handling of the sword, and from the general way in which he offers battle.
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This renders it worth your while to stand for a few minutes even out of pistol shot.
From Sentiments of the Sword by Sir Richard Burton 
Peritus Expello Formidine
 (Skill Banish's Fear
Big Things / Little Things: 
Moral - Ethical Decisions / By JAK / Coming Times and Changes / Parallel Paths and Perspectives
Ooooh, A veritable "Treasure Trove" of Kung Fu Knowledge & Entertainment awaits ye. Great Reading !
Bagua
 Poetry
See the connections: Rotational Movement of Kung Fu and the Ballet of the Knife
By J. Keating
Happiness is an imaginary condition, formerly attributed by the living to the dead, now usually attributed by adults to children, and by children to adults.
                     Thomas Szasz
I have now made you as wise as myself upon the subject of moving the body and the limbs, which indeed is all the mechanism of swordsmanship. A few words before we separate. Why have these positions and these movements been chosen, been universally approved of by the civilised world? The reply is because they are intuitive and instinctive. See how the races that use the knife naturally seize it with the right hand, drape the cloak round the left arm, and, under cover of the body, prepare the weapon for a fatal thrust. " I'm certain," Shughtie said, " that they are wrong. Have the cloak if you like, it may always be useful, but hold your bowie-point to the fore as if it were a sword. Why, man, you've quoted Achille Marozzo, and already you forget hie principles. There are two common ways of using the knife underhand and overhand. Underhand is rare, being easily stopped; overhand, if you treat it as I would, may be received upon the point. An acquaintance of mine had a third way, which was not without its merits. He rejoiced in the sobriquet of ' Flat-footed Jack,' being, or rather having been, one of Her Gracious Majesty's hard naval bargains. The Argentine gargotti's not a bad place for knife practice. The Flat-footed in his cups would quarrel with hie own hat; hence many a difficulty. When cuchillos are drawn Senor Spaniard, old or new hemisphere, hae a silly habit of showing off. The world must see the curved beauties of his deadly blade. It's like the Tartar prince, who by herald informs the kings of the earth that they may dine, as he has finished his meal of mare's milk. And it's quite unlike the sensible Japanese, who, holding the scabbard in the left hand, draws hie sword with so little loss of time that he opens his man from belt to shoulder." A very old manoeuvre of the Italian and German schools, I interposed. " Well," resumed Shughtie, " while the particular Don was intent upon his gambado, Flat-footed Jack suddenly let fly at him a perfectly straight thrust with a common whittle some 6in. long, and worth when new 4d. He was only careful to put his thumb along the bone handle. Of course, every blow killed. I should be afraid to name the number of our countryman's triumphs." This was a long speech for Shughtie. I knew that he would not readily do it again, and resumed. Such, then, is the rule of the sword we will drop the knife - and it is based upon nature and truth, upon practice and experience.
"How many hearts with warm red blood in them are beating under the cover of the woods, and how many teeth and eyes are shining? A multitude of animal people, intimately related to us, but whose lives we know almost nothing, are as busy about their own lives as we about ours."
                   John Muir
 "Cross My Heart and 
Hope to Die"
 The 
Mysterious "X" factor  
X
 “There are things that are so serious, you can only joke about them.”
            W. Heisenberg.
Sir Richard Burton Resource Page
"Laying down tricks in the form of wavy lines, circles, and cross-marks on the ground is an old African custom that came to America in slavery times. Spitting into the design activates it, and when the enemy walks over the powder, he or she is said to be "poisoned through the feet," bringing on a Jinx and creating Crossed Conditions that result in all-around bad luck and long-lasting illness." 
SUBLIMINAL GESTURES:
~ "The Classic" ~
Sleights, Slips, Fakes, Feints / No Touch'um - Games of the Vision & Games of the Mind   -- just sumthin to consider...
The Comtech Method of Wing Chun / Connections / Selections.
(Eclectic Arts)
Do we need more followers I ask you? I think not. What we need is more leaders, realists, creators and researchers. Do we (the community) need more sports? Hell no. Combat has never been an avenue for sports. To say or think otherwise is bad thinking at its best.
"If it can't be Erased, it must be Embraced"
JAK 2012
Zona de Silencio
Place of Mystery 
and then there is THIS / Portal?
1.

2.
The border between the Real and the Unreal is not fixed, but just marks the last place where rival gangs of shamans fought each other to a standstill.
                                                                                                     Robert Anton Wilson
1. Do not think dishonestly.
2. The Way is in training.
3. Become acquainted with every art.
4. Know the Ways of all professions.
5. Distinguish between gain and loss in worldly matters.
6. Develop intuitive judgment and understanding for everything
7. Percieve those things which cannot be seen.
8. Pay attention even to trifles.
9. Do nothing which is of no use.
- Musashi Miyamoto, A Book Of Five Rings (Go Rin No Sho)
The sentiment du fer is that supreme art of digitation which is to the complete swordsman what the touch of the pulse is, or rather was, to the old physician who disclaims the newfangled thermometer. It begins to make itself felt as soon as the blades come into contact. Essential to the highest development of our art, it is the result of happy natural disposition, of long study, and of persevering attention. To the hand it gives lightness and that indescribable finesse which guide the cue of the billiard player; to the passes it communicates quickness directed by an appreciation of the case which can hardly be subjected to analysis. It is that mysterious résumé of delicate manipulation, of practised suppleness in wrist and forearm, and of precision in movement, which makes the adversary feel powerless before it, which startles at the same time that it commands him. No quality in a swordsman is more rarely found in any degree approaching perfection. To say that I have not the highest admiration of it would be to set myself down in the lowest ranks of materialism -- as the world understands the word. But its very potency suggests the absolute necessity of providing against it when we find so rare a gift opposed to us.
Killer Hillbillys: A Look at a culture and a time. 
Part myth, part fact. Booze, blood, heroics and more... American homegrown badboys. 
Matching Crossada's
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James and Norma Keating
Trance, Spirit, Chi -
The Truth about Spontaneous Chi Kung
( Jinns / Demonic Possession )
HOME: Good stuff -
More here
Leading Qi with your finger nails.
Some of you have asked about the FLORETE movement. Here is something from long ago that I did on that action ! And it's accompanying movement set the classic FIGURE EIGHT - all related. It's not a style, it's just "Human Movement". 
Bowie knife 
St Louis 1890.pdf
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This Documentary Presentation has been a long while in the making. Many thanx go out to Terry, Lee, Laci, Pete, Mark, Carla, Bob and so, so many more people for helping make this film the success that it has become upon the short film festival circuit and in the hearts and minds of people around the world who have seen it. This is not a training film per se, it is a Docu-project about a man's journey (Terry) and his quest for life's meanings and truths via the path of steel. (Ferro Veritas).  I am myself, the teacher.
Filmed in New York, Texas, Oregon, Hells Canyon, Sacred sites and more. The horse scene at my place (in the pasture) was impromtu, the horses sort of fell in with the whole vibe of the film. They "knew their roles well" ya might say. It is a different venue for me for sure. But it came out quite well, 
I am pleased and I think you also shall be pleased. JAK
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Sincerely, Jim Keating 
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Martial Artists 
Around the World Ask: 
What is Real? What is Authentic?
How do we know ? The answers are within this article. Comtech Philosophy Simple and Direct. JAK
Be Water, My Friend! Truer words have never been spoken - Bruce Lee Remix 
Be Trained or be Chained. 
Excerpt From the DVD
 Documentary.
By pressing or squeezing the sides of the fingers, according to your needs, you can affect both the emotion and the corresponding organ. This is how the fingers work:
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    The thumb represents the element earth, the stomach and worry.

    The index finger represents the element metal, the lungs, the large intestine and the emotions depression, sadness and grief.

    The middle finger is the element fire, the heart, small intestine, circulatory and respiratory systems, the emotions are impatience and hastiness.

    The ring finger is the element wood and is connected to the liver, gall bladder, nervous system and corresponds to anger.

    The little finger corresponds to water, the kidneys and fear.
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Massage the Finger in Accord with your current state of mind (emotion) to abolish and control such self hindering emotions!

Its history is full of folklore and legend, but here we only summarize it briefly: Until the Spanish monarchy favored among his subjects the custom to carry a sword, sometimes coming up to make it mandatory, they are not traces of navaja.
This is often done by the instructor holding the hands of the student as the jinn's pass through the finger tips or by pointing his fingers at their foreheads at the position commonly known as the "Third Eye" (Hinduism & Buddhism faculty of insight often associated with paranormal activity and Islamically position at which the soul (rou'h) extricates the body). The finger nails serve as motorways for the jinn's facilitating ease of entry and exit. Yet all this can be done while the instructor is some distance away from the student controlling them like a puppeteer or rather telekinesis, pulling students in or pushing them away with just a gesture. More convincingly, most of the time they are unaware of he's gestures and often looking in the other direction.  
Learn about "Ki Balls"
(energy) Here you will learn how to control one's Ki. Note: It's very hard, 
so just keep practicing.
Okay, Let's Try This Again! 
The area in mind commands 
a space very near the center of the palm.  In more contemporary terms, it can be referred to as a chakra or gateway that permits the ebb and flow of Ki. 
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Interesting new data for all Crane  (or Snake) BoxersAnd even more is found here....
“Add in the idea of peng, which is internal ‘expansion’ and it drives up the suspension of the head, helps to root the feet and bows the spine and the 4 limbs in an expanded way to give the 5 bows and ‘frame’ the body in a soft and activated way that makes it very powerful and alive…”
During the daytime, we see shadow but do not notice light. During the night, we see light but do not notice shadow. A breath contains two aspects: “heng” and “ha”. (Once your skill is deep, you will be able to do this as a single breath, or with but an action of your navel.) One who is highly skilled in solo and partner practice will often unexpectedly utter these sounds. 
They have three principles:
     1. Make your internal energy comfortable, without the errors of forcing it or injuring yourself.
     2. Make your internal power course through your whole body without the slightest obstruction.
     3. Make the opponent become panicked, which causes his movement to become disorganized, his mind to become dazed, his advance and retreat to lose its effectiveness, and he is rendered unable to defend himself, giving you the opportunity to catch him off-guard. Therefore the two tricks of “heng” and “ha” are extremely useful and you will need to understand them. “Heng” is usually used when drawing in and neutralizing (inhaling). “Ha” is usually used when seizing and issuing (exhaling).
This is what happens when ya call the Cops...
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A Fun Dino Tale 
to Ponder
Stretching for more than two miles and hundreds of feet underground, these are the stunning networks of caves buried under Wash. state, USA. 
Handshakes versus Salutes: My Curious, Serious Thoughts -
About GIFTING SWORDS! 
The Seven Secrets
 of Knife Design
Martial Arts: FMA -
The Top Ten Sins
In Hubud Lubud Training
The Six Simple Tricks to Mastering LockflowThe constant interplay of two way pressure is a serious factor to incorporate into your locking skills.
Favorite Fight Scenes: 
"Invincible Sword Goddess"
Do These 5 Best Martial Arts Moves for Simple Solo Practice at Home !
Some Thoughts and Links about 
The Martial Bling of  
LING KONG JING!
“It is believed that in the midst of a fight, a bull can find his own area of safety in the arena. There he can reclaim his strength and power. This place and inner state are called his querencia. As long as the bull remains enraged and reactive, the matador is in charge. Yet when he finds querencia, he gathers his strength and loses his fear. From the matador’s perspective, at this point, the bull is truly dangerous, for he has tapped into his power.” ~Tara Brach, Ph.D.
Here is a recent interview I did with Pedro Bennett from Martial Arts Now
The Comtech Bowie Method Explained. The why & how of the tools, philosophy and training secrets. If you wish to train or teach as the Comtech Bowie methods dictate (and get the benefits you want) then you'll like this new DVD. 
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Although they are often classified as either evil or protective in modern scholarship, supernatural beings in ancient references seem to be presented as largely amoral. Their harmful or beneficial effects could be manipulated
Learn to Fight a Fire Here. This is good, real data anyone in a fire area should know!
​Fantastic! The Pumps & Bows of Real Tai Chi explained in story
​The snake style revealed to me that energy pumps are activated bio-mechanically, and “raising the back” creates a strong suction at the bottom of the foot, a strong pulling up of the perineum, and a strong pulling in of the dan tien.
​Comparing the Yang and Wu Styles of Tai Chi
Thunder Energies Discovers Invisible Entities
Ne​gative effects of Solar Flares. Dem hurt us !
This is a true "lost world" - over 10 years ago I told many of you about this spot. Not on any maps, does NOT officially exist. Well here is an expedition into that crevice of unknown oddity. Coool!
Do you have a defense against "Mind Control" techniques? Read on and Learn --
About the CURRENT MOOD
Brushbeater -well spoke!
Sit back, brace yourself and flow ! About helpers, guides and allies
Diverse Amusements and Adult Novelties of the of meta-magical nature !
Das Infra-Guard
Whip of the Stingray
Filipino superstition says the tail of a stingray, known as buntot pagi, is a useful tool for repelling ghosts
Is there wisdom in wisdom tooth removal?
Flakka Florida
Re: Newly found Indian, Lewis and Clark sites near Wishram examined
Try this: Use the controls upper right. Just goof about. Be a creator at last with the help of pure SILK !
Do ya hanker 
to be a healer? 
Do ye wish to know the secrets of the inner-man so that healing can take place? EFT can help and best of all, It's FREE! ~~
The Art of Joe Jusko 
"Jungle Girl" 
(Frazetta-esque)
< Mebbe NSFW >
became used to the feel of a weapon in my hand as I moved up and down a strip, thrusting, parrying, and riposting as I worked to stab my competitor before being hit myself. 
The secrets of KALI STICKS and their usage!
Related: The guy in the above video made a manual. Here it is. Thanx to DY !
What a Treat! Wu style Tai Chi Chuan from 1937. VDO - 
Tai Chi Hanging Ball & Tai Chi Swing-Bar - very cool!
A blog discussing the forms and fashion of fencing in the Victorian Age
Tai Chi STICK & Wand exercises.
 Really nice stuff I've been loosely following for about 5 years....
The Classics, Bows and Pumps of Tai Chi
Tai Chi 
Master
work: PDF
The TAIJI RULER 
System
Rich Mooney 
To learn from Pete Shim
Tai Chi
Tai Chi 
Spirit. 
- PDF -
Good times!
Tai Chi Resource 
WU
STYLE
The Wise Words from WU (style)
Fu Style Tai Chi was created by Master Fu ZhenSong (1881~1953) . Fu style Tai Chi has 88 Movements. This is based on Yang Style Tai Chi and combine with some Bagua & XingYi Technique .
The Tai Chi gems are so numerous.. but they must be sought, found!
Exposition of Insights into the Practice of the Thirteen Postures
Tai Chi People: 
Do not make these 10 Mistakes!
Experience Immortality?
Killer article:
  Backing up your digital life!!
 FIGHTING SPIRIT:
A good article
The Mystery of the Phantom Page Turner! 
Check these wooden knives out! Reading 
this I learned quite a bit that I didn't know before!
Conversations Towards a New World View: The Copper Wall Experiment
Leo 
Kotke
 Guitar
The Custom Swords of Dreams. Beauty!
Be Like Water: The Need for Adaptive Fluidity
The "Elan Vital" - my Fencing Instructor often spoke of it. I like very -
A Legend Returns!
  Sean McWilliams and his blades of reknown
Cognitive Magic
To Darpa and back again! Cognitive Tales of power. The new way of the gun
Psychiana: Idaho's Mail Order Religion
Psychic Parasites,
 Inter-Dimensional 
 Beings and the Occult Elite
Microaggressions
 & The Rise of 
 HYPERSENSITIVE
 Victimhood
  Culture
GRIFFIN MADE KNIVES
Custom Beauty
  Lions Den Knives
How to Choose and Buy the Right Kind of Medical Marijuana
 for You
My buddies at 3 Rivers Escrima - Valhalla!
Thursday
Street Knife DVD on Sale - The best moves, the best magic, the blade best. $25.00 not incld shipping. 
541-938-3451 - comtech@bmi.net 
The Great Cross of Cross County has been found! Spanish explorer built the cross and now a FIND!
Seminars not to miss: The Comtech Silat & Gung Fu - M/T handed Goodness that Counts! Learn to use your mitts in a way that will amaze! Lock onto Opportunity and call us today - Comtech Control
Mighty Nice Balisong Trainer / Butterfly
The OZARKS 
History and Mystery
By JAK
The Deadly Dance of Fear and Time. 
May the LIVING SPEAR ~ 
Serve Thee Well
Russia's Atomic Nightmare
The Real "Fallout".
30 years on we visit ~~
REALLY: MAYAN PROPHECY PINPOINTS APRIL 28, 2016 FOR SECOND COMING
The Stealth Power of the March – April Celestial Influx 
If Video Game Adverts were Honest. Funny!
Magical 
Ancient
  Sator Square
HERETIC !
S A T O R
A R E P O
T E N E T
O P E R A
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