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.
"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
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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.
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 !
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"
Mysterious "X" factor  
 “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." 
~ "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?

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
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
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:
    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.
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.
Disclaimer: Comtech is and always has been a recognized Corporation. Comtech IE: "Combat Technologies Inc." is a business operated out of Washington state since 1995. The business of Comtech is that of tactical training, goods and services related to personal and corporate security. Comtech Corp is also a recognized entity involved in matters of national security. We have been an online mail order company since 1996. Comtech Corp is NOT a style or a martial arts system. We offer personal protection training to any and all individuals and organizations. We are not affiliated with ANY group, organization, religion or political party.  Comtech Corp is a sole entity unto itself and represents only itself in the global marketplace. We do not and never have discriminated as to who we are contracted to instruct or protect. To do so would simply be "bad policy" and have negative impact on future contracts and business arrangements on which we depend upon for our livelihood. Of late there has been some confusion as to exactly what Comtech was-is or might be. This statement is one of informative nature and in full transparency for any individual, group or agency that may have questions, concerns or need for such services as we offer.  We are proud of our track record. We shall continue to enforce the integrity of our brand to the fullest extent. Many are using the Comtech name illegally for their own gain. We are pursuing these matters through legal channels as is appropriate. The Corporate Attorney for Comtech is James Hayner of Walla Walla, Washington.  I hope this clarifies a few areas for those uninformed entities who have recently shown concern over the Comtech mission statement for whatever reasons. 
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...
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 -
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  
“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 --
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" 
< 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 
work: PDF
Rich Mooney 
To learn from Pete Shim
Tai Chi
Tai Chi 
- PDF -
Good times!
Tai Chi Resource 
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!!
A good article
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
 & The Rise of 
Past, Present and Future
Psst hey you! Wanna learn the backcut roll into the abdomen cut? That four & five move that so many have found effective. I been teaching that very sequence for years. Rarely fails, if there is one move in knife fighting you should know it is the dreaded BACKCUT. (for so many reasons!) ... DVD on sale now. Do yourself a favor, learn this well. Call us - phone orders only - $35.00 / FREE Shipping anywhere!!
If you know the Comtech Bowie method and you understand Saber Fencing.. then check out this perfect backcut to the abs. Right out of the basic flow #'s four & five ! SCORE! Those who comment may not "get it", but I think this is some magnificent footage of the art done right! Touche'
I shall embrace the darkness and make it mine.
I shall sleep the sleep of the ages and return one thousand years hence.
I will come from waters deep and ages past. My weapons antique and unworthy.
I depend upon you for aid, you will depend upon me for life. When called I will come.
When I come, I will bring the others and we will at last restore the balance lost. 
Bring the weapons of time to my chest and place them there upon me and step away.
Carry the tradition and bring ye tobacco. Make the mark so that dead eye's may see
We will thus know one another as brothers reunited and be whole again. Cool warmth.
Until then the road of mankind will become the new trail of tears. Each man will walk alone
No one will be untouched, all will carry wounds and the mark of the demon will be upon us.
 But fear ye not, retribution of the most divine manner shall appear. A new gate will open.
It will remedy this imbalance and return that which was lost in the far arena of tomorrow's dawn
We are all one family and thus the darkness will not - cannot prevail. I give you my word as true.
It has been my distinct pleasure to serve you all in this Kali-yuga and for now, my work is complete. 
Free shipping! Deadly Backcut DVD on sale now!
This book has be the subject of ridicule for twenty years or more. But why? The teachings here are as high as any found in yoga or Tai Chi. Yet the giggle factor rules apply. This material is well presented and valid. Secrets right out in the open, yet no one can see'em.
Random Thoughts:
  "To Intervene"? (or not)
10 Tips to Properly Conceal Carry when wearing a Men’s Suit, Blazer, or Sport Jacket
So now 
we ask ourselves: Did the weasel sense the inherent evil that CERN poses? If so was the act a deliberate move - sacrifice to shut it down as Native legends tell us about the weasels nature? Or is the story fake? Shaman will take the form of a marten or stoat. Was it a shaman on a mission in weasel form? Anything is possible. Open mind 
This leads us to the 
CERN - Weasel intersect that happened last week. Some say the story is faux. I do not. 16 Min. VDO can tell you much
First Read This: The Weasel in Native Lore is an animal of spirit nature. It can sense and seek out evil. Even defeat it at times. We are told to listen to the animals. Listen then! 
More like "Now" than ever before or maybe more like then, than now? 
Awesome Video - bout an hour thirty or so Looonng! But wow, good stuff in you like Egyptology. Narrator has wonderful voice and accent too. 
This article nails it! When I and a few friends speak of weird shit it is often of this VERY THING. People all over are awakening to this phenomenon - here are some plausible considerations. 
Non-metallic Knives: The next generation of innovation hits the cutlery nation! TW Brands knives are built to order by Travis Wilson, and comes with a custom Kydex sheath (with no metallic eyelets, of course). There are 27 different models to choose from. Have a look and see !
When the green 
 comes clean and True is the brew. 
 Cancer Cure
Electric Eel Fishing with Horses
I daily speak with people from all over the planet. Outages are becoming epidemic - things are shutting down. On purpose? Or by glitches? WTF ?
1. What the Hell has Happened to the World?
2. Loogit this! The great Pyramid no less. Real or..?
3. Mandela Effect - I FOUND THE OLD EARTH!
Cantonese lineages of “Old Hung Kyun” are closely connected to “Red Boats” of Chinese opera – one of the lineages is even named “Red Boats Hung Kyun” (Hung Syun Hung Kyun). So called “Old Hung Kyun“ is also connected to “Old Wing Cheun” (written as 永春拳), and Hung Society (Hung Mun).
The Walla Walla Region History
Treasure and Treasure Hunting
How can a graceful, dance-like martial art with slow-motion kicks and strikes possibly be effective in a fight? Compared to the external martial arts with their forceful kicks and strikes, does tai chi seem impotent?
  What is the point of tai chi chuan?
The LINK To Wing Chun's Past!
YIKES: It is said that there are over 80 million Chinese who practice a variety of qi-gong. The most well-known kind to the world outside China is “falungong,” because the Chinese government has labelled it as a cult and pursued a policy to eliminate its organizational structure and influence.
In the cultivation world there’s this phrase, "qigong psychosis," and it has a pretty big effect on the general public, especially since some people make a huge deal out of it and they’ve caused some people to be afraid of doing qigong. When those folks hear that qigong can lead to psychosis they get too scared to practice. But actually, I’m going to tell you: there’s just no such thing as qigong psychosis.
This my Pal Pedro Bennett and his Uke Samuel Butler.
Basic work Stick VDO ahead!
Rivers and lakes mysteriously disappearing increase around the world
Machete Fencing of the Caribs 
Hot PDF!
This is an older page. 
Some links missing, some pictures gone. But the material that is still there is worthy of note. KATA AS AN ESOTERIC PRACTICE
WAX BULLET DUELS: Would such a "custom" be useful today?
Tell me about the BEST KNIFE FIGHTING 
Marcus Wynne / The Master shares his thoughts on rapid developmental
  pistol training
Inexpensive, Sharp
  set of Japanese Kama - sturdy
The Filipino SANGOT (sickle). Here the Maestro shows us the path of the curvy killer (sickle) -
The Panabas is a large, forward-curved sword or battle axe used by certain ethnic groups in the southern Philippines
In Europe it was ONE SICKLE. In Asia it was always Two Sickles. Por que?
The wicked, wicked 
 Harvester of souls.
My Friend SZABO & Newton made this badass set of Kama. $pendy - but cool.
Neat Video on Sickle use. Euro this time not asian. Sickle Fighting of Paulus Hector Mair  (Part One) 
1897: Watch carefully at the start and you will see the Kusarigama being wielded (spinning overhead)For those of us who use the Kusarigama this film is a priceless treasure. 
 (A sickle attached to a chain w/ a weighted end.) Cool!
The Reapers Hook. 
 Long handled Sickle
War Scythe Way 
Master of Masters Sonny Umpad
 Psychic Self Defense
VDO: Learn "Proxemics"
Check out Operation Cyrus
The Main body lever is of course the head. The head provides us balance and is by itself a weighty appendage. This weight is then balanced upon a flexible swivel (neck). For a fighter once you can capture the balance and control the weight of the opponents head - employ severing the root, they are as good as gone! When one practices ball rolling in Tai Chi Chuan or the when the Silat man rolls his hand gracefully around in pyrric dance you see hints of head levers being applied to imaginary adversaries. 
The distinctive ritual of these Boxers was a type of spirit
 possession whereby in theory any member could become a god. Opening the door to universal deification, the ritual had important egalitarian implicationsThe Spirit Boxers, with few local gentry to restrain them, spread rapidly across the North China Plain, launching aggressive attacks against 
foreign targets in their midst
Next in superiority is neck/shoulders. For general purposes we shall settle on shoulders. On both sides of the neck we have the shoulders. Handy horizontal plane body parts that can be grabbed, twisted, rolled and snapped. The shoulder attack is part of basic bandana fighting. The shoulders are used to grab on to in order to manipulate the opponent. The head levers can (and do) often exchange grips, from the head to the shoulder(s). Remember to play under the shoulders (armpit) as well. 
Our third body lever is the humerous or upper forearm. The upper forearm is connected to the shoulders. It is the third best lever, but it is also the most popular body lever. The reason for this popularity is that it is one of the easiest to access in a fight. The head and shoulders require more savvy in order for them to be truly useful. But the humerous is another story! Damn near anyone can figure out how this useful body lever would be used to their advantage. Remember the focus of this type of fight is to control, manipulate and influence their ability to do damage to you, not by hitting them but by using their own body against them as a weapon. 
The lower forearm is next in order of hierarchy and it is able to control your opponents height, width and depth through simple manipulations. This is seen in the topside and the under side of two way energy locks, augmented locks and arm drags. It all depends on where you place the fulcrum. Your sensory input is to then read the enemies intent and it tells you where and how to flow to victory. There is a vast amount to be discovered by most fighters between the enemies wrist and elbow. Trust me, there is a gold mine there for those who bring it forth into their defensive reality combat matrix
Last in this list is the hip. The hip begins the training of the lower body. I include it here as it is a valauble component in the greater, overall picture of this magnificent art. A hip check works just like a check to the upper forearm. It can stop or move an on coming opponent easily! The hip lever can and should be used along with the head, shoulders and humerous body levers. Use'em all at the same time that you apply a foottrap. The hip lever can be used to collapse, rotate, stop & throw. Knowing how a hip lever can be used both when it is their (opponent) body lever or when it is your body lever. Both aspects are about using a hip lever to your advantage. You must see and experience the duality of this material in it's many forms in order to fully grasp the secrets you've been given. The sempok and dempok can be counter training if the hip check is ever used upon you by another adept!
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"High Powered Infinities"
Black Belt Magazine article
The KRISS (Keris) and it's many persona's and powers. Just a Superstition?
Like India's Mudras or the Kuji-In signs of Japan, but this time Islamic mudra.
 Natchez, MS is known as the birthplace of Mississippi. It was settled by the French in 1716, and after the Seven Years' War, was ruled by Great Britain, Spain, and finally the United States. Years of governmental chaos earned the town a reputation for being lawless and there are still many prominent legends about the area
Keep the eye's high. Slow down, move slower than normal, just a tiny bit slower. Look close - scan, look far - observe. Walk slowly and deliberately. 
A toothpick, a cigarette, a lollipop or pipe adds to the capture of their attention. Giving a gateway for your intent to enter their sphere. First capture their attention without trying to capture it. Subtle. Move the head slowly, but move it as you use your eye's to target lock. You are not being invisible, engage. That is the point of this exercise. Engage, control & move on. A bandana, a scarf, a necklace of some type can then round this picture out nicely. Don't overdo it, be natural and enjoy the subtle effects you create as you go about your day. Ripples in a pond, reflections as reality.

Tip heavily if you are able. Tip any and all who may cross your tracks. The smaller and more useless they are, be sure to tip them and to add compliments to the tip as well. Small gifts of little financial consequence should be carried at all times. Given away as protocol and plan decides as a part of fates flow of luck she bestows upon those who know the great game and relish playing it. The items in your kit should be diverse. They are there as a distract and mind block when needed - for you to use as you will. Then your works are victorious but always undetected. This is best. When you tip someone with a small $$ gratuity, try to touch them as you give them the tip or gift. Any touch will do, a touch upon the shoulder is best. But it is sometimes hard to do. Work on your smile and postures, touch. 

This touch can either make them remember you or an event or it can make them forget - intent is your tool, touch is your bio-circuit connect & interface, the $ is the distract to have their "gates" lowered at your command & presence. Look at their eye's and smile with your eye's and flash them into hard mode at 6 to 8 sec. intervals. Do this as part of natural blinking to be undetected. If their posture is leaning or inclined towards you it indicates they are in your web. If the posture or behavior leans somewhat away, proceed slowly. They are not in capture mode. Begin again, engage - suggest and cause opportunity for a chance to touch them again. Just as an engineer designs plans for their latest project, you too "engineer" the behavior and thoughts of those about you. Physical and non-physical tools are used together - a symphony of success often ensues. 

Avoid shoes with little or no heel when you are seeking to engage and capture their will and attention. The idea is to glide when you walk. Be graceful, slow down a little. Move your arms gracefully - move the head in accord. Boots with riding heels are best for men. "Let there always be light under your feet" is the saying. The high arch and sharp heel provide a "window" of light beneath your every step. Those about you, those who watch you will see this. You will automatically be perceived as superior to the watchers in their own minds. In Mexico some use a metal tip on the boot to add the auditory effect with the light. With every step there is sound and light. Some will want to know or meet you. Some will want to slow you up and stop the energy. Be prepared for those type, just move on as they will be pushed back by the very light which they came to engage either for good or for bad. You engage the one's whom you can, the others will be automatically stopped from entering your sphere. You will just "KNOW" the right people to allow entry into your sphere. OK, a review then, so it's riding heels, glide when in motion, light beneath the feet, be graceful, a slower gait and the intent of a warrior-boss. By having self confidence you learn to confide in your own confidence as guide. Enjoy the show and away you go.

The gait or way you walk (and move) can tell a lot about a person. Each of us have a gait or a type of walking unique unto ourselves. The gait I refer to here is created by both how you walk as well as how your body moves when you walk. Be natural with your arm movements. Graceful timed motion of the arms add balance and poise to your actions. Know when to move and when not to move the arms. Your torso is separate from your legs (independent movement). The trunk of the body must ride the hips in graceful, complimentary action. Much like a horse and good rider, they appear as one. Yet bad riders will bounce about, fly up and down as they ride. The same applies for our own body. The trunk is the rider, the hips and legs are the horse. Learn to walk in a variety of gaits in order to tap into your higher abilities. These higher abilities once realized usually feed you into a secondary chain of abilities that must be explored and in some cases mastered in order to go further. In studying the gait I have taught many, many of you the secret of moccasin training as taught to me by Maestro Santos. To learn the gaits of power is no joke or game. These are Jedi-level tricks of the trade that turn the tables just like in the tales & fables. Learn to glide as you move. Learn to move incredibly fast (flash). Be at ease when you move. 

Tight fitting clothes are for action which is not intended to be seen. Nor is it to be caught up. Sleek / stealth. The loose fitting clothes are the apparel meant to be seen and to be seen in. There are reasons for both. Generally loose fit clothes and coverings are best. Avoid such clothing that children or youth are currently wearing. And unless intended (a reason) avoid wearing uniforms of any kind. But do have several "outfits" to fit every situation that life may send your way. Learn to blend in when you should. Learn to stand out and be noticed when you should as well. Timing is everything. The chameleon teaches us the lesson we all must learn at some point. Experiment, note the effects, devise your tactics. Clothes are powerful tools. If you do wear a suit, have it tailor made - just for you. You know, there are suits just for sitting. Other suits are cut just right and they are meant only for standing. A good tailor is worth their weight in silver. Spend the extra dime and have a suit custom built. You'll see what I mean pard! Impressive!

Decide upon three hand mudras, three postures and three transitions. Lower the voice by one octave. Learn more about the breath control of great public speakers and singers. Chants and cadence counting also serve the same purposes. Learn to appear and then produce chaos from the energy around you as an element of distraction. Watch the use of the left hand by those who lead. Understand the left hand's power and why you must use it.
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52 Blocks done up for you to learn about the sweet deceptions and feints YOU can use inna fight!
The type of guard of that the knife fighter must take is done in relativity to what he is seeking to accomplish. In all ways deception plays a large role in good knife work. There is an old saying that goes thusly: "There are no primary attacks in knife fighting". This is because it's rather easy to take out a single attack, it's too predictable. So ALL attacks must be compound and filled with deceptions in order for them to work. Physical speed and aggression are simply not sufficient when dueling with a trained adversary. Guard position isn't just something you do. Each enguard position you are taught to assume has a purpose. Some guard configurations are meant solely for long range fighting methods. Other guard types are for close quarters. Here in the CQB mode the guard involves both hands. The well honed guard might induce an attack by baiting and then use a deception to make it's true-blow strike home.  Any guard (when perceived properly) can be explained simply enough by calling it a "target denial" system. This concept allows you steer the opponent into the lines you choose to play rather than allowing him to force his available lines of combat upon you. It is a subtle way to control another person with out really even touching them. When you strike a guard position know the difference between posing a ruse, offering the edge or giving threat (which always originates with point). Know your guards. There are several you know, depends on who you ask, but you must know the general idea behind each guard. Know their purposes. Know when and where to use them in conjunction with your parries, strikes and repostes. Look into the feints available to you from each of the eight planes. You must also take into consideration the type of knife you are using. Be able to perceive the true purpose of it's design and usage by merely touching the weapon (holding it). Simply hold the knife lightly in your hand. Close your eye's and be still. Breathe slowly and regularly for approximately three breaths. Remember this sort of ability is also a part of your greater skill base as a man of these unusual times. Not all skill is physically based, skill spans a variety of abilities that are vital for your overall, general survival.
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THIS is such a cool story! 
 Pictures? Of Course! 
I live for shit such as this 
ya know -
So - what is we seeing? The massive door - Aladdin told us of this wonder. 
Monday Memory Lane walk:  Bear Flag Revolt / Californios
Monday's Portent In the Skies is the Five (5) planet alignment 
Templar Tuesday Rejoice! Cannabis and the Knights Templar - the timeless connection selection ~
Meso-American Combat Connection:
 IN the art of XILAM
Have you ever heard of Airsoft Island? Me, either. Let me tell you something.
Tuesday Contemplation:
 Kybalion "mental transmutation" means the art of transforming, or changing the condition, quality or nature, of the mind from one condition to another. In this we can see that mental transmutation is a kind of mental chemistry, or if you prefer, a special practice of mystic psychology.
As America reels from yet another mass shooting, inevitable questions resurface about guns laws and the nation's pervasive firearm culture. Here is a look at per capita weapons data, based on the ATF's National Firearms Registration and Transfer Record, and 2013 data from the U.S. Census.
What is triggering these attacks? 
 Latest is the Sagamihara stabbings: '19 dead and 45 wounded as knifeman goes on rampage at building for disabled in Japan' 
Tuesday Gratuitous Girly - 
NSFW-ish - "Babe on the Rocks" 
Looks beautiful (and cold).
To Dress inside out is without a doubt what it's all about