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.' / 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
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
 “There are things that are so serious, you can only joke about them.”
            W. Heisenberg.
Sir Richard Burton Resource Page
"If it can't be Erased, it must be Embraced"
JAK 2012
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.
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A Fun Dino Tale 
to Ponder
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.
Do These 5 Best Martial Arts Moves for Simple Solo Practice at Home !
Some Thoughts and Links about 
The Martial Bling of  
Past, Present and Future
Docendo discimus / We learn by teaching. / A maxim that is obvious to good teachers and which leads to Doce ut discas, "Teach in order to learn."
Mudra: The way of the fingers and hands.
What do the mythical figures of clairvoyance and clairaudience look like and what weapons do they use?
The Cook Ding Kung Fu article that really defines INTENT
~}~ The Song of Amergin ~ The Classic Verses ~{~
The word “mudra” translates to seal or gesture. A hand mudra is both a symbolic and therapeutic gesture mainly performed with the fingers. Those who train with me know that I employ Mudra in many instances. Daily use strengthens the intent behind them.
Breaking the Law (of physics)! 
Martial Arts and Newton's Laws of Motion
Examples of applied physics in the form of "party tricks"
Here is the frosting upon the delicious applied Physics cake
Greyman: The Method of in-your -face invisibility
The Infrared Rays and Martial Beliefs about health 
Stumbling on Skeletons in Old Odd Fellows Lodges
Depressive days of drone dominance? Really trippy video - worth watching. The one's who brought you this video are here~~
Hell Yes, Taras Bulba - such a cool spectacle - a film rarely seen today / check out this short clip >
Drone Guns - 100% Sci-Fi
The amazing philosophical roadmap of the KuitThey guide the hand, train the eye and sharpen the senses! But are they just old time Kung Fu BS? Or are they powerful "Mnemonic devices"(You must decide eh?)
The KUIT and much more.
 A nice array from Internal Kung Fu Australia
Magnetic resonance comes through the media of water and organic compounds and flows through the body. So the palms give off a rather strong magnetic resonance during this practice.
It was 1937 - The west had not grokked Kung Fu yet.
 I really love this old video. 
(Youtube) Kung Fu: (apolgies for robot voice. Good stuff though!) 
Supreme Breath: Taoist "Bone Breathing" revealed!
More on being "Water" - a concept Bruce Lee proposed as a "way of no way"
The force of magic flows in two directions. 
Zhen Wu 
God of Martial Arts & Hidden Knives
Where Did Chief Joseph Get His Mesopotamian Tablet?
JKD Speed training & breakdowns!
This is a good videoPlaying with knives -
The Importance of DEEP WORK: a good article
Yi Jin Jing (Muscle Tendon Change Classic)
The Keys to Self Mastery for the Filipino and S. E. Asian Arts By JAK 6/29 2018
10 Breathing Exercises to Restore Mind-Body Balance.
A few bits n pieces about Tai Chi that should assist those training with me
There is one path in the world that none can walk but you. Where does it lead? Don’t ask, walk!” ~Nietzsche
The Spiritual Power of Dance. 
(Back to Bunga and Buah again?)
The Classical Saber Lesson from the Italian School
Guro Dan Inosanto, the master schools us in a bit of Filipino martial art history, walks us through some basics 
Destreza: Where did the Spanish get it?
GOOD STUFF! - Complex movements (KALI) may have different affects than well learned movements on cognitive function.
More Taoist magic: Finger weaving shapes of power
Minimal art: Lacoste System efficiency & Economy
Another JKD/Kali manualMight help some (might not)
Practicing RAPIER / from Martin Fabian
In the Six Healing Sounds Of Qi Gong one can find their way. PDF ahead - nicely explained too!
Tatami Cutting w/ a European Rapier! Holy Moly!
Be the "Pocket Knife kind of Guy" my friend -
Shortened Life Span from Karate practice? Seems so ~
Footage of Bruce Lee doing his Gung Fu Thing in 67 -
Magic is, for example, the invention of new ideas. These ideas prompt the individual to invent his future
Gustav Kuhn considers the science of magic
Just a curious Book explained in Video- watch 
This might be a book on Kung Fu to consider eh? 
Ole! Magnificent! California History done right!
Riastradh, the Warrior’s Battle Frenzy / IRELAND
Jade Water & The Brazen SeaWater Secrets 
The awesome Crystal Weapons of Prehistoric Spain
Well Done! The Circle / Destreza / The Sword
Classic from Angelo: Hungarian & Highland Broadsword
A look at Scaramouche 1952 / At the fencing school
text of the Tao of Jeet Kune Do by Bruce Lee
Out of time, out of place, the Wicked pace of the red haired race -
Out of Ireland came the Sword adorned. Often with teeth set as if gems -
The Irish Rebel and the Ancient Sword - A Twilight Zone-like thing -
In basics are found all things - Fencings Roots examined
On Counter-point: Unique Fencing / Alexandre Valville, 1817
Famous Fencer George Piller: Master of his craft!
Your daily dose of Kung Fu: Qi Magazine / Fun Read ahead!
There are many Alamo's! Pics of course - confusing history!
When Silat Kicks in! Learn to Sector & trap the legs & feet. Maul !
Magic: Applied magic, Tactical magic, Field Expedient magic / CIA ~
Most Excellent: Peter van Uhm: Why I chose a gun -
Islamic History Discovery / This is a fantastic Documentary: The validity of Mecca - The location of Petra. This is fascinating if you have 1:30 Min to spare. A Brilliant propaganda piece as well. Driving a wedge into the heart of Islamic belief via science and defiance. All in all not a bad watch! Archaeological detective work +++ !
Blood, Thunder and Robert E. Howard = ++!
 Banned TEDTalk about Psychic Abilities | Russell Targ
This talk was originally slated as part of a TEDx event in 2013, but TED pulled their support when they learned about the subjects. AWESOME!
Philosophical Lessons Archilochus Has Taught Me
Beauty of a Knife! Don Juan Manuel's "Bowie Knife"
The Edged Weapon Traditions of some World Leaders = Awesome!
The Spaniards began using dogs at least by the 1260s, as King Jaume I of Aragon-Catalonia supplied guard dogs to garrisons of regional castles.
In this video see some great renditions of Sam Chien / Drums!
Please watch this vid: Kali and Beyond / Linked prior. Watch again!
This BRAIN MAGIC is Pretty Solid Stuff / TED Talk Cool!
It's a Cross-Referencing Phenomenon: Backwards Bike Test -
From the pen of Peter James! Survive in the Grey Zone!
Sword Twirling is Very Cool! Skills! Bravo sir!
Bruce! "I did not hit - It hits by itself" - dat bit of Zen JKD
Searching for a Cave in the Desert: Where is Kenny Veach?
Peter Lim's excellent Taijiquan Resource Page / Thanx Peter!
Some footage of My teacher and I / summer camp -
The ART of Combat Sports / Heavy Duty Interpretations
Spiritual Warfare / Good & Evil: The Battle very Real / ++
Men who are dangerous have the "magic" - Jordan Peterson / Video 
The Best Around! Voiceover work done Right for your project! 
32 Reasons Why Fencing Is A Real Sport
Miyamoto Musashi’s Dokkōdō – A Ronin’s 21 Laws Of Life
Is the Era of the EDC Tactical Folder Over?
Straight Talk regarding the Laws of Magic -
How Words Can Be MAGIC in their Own Right -
Qi Energy and Torsion Fields // Are they the Same?
New Book
Gentleman's Steel Reader III is done. $19.95 and $10.00 for shipping in the USA gets one to your door. $29.95 Total / 
Nice Collection of Readable material from JAK. 
Paypal: Comtech@bmi.net or call 541 938 3451 -
A Masterpiece, one of the best movies ever made, "Harakiri".
Bruce Lee / Fencing / The Truth Few Know or Tell
Bruce Lee: Sparring / Look for the Fencing hints
Art, the Shaman and Quantum Physics/ PDF Ahead
Katana fast moving cut techniques!! / Rather Neat !
Bullet Blocker Clothing // expen$ive but worth it!
55 and Alive: Incredible Badasses Examined!
New Book!
Places, Power & Maajak

A Look at the Paranormal Side of 
 a Mysterious Life! 

$25.00 / $10.00 shipping Total is $35.00 (outside usa check w/ us)
The Original Dan-D Green Beret Fighting Knife / Solid!
The Places, Power & Maajak info page: A brief description of my new book. 
The same topic and MORE on Video. Well done / pieces are all connected - 
Influences: James Keating and the Crossada Bowie
Chumash Science Through Time // Ceremony’s role in transmitting traditional knowledgeThe Case of `Alchuklash -
The parasympathetic nervous system is the exact opposite of the sympathetic nervous system. It's purpose is to heal the body, achieve homeostasis (a fance scientific word for the body's normal state of chemicals and energy), rest, relax, and calm. 
Check out "KINGS BLADE" (some of you have already). But if you have not seen this film - then do yourself a favor and watch every minute of it. Well Done Fun! = Bravo!!
Ancient Underground Tunnels 2020 Documentary Subterranean
"Your Behaviour Won't Be The Same" | Dr. Andrew Huberman 
Mystery Submarine Was Found at the Bottom of the Chicago River
Secrets most Forbidden -//- Col. Fawcett Mystery and Beyond 
The Dagger has Many Forms / Tlingkit Daggers / Armor attire 
This book is YOGA for MEN: Chock full of Hidden Gems !
There is a lot of good stuff in the "White Report" / Tactical
Read about what Tesla said about dreaming / taught himself
Lost Civilizations | Stargates - Ancient Aliens, Portals / 2hrs!
Grand Canyon Adventure, Caves, Sloth Dung and Petrified Bats ~~
The Bullet Proof Mind: Lt. Col. Dave Grossman Full vid // You are foolish if you don't listen to this entire video - heard it before? .. Listen again pard!
 White Tiger // Give Tanks and enjoy the film / / 1:44 - X L NT !
lecture at West Point to US soldiers : The latest technology in the field of Bio-Warfare, DNA reprogramming and human cell exploitation. 36 Min / Start at 4 min mark
Tai Chi 4 me! Kung Fu 4 You!
More! TEN Principles of Tai Chi Chuan / Great Content Ahead -
Sit Back and Take in BE A HUNTER ! From the Pen of Peter James
Secrets of the Club des Hachischins and The ‘Green Jam’ of Destiny 
There is such a Thing as Tai Chi Fingers: Learn More Mudra -
Looks like the Bee has done it again! Knife Fighting Playskool Set
Check Out the Pointy Bastards of the Knife World / Stiletto Daggers
Count me in! This Guy can THROW a KNIFE! I Like him mucho!
+ If you are in Houston Texas LOOK HERE! for top notch training !!
Cool! PROTECTIVE ARM SLEEVES (Arm Chaps) / $60.00 / NICE!
Cool! "Sword of the People" / Italian Knife and Stick Defense 
Can You Dig it? / Recommended Reading - "Beyond Vitruvius"
Nippon Karate Association and Hal Sharp videos "Karate 1950"!
 Enjoy the Stroll Down Memory Lane
Rascals All! 
Pirate / Swashbuckler  
A Fun Romp Awaits You!
Marcus Wynne / Driving to Stay Alive / Armed Citizen Interview!
More on Akashic Field of Energetic Knowledge / Nanaka 
Show me some nice swords: How to talk to a German sword cutler
Komorebi: ‘a dance of shadows emerging when sunlight filters through trees’ (Hey Nick)
These KRUDO Ring Knucks are the cats meow! Kerbam! (with Style)!
Finally a "Grand Theory" on the whole Tartarian Reset Thing
The Hubud Quick Overview / Palm up or Palm Down Versions? (JAK)
Snake Style Blog: Tai Chi from a nice perspective. Adult Kung Fu
Take a minute w/ MaulDouble Knives / Machetes too / war-like
'Glimmer Man' Encountered by Deer Hunters in Hells Canyon Area
There are "Secret Societies" and some of them are spectacular!
That good old, down home COSMIC FIRE! Meta-insightful - Heavy!
These "Anti-Drone" Weapons have become a thing. Weap-Tech BS
Cell Phones: The Elephant in the Room
The Top Ten Sins In Hubud Lubud Training