Read James’ (late) new year message on KOSSHI: Under the Blade 2017
James’ latest on KOSSHI: Defending Knife Defense
Check out James’ new post on KOSSHI: The Way of the Gun
James’ new year message on his blog KOSSHI: Under the Blade 2016
James’ take on the question: is it moral not to intervene in a brutal attack? To Die or Not to Die?
New on KOSSHI: Tactical to Viable
A good video piece on training is hard to come by. It’s like any bit of writing that aims to make a solid point and inspire others by message – they’re out there, but can be hard to find. Capturing the spirit of something, especially a something like martial arts is tricky. But this piece does it well.
When I was first contacted by Brenda Mak, a young student journalist here in Chicago, I was skeptical that anything of long-term merit would be produced. So I resolved to simply help her out by granting her the access she needed.
She would focus her attention on my student Amaris, a smart, lovely young lady, who’s been training with me nearly a year. Please bear in mind, nothing Amaris says was scripted or coached. Her thoughts are her own and I could not be more pleased. My thanks to Brenda – she can look forward to a bright future.
There was a great deal of footage captured in the two days Brenda spent with us, all of it spontaneous and unscripted, a lot like our training sessions. Moving forward, perhaps we’ll roll more of that footage out.
Check it out on YouTube: Bujinkan Art Warrior
New KOSSHI post: Train the Metaphysical with the Physical
James and his wife Tomoko will be in California for a seminar in June! California Trainin’
New on KOSSHI: Taijutsu Truth: Proportionality