Preparing for Shodan

A couple of months ago Sensei Noha gave myself and two of my dojo mates the OK to test for Shodan (1st degree black belt) in the spring of 2012.  I am as scared as I am elated by this.  Scared because physically, my knees are not in great shape.  I have a hard time…

My Son

As I start to write this, my son is with the Rancho Cotate Cougers Varsity Football team to play his last game of the regular season.  This was his sophomore year and he moved straight from his freshman team to the Varsity squad. He is 15 years old and a hulking 5 foot 10 inch…

1000 Sword Cut challenge

Who’s in?  Including today we have 52 days left in the year. In 2010 I did 1000 cuts exactly one time and I’d like to do that again at least once this year.  Simply do the following: Pick up your sword, staff, nun chuks, escrima sticks, naginata, or broadsword and swing it a 1000 times….

Do you support this?

My friend on google+ posted this question and a link to this article: Michelle Malkin » More ugly Occupy Oakland pictures that won’t make MSM front pages and asked the question today, “Do you support this?” I do not feel qualified to speak regarding the validity of this movement or lack thereof.  However, I do…