About

RATIONAL AND CONTEXTUAL BASED LEARNING.

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Instruction is available by application and invitation only.

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The range of human motion is circumscribed by our bodies.

The principles of motion are comprehensible and can be applied universally – we use the art of Aikido to explore patterns of motion and deduce the universals.

 

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Why the little owl (γλαύξ)

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The image: an Athenian tetradrachm – the obverse stamped with the “little owl” – commonly called a glaux – γλαύξ – throughout the ancient world.  The owl symbolizes Athena.

Athena – goddess of wisdom, war and pragmatic skill.  The paragon of self-actualized independence – born fully-formed from the brow of Zeus.  She is Parthenos (virgin) because she is complete.

A warrior and scholar, intellect and steadfast independence ready to serve the greater good as patron and protector: Is there a better symbol to emulate?

But we are not gods.  So a hero: Odysseus loved best by Athena.  A mortal who banters with a goddess – weavers both (B.13).  Stratagems with weapons and words – tools of the trade.  Cunningness is deceit implemented strategically.

Yet Odysseus was always the reluctant explorer, always seeking nothing more than the return home…

 

And who was more like crafty Odysseus than Sir Richard Francis Burton who adventured purposefully and widely and published voluminously.

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Formal
Chris Mulligan / Yoko Okamoto

 

Path Basic Handcuffing

OCAT Basic Course

Monadnock Baton Certification

InSights Defensive Folding Knife Certificate 2012

OFA – DHG1 Certificate

OFA – DHG2 Certificate

OFA – DHG2 with Low Light

OFA – DHG3 Certificate

MAG 20 Certificate 7.22.12

FAS – Tactical Handgun Certificate

Law of Self Defense 5.4.14

NRA Life Membership

Bowie Instructor Certificate

5th Dan Scroll

Ryukyu Hon Kenpo Kobujyutsu

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The Crew

 

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Ty & Max
Max Kalksten – Myofu-An Dojo

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