In May of 1987, Steven Barnes mentions SwiftDeer in his Secrets of the Shaolin Temple column. The main topic is Jeet Kune Do, the system Bruce Lee developed. Terry Lettau, 9th degree black belt in Shorei-Ryu and a 7th degree in Shorinji Ryu Jiu Jitsu, speaks of himself and his teacher, Harley SwiftDeer Reagan, studying with Bruce Lee, and what they learned. Read more in the May 1987 issue of Black Belt Magazine on Google Books – see page 13.
In 1989, Steven Barnes wrote about an encounter between Harley SwiftDeer Reagan and Mr. Barnes’ brother in law, who was studying martial arts at the time and seeking advice on improving his techniques. Read about how SwiftDeer brought the chakras in and helped the student make some immediate improvements in his techniques in the June 1989 issue of Black Belt Magazine – Secrets of the Shaolin Temple, page 94. (Note: Patric Young, Mr. Barnes’ brother in law, who was preparing for his green belt test in this article, is now a combat and training consultant for the Transformative Arts Institute, which teaches self-defense workshops.)
Visit the web site of the Ten No Kishi Dojo, Harley SwiftDeer Reagan’s martial arts school in Scottsdale AZ.