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10000 kicks

“I fear not the man who has practiced 10,000 kicks once, but I fear the man who has practiced one kick 10,000 times.” ~ Bruce Lee

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The Road to Physical Mastery

Every martial arts master began from the beginning, faced incredible
challenges, got up and kept going again one day, one moment at a time.

No matter where you’re at in your own journey, are you striving for your
master form?

Click here to watch this video of one master in action!

Chloe Bruce Video

Self-Defense Training Starts Tomorrow!

The self-defense training weekend with Marc MacYoung starts tomorrow (Friday) evening!

If you’ve been thinking about attending, whether to hone your skills or to start developing them, now is the time!  There are still a FEW spots open for the weekend (or any part thereof – yes, you can do just one day of it, as well).

If you’re uncertain, but curious, consider coming just to the Friday night talk and Q&A!

Marc MacYoung – what’s he known for?

Marc MacYoung, No Nonsense Self-Defense

Marc MacYoung, self-defense expert

Marc is known for several things: an awareness-based approach to self-defense; his ability to break things down into easily understood and digestible pieces; his no-nonsense approach (what really works); and knowledge and expertise developed through both study and experience.

He’s thoughtful, careful, and challenging – challenging to our preconceptions, to our projections, to our illusions, to our stories. He’s dedicated to seeing reality as it is, and dealing with it.

Who is this appropriate for?

This workshop is appropriate for the young to the elderly, men and women, from beginners to experienced self-defense/martial arts practitioners.  In other words, it is appropriate for anyone who would like to learn more about self-defense – and, in fact, about self.

What if I need to know more?

If you want to know more about the event itself, check out the calendar event listing on the DTMMS site:http://www.dtmms.org/event/macyoung2013

If you’d like to know more about Marc MacYoung, visit his self-defense site, No Nonsense Self Defense.  (Our calendar listing also has links in the description to some of his writings on self-defense.)

If you have any other questions, contact Ten No Kishi at dojo.info@ten-no-kishi.com.

Learn about avoiding crime: Friday Aug. 16

Interested in learning how to make yourself less vulnerable to criminal activity?   How to defend yourself by avoiding situations before they reach the level of physical confrontation?

Marc MacYoung, No Nonsense Self-Defense

Marc MacYoung, self-defense expert

Self-defense expert Marc MacYoung joins us on Friday evening, August 16, with a talk on crime avoidance, followed by a question and answer session.  He says:

Many martial artists spend years, if not decades, learning how to protect themselves from criminal attacks. But they haven’t spent any time looking at how criminals select victims or commit their attacks. ‘Crime Avoidance’ is a court-recognized system showing you how to identify and articulate what the criminal did to set you up for a crime. It’s mostly how to nonviolently foil a felon’s attempts to rob, rape, or assault you.

When: Friday August 16, 7pm
Where: Scottsdale AZ
Cost: $15

For more information, or to register for the Friday night talk, visit http://www.dtmms.org/event/macyoung2013.

Friday’s talk is followed by a self-defense weekend training, sponsored by Ten No Kishi Dojo.

 

Self-Defense Weekend Seminar: Marc MacYoung Aug 16-18 Scottsdale

Ten No Kishi Dojo sponsors Marc MacYoung, self-defense expert, for a weekend of No Nonsense Self-Defense!

In the Sweet Medicine SunDance Path, development of physical skill and mastery, including the ability to care for one’s own safety, is one of the significant aspects of self-growth.  In the process of developing our physical abilities, we learn an incredible amount about ourselves. Through his practical approach to awareness and self-defense, Marc will give us plenty of opportunities to learn in this way!

Join us for:

  • Personal Protection / Crime Avoidance talk – Friday evening, A look at how to non-violently foil a criminal’s attempts, followed by Q&A with Marc.
  • Martial Mechanics/Force Physics – Saturday. Learn how to use your body effectively.
    Marc says, “This seminar’s drills and techniques are not based on muscle. It’s training along the lines of a quote from Helio Gracie, ‘Train as if you are an old man because one day you will be.’ This kind of power doesn’t fade with age, like muscle and endurance. The older you get, the better you get.”
  • Knife Seminar – Sunday. Get an understanding how knives are used, and why people get stabbed; learn about the effects of adrenalin on perception and how it will make you ‘walk into (a blade) weed whacker’ ; look at the different kinds of violence and why your response is not ‘fighting’; develop skill and get information you can access easily even in a live-fire situation.

Limited to 30 participants. Early registration discounts available.
For more information and to register, go to http://www.dtmms.org/event/macyoung2013

About Marc MacYoung

Marc MacYoung, No Nonsense Self-DefenseHe is considered by many to be one of the most analytical thinkers on the subject of surviving violence and personal safety today. What he teaches is based on experience and has proven reliability for surviving violence.

He has taught police, military, martial artists and civilians around the world. His message is always the same:Hand-to-hand combat is a last ditch effort when other, more effective, preventive measures have failed.

Since the age of 10, he has studied several styles of martial arts, including Karate, Wing Chun, Baqua/Hsing-I, Five Family Gung fu, Boxing, Western swordsmanship, Kali and various forms of Pentjak Silat. He teaches No Nonsense Self-Defense, a combination of formal martial arts techniques and principles and his real life experience, supported by research into the areas of psychology, criminology, sociology and legal use of force.

To see more about Marc, visit his web site http://marcmacyoung.com/, or the No Nonsense Self-Defense site.

Pay It Forward – A Nia Jam!

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Razel gets her groove on!

Today the Rainbow Power Center was jamming with music, dancing, laughter, health, and abundance as 22 women gathered to dance in support of the recovery of those with spinal cord injuries.  The event raised hundreds of dollars for The Lone Star Paralysis Foundation and was sponsored by Arizona Nia Teachers (including Razel Wolf who is also a SMSD teacher) and AZNiaNow.  A portion of these funds will benefit Daniel Curtis, the son of a Nia Trainer, who sustained a spinal cord injury in May of 2011.

From the Nia website:  “Nia is the original body-mind fusion fitness program – blending inspiration from dance arts, martial arts and healing arts to create a fun, pleasurable, health-enhancing practice for people of all ages and levels of fitness and helping us reconnect to the Joy of Movement!”

Flexibility, agility, mobility, strength, and stability. Joy, laughter, and the power of individual expression. Aerobics, stretching, coordination, technique, beauty.  Nia includes it all, and teachers and classes can be found worldwide.

We were blessed to have such power and giveaway fill our space today, calling us all into the dance!

Ten No Kishi Belt Promotion

Ten No Kishi Dojos - Karate Self-Defense Jiu Jitsu Chulukua-RyuCongratulations to Amanda Brazel, Ten No Kishi’s Student of the Year for 2011, who was recently promoted to orange belt.  Amanda demonstrated proficiency in a variety of blocks, strikes, and kicks, as well as katas and defenses.  Good job!

For more information, visit the Ten No Kishi web site.

Ten No Kishi Student of the Year 2011: Amanda Brazel

Ten No Kishi Dojo

Ten No Kishi Dojo, Scottsdale AZ

Congratulations to Amanda Brazel, Ten No Kishi Student of the Year for 2011.  Amanda attended classes diligently throughout the year, and significantly improved her kata forms and techniques.

Congratulations also to the other TNK students who also worked hard over the course of the year.  In recognition of your progress last year, and looking forward to continuing learning and growth in 2012: Cheers!

 

Ten No Kishi Dojo, in Scottsdale, AZ, home of Chulukua-Ryu, features karate and self-defense classes.

More Harley SwiftDeer Reagan in Black Belt Magazine

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.

Ten No Kishi Dojo, Scottsdale AZ

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.