Practical training for home defense has a very long history. The idea and potential need to protect one's home and family remains perennial. To this end, Japanese women leave us a bookmark of badassery....
In a world full of too many wars, ill will, negative words, and dangerous intolerance….this message, to me, has resonance.
Joanna Macy is interviewed and tells a story of a 1,200 year old prophecy shared with her in the 1980’s….
It was midnight, when Vicky got out of work and started home on foot. New to New Orleans, she turned down the wrong street.... In a brief, scary-as-hell encounter, she prevailed.
When my oldest brother Kurt studied jiu jitsu, he passed his new ‘knowledge’ on to his siblings at home. I was probably seven when I learned to do a round house kick to the temple.
“What have you been up to on this beautiful day?", Marsha asked.
"I bought the gun I’ve been wanting”, I replied. With a quiet gasp, she pulled back. The cashier leaned in. This was a different kind of conversation.