So, what the heck is Chinquchi?
A sneeze typically begins with a slight irritating itch in the nose, that itch grows in intensity until finally, the sneeze erupts in a body-wrenching explosion of released energy! I once threw my back out with a particularly magnificent sneeze.
A Very Martial Christmas …
It just goes to show you that you never know who you are going to meet during a dinner party!
ASDF Happy Hour Success!
Well, we had our inaugural Happy Hour last night at 7:00 pm. It was a small group but we had a really good time and I think it will grow. We discussed everything from hunting on your birthday to Viking mead! We even managed to talk about martial arts for a few minutes. 👍 I…
Announcing ASDF Happy Hours
We are going to try something new with the ASDF. This is something that an online veteran’s network I am a member of does, and it works pretty well. The group is Veterans Referring Veterans. And what they do is hold weekly virtual Happy Hours! I thought we could try them monthly, and begin with…
Sensei Louie Grinnell inducted into The Isshin-ryu Hall of Fame
Previous Isshin-ryu Hall of Fame Visit Last night after work, I drove up to Gatlinburg, Tennessee, for the 2022 Isshin-ryu Hall of Fame banquet. I’ve been to this event three or four times in my life. The last time I went to the Hall of Fame Banquet and Tournament was several years ago, in the…
American Self-Defense Federation: We are growing
It is a lot of work getting a new organization started and then providing value to its members. However, I think the ASDF has made a good start, and we have some excellent people on board. To date, we have instructors representing traditional schools of Shunpookan Aikido, Uechi-ryu Karate, Largo Mano Escrima, and Isshin-ryu Karate.…