Sunday, December 21, 2008

Three Books to Consider for your Library Two By James Keating and One By Adam Chan

James Keating has just introduced a new book The Gentleman's Steel Reader 2. I bought the first one and found it to be a treasure trove of ancient wisdom and very cutting edge modern insight into the philosophy of the blade. James Keating is one of this century's Living Masters he has a sharp mind an insatiable appetite for knowledge and a background of studying with many of the great masters. The Steel Readers give you an insight that is distilled hard to get knowledge treat your self to years of enjoyment.

"$ 28.00 ea. / This price Includes Shipping ANYWHERE in the world ! For your convenience please use PAYPAL (comtech@bmi.net) or call us 541-93....
We accept VISA, MASTERCARD, Money Orders etc.. AND if you wish to buy BOTH VOLUMES (GSR I and II) that'd be $45.00
Including shipping. A QUESTION ?
Email me here, Mebbe I can help some !"

Adam Chan's Book Climbing Mountains and Eating Punches. This book is a Memoir of Adam's journey towards Martial Arts Functional Mastery. Adam's insight are hard won and come from decades of of travel around North America and living in China.
It is not uncommon for people to take martial arts lessons for years and still not be able to use their arts in real situations outside the training hall.

This book is about Adam's journey to overcome this problem through years of trial and error, the discovery of universal principles that have nothing to do with style and the questioning of assumptions that we have for the nature of conflict itself.

Adam Chan teaches privately at Pragmatic Martial Arts in Vancouver, B.C. If you live in the North West it would do you well to contact Adam Chan and make arrangements for some personal coaching his philosophy and insights will make it worth your investment, time and travel.

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Great GPS By Garmin On Sale at Amazon

I just bought this and it is incredible, great quality and just a year ago was over twice the price. Garmin has been making excellent GPS units for Aviation, Marine applications for years it is easy to see why they are leading the way in navigation units for Automobiles.

The savings in fuel and frustration will pay for this in a year.

Friday, December 19, 2008

Bruce Lee's First Student Jesse Glover Seminar at Walla Walla's The Little Dojo

Jesse R. Glover, Bruce Lee's first student and author of the much sought after book "Bruce Lee Between Wing Chun and Jeet Kune Do", will be teaching a two day seminar in Walla Walla at The Little Dojo. He will be teaching Non Classical Gung Fu, including power punching, Trapping, and Sticking.

Video Courtesy of Pierre Hartman and the Chinese Boxing Association.

For more information go to The Little Dojo Announcement

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Master At Arms James Keating Demonstrates the SAP Cap

James Keating Demonstrates the SAP Cap. James Keating is a world renowned expert on Self Defense Strategies. Gives clear demonstration of the capabilities of the SAP Cap.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Survivor Man's New Book

I am looking forward to reading Survivor Man's new book on outdoor survival.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Inner Warrior Martial Arts in CDA, Idaho offering Fook Yueng Chuan

Inner Warrior Martial Arts in CDA, Idaho is offering group and private instruction in Gung Fu, and Fook Yueng Chuan. Bruce Lee trained in Seattle with Fook Yueng in the late 50's early to mid 60's.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Source for Outdoor Gear

I just found a great source for Outdoor Gear such as Long Australian Riding Coats, Hats, Fleece Clothing and more. Their prices look excellent.

Walkabout Shop

Friday, October 10, 2008

Tommy Carruthers Online Jeet Kune Do

Interesting Tommy Carruthers is teaching online Jeet Kune Do classes. These look like an great deal financially, I have seen Tommy Curruthers in person and watched him teach. He is a great instructor and this looks like a great way to learn if you are not in reach of training with one of the top teachers of Jeet Kune Do.

It is the opinion of the Karate Critic that if you are not able to train with a top instructor leave JKD alone. It is hard to find a good practitioner let alone a good teacher and Tommy is Both in Spades.

Jesse Glover compares Tommy favorably with Bruce Lee himself.

Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Travel Wrench Training

The Travel Wrench Training Program will be held October 18th 2008

Morning Session 10:00 A.M. to 12:00 Noon

Lunch Break 12:00 Noon to 12:50 P.M.

Afternoon Session 1:00 P.M. to 3:00 P.M.

Cost is $99.00 for Pre-Registration before October 15th. 2008

Cost after October 15th, 2008 is $129.00

Kelly S. Worden’s Integrated Martial Arts and Fitness

12811 Canyon Road E

Puyallup WA98373

For questions or to register: Contact Vivian @ 253-539-2831 or


Note: The travel wrench is a very functional personal defense tool that is a less than lethal option for those trained in its use and of not much good in the persons hands who are not, thus a very good devise to train in and carry as it is a tool that is not easily turned on the user. The Travel Wrench was developed by Datu Kelly S. Worden

Saturday, August 23, 2008

International Fook Yueng Chuan Mountain Retreat September 12


2:00-3:00 AQT (Advanced Quadrant Training)

3:00-4:00 Chi-na I

4:00-5:00 Stick Concepts I

5:00-6:00 Effortless Power I

6:00-7:00 Friendship Potluck

7:00-7:30 Chi-Gung

7:30-10:00 Night Training/Energy Training


7:30-8:00 Sunrise Chi-Gung

8:00-9:00 Breakfast

9:00-10;00 AQT II

10:00-11:00 Chi-na II

11:00-12:00 Stick Concepts II

12:00-1:30 Lunch/Refresh

1:30-3:00 Advanced Knife Concepts

3:00-4:30 Advanced Gun Concepts

4:30-6:00 Concepts Review/ Situational and Scenarios

6:00-7:00 Dinner

7:00-7:30 Chi-Gung

7:30-10:00 Night Training


8:00-9:00 Breakfast

9:00-12:00 Effortless Power II : Theories and Practicum

For more information The Little Dojo

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Sifu Greg Fong Visits Walla Walla

The Center Presents:
Shaolin Staff Form
With Sifu Gregory Fong
Saturday, September 20th 11:00 to 4:00 p.m.

Seven Star Praying Mantis
With Sifu Gregory Fong 
Sunday, September 21st.  Noon to 4:00 p.m.

Take both classes or take them independently.

For more information or to register contact Gary Wass at 509-240-6989 or Health Quest at 509-527-1156.  Location in Walla Walla to be announced.

Gregory Fon Biography
Gregory Fong was born in Canton, China and raised in Hong Kong.  He began training in the mid 60's studying Wu style t'ai chi, Northern Shaolin from Sifu Yim Sheung Mo, and 7-Star Northern Praying Mantis kung fu from Sifu Chan Yin Yee (senior disciple of Sifu Luo Guang Yu and senior classmate of Sifu Wong Hon Fun).

Wednesday, August 06, 2008

James Keating Seminar

ELLENSBURG, Wa.... August 16th: ONE DAY CAMP  - outdoors - Here is the directions and the names, Taneum Canyon Seminar ! Knife, Stick ,Empty hand. Exit 101 off I-90, go 10.9 miles to Taneum campgrounds. Parking by footbridge on lefthand side of the road. Go to space 10 in campround. 12 p.m.- 5p.m, bring your own lunch, water is there & restrooms. Comtech Instructor Shaun Eastman 509-962-2891  is the host. I (James Keating) will be teaching a wide - entertaining curriculum.
See you Pac NW people there. Cost for the day: $70.00 each.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Visayan Eskrima Seminar in Switzerland with Renado Alfonso Assistant to the Legendary Sonny Umpat

Visayan- Escrima with :
“Renato Alfonso”

(direct student of Sonny Umpad)

In Geneva, Switzerland on August

From August 4th to the 8th 2008.

evenings from 6pm – 7h30pm

The Chinese Boxing Association Switzerland welcomes you to join an open air Escrima-Seminar with Sonny Umpad's incredible student, Renato Alfonso. Renato was one of Sonny’s assistants for years and is very skilled fighter, and also a very good teacher. He will teach sticks, blades, epée, knife etc. This seminar is open for everyone and any level.

* For visitors, campgrounds & hotels are available at the seminar site.

* Location: Hermance - Geneva, Switzerland

* Information & inscription: info@nckf.ch or contact Steve Smith.

* Price (one week) 250$ / 250fr.

* www.nckf.ch or phone: +41792009174

Non-Classical Kung Fu, Pierre Hartmann invites you to discover the intercepting moves of Non Classical Kung Fu. Non Classical Kung Fu is noted for explosive power, effective sticking, and efficiency in combat. Pierre Hartmann is a long term student and friend of Jesse Glover and Sonny Umpad, Ed Hart. His knowledge of Non Classical Gung Fu is excellent and his ability to teach it extraordinary.

Location: rugby field of Hermance, Geneva.
Price: 200fr / $200.
Info & inscription : +41792009174 or contact www.nckf.ch info@nckf.ch

Monday, March 24, 2008

Internation Fook Yueng Chuan / Infinity Knife Concepts Mountain Retreat Announced

The Little Dojo the International Fook Yueng Chuan Association along with Infinity Knives, Yuen’s Family Martial Arts Centers and Walla Walla’s Premier Martial Arts announce the Spring 2008 Mountain Retreat “The Power of Belief” to be held the Weekend of June the 6th. The Power of Belief Mountain Retreat will cover areas of Human Potential as affected by the concept of Belief. We will be covering in depth, Energy Work for Martial and Healing work. As well as all areas of Martial Arts from Swimming Body to the Fighting Tomahawk from Infinity Knives.

This weekend is designed to bring body and mind together in a synergistic blend of power and focus. These principles are great in the Martial Arts and directly translate into everyday life.

First time participants enjoy and intro rate of $350 U.S. Dollars and Members of the I.F.Y.C.A. or Returning participants enjoy the discounted rate of $286 U.S. Dollars. Please allow for a $45 cabin fee and this year is bring your own food. There will be a full kitchen for your use.

Remember to book Early there will be only 26 participants this year strictly enforced. Bring training equipment or order early to have yours waiting at the event. Where warm outdoor training clothing, bring a great attitude for learning and fasten your seat belts, this one is going to Rock! stevesmith@thelittledojo.com or 509-527-3385