How I Met Dan Harden

Spanish I first met Dan "virtually" on Aikiweb. Initially I read some of the exchanges there which had the potential to be enlightening, but were so filled with acrimony that I tended to simply avoid them leaning more towards the writings of Ellis Amdur and Professor Peter Goldsbury. Nevertheless, when I did take a peek … Continue reading How I Met Dan Harden

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How I met Shirata Rinjiro – He didn’t hold anything back!

I first began martial arts training in about 1972/1973. My father gave me a Judo book for my birthday, I think, but I wanted to do Kung Fu since Bruce Lee was very popular at the time. The main obstacles holding me back from that desire was time, opportunity and money. Fortunately, over the next several … Continue reading How I met Shirata Rinjiro – He didn’t hold anything back!