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Razor Sharp Truth

Liberty Dojo

A blade has just one purpose: To cut. Technically, cutting implies three different functions, slicing, chopping, or stabbing, yet these are all encompassed in the more general term cutting. The beauty of the samurai sword is legendary, yet another marvelous thing about razor sharp blades is their ability to demonstrate truth.  You see, a blade […]

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Ep27: Destructive Patterns

Destructive Patterns

Patterns For Success Or Ill Good intentions are not enough, yet all action begins with ideas.  The burden of sifting and sorting through the myriad stimuli bombarding us on a daily basis, preventing us from gaining clarity in our goals, could be the most significant challenge confronting us on the path to success. What is […]

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Ep22: Awareness

ED-Shi-Ep22-Awareness

Avoid Danger, Promote Justice Awareness Creates Space Capturing events on video brings critical incidents into our awareness like never before.  We can learn from an unfortunate tragedy and incorporate lessons into our training, so as to recognize the warning signs earlier, and hopefully avoid a similar fate.  Having greater situational awareness, informed from the transferred […]

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Ep08: Engagements

There is no offense or defense, there are only engagements. Unifying philosophy, skills, and resources in pursuit of policy goals requires an integral approach. Learn how in this talk on the martial art of liberty & dignity. Learn how the components of awareness, readiness, and position empower you to efficiently transcend conflict with full engagement. […]

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Attack Cop Steal Gun

Toyam Police Officer

An attack where least expected Japan is considered one of the safest countries in the world, yet a recent case highlights that an attack can emerge when least expected. A 21-year-old former Ground Self Defense Force member surprised a police officer in Toyama, stabbed him, and took his revolver.  The attack continued as he went […]

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Hear One, Know Ten

Hear One Know Ten

Hear One, Know Ten Anyone familiar with Japanese culture or has taken a course on doing business in Japan may be familiar with the phrase: hear one, know ten. This is normally stated as: 一言えば十をしる (ichi ieba ju wo shiru). The statement alludes to the situational awareness and social attentiveness, characteristic of Japan, that allows […]

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8 Points For Realistic Aikido Training

Origin and Intent Aikido and other samurai derived martial arts are properly referenced with the understanding that everyone is armed, or has the potential to be so.  For this reason, authentic aikido training is ideally suited for military, law-enforcement, and high-risk security personnel. Aikido was chiefly informed by Daito-Ryu Aikijujutsu, which was a descendent curriculum […]

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