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Stickability Factor

Do you have The Stickability Factor?

You might ask, what is The Stickability Factor? Good question. The Stickability Factor is creativity coupled with determination and not giving up NEVER! Today I read a post that said, “The Old Master has tried and failed more times than the Young Advancer.”

It is true, to master something takes trying, failing, retrying, fine-tuning, trying again, mastering some more and The Stickability Factor!

To achieve and succeed you have to stick to your game plan!

Do you have The Stickability Factor? If not – it only takes perseverance and dedication. Both are waiting on you!

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Katsujinken, A Sword Arts Journal is soon to be available through AMAZON

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The premiere edition is currently available. Soon all seven productions of Katsujinken, A Sword Arts Journal will be available for purchase through AMAZON in both print and Kindle. Additional retailers as well and also through DonnaInk Publications, L.L.C. Each edition of Katsujinken is a separate journal or book and is being produced by the publisher for continued sales.

This page will continue to be updated as the former website (www.katsujinkenmagazine.com) was closed.

Check back often we are updating as rapidly as possible.

 

3 Days….

Beowulf & Grendel Concept Art

Korean Traditional Sword Architecture and Terminology

What do you carry daily?

Broadside

By Caitlin Kelly

Are any of you fans of the HBO series Game of Thrones?

thrones-cast

As someone who was for four years a nationally-ranked saber fencer, I do love the idea of a freshly-forged Valyrian steel sword, personally.

How powerful men must have felt in the days when your skills with a rapier, dagger and sword mattered more than…whether you had the latest Ipad or smartphone. When damascene steel or a trusty musket were of highest value.

I’m nostalgic for the days when women carried a chatelaine attached to their clothing; (Canada’s largest and oldest women’s magazine is named for it.)

When men carried, and consulted, a pocket watch or spyglass, a compass or astrolabe.

When a kid’s most prized carry-everywhere item was a set of baseball cards or a bag full of marbles.

Stuff that worked.

Stuff that engaged you with the physical world — even…

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East Coast Tai Kai

The East Coast Tai Kai takes place 8 – 10 August 2013 in Fort Lee New Jersey.

Instructors:

Yoshitoki (Mitsuo) Hataya Sensei

  • 9th Dan Hanshi — Zen Nihon Toyama-Ryu Iaido Renmei
  • 9th Dan Hanshi — Zen Nihon Batto Do Renmei
  • 7th Dan — Zen Nihon Kodachi Goshindo Renmei
  • President — Zen Nihon Toyama-Ryu Iaido Renmei NPO
  • Executive Chairman — Zen Nihon Batto Do Renmei
  • President — Toyama-Ryu Machida Seizankai

Zenemon Sakaida Sensei
  • 8th Dan Hanshi — Zen Nihon Toyama-Ryu Iaido Renmei
  • 8th Dan Hanshi — Zen Nihon Batto Do Renmei
  • Chairman — Zen Nihon Batto Do Renmei
  • Head — Fukushima-Syuzenjyuku

Masaharu Mukai Sensei
  • 8th Dan Hanshi — Zen Nihon Toyama-Ryu Iaido Renmei
  • 7th Dan Kyoshi — Zen Nihon Batto Do Renmei
  • 4th Dan — Zen Nihon Kodachi Goshindo Renmei
  • 2nd Dan — Kendo
  • Joined Toyama-Ryu Machida Seizankai in 1985
  • Takeda-Ryu Yabusame 1995 – 2000

Bob Elder Sensei
  • 7th Dan Kyoshi — Zen Nihon Toyama-Ryu Iaido Renmei
  • 6th Dan — US Federation of Batto Do
  • Kaicho — US Toyama-Ryu Iaido

Tony Alvarez Shihan
  • 7th Dan Menkyo — Mugai-Ryu Iaihyodo Renmei
  • 6th Dan Renshi — Toyama-Ryu Iaido Renmei
  • 6th Dan Kyoshi — Zen Nihon Batto Do Renmei
  • North America-Cho— Mugai-Ryu Iaihyodo Renmei
  • LA / Orange County-Cho — Toyama-Ryu Iaido Renmei
  • LA / Orange County-Cho — Zen Nihon Batto Do Renmei

Dave Drawdy Sensei
  • 6th Dan Renshi — Nakamura-Ryu Batto Do
  • Director — International Batto Do Federation
  • Director — Capital Area Budokai
  • Dojo-cho — Ken Kon Kai

Daniel Keupp Sensei
  • Menkyo Kaiden — Shin Shin Sekiguichi-Ryu Iaijutsu
  • U.S. Renmei Cho

Philip Ortiz Sensei
  • 7th Dan — Muso Shinden-Ryu
  • 6th Dan — Ryushin Shouchi-Ryu
  • 2nd Dan — Jodo
  • Shibucho — New York Budokai
  • Menkyo — Kyudo (under Kanjuro Shibata Sensei)

Tom Smyth Sensei
  • 5th Dan Renshi — Zen Nihon Toyama-Ryu Iaido Renmei
  • 5th Dan — US Federation of Batto Do
  • 4th Dan — Zen Nihon Batto Do Renmei
  • 4th Dan — Toyama-Ryu Machida Seizankai
  • Shidobucho — Seibukan Dojo (Palm Bay, Florida)

Mike Femal Sensei
  • 4th Dan — Zen Nihon Toyama-Ryu Iaido Renmei
  • 4th Dan — US Federation of Batto Do
  • 3rd Dan — Toyama-Ryu Machida Seizankai
  • Director of Judging — US Federation of Batto Do

Michael Leung Sensei
  • 4th Dan — Zen Nihon Toyama-Ryu Iaido Renmei
  • 4th Dan — Zen Nihon Batto Do Renmei
  • 3rd Dan — Toyama-Ryu Machida Seizankai
  • Head — Hong Kong Toyama-Ryu

Sang Kim Sensei
  • 5th Dan Renshi — Zen Nihon Toyama-Ryu Iaido Renmei
  • 4th Dan — US Federation of Batto Do
  • 3rd Dan — Toyama-Ryu Machida Seizankai
  • Kaicho — US Federation of Batto Do
  • Shidobucho — US Federation of Batto Do
  • NY Shibucho — Byakkokan Dojo – ZNTIR

Madoka Ishibashi Sensei
  • 5th Dan — Kendo
  • Member — All US Kendo Federation
  • Member — All Eastern US Kendo Federation
  • 1st Place, Women’s Team Division—2011 All Eastern US Kendo Tournament
  • 1st Place, Women’s Individual Division—2006 All Eastern US Kendo Tournament
  • 1st Place, Women’s Individual Division—2005 All Eastern US Kendo Tournament
  • 3rd Place, Women’s Team Division—2008 All US Kendo Tournament
  • Started Kendo at age 12

Join in the fun!

 

Hissho Kai Dojo, Lorton Virginia, features Mugai Ryu, US Federation of Batto Do and Gekken Training

Link to Katsujinken, A Sword Arts JournalJoin Head Instructor, Jason Lee A. Hatcher and the Hissho Kai Dojo in Lorton Virginia on Sunday’s from 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. to study Mugai Ryu, US Federation of Batto Do, and Gekken training.

Mr. Jason Lee A. Hatcher, Meishiha Study Group Leader for Washington DC (also Editor-in-Chief and Founder of Katsujinken Magazine) announced the new study group formation in the Northern Virginia | Washington DC corridor to be held at the Workhouse Arts Center in Lorton Virginia. He stated, “We have found a location for a Meishiha Mugai Ryu, United States (US) Batto Do Federation, Gekken sword art studies. Having been sanctioned Study Group Leader for Washington DC in Meishiha Mugai Ryu by Tony Alvarez Sensei of Senpokan Dojo in Southern California, to also represent Sang Kim Sensei from New York City, New York in US Batto Do Federation studies as well.

Read more here: http://www.prlog.org/12145261-hissho-kai-dojo-lorton-virginia-features-mugai-ryu-us-federation-of-batto-do-and-gekken-training.html

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