From the Shallows into Deep Water: Ninjutsu and the Path into the Shadow Zone (Part 2)

(See Part 1 here) Stealth Technique first came to my attention back in January of 2018. At the time I was very much engaged with my own pursuit of self-development through study and application of historical ninjutsu 'densho'. My method was simple enough. Read the manuals, identify pragmatic principles, and then create a discipline through … Continue reading From the Shallows into Deep Water: Ninjutsu and the Path into the Shadow Zone (Part 2)

Be Like Water and Fill Your Own Cup: Dojo Syndrome, Disability, and the Martial Arts

During my stint of dojo training I was quick to become aware of the disparity between the physical force of a truly violent offender and that of a dojo uke 受け. In the dojo, training in violence was accented with the friendly understanding that a technique not be carried out with the utmost force achievable, so … Continue reading Be Like Water and Fill Your Own Cup: Dojo Syndrome, Disability, and the Martial Arts