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James Ryan
James Ryan

James Ryan
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“Survival was my only hope, success my only revenge.” – Patricia CornwellAs I sheltered myself from the impending thunderstorm, tucked beneath the branches of a big ‘ol hickory tree located somewhere along the rocky shoreline of Lake Ontario, I knew right then and there that getting myself off of the water when I did...
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Whenever I’m asked about sleeping bags from would-be campers, I’m often reminded of a time in my life when I knew very little about wilderness camping. One memory in particular that comes to mind would be from late-August of 2007 when I decided to take my 10-year old son up to Algonquin Provincial Park...
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  Different social media platforms serve for a variety of reasons, but in my opinion, Twitter has become an absolute information warzone over these past few years. Currently, Twitter is the only social media platform where people from all over the world can reach out and connect with just about anyone else, including: Celebrities,...
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Interview with Sensei Paul Louis Roentgen By: Sensei James Ryan St. Catharines Wado Kai Karate “Learning the art of self-preservation (also known as self-defense) is achieved through a series of blocks, punches, kicks, strikes, movements, and combinations. By practicing on a daily basis, both physically and mentally, with the thought of becoming a complete...
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10 Questions with Sensei Darren Marshall By: Sensei James Ryan St. Catharines Wado Kai Karate “Enjoy every waking moment. Learn to be aware of your surroundings. Empower yourself by being aware, alive and enthusiastic.” – Sensei Darren Marshall (Godan), Toronto I first met Sensei Darren Marshall on a karate-related road trip down in Atlantic...
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Interview with SWKKF Senate Member Sensei Brad Cosby By: Sensei James Ryan St. Catharines Wado Kai Karate “Sensei Shintani never looked at karate as ‘that’s all there is, it’s a static art.’ It was always evolving, changing for the better.” – Sensei Brad Cosby (Hachidan) Recently, I had the opportunity to sit down with...