Posted by James in The Blogger, The Father, The Sensei, The TeacherJan 14th, 2013 | No Comments
“Tolerance of Intolerance is Cowardice” – Ayaan Hirsi Ali
I remember many years back, I was on a ski trip with a large group of co-workers. We had all crossed the border into New York State and travelled to a resort that had a shuttle bus service which brought skiers back and fourth between the lodge and the tubing hill. Sitting happy and relaxed amongst my friends, I wasn’t ready for what I was about to hear.
The driver, after looking around the bus, decided (I guess) that because we were all “white-skinned,” it would be okay to start telling “nigger” jokes. As if somehow,...
Posted by James in The SenseiJun 15th, 2011 | No Comments
“Wait a minute, Doc. Ah…are you telling me that you built a time machine…out of a DeLorean?”
Personally, I think that it would be very cool if I could just jump into a scientifically engineered, racecar time machine, and instantly transport myself 20 years into the future, just to see how far the Shintani Wado Kai Karate Federation has evolved and grown as an overall organization, wouldn’t you agree?
Well guess what? I did it—sorta.
Back in 1988, I was fortunate enough to be able to earn the rank of Shodan under the extraordinary guidance of Sensei Peter Ruch in my hometown...