Monday, June 25, 2012

More on The first Americane Seminar

And a great day was had by all. The weather was a little hot, but overall it was pretty nice. At a small park in Queens, Ralph G. gave a 4 hour seminar on his Americane system. Based on selected portions of existing stick, cane, bayonet, and even kendo style techniques, a happy bunch of eager learners happily pounded themselves while learning an effective, practical, real world way of self defense with a walking stick or cane. Reverse grip, forward grip, tip thrusts, butt strokes and two handed swings were the order of the day.B
y the time the day was over, Advil was king, and my son had managed to crack me in the shin with the hardwood walking stick that I had made for him years ago. He said it was an accident, but I saw the smile on his face.......
Fortunately the few local residents who happened by just looked on at the crazy people swinging sticks, and then just moved on without feeling the need to contact the local constabulary. It was a fine day with good people, and a great instructor. And for those of you who have yet to pick up the Americane Manual, available at http://www.lulu.com/shop/joshua-morale-and-ralph-grasso/americane-the-grasso-morale-method-of-personal-defense/paperback/product-13513616.html
What the hell are you waiting for???
Oh, and just in case you missed my original review of the manual (and NO, I do NOT make any commission for plugging the book). http://wwwblackthorn.blogspot.com/2010/11/americane-review.html

The Real Origin Of The Boy Scouts

How Baden-Powell really founded the Scouting Movement. True history, and a fascinating read. http://www.neatorama.com/2012/06/22/forged-in-the-heat-of-battle-the-origin-of-the-boy-scouts/

Sunday, June 24, 2012

A Day In The Park

And a fine time was had by all. The sound of wood striking wood, shin guards, and occasionally my shin. Americane in action, Nothing like it!