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KUDEN! Martial Arts, Self-Defense & Survival
138 minutes | Aug 16, 2022
e121 – KUDEN! – How to Get & Stay Motivated!
Of all the things students expect their teachers to do for them, motivation is near the top of the list. But, it’s the one thing that no one can do for, or to, anyone else. During this episode of KUDEN! Radio, we’ll be diving into this critical aspect of success, both in our martial arts […]
107 minutes | Aug 9, 2022
e120 – KUDEN! – Succeeding as a Solo Student
One of the greatest fallacies circulating in Ninjutsu is that you can’t learn this art without going to a dojo. This, in spite of the fact that I and a HUGE percentage of the older teachers in this art have always been…solo, distance training students…INCLUDING SOKE HATSUMI HIMSELF! During this episode I’m going to show […]
123 minutes | Aug 2, 2022
E119 – KUDEN! – Surviving a Real Attack
Grandmaster Hatsumi often spoke of the trap of confusing how many techniques one knows with their ability to actually survive a real-world attack. This was due in part to the number of variables outside of kata that are a part of the problem we’ll face inside the bubble. During this episode of KUDEN! We’ll be […]
106 minutes | Jul 26, 2022
e118 – KUDEN! – Increasing Your Personal Power!
One of the greatest allures of the Ninja’s self-protection and personal development system is the promise of increasing your personal power in not just a self-defense and survival situation, but in every area of your life. So, the focus of this episode will focus on 5 core practices designed to ramp up our ability to […]
108 minutes | Jul 19, 2022
e117 – KUDEN! – 3 Keys to Success in Ninjutsu (& Life!)
One of the biggest problems that most people face, especially students of Ninjutsu and it’s promise of self-protection and personal development Mastery is… Most of us were never taught HOW to learn. We were taught “what” to learn, and rewarded for passing tests designed to gauge how well we could remember facts, but most of […]
95 minutes | Jul 12, 2022
e116 – KUDEN! – Goal Attainment & Frustration
During this episode we’ll be looking at the connection between goal attainment and frustration- two things that seem to be at odds with each other, right? After all, if you achieve your goals, how can there be frustration? Connected to this is also the difference between how the super successful and the wanna-be relate to […]
99 minutes | Jul 5, 2022
e115 – KUDEN! – You Can Fight…But Can You Survive?
When you think of martial arts of self-defense, one of the first things (if not ‘the first’) that comes to mind is…fighting. But the world of conflict resolution, warriorship, and combat…especially within the Ninja’s realm…involves MUCH more than just meeting an opponent head-on physically – as if the winner of this match somehow decided many […]
87 minutes | Jun 28, 2022
e114 – KUDEN! – 5 Credos for Super Success!
Over my years on the Path, I have been exposed to many lessons within the Kuden and Shinden realms of training. Many of these lessons came from the Dragon’s Realm, rather than the Tiger’s Realm of raw, violent battlefield survival tactics for winning. During today’s episode, we’ll be diving deep into some of these lessons […]
107 minutes | Jun 22, 2022
e113 – KUDEN! – Becoming a “No-Limits” Person!
One of the most common concepts and lessons that I heard in the earliest days of this art, both from my personal teacher AND the Grandmaster, was about “returning to zero”, being a ‘no-limits person’, and becoming a Tatsujin – ‘a fully actualized human being’. Unfortunately, this, among many lessons, is not discussed very much […]
78 minutes | Jun 19, 2022
e112 – KUDEN! – The Path to Invincibility in Ninjutsu!
The world of Ninjutsu training has been all but reduced to a small aspect of the original self-protection and personal development I was introduced to in the late 70’s and early 80’s. Having been a part of the early introduction and teachings that went WAY beyond “budo-taijutsu”, I was driven to succeed by descriptions and […]
94 minutes | Jun 8, 2022
e111 – KUDEN! – How to Handle Haters – Ninja Style!
No matter what you do, say, or achieve; you will always encounter haters and those people who will attack you and try to undermine your efforts. During this episode we’ll be looking at examples from not only my own life, but also moments in the lives of Hatsumi-Sensei and his teacher, Soke Toshitsugu Takamatsu, where […]
117 minutes | May 31, 2022
e110 – KUDEN! – “Ninpo” or “Budo” Taijutsu: Which is it?
There used to be a debate as to whether what Bujinkan students are doing is BUDO or NINPO taijutsu. I don’t hear that much anymore, but…I should! During this special episode of KUDEN! we’ll be taking a look at how these two terms (& practices) are connected, and how they’re different. I’ll also be answering […]
99 minutes | May 25, 2022
e109 – KUDEN! – “Eating a Sword” – Challenge Solving
Are you having trouble overcoming an enormous challenge in your training, or in another area of your life? If so, I get it. And I want to help you cut through the confusion and get the results and success you want. During this episode we’ll take a look at a simple process that can be […]
122 minutes | May 17, 2022
e108 – KUDEN! – BHAG or SWAG Goal-Setting?
During this episode we’ll be taking a look at the subject of goal setting and attainment – one of the topics covered during our recent Spring Ninja Training Camp. Specifically, we’re going to look at 3 ways goal setting is approached (if it’s done at all), and why those who use them see mediocre results […]
80 minutes | May 10, 2022
e107 – KUDEN! – Questions, Not Answers as Keys
This episode is based on a question I received from a student about something he saw online and wanted my take and help in understanding it. At the root of this is something that, if we don’t get right, let’s just say that the “rabbit hole” we’ll be going down won’t lead us to the […]
105 minutes | May 3, 2022
e106 – KUDEN! – Choosing the Right Teacher for You
During this week’s episode I’ll be explaining why I chose the teachers that I did – the criteria I used, and why I think it’s important for a student to choose their teacher(s) with more care than they usually do. I’ll also be giving some suggestions for avoiding common mistakes, as well as how to […]
111 minutes | Apr 26, 2022
e105 – KUDEN! – What “Traditional” Means to a Ninja
During this week’s episode we’re going to take a look at yet another over-used and misunderstood word, especially within the context of Ninjutsu…”Traditional.” This will probably ‘trigger’ (if that’s even possible for real warriors to become) some hate mail and irritation among many but, if we’re going to get this thing that we say we’re […]
110 minutes | Apr 19, 2022
e104 – KUDEN! – Training, Science, and Your Brain
The word “natural”, much like “warrior” and “enlightenment”, is thrown around quite a bit in both the world at large and within in the world of Ninjutsu. But you can often be hard pressed to find it in all of its aspects when you watch people actually train. During this episode we’ll be diving into […]
95 minutes | Apr 12, 2022
e103 – KUDEN! – The Ninjutsu I was Introduced to…
One of the most common things heard around the world of Ninjutsu, especially within the Bujinkan, is the statement: “That’s not how it’s done in Japan.” This, and the implied slight of someone being “old-school” is supposed to differentiate between someone doing it right from those who are doing it “wrong”. I’ll be discussing this […]
119 minutes | Apr 5, 2022
e102 – KUDEN! – Problem Solving…Ninja Style!
Have you ever felt “stuck”? You’ve tried doing everything you can think of to solve a problem with your training, a relationship, job, or life in general…but you can’t seem to find the solution to getting unstuck and moving forward? At the core of the Ninja’s arts is the concept of becoming a problem solver […]
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