Monday, September 27, 2010

Martial Arts Class in Arden/South Asheville

Tang Soo Do and Budo Taijutsu/ninjutsu
starting October 4th, south asheville at Hahn's Gymnastics
call or text 828-280-0847 for more info

Price; $65/mo for one style, $80 for both

Uniform; FREE if you sign up in October, $35 after

Registration; FREE in October $15 after

Times; Mon/Wed possibly Friday if requested, 6-7, and 7-8 pm.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Survival from the ninjutsu perspective

Sean and Spencer team up for a survival basics course on October 16th, 2010.  Held at Craigfields Farm / Kasumi Yama Dojo this workshop will look at the elements and how they relate to foundational outdoor skills sets.  For example Air may deal with temperature regulation, cold weather first aid, staying warm - Earth deals with shelter, primitive construction, hiding,  Fire - starting your fire in any weather at any time with any materials, Water - acquiring and purifying water, catching rain, etc.

Check back for a pre-registration link and discount, more information available soon, or visit

Wednesday, September 15, 2010


Fire class this weekend at LOTSWild base camp; you will learn about no trace fires, smokeless fire making, wet weather, fire in ice, cooking, fuels, carving technique, fire by friction, lenses, charcloth, flint and steel, flashlight batteries and lenses to make fire, balloons to make fire (and condoms), various types of lays and 'types' for several applications such as cooking vs heat vs long term vs signalling, etc.   $40 for DAY LONG class and maybe even a swim!  Bring your own lunch, see contact page to register.

Here's a video of a fire by friction in FIVE seconds, to coal -
do it this weekend with Spencer Two Dogs LIVE and in person :P

Monday, September 13, 2010


"As to the toughness of individual coyotes, I'm reminded of individual animals that I've watched or taken.
One was a three-legged coyote that lived in the area around my house.  The right front leg of that coyote was completely gone, right at the shoulder.  Whether a wolf got it or the animal was attacked by another coyote, whether it was trapped or its leg was lost in a car collision, I don't really know.
During the summer, when I'd see that coyote and its hair was short, I could see where the tip of the bone was sticking out of the shoulder about two inches, covered over with skin or callous or something.  In winter, long hair would cover the spot.
This three leged coyote traveled through our country for quite a while.  One day, I was watching that coyote and another four legged coyote hunt rock chucks-marmots-together.  The three legged coyote was the decoy.  It kept the attention of the chucks.  The four legged coyote would then sneak in and make the kill.  They were hunting as a team.  And when the kill was made, the four legged coyote ran off and the three legged coyote joined him.  The fed on the rock chuck together."
                     -Laubach, Griswold, Henckel The Coyote Hunter, 2000