Friday, November 28, 2014

Saturday

SPECIAL: thanksgiving class at Lotswild - dos perros stickfighting class; workout, drills, and CQB defense. Special mat fee of $2. !!!!!!
$2. That's it. Just show up 10 Murphy Blvd Canton NC 28716, this Saturday at 2 pm.

All stick techniques are transferable to environmental items such as canes, umbrellas, hiking stick, and brooms.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Remembering 9-11

As we remember the events of September 11 we must put first in our thoughts who we mourn and second what is worth fighting for.  I, for one, cannot recall that date without a bitter taste, an eerie suspicion of truths untold, of enemies both without and within. As a thinking man I find simple bandwagon patriotism distasteful because real loyalty is a bittersweet pill.  And what is it I am loyal too, and who are the enemies? What does that flag mean? Well I can say this much for certain; thousands of innocent people lost their lives. Heroism we cannot imagine was dished out daily by soldiers who paid with lifelong agony and death.  So even while we as a country erode the very things that we supposedly stand for in the name of fighting terrorism, the enemy is real and there is cause to mourn and remember.  Let's be cautious when lofty politicians throw blame, and let's be vigilant against a militant  sect stuck in the 13th century, and let's never forget those caught in the middle. I'm proud to salute our troops, the flag, and the constitution of the United States of America. There may come a day when that makes me a "terrorist" too. Hooah!

Remembering 9-11

As we remember the events of September 11 we must put first in our thoughts who we mourn and second what is worth fighting for.  I, for one, cannot recall that date without a bitter taste, an eerie suspicion of truths untold, of enemies both without and within. As a thinking man I find simple bandwagon patriotism distasteful because real loyalty is a bittersweet pill.  And what is it I am loyal too, and who are the enemies? What does that flag mean? Well I can say this much for certain; thousands of innocent people lost their lives. Heroism we cannot imagine was dished out daily by soldiers who paid with lifelong agony and death.  So even while we as a country erode the very things that we supposedly stand for in the name of fighting terrorism, the enemy is real and there is cause to mourn and remember.  Let's be cautious when lofty politicians throw blame, and let's be vigilant against a militant  sect stuck in the 13th century, and let's never forget those caught in the middle. I'm proud to salute our troops, the flag, and the constitution of the United States of America. There may come a day when that makes me a "terrorist" too. Hooah!

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

New Web Page JUST FOR KNIVES

There is a lot of information on this site, it can be hard to navigate! So I made a new website just for knife orders with the hope that the process can be easier on everyone.  It won't help me get more knives made but it will help you find what you are looking for. The page is called 2Dogs knives and can be visited by clicking;

2Dogs Knives      or     http://2dogsknives.blogspot.com/


Monday, May 19, 2014

Mountain Xpress - vote for Lotswild!

Hey friends! Please consider voting for land of the sky wilderness school in the mountain xpress best of WNC poll!!! We qualify for martial arts school / studio / program and also nature camp, overnight camp, day camp. We have successfully been rocking out Wnc for almost 15 years now and would greatly appreciate your support :)

http://ballot.bestofwnc.com/

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Congrats Willie

I just read a neat article about Willie Nelson getting promoted to 5th dan / degree at age 81. Awesome for him. So many martial artists were ranting about how many years it took them for various ranks, as if that lessened his achievement. Others criticized his style because of it's relatively recent formation. Still others bragged about which national origin of a style required how many years to advance. Ha!! I used to be one of those silly people. They are trapped in their own investment, ego, and often a worship of their own styles and teachers and no understanding or learning from others. Please my friends, train and learn, just keep working and let the warrior spirit and solid skills be cultivated through sincere effort.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Deposit deadline next week!

Please remember the price raises to $385 after May 1st for remaining summer session. Thank you

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Alert: Summer Schedule Change!

Due to the needs of filming our show Hillbilly Blood the Summer Schedule for 2014 has undergone an abrupt and severe change.  We apologize for the inconvenience this has caused some of you!  Many camps have been cancelled and students redirected into TWO AVAILABLE CAMPS, June 23 and June 30.  All adult and family programs are cancelled until Fall 2014.  Again thanks for your understanding.  We believe the sacrifice is worthwhile given the exposure and popularity of the show and how that may enhance future programs offered at LOTSWild.  All camps will be available again in 2015 with lots of clinics and special weekend breakouts this coming Fall.  Hope to see you soon.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

School and class cancel policy

When schools are cancelled due to weather there is no official class in black mountain. Students, however, are encouraged to come use the floor space with adult supervision and practice. Senior belts may be there for teaching. Instructor must decide based on local conditions where he lives and may not attend.

Thank you !

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Primitive Knowledge

And if you haven't seen the true genius of my bro Eugene Runkis, his detailed knowledge of primitive technology is unusual in a world of half skilled enthusiasts! Here's a very small example of the detail that goes into his teaching, captured in small part on our show Hillbilly Blood http://america.discovery.com/tv-shows/hillbilly-blood/hillbilly-how-tos.htm

how to crap in the woods, Destination America Exclusive!

Life is not complete - until you have watched;

http://america.discovery.com/tv-shows/hillbilly-blood/videos/digital-exclusive-how-to-crap-in-the-woods.htm

Monday, January 13, 2014

H Blood back in action, January 25 only on Destination America!

Here it is!!! The highly anticipated third season of Spencer and Eugene kickin survival butt in Hillbilly Blood. 12 new episodes of off grid power making, weapon building, gathering and food preserving, knife forging, fabricating, herbalism, scavenging, bio fuels, trading, camouflage and more!!!!

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10200454837453699

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Free Snowboard? What?!?!

We endured a brutal -30 degree and worse wind chill under snow machines yesterday to shred Cataloochee Ski Area!  It was great - when you could see and feel things.  LOTSWild now offers FREE SNOWBOARD rentals to any and all students (camp, martial arts, clinics).  We stock a variety of sizes, bindings and boards for you to use.  We're trying to make the sport and incredible training experience that is snowboarding accessible to more kids, teens, and adults, by making it cheaper.  Join Us!