Aiki-Kime Ryu Karate Jutsu
Taking Control of your life
An ancient Chinese curse says “May you live in interesting times”. A quick look at the evening news or the internet suggests we are probably there. We are surrounded by war, crime, disasters, corrupt politicians, corrupt corporations, a “fake news” media, and worse. Amidst all this daily chaos you are faced with the challenges of survival. Most people have long since given up on the concept of Thriving.
Things don’t have be like that, however.
What if there was a way to gain control of your life, to become a more complete person? To develop an ability to remain calm in chaos, to move through the world, feeling confident and calmly powerful? If this concept of becoming a complete person is something that interests you, please read on.
The Qigong class schedule for Winter of 2023/24 has been updated and is on the Qigong class page here.
Karate instruction is currently available through private, one-on-one lessons. The emphasis is on kata bunkai and self defense applications. These lessons are presently available via zoom, or in person for those close enough to western Montana to travel to Hamilton.
6th Dan Promotion, February, 2024
I was incredibly honored and surprised to receive this promotion to 6th Dan from Hanshi Sid Rayford. I give full credit to all my instructors: Dave Conklin, Danny Gacad, Bernie Weiss, and of course Hanshi Rayford. All these fine gentlemen of the martial arts have been a fine example, both in the training and in life. Were Bernie still alive I know he would be proud, both of my continuing engagement in the martial arts, and doubly proud of the way Hanshi Rayford has taken over and managed ATAMA, in the finest traditions of our founder, Duke Moore, as well as past president Bernie Weiss himself. Thank you Hanshi Rayford, I will be endeavoring to continue living up to the finest standards of the martial arts and the examples set by all my instructors.
ATAMA Seminar 2019, at Sid Rayford's Merced, CA dojo.
ATAMA Seminar 1994, at Bernie Weiss's Topanga Valley Karate School dojo, Canoga Park, CA.