Ukemi Seminar


Date/Location: 3 hour seminar on Saturday, October 3rd, 2015 from 10am-1pm at Lifeskills Martial Arts.
Training fee: $0/person. SPACE IS LIMITED.
Description: Topics will include foundational ukemi exercises, isolation drills, ukemi henka, and offensive ukemi applications.  Upon completion of this course, participants will have a fundamental understanding of basic ukemi.

Handgun Seminar


Date/Location: 3- hour dry practice on Saturday, April 25, 2015 from 9am-12noon at Lifeskills Martial Arts & 2-days of LIVE firing on May 15 & 16th at the world class Front Sight firearms facility near Las Vegas (or vouchers to redeem for 2-days in the future).
Training fee: $199/person. SPACE IS LIMITED. This includes the 3-hour dry practice at Lifeskills Martial Arts on Saturday, April 25th  and 2-days of LIVE defensive handgun training on May 15 & 16th at the world class Front Sight firearms facility near Las Vegas (or vouchers to redeem for 2-days in the future).
Description: Topics will include LIVE firing drills (loading and unloading; grip, stance, sight picture, sight alignment and trigger control; presentation from the ready, holster and concealment; live-fire tactical simulator; and more.  Upon completion of this course, participants will have a fundamental understanding of the defensive use of the handgun.

Nevada Seminar-Long Weapons

"Kenjutsu: Sword Etiquette" In early Japan... after battlefield conditions gave way to a more civilized style of living, an interesting behavior soon evolved in Japanese culture: Saya Ate, the striking of two warriors scabbards together. This act, either accidental or intentional, was one of the highest insults and typically resulted in combat. The conservative and usually more skilled warrior, would keep his scabbard well tucked and down within his obi. Another way of provoking an encounter was to turn the sword scabbard in the obi. This was seen as a direct attempt at drawing. In feudal Japan... each warrior was careful to exercise a high level of etiquette because the katana was viewed as the soul of the warrior, and his skill with it was to be respected. Leaving your sword within easy reach of another swordsman was tantamount to saying, “I do not respect your abilities as a swordsman nor to I fear you.” To touch the sword of another without permission was an insult and would even suggest that a possible attack was imminent. Stepping over a warrior’s sword would basically bring about an attack. When inspecting another’s sword, rules were strict: * The blade was handed to you with the cutting edge toward the owner. As you took the blade you turned the edge to yourself, showing a mutual act of trust. Then you took the hilt in the left hand and the cutting edge was away from the owner of the blade. * Never touch a blade with the hands, for the minerals and oils in the skin would damage the metal. To touch the blade was another sign of disrespect. * If you were going to inspect the blade from a close distance, a piece of fabric, usually silk was placed in the mouth to keep the moisture from the blade. Never draw the sword fully from the scabbard, as it may appear to the owner to be more than simple admiration for the sword. If the owner insisted it be drawn, one would do so very carefully, bringing the sword to the chest and bowing. The saya was held in the left hand and the blade drawn slightly upwards. If you wished to steady it, you would use a tissue in the left hand and place the back edge of the sword on it. * Never hand a blade back to anyone unless it is in the saya and never have the cutting edge facing anywhere other than oneself. * Do not wave the blade about or carelessly endanger those around you and never give your sword to anyone who does not appear responsible for your safety. * When entering the dojo with a sword, it should be held upright in the right hand with the cutting edge facing backward. The hand should hold the sword below the tsuba. * If it is brought to the reishiki (bowing in) it should be placed at the right side with blade facing toward the owner.

Date: October 25, 2014 from 9am-4pm
Training fee: $45/person or $75/two.
Space is LIMITED. Register by October 15th (no registration at the door)
Description: Long Weapons training in Las Vegas: “Yari Naginata Rokushaku bo.” We’re excited to invite you to train with Chuck Cory in the mountains of Nevada! Study principles & applications of long weapons…naginata (halberd), yari (spear) and rokushaku bo (staff).