WESTERN MASTERS MARTIAL ARTS VIRTUAL DOJO - UPDATED 2012
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Western Masters Martial Arts in an effort to provide advanced students and Black Belt students with ongoing advanced training has arranged agreements with these fine websites. Our senior Tae Kwon Do and Aikido organizations and USADojo have all agreed to be part of our Virtual Dojo. Black Belts and advanced students may go to this page and review martial arts articles, Tae Kwon Do Kata in the Chang Hon series, and even take graduate level martial arts "Kenshu Training" that is applicable irregardless of style or affiliation.
Honbu Dojo in Shinjuku-Japan:
Yoshinkan Aikido International Headquarters: http://www.yoshinkan.net/02contentsE/shiodagozoE.html
Components of the Virtual Dojo: Articles written by Harden Sensei can be found from the archives of Black Belt Magazine, Aikido Journal, USA Dojo, Martial University, and the Joe Lewis Fighting System web pages.
Top Pick from Sensei Harden: "Comprehensive Ancient Asian Fighting Arts": By Draeger and Smith.
Winter Reading Assignment January - March 2013: The Way of the Peaceful Warrior by Dan Millman. My brother Dwight R. Harden gave me this book many years ago and it's a very fun read! My big brother is a true Peaceful Warrior...
Articles by Harden Sensei from USADojo, Aikido Journal, Martial University, and Black belt Magazine.
A. USADojo.com Articles: http://www.usadojo.com/articles/articles-dane-harden.htm
B. World Wide Dojo Articles: http://www.worldwidedojo.com/traditional-based/satsuninken-and-katsuninto/
C. Chudokai Federation Virtual Dojo: Modern Warrior Studies - Budo in Everyday Life, Kenshu (Advanced Study) Course: http://harmonyenterprisesinc.com/
D. Tae Kwon Do Chang Hon Forms Reference System - Kom Do Kwan: http://www.natkd.com/tkd_forms.htm
E. Goshindo Sword Educational System: Shihan Dana Abbott: http://www.samuraisports.com
F. Aikido Journal also has numerous articles from Harden Sensei: http://members.aikidojournal.com/
2012-2013 : Brown and Black Belt Reading List: Donn Draeger [1922-1982, author of the three volume series, The Martial Arts and Ways of Japan, and co-author of Comprehensive Asian Fighting Arts; held dan ranks and teaching licenses in judo, Shindo Muso-ryu jojutsu, and Katori Shinto-ryu, among others].
Listen and Learn - Audiobooks at Librivox Recordings:
1. "FREE" Public Domain Audio-book: Inazo Nitobe "Bushido - The Soul of Japan" : http://archive.org/details/bushido_0912_librivox
2. "FREE" Public Domain Audio-book: Sun Tsu "The Art of War": http://archive.org/details/art_of_war_librivox
3. "FREE" Pick Torrent webpage Audio-book: The Book of Five Rings by Musashi Miyamoto: www.picktorrent.com
4. "FREE" Public Domain Audio-book: Kakura "The Book of Tea": http://archive.org/details/book_of_tea_librivox
Recommended TKD Forms Reference: For TKD Instructors.
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Brown Belts and Black Belts seeking rank at or above the Nidan Level, will now be required to complete Kenshu. When you register please assure Blok Sensei is aware that you are a WMMA-student.
7th Dan Tae Kwon Do - 3rd Dan Aikido - 3rd Dan Samurai Sword.