Inner Dharma 內法

Inner Dharma once hosted a series of essays that described a portion of my journey as a martial artist: from leaving a group I had trained with for some time, discovering deeper pursuits, forcing myself to choose a path that would work for me instead of attempting to embrace all opportunities, and then focusing my training and continuing refine my skill after moving cross country. After fifteen years, it has largely served its purpose.

Martial Arts Photography

I have placed below instead some links to galleries from my martial arts photography over the years. These photos are better signifiers of what I encountered than any thoughts I may have written at the time.

☳  Jiki Shinkage-ryu: Seattle

Kashima Shinden Jiki Shinkage-ryu in Seattle, Washington.

☳  Swordsquatch 2018

Highlights from the open steel tournament at Swordsquatch in 2018.

☳  Swordsquatch 2017

A Historical European Martial Arts (HEMA) gathering in Seattle, Washington, featuring seminars, lectures, and open tournaments in longsword and rapier.

☳  Enbu for Karunakaran

Enbu held in honor of the memory of Karunakaran-sensei, senior deshi of Donn Draeger in Shindo Muso-ryu jo, by members of the Hobyokai and Masakikai in Rockville, MD in July 2016. Arts demonstrated included Yagyu Shinkage-ryu, Kashima-shinden Jiki Shinkage-ryu, Shinto Muso-ryu, and Masaki-ryu.

☳  Kagami Biraki 2016

2016 annual Kagami Biraki gathering and demonstration hosted by the Hobyokai and Masakikai in Sterling, VA in January 2016. Arts demonstrated include Yagyu Shinkage-ryu, Kashima-shinden Jiki Shinkage-ryu, Shinto Muso-ryu, Daito-ryu, Hontai Yoshin-ryu, Muso Jikiden Eishin-ryu, and Masaki-ryu.

☳  Kagami Biraki 2015

2015 annual Kagami Biraki gathering and demonstration hosted by the Hobyokai and Masakikai in Sterling, VA in January 2015. Arts demonstrated include Yagyu Shinkage-ryu, Yagyu Seigo-ryu, Kashima-shinden Jiki Shinkage-ryu, Shinto Muso-ryu, Daito-ryu, Tomiki Aikido, Muso Jikiden Eishin-ryu, Hakko-ryu, and Masaki-ryu as well as Bagua Jian and Tongbei Dao.

☳  Capital Katori

Pictures taken at seminars and events at Capital Katori in Silver Spring, MD in 2014, including practice of Katori Shinto-ryu by senior members of Sugawara Budo.

☳  Kagami Biraki 2014

2014 annual Kagami Biraki gathering and demonstration hosted by the Hobyokai and Masakikai in Sterling, VA in January 2014. Arts depicted include Kashima-shinden Jiki Shinkage-ryu, Shinto Muso-ryu, Hontai Yoshin-ryu, Daito-ryu, Hakko Densin-ryu, Masaki-ryu, Goju-ryu, and Shito-ryu.