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Adventure Seekers Welcome: Jedi, Ninja and Wizards Tolerated

Adventure Seekers Welcome: Jedi, Ninja and Wizards Tolerated

By Rand Law: Author - Martial Artist - Master of Adventure
A lifelong martial artist and author talks about life, books, movies, music, hobbies, and all things nerdy. This can include camping, hiking, kayaking as well as martial arts. UFO, mystic, and paranormal experiences are entertained as actual possibilities instead of merely conceptualized aspects of dissociation. (Warning dry humor maybe encountered.)
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Adventure Seeker 23
Inside this episode we begin with a true story about my battle tunic, my wife calls it a bath robe, next  a quote for the day, a haiku from sensei, and AJNW News! We also have the continuation of the story where we left off from where Xander was having a dream that turns into something more. This is from book four of the Mystic Dream Walker series by Rand Law. The book is available on Amazon Kindle. 
18:16
November 25, 2020
Adventure Seekers 22
Today's episode has a story about Benny (a small pup like dog), and his confrontation with a rat. A haiku by a student and all the usual AJNW News. This is followed by a preview of the 4th book in the Mystic Dream Walker Series entitled Jace Lee The Shift.  Oh and a Happy B-Day to Sensei!
17:25
November 18, 2020
Adventure Seekers 21
You can find my e books with this link Rand Law. My web page is Rand-Lawrence.com and you can find me on Pateron too. 
20:27
November 11, 2020
Adventure Seeker 20
Please checkout  and share my updated wed site! Rand-Lawrence and sign up on my email to get a gift book from me. Today we compare some elements of Chinese and Japanese internal arts.  We also have all of our regular features of AJNW News along with a intro from Book 3 from the Mystic Dream Walker Series! The book is titled "Warriors of Perception"  as always thank you for your support on Anchor and on Patreon. 
19:01
November 4, 2020
Adventure Seeker 19
A rehash of Tokoshi Kempo Camp and a review on Dr. Mike's book Dragonfly Qigong. Of course we have the AJNW News and talk about the possibility of adding Tokoshi Kempo video clips to my Patreon page.
14:56
October 28, 2020
Adventure Seekers 18
In this episode we have AJNW News and more of the story from "The Assassin's Gift", which is from book two in the Mystic Dream Walker Series. 
14:25
October 21, 2020
Adventure Seekers 17
In this episode we discuss the kukri knife, kempo, aikijutsu and the Mystic Dream Walker series book two. This second book is entitled (The Assassin's Gift). We also have a haiku by Sensei, and the whole AJNW News line up.  "This book has opened my eyes to principals and concepts I have forgotten or overlooked in my over thirty years of study in the martial arts. This is a must have book for any martial artist especial if they study any branch of kempo. The principals and concepts in this book will open your eyes to lessons that were previously learned but not completely understood. This book should be your next step in your martial arts journey. Keep this book in your house and in your dojo or wherever you train because it will be an important resource for all your martial arts journeys." Tyson Ray
15:22
October 14, 2020
Adventure Seeker 16
In this episode we have AJNW News. This is followed by the announcement of a new book release, Protecting Tao. This the 10th book from the Mystic Dream Walker Book series. Not only is this book mentioned but we also discuss the upcoming release of The Tokoshi Kempo Student Handbook. My email is rand@rand-lawrence.com
16:22
October 7, 2020
Adventure Seeker 15
AJNW News, a continuation from the Conversations with a Sage story, a haiku by Sensei, Tokoshi Camp voting. Contact: Anchor,  Patreon, My Web Page, My Amazon Kindle Page. Oh by the way due to a festival we had to change the venue to the Muscatatuck Park!
15:25
September 30, 2020
Adventure Seeker 14
I have another addition to my fledgling comics on Zen & Pen ! I'm still struggling with computer glitches with the sound. On top of this I am looking at trying to find a compatible style for my comic art.  I don't want to draw tight as in the five masters piece but not as loose as the others, time will tell.
15:58
September 23, 2020
Adventure Seeker 13
AJNW News updates and a Haiku by Sensei. Also included in this episode is more of the story from the book by Rand Law "Conversations with a Sage".
16:48
September 16, 2020
Adventure Seeker 12
We had to move our Daily Keiko list but here are the links necessary to find it. The following links will take you to my Patreon/Rand Law page and my web blog page respectively to locate the Daily Keiko list. Everyone that signed up on my email list got it as a free gift but due to conflicts with computer programs we had to change the location to my Patreon page.
17:19
September 9, 2020
Adventure Seekers 11
In this episode we learn about Zen and the art of farting. Also an introduction to the book "Conversations with a Sage" from the Mystic Dream Walker Series.. It can be found on Amazon Kindle.  
15:11
September 2, 2020
Adventure Seeker 10
Highlights adapted from "Beyond the Dojo". Plus AJKW News including a Haiku alongwith Q&A with Sensei.  rand-lawrence.com link to a pdf Daily Keiko gift from me to you.
12:54
August 26, 2020
Adventure Seekers 9
This episode discusses the importance of keeping a tranquil mind. Michael DePasquale Sr. and Jr are mentioned as well as Joe Lewis, Bill Wallace the great (Super-Foot), and JT Will a favorite Kenpo seminar instructor of mine. I also talk about some of the greatest lessons the martial arts have taught me while crediting James Williams, (Nami Ryu) for his influence and insight. I also speak of my sensei Tom Manson and his contributions to my martial art education. As alway we have a quote and Q&A with Sensei from the book Enlightenment Kicking and Screaming (The Paradox of Martial Art Training).
11:08
August 19, 2020
Adventure Seeker 8
It's all fun and games until you have to pee out a kidney stone! Also, why I hate William Shatner. Please, leave a message on my anchor.fm page. 
09:32
August 12, 2020
Bonus Camp & Website Plague
In this bonus episode I mention in brief detail The raining of fire and brimstone on the Keiko list download. Plus we have a brief description of possible camp activities. We will also accommodate request at camp if we are capable. A good eBook to read might make for thoughtful discussions too! Rand Law for a selection of martial adventure and martial art training topics.
02:43
August 6, 2020
Adventure Seekers Welcome: Jedi, Ninja, and Wizards Tolerated 7
This episode marks a new transition as this seventh podcast was created solely on the new program format. In this podcast we begin our newly named segments to the program. Starting with"Today's Quote", after this we will transition to the AJNW News Desk. As if you couldn't guess the AJNW News Desk stands for Adventurer, Jedi, Ninja and Wizard's news desk. Following this we go to "Q&A with Sensei" please remember to send Sensei your questions too. After which we will listen to "Messages," from our listeners. Then there is the "Haiku by Sensei"  that is sometimes a non sequitur taken from the viewpoint of an Adventurer, a Jedi, a Ninja or a Wizard. "Today's Chat," will wrap up our program with either reviews and or an interview.
09:54
August 5, 2020
Adventure Seekers Welcome: Jedi, Ninja, and Wizards Tolerated 6
Wow, six episodes wrapped up and the seventh is at hand. Seven is the magic number when it comes to podcasting as a lot of newbie like me drop off after finishing seven. In judo there is a old saying that admonished us to get up eight times if we fall down seven times. Seven podcast is what I was eager to get under my belt, something to achieve. In one since its like making it past the age of 27 if you were an old time rock star. Hopefully there might be a few flex of gold in my first six to warrant the seventh! Still even if there isn't even toilet paper comes in handy once in a while. At any rate I want to thank everyone who has contacted me as well as to those poor sick souls that wants to copy my hair style!
12:49
July 29, 2020
Bonus Chugi
This is the seventh of the seven bonus episodes. This episode is entitled chugi, which means loyalty. The are seven pleats in the hakama and they correlate with the seven virtues of bushido. Bushido is the code of the samurai and it translate to the way of the warrior. Many new comers to the Japanese martial arts often confuse the hakama with a skirt but you would be closer to the mark by thinking of them as the riding chaps of the samurai. Click the link button in the red section to go to my website and visit my fan page. By signing up to my fan page email list you will receive a gift from me. It is my first book out of the Mystic Dream Walker series, which normally sells for $4.99. Attention: At this point the book series has extended beyond the nine books mentioned here. So the voting has ended.  Thanks,  Rand Law
03:35
July 29, 2020
Daily Keiko Bonus
The Benefit of Daily Keiko Tokoshi kempo is a safe, practical and deeply layered way of life, health and self-defense. It can help you overcome many types of fear. Ranging from the fear of failure, the fear of others, or just not feeling confident in yourself. The knowledge of kempo provides you with the physical and mental training that has been proven time and again in potential life and death encounters. The content of this Daily Keiko pdf download is geared to martial artists with at least a prefuntionary understanding of basic terms and techniques. It is a core sample of my daily training habits (from over fifty years in the martial arts). This guideline suggests how you can modify the training routine to accommodate your age, fitness level, or personal injuries. Advice from a medical practitioner of your choice should be sought before beginning any exercise regimen. This invaluable resource is my gift to fans of my books and martial art students. Don’t forget to check out my Warrior Lifestyle Books! Go to my web page at rand-lawrence.com for the free dowload!
02:11
July 26, 2020
Adventure Seekers Welcome: Jedi, Ninja, and Wizards Tolerated 5
Alright, Five podcast recorded and a few bonus episodes to boot! Five is a fist full of fun and now that I'm stumbling through at a steady pace I will work at getting more features up and running so don't forget to message me. I am looking forward to more "Questions for Sensei" or with other observations you might have. I hope that by episode 7 we will have a better defined program as I am working at following the suggestions I've received. Meanwhile I'm still finishing the final book in the "Mystic Dream Walker" series. I also have a Tokoshi Kempo Student Hand Book coming out this summer.
11:35
July 22, 2020
Bonus Meiyo
This is the sixth of seven bonus episodes. This episode is entitled meiyo, which means honor. The are seven pleats in the hakama and they correlate with the seven virtues of bushido. Bushido is the code of the samurai and it translate to the way of the warrior. Many new comers to the Japanese martial arts often confuse the hakama with a skirt but you would be closer to the mark by thinking of them as the riding chaps of the samurai. Click the link button in the red section to go to my website and visit my fan page. By signing up to my fan page email list you will receive a gift from me. It is my first book out of the Mystic Dream Walker series, which normally sells for $4.99.
04:57
July 22, 2020
Bonus: Tribute to Sinanju and Patricia
From the book series: The Destroyer, we are introduced to Chuin master of Sinanju. I can only hope that my Mystic Dream Walker series will do so well. In much the same way as master Chuin; Patricia came into my life but from Germany not North Korea. Although she did have a transition point of northern California in the mix. She saw a feeble glint of promise in my eyes that she thought had potential. Even though I'm very slow and my reflexes are pitiful. Not to mention that I'm  poorly coordinated and in wretched physical condition, impetuous, and clumsy.  It has been under her tutelage that I have been able to gain a modicum of martial art success despite my moving like a baboon with two club feet! 
03:12
July 16, 2020
Adventure Seekers Welcome: Jedi, Ninja, and Wizards Tolerated 4
Don't worry, I'm sure Billy Joel will not sue! In this episode the "Royal Court"  discuss the new closing phrase. The "Royal Court" was a nick named for this group of four because of their title born names (Conrad, Duke, Earl and Baron). Alright I will admit this episode is a bit nerdy but don't fret, I'm sure following episodes will get worse. That is if being even more nerdy is worse. Firefly, Dune, Straw Trek, Yoda and Harry Potter will eventualy met up with Frodo at some point. Until then this episode is short and sweet, well it's short anyway. So if your diabetic you don't have to worry about checking your blood sugar. Since we went that direction if you are looking for a good cause to give to  can please give to find a cure. The American Diabetes Association should have some suggestions for you.  
11:35
July 15, 2020
Bonus Rei
This is the fifth of seven bonus episodes. This episode is entitled rei, which means respect. The are seven pleats in the hakama and they correlate with the seven virtues of bushido. Bushido is the code of the samurai and it translate to the way of the warrior. Many new comers to the Japanese martial arts often confuse the hakama with a skirt but you would be closer to the mark by thinking of them as the riding chaps of the samurai. Click the link button in the red section (of the front page), to go to my website and visit my fan page. By signing up to my fan page email list you will receive a gift from me. It is my first book out of the Mystic Dream Walker series, which normally sells for $4.99.
05:01
July 15, 2020
Bonus: Shameful Plugs
Tell a friend if you like my podcast and if you don't like it, tell an enemy! Either way join my Fan Page and have a book on me. The book; Conversations with a Sage: Mystic Dream Walker Book 1 was an emotional difficult book for me to write even if it is sci-fi. That's because sometime it takes a work of fiction to reveal hidden dark secrets that are replete with double meaning and interpretations. Feel free to check out my web page if you have the time. Come on check it out, you just blew a whole twenty seconds reading this, what could it hurt? you wouldn't have been here if you weren't bored in the first place after all!
00:56
July 8, 2020
Bonus Flow
Music, martial arts, meditation and life in general all have an ebb and flow. It has been my experience that while the body stills the mind or spirit excellerates. At least that seemed to be the case during my fifteen minutes of fame, (death is but the staccato of the body). Please don't forget to leave questions and messages on my Anchor link!
02:20
July 8, 2020
Adventure Seekers Welcome: Jedi, Ninja, and Wizards Tolerated 3
I will be changing my closing statement very shortly to the Kempo Creed we used in my dojo. This was done at the request of my students, I hope everyone likes it. I am looking forward to hearing more from my listeners and please remember that your questions or comments might be played on the program. So be careful about mentioning how bad your partner did something unless you can live with the consequences. Also I might add while I would like to comply with your request for me to be smarter, taller, younger and better looking there is only so much podcast editing can do for me.
12:30
July 8, 2020
Bonus Gi
This is the fourth of seven bonus episodes. This episode is entitled gi, which means justice. The are seven pleats in the hakama and they correlate with the seven virtues of bushido. Bushido is the code of the samurai and it translate to the way of the warrior. Many new comers to the Japanese martial arts often confuse the hakama with a skirt but you would be closer to the mark by thinking of them as the riding chaps of the samurai. Click the link button in the red section to go to my website and visit my fan page. By signing up to my fan page email list you will receive a gift from me. It is my first book out of the Mystic Dream Walker series, which normally sells for $4.99.
05:13
July 8, 2020
4th of July Bonus
Both my wife and her half sister married martial artists on the fourth of July. This is despite the fact that they had never once met each other during their shared time on this earth. Sadly Terri passed away early on, before the two had the opportunity to meet. But maybe Terri will get to meet her half brother who had also passed early on in life. 
03:52
July 4, 2020
Adventure Seekers Welcome: Jedi, Ninja, and Wizards Tolerated 2
The format is still fluid and with each episode there will be some variance. Still feel free to click on and leave a question for Masaru Taro, Sensei (the fictional character from my book, "Enlightenment Kicking and Screaming" (The Paradox of Martial Art Training). You can also leave request for segments or topics you would like to hear addressed. I will try to help you if I can. Let me know about any camping, hiking, kayaking or canoeing adventure or favorite gear for such. The same goes for martial art camps and seminars as well. Check out the link on my page for a quick connect to view all of my currently released books. Don't be afraid there are more already in editing so there is still plenty to read. There is even rumours that some audio versions may come out! 
12:05
July 1, 2020
Bonus Jin
This is the third of seven bonus episodes. This episode is entitled jin, which means benevolence. The are seven pleats in the hakama and they correlate with the seven virtues of bushido. Bushido is the code of the samurai and it translate to the way of the warrior. Many new comers to the Japanese martial arts often confuse the hakama with a skirt but you would be closer to the mark by thinking of them as the riding chaps of the samurai. Click the link button in the red section to go to my website and visit my fan page. By signing up to my fan page email list you will receive a gift from me. It is my first book out of the Mystic Dream Walker series, which normally sells for $4.99.
05:42
July 1, 2020
Bonus Makoto
This is the second of seven bonus episodes. This episode is entitled makoto, which means sincerity. The are seven pleats in the hakama and they correlate with the seven virtues of bushido. Bushido is the code of the samurai and it translate to the way of the warrior. Many new comers to the Japanese martial arts often confuse the hakama with a skirt but you would be closer to the mark by thinking of them as the riding chaps of the samurai. Click the link button in the red section to go to my website and visit my fan page. By signing up to my fan page email list you will receive a gift from me. It is my first book out of the Mystic Dream Walker series, which normally sells for $4.99.
04:06
June 25, 2020
Bonus: Yuki
This is the first of seven bonus episodes. The first episode is entitled yuki, which means courage. The are seven pleats in the hakama and they correlate with the seven virtues of bushido. Bushido is the code of the samurai and it translate to the way of the warrior. Many new comers to the Japanese martial arts often confuse the hakama with a skirt but you would be closer to the mark by thinking of them as the riding chaps of the samurai.  Click the link button in the red section to go to my website and visit my fan page. By signing up to my fan page email list you will receive a gift from me. It is my first book out of the Mystic Dream Walker series, which normally sells for $4.99.
05:23
June 25, 2020
Adventure Seekers Welcome: Jedi, Ninja, and Wizards Tolerated 1
This is the debut of my podcast, "Adventure Seekers Welcome: Jedi, Ninja, and Wizards Tolerated," with author: Rand Law. In this podcast I will speculate about the fundamental questions of life, (covering a broad spectrum). Topics will include but will not be limited to, food, martial art training, movies, books, music and our place in the universe. This is the first of a handful of episodes into my podcasting debut! At this point I'm just feeling things out, and talking about what I like and how I've spent my life. They get better as I learn from my mistakes or at least I hope they do. The title might give you a hint that I'm a bit of a Star Wars, Lord of the Rings, and martial arts fan. I have been an adventurer and lifelong martial artist, and I am known as RD to my friends, (both of them). I spent seven years working for a cryptocracy oligarchy.  My accomplishments are that I am the author of the highly acclaimed allegorical tale, Enlightenment Kicking and Screaming (The Paradox of Martial Art Training and the Mystic Dream Walker series among other titles. Plus I make my bed every morning, that is if I can get out of it, pain hurts but that's God's way of reminding us we are alive, right? I try to bring humor to my insights from my unique background for my listeners. I have worked in law enforcement, personal protection, business management, charity fundraising, farm labor, construction and as a paper boy primarily in reverse order but not exclusively so. You don't have to be weird or nerdy to listen but I'm sure it wouldn't hurt.
18:41
June 25, 2020