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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 84
Quote today we start with a Chinese adage. Mind & Body explores some ideas on Tokoshi Kempo's kicking. Art Chat looks at standing, sitting and moving meditation. Haiku: is wrapped up in our main topic of this podcast. Did You Know is about something that happened in the year 1492. If you guessed Columbus, you are close but no cigar. Seriously I hope no cigar at all, the smell gets to me.
13:03
January 24, 2022
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We follow our opening Quote, with a segment on Mind & Body. Then we proceed to Art Chat & a Haiku. This is followed up with our Did You Know, portion of our introduction to the Adventure Seekers Welcome: Jedi, Ninja, & Wizards Tolerated podcast. These mini podcast are an introduction to both my books and some of the things that frame the practice of the Tokoshi Kempo system. I hope you enjoy them.
13:46
January 17, 2022
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Today we have a Quote from Leonardo de Vinci. In the mind and Body Segment we talk about the circle and the power of Ki, Chi and the force. Then in our Art Chat we look at the benefits of getting a 1 Star review. Plus we have a Haiku and a little bit of fun with our Did You Know spot.
12:25
January 10, 2022
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Today on Adventure Seekers Welcome Jedi, Ninja and Wizards Tolerated: we chat about a former slaver who enlisted the help of Spanish slaves to defeat their common enemy in the Did You Know segment. We have a Haiku about our cat BB. In our Art Chat we talk about hidden treasures in stories and songs. Our Mind and Body portion is given toward balance, while focusing in on iron palm training. As is per our tradition, we start off with a Quote. Happy New Year!
13:10
January 03, 2022
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Obi Won Kenobi is a much anticipated addition to the Star Wars line up. Hopefully it will help save the troubled story line that departed from the three original films. Save us Obi Won you are our only hope for the old diehard fans! We also have our normal news with a Quote, Mind & Body, Haiku, Art Chat, and Did You Know. 
11:04
December 27, 2021
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In this episode we have a Quote about breath, which is followed by our Mind & Body segment that should help fight the winter doldrums. In our chat on the Arts we look into the book series and Prime Video show on The Wheel of Time. Then we have a Haiku which is followed up by the Did you Know segment. Did I mention anything about an alien invasion? Follow Rand Law on Patreon
12:23
December 20, 2021
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In this episode we look at an Irish proverb for our q Quote of the day. Then we more on to Mind & Body with a look at supplemental training with the kettlebell. After which we chat about some old time classic rock in our discussion about The Arts. Moving on to our Haiku of the day we come to our Did you Know segment.
12:01
December 13, 2021
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In this episode we have a Quote from my favorite stoic philosopher, which is followed by our Mind & Body segment. In our chat on the Arts we look into Willie Nelson. Then we have a Haiku which is followed up by the Did you Know segment. Follow Rand Law on Patreon
11:05
December 06, 2021
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This is Adventure Seekers  Welcome: Jedi, Ninja, and Wizards Tolerated; I'm your host Rand Law author of the Mystic Dream Walker series. Today we have a QUOTE, MIND & BODY, as well as a look art ART in our episode. In the ART segment we explore a listeners favorite song, which as we all know is subject to change with mood and events. We also look at a listeners favorite (Tool), album cover art. This is not to mention a review from an email of one of the greatest and humblest author in his genre. A Haiku dealing with the death of my younger brother following emergency surgery after another hospital misdiagnosed him. Then a close with a Did You Know segment. Oh and congratulations to Ty for getting his Tokoshi Kempo coffee or tea mug for following me Rand Law on Patreon.
11:23
November 29, 2021
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What is peace? Do we share a common memory with our forebears? These are some questions we consider today along with some conversations about Dune and training to become a person of iron will.
11:30
November 22, 2021
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Adventure Seekers Welcome Jedi, Ninja, and Wizards Tolerated: We hosted the Tokoshi Kempo camp and Tyson won the battle ax competition easily. Ben was awarded the title of Tetsujin for his faithfulness to discipline and his iron will. 100 Days of misogi and kettlebell training without a miss and he is on his 89th day of his seconds round.
12:24
November 15, 2021
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Great News: We are trying out a new format. It starts with Inspirational Quotes and a discussion about them. Next we will chat about the Mind and Body connection. Along the way we seek meaningful insights into all manner of art that we find moving called Expression. Then we will go on with a Haiku and finish off with a segment called Did you Know!
11:33
November 08, 2021
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Adventure Seeker 72 has the AJNW News: Headline, Q&A with Sensei (using Mushashi's teachings as a guideline), Today's History, Quotes, Zen & Pen Dojo Notes, a Haiku, and Today's Victory.
12:05
November 01, 2021
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Adventure Seeker 71 in this episode we have the AJNW News. Featured on the program is a talk about dreams and dreaming. We also have our Quote of the Day and along with His Story. Which centers around some items of interest on things that happened on the day this was recorded. A Haiku, Zen and Pen Dojo Notes, Q & A with Sensei and Todays Victory round out our line up. Plus some instructions for those that took the Tetsujin Challenge.
12:06
October 25, 2021
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In this episode we take a closer look at the Eagle. Plus we have more AJNW News. Zen & Pen has some insights to solo training and we get some insightful Q & A from sensei.
13:19
October 18, 2021
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What's going on down under and the AJNW News. Talks about Juice-ing and Tokoshi Kempo camp.
11:39
October 11, 2021
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Without a Q there is no A? Make sure you send your questions in. For now we have a Haiku, our daily Quote, Headlines, Today in History, Today's Victory and Events.
12:21
October 04, 2021
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Adventure Seekers Welcome Jedi, Ninja, & Wizards Tolerated has our round up of AJNW News. Today's Headlines, Todays History presented from a slightly offhanded manner. Todays Quote, A Haiku, Events and more.
12:10
September 29, 2021
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Warning this in not a call to execute Order 66!The long awaited Invitational Mini Golf Smack Down update! AJNW News and well wishes on a three gun completion.
11:20
September 22, 2021
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In this episode of Adventure Seekers Welcome we have AJNW NEWS: Headlines, Today in History, Quote of the Day, Haiku, Zen & Pen Dojo Notes, Q & A with Sensei, Victory, and hint about a big upcoming event. Yes even bigger than the Mini Golf Smack Down! 
11:35
September 15, 2021
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In this episode we have AJNW News about a new blade release from Williams Blade Design. News from The Falling Star Watch Party and all our other earthshattering revelations about what went on more or less on this day in history. Plus other fun events so sit down and listen, it will not take long. 
11:55
September 08, 2021
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What will happen with the Smack Down Miniature Golf Championship? When is the Tokoshi Kempo Fall camp and where will it be held? Plus we have all the AJNW News!
11:10
September 01, 2021
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In this episode we recall the fun and lessons from James Williams Nami Ryu seminar in Nashville, Tennessee. Plus we have all the AJNW News. My Father is mentioned in this episode and at last word before this posting he was doing well. Thanks for all the prayers and kind words from listeners.
12:25
August 25, 2021
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This is AJNW NEWS with your host Rand Law. Today we talk about what's going on in Tokoshi Kempo and in the AJNW Headlines. Things like Today in History, Quote of the Day, Haiku, Zen & Pen, Q & A with Sensei, Today's Victory and events.
12:49
August 18, 2021
Bonus AJNW New Flash
For all fans of EDC blades great news. EDC Blade
01:25
August 16, 2021
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First of all I didn't intend to sound as if Adam Chan of Kung Fu Report fame was my student. First of all we have never met although he wrote a very nice forward in my book, Enlightenment Kicking and Screaming The Paradox of Martial Art Training. In my halting speech pattern I was trying to convey that he was a favorite both of my students and myself for his YouTube videos. This episode contains All the AJNW News info you need to make it through another week.
11:37
August 11, 2021
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In this episode we hear about the adventures of a former puking buzzard. This is the 101st back before it's air assault days. Also we chat about the 3rd principle used in Tokoshi Kempo. Along the way we have our standby Headline, Haiku Zen and Pen and a Quote of the day. 
11:16
August 05, 2021
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Once again we are tweaking our format here at Adventure Seekers Welcome. We are now featuring a different line up and we are going back to our AJNW roots. We are going more into the heart of being a warrior but in the mindset of avoiding conflict internally as much as externally. We are featuring Headlines, Todays Quote, a Haiku, Zen & Pen (Dojo Note), Back in the Saddle, and Today's Victory. Write us and tell us about your victories or how you got back into the saddle.
11:29
July 28, 2021
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Today we have Headlines with a few get well wished, a Haikyu, along with Today's Quote from AJNW News.  and Q&A with Sensei. Oh, yes and more of Adventures with the gang from Zen& Pen!
13:36
July 21, 2021
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AJNW News with a few special announcements! A short catch up on the Zen and Pen cast of characters along some plans for my Rand Law Patreon page. Also some sincere congratulations to Mrs. Ray on her new and well deserved promotion, despite the fun Sensei might have made on the podcast. 
11:25
July 14, 2021
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AJNW News explores Tokoshi Kempo Summer Camp. We also have a interview on herding cats, with a Kempo black belt with around 30 years of experience. Tyson Ray (experienced cat herder), has also served our country and retired from military service. 
16:22
July 07, 2021
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This new episode has some additional changes to the format. We still have the AJNW New it is just present in a different way. Plus Q & A with Sensei has just expanded! We will also start doing our interviews on a separate post on my Patreon page. Our nest episode is with head instructor of Nami Ryu and the System of Strategy, James Williams, sensei.  
15:33
June 30, 2021
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AJNW News with today's quote, a challenge, todays weather and today's observation. Plus we are testing out a new feature called a Sensei Joke, (It's just like a dad joke but worse). Don't forget Q & A with Sensei and a Haiku by Sensei which is followed by the next segment of the Zen & Pen Adventure story.
16:35
June 23, 2021
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Adventure Seeker 52 A surprise switch in the news announcement, with James Williams. The computer break down still plagues us but we struggle to learn from our failures and mistakes as well as from Murphy's Law.  We still have the AJNW News and more on the Zen & Pen inspired adventure saga.
17:09
June 16, 2021
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This is a promo episode featuring an interview with Brian Williams, a patriot and a  Nami Ryu Aiki Heiho instructor. Brian has studied several martial arts and currently trains under James Williams, Sensei. Nami ryu Aiki Heiho translates as the wave style. This system of strategy is based on Japanese sword arts (kenjutsu, iaijutsu and tantojutsu), the martial arts of the samurai. The principles of these arts directly apply to the unarmed martial arts of jujutsu and aiki-jujutsu. For the full episode check out my Patreon page.
04:09
June 09, 2021
James Williams, Sensei Promo
The long awaited interview with James Williams, Sensei is here! Check out https://williamsbladedesign.com/ and the Williams Defense Key (my next tool), at https://www.crkt.com/ as well as https://www.surefire.com/categories/illumination/flashlights/ the top pick self defense tool of Sensei Williams. For the full interview join me on my Patreon page.
09:10
June 04, 2021
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Adventure Seekers from the Zen & Pen Comic return for the next installment of their hero's quest saga. We also have all the AJNW News and information on the Tokoshi Kempo summer camp. We are working on setting up interview dates for the Rand Review segment of the AJNW News too.
18:33
June 02, 2021
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The promise of video draws closer! Also a special thanks goes out to my first two supports Derek Chin and Tyson Ray. Ben West is mentioned in the episode as well, but while I'm at it thanks again to Sophia for her beautiful Shou sugi ban seiza bench. We have the AJNW News and questions about Tokoshi Kempo summer camp. Next week we will continue with the Adventure Seekers from where we left off last week.
12:49
May 26, 2021
Bonus Promo for Guest Speakers
Greetings everyone; If you have an expertise or a lot of experience in something or even if you want to promote something you have going on, drop me a line, here on my Anchor page or on Patreon. If you have a martial art event, or a charity fund raiser for a good cause tell us about it. Perhaps you created something cool or maybe you saw a UFO, a ghost or picked black berries with Elvis or Bigfoot and you are just aching to tell someone about it, give us the chance. Tell us a story, sing a song, or play us a tune on an instrument of your choice, it can't be any worse than what I've played. Thanks for checking in on us and as always, "Keep following your dreams."
03:47
May 23, 2021
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Finally and episode with the actual cast of the Zen & Pen characters in an audio story. Also included is the normal AJNW News and events. Coming soon... we will be adding interviews with people chatting about a cornucopia of various topics from Arts to Zen and almost everything in-between. We of course with focus in on the nerd-ness that makes us who we art! Primarily speaking this will cover unexplained phenomenon, books, games, movies, martial arts, (external and internal), health and fitness. 
14:13
May 19, 2021
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Wow! This episode has a tune to make your ears bleed and not only that it has info on new and up coming changes to the web site. For example you should check out the Rand Law Amazon Kindle in the next week or so and see the changes. Plus this is an announcement of the closing of the old web site, in less than a month. Along with the AJNW News we will be adding some changes to the Rand Law Patreon pages too! But more about that later. 
15:20
May 12, 2021
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AJNW NEWS: plus two movie recommendations. Sensei plays the mouth harp; and yes it like everything I do along with my speech is staccato. Make sure you vote on the Zen and Pen comics! Plus there is an update on the possibility of on-line Patreon mini Tokoshi Kempo lessons and changes to the Rand Law web page.
12:23
May 05, 2021
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An open invitation to come over to my WEB PAGE and follow the links on the books so that you can purchase them safely on Amazon Kindle. In this episode we have AJNW News that covers many aspects of the Tokoshi Kempo Spring Camp. Also a Haiku by Sensei that explores some serious thoughts about the wrongful persecution of Asian American and others that feel they are being singled either by race, religion, or other factors over the COVID fear mongering. This stupidity needs to stop now but it seems to be cropping up more and more.
11:29
April 28, 2021
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In this episode we go over what will be covered in the Tokoshi Kempo Spring Camp. We also have a review of Tony Annesi's second training manual for his 6th and 5th level Aiki Curriculum. Of course we have all the usual AJNW News to keep you dazed and confused or at least hopefully entertained. 
12:03
April 21, 2021
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The AJNW News covers Today's Quote, the AJNW Weather report, Q & A with Sensei, Today's Challenge (sitting seiza), Rand Reviews: (Tony Annesi on YouTube), a Haiku by Sensei, the AJNW Training Tip, plus Thoughts on Zen and Pen. Have you drawn an enso today?
11:54
April 14, 2021
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The new AJNW News format is up and running! We are now featuring Today's Quote, AJNW Weather, Today's Challenge, The Rand Review (Tony Annesi's Takeshin Aikijujutsu 8th and 7th kyu student manual is the topic), a Haiku by Sensei, AJNW News: Training tip of the Day, along with Thoughts on Zen & Pen.
13:31
April 07, 2021
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Today we have a departure in the ordinary format as we are experimenting with some new ideas. Our AJNW New is undergoing a change and we may also be including another place to listen to the Adventure Seekers Welcome: Jedi, Ninja, and Wizards Tolerated podcast. That will be on my web page if we can get everything working. Today we talk about Tokoshi Kempo Spring Camp and the new release of Zen & Pen comics.
12:08
March 31, 2021
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AJNW News and a new way to ask Sensei training question on the Patreon rand law page with the Zen & Pen comics! In this episode we discuss upcoming photo's on the Patreon page for Tokoshi Kempo stylist. Also let me know what week-end days are best suited for our spring end of March beginning of July Tokoshi Kempo camp? This camp will center around the Jo, internal work, camping skills and once again kukri work. As a bike packing trip has not yet been agreed upon, we are aiming toward the same camp that we used last fall.
12:09
March 24, 2021
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In this episode we will have the usual AJNW News but today we will focus on not only the cold and snow but also on Ki/Chi. I like look at things like chi/ki in levels. Shu Ha Ri can help make this muddled subject a bit more clear, from basics to intermediate to advanced. The Shu level is burning energy by bio mechanics a fit person has better energy. The Ha level is reduction of hinderances from polishing techniques. The Ri level is tapping into the bio electronic level. It is best approached by the idea the it's not real until you feel it work, or better yet until someone else feels it. Please check out my books (martial art & martial art Sci/Fi fiction), on my web page they have fast links to the Amazon page where you can purchase them.
11:51
March 17, 2021
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The NFL observance of the Super Bowl is scrutinized in this episode. Plus this episode has the normal AJNW News if it can be classified as normal. However, it also has insights into the deep training methods of the martial arts and it's parallels to the pen as in art and writing as well. Not to mention (didn't I just mention that), it will also included the finish of the introduction to the Mystic Dream Walker book Ruger Jackson: Xanderland. Then after the close of the introduction of book eight of the Mystic Dream Walker series Shu Ha Ri is discussed.  
13:17
March 10, 2021
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Today's episode is brought to you by the #17. Included in this podcast is AJNW News and another segment to the introduction of book 7 in The Mystic Dream Walker series. Here are a few of the online martial art schools I recommend. For more information about the Fook Yueng Chuan system look up Steve Smith at the Little Dojo. If you would like to study Wing Chun online I highly recommend Adam Chan. Tommy Carruthers JKD and a link for Jeff Jeds training. 
16:28
March 03, 2021
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Today we cover another segment to Book 7 of the Mystic Dream Walker series in our podcast plus the usual AJNW News. Patrons on Patreon can listen to it today at the MAKA Knight level and above or you can hear it later on Spotify when it airs. There is an old martial art adage if you want to keep something about your art secret show them everything. Then there is the age old method employed by both Bruce Lee and Miyamoto Musashi it was called keeping your mouth shut. Mushashi was also known by several other names like Miyamoto Bennosuke and others. As a Japanese sword master and ronin, Mushashi was often referred to as a sword saint. He was known to be an artist, carpenter, philosopher, strategist, and a writer. Still he was best known for his double-bladed kenjutsu style and his undefeated record of sixty one personal duels.  Bruce Lee was known for his writing, acting and his martial arts. Especially for his art of Jeet Kune Do, every Bruce Lee fan knows about his training under Ip Man also know as Yip Man but few knew about his training under Fook Yueng. For more information about the Fook Yueng Chuan system look up Steve Smith at the Little Dojo. If you would like to study Wing Chun online I highly recommend Adam Chan 
14:25
February 24, 2021
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In this episode we have an introduction to book seven of the Mystic Dream Walker series. It is entitled "Ruger Jackson: Xanderland". We also have our standard AJNW report. Hopefully you all are keeping busy and recovering from C-19 or the effects of it. I'm still working on both Zen and Pen and some internal art training to post on my Patreon Rand Law page for those listed on the MAKA Knight level and above. Keep sending your questions and comments to rand@rand-lawrence.com or on my Patreon page. Thanks again for all your support! If you would like to study Wing Chun online I highly recommend Adam Chan 
19:34
February 17, 2021
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A special treat today, mirth and poetry. A review of "Story Book Lives," and the usual AJNW News.  My web page for those who are interested and a question for you what integrated feature do you like on websites that you normal visit? You can respond with your answer or questions to my email at rand@rand-lawrence.com . If you would like to study Wing Chun online I highly recommend Adam Chan 
13:46
February 10, 2021
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Today we finish the introduction to Book 6 from the Mystic Dream Walker series, "Jace Lee The Tutelage of Ming Wu". I believe this book has a mention of Tommy Carruthers JKD in it. Along with the inclusion of Derek Chin a long time supporter of mine on Patreon. I also go over some of my favorite martial art online training sites. Of course we have AJNW News to keep up to date on all that isn't happening here. Some info on Jeff Jeds world wide: ARNIS WARRIORS ORGANIZATION JEDOKAN WEIKUENDO JEETKUNEDO Jeff Jeds - President/Founder LA, USA Leo Fong - Adviser Los Angeles, USA Robert Torres - Adviser Las Vegas, Nevada REGIONAL LEADERS, CHIEF INSTRUCTORS Tommy Steele - Canada Richard S.P. Meagher - New England, USA Daniel Rivera  - New York, USA Manny Sanchez - Los Angeles, USA Idar Dragen Steigedal , Norway Danny Y Rhea Alvarenga  - Chatsworth, USA Klein Buen - Santa Clarita, USA James V Santi - All of Mexico Roxalinda Vazquez - Guadalajara, Mexico Salvador Rodriguez - Guadalajara, Mexico Lao Shiru - Guadalajara, Mexico Mike Graham - Chicago, USA Benjamin Victor - Los Angeles, USA Lindsay Manchua - Arizona, USA Selina Palmer - San Bernardino, USA Josh Horne - Fresno, USA David Burrola - San Diego, USA Peter Gray - Ireland. If you would like to study Wing Chun online I highly recommend Adam Chan 
12:47
February 03, 2021
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Todays episode has AJNW News as well as the next installment of Book 6 from The Mystic Dream Walker series Jace Lee The Tutelage of Ming Wu. We also talk about fitness or the lack of and my Kettle Bell workbook, Tokoshi Tetsujin Challenge it can be used along with my Kempo Student Handbook. 
15:19
January 27, 2021
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Zen and Pen project is still in the works as well as the two workbooks due to be released soon. Meanwhile back at the ranch I'm still working on getting Timmy out of the well. Well not only that but I'm pressing on with the final book in the Mystic Dream Walker series, alright I apologize! I know I've said it before but I really mean it this time! Plus all the usual AJNW News you ever wanted to hear. If you are looking for online Wing Chun check out Adam Chan his link is https://www.adamchankungfu.com Of course you can: Subscribe to the Online Dojo today at https://vimeo.com/ondemand/namiryu to study under James Williams for full samurai art tutelage. 
17:58
January 20, 2021
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AJNW News Lions, Tigers and Green Tea or at least some benefits to drinking green tea. Talk about building your immune system with herbs and online martial art courses to help keep you sane! Plus some chat about my up coming books and handbooks and where I am on the Mystic Dream Walker Book 12.
12:09
January 13, 2021
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Happy New Year! This episode has AJNW News and the next segment of Book Five of the Mystic Dream Walker series, which is entitled Jace Lee No Agenda. So if you like kung fu and a Harry Potter like story line check it out. 
12:40
January 06, 2021
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In this episode we learn more about inappropriate behaviors and a dramatic turn of events for the cat BB. BB named possibly for her diminutive size, after she was rescued from being thrown out of a moving car when she was a kitten. Or maybe she was named after the fabulous BB King, that might have just been me thinking that as I was playing the blues on my CBG, (cigar box guitar). We have all the regular stuff too from the AJNW News and more of the reading from Book 5 of the Mystic Dream Walker series. Jace Lee No Agenda!
17:28
December 30, 2020
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How cool is it, I got a B-Day greeting from James Williams of Nami Ryu Aiki Heiho! This episode also has the AJNW News and the next introductory segment from book 5 of the Mystic Dream Walker series, entitled Jace Lee No Agenda!
18:56
December 23, 2020
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In this episode we have a story about beating the odds and our regular AJNW News coverage. Included with this segment you can listen to the 1st part of the introduction  to Book 5 of the Mystic Dream Walker series. The book is entitled Jace Lee No Agenda!
19:46
December 16, 2020
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In this episode Sensei relates both a self defence story from his life and one from his teacher as well. Along with this we have the usual AJNW News and quotes as well as a haiku. The haiku is of particular interest as it is dealing with bicycling. Since sensei like to utilize primate camping skills with martial art instruction Bike Packing is a practical way to connect with nature and to test your metal. Please feel free to email us questions!
11:11
December 09, 2020
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My six degrees of separation with James Bond just got cut in half.  AJNW News and a jump side kick in a donut shop. Haiku, Q & A with Sensei and more from Book 4 of The Mystic Dream Walker series.
12:25
December 02, 2020
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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
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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!
17:26
November 18, 2020
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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
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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 04, 2020
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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.
14:57
October 28, 2020
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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. 
14:26
October 21, 2020
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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
15:23
October 14, 2020
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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
16:23
October 07, 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!
15:26
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.
15:59
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 09, 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 02, 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).
11:09
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. 
09:33
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.
02:44
August 06, 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 05, 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!
12:50
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
03:36
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! 
03:13
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!
00:57
July 08, 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 08, 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 08, 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.
05:14
July 08, 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 04, 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! 
12:06
July 01, 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.
05:43
July 01, 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.
05:24
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