Manhattan Classes Starting Soon!

My other project for training and teaching is to help connect the New York City Dojo.

Right, I believe in support of Tanjiki Dojo and Bujinkan Tatsujin Dojo. 

Years ago, when I started again after some time away from training, We had many training events in New York City. 

Recent comments made during some training events, New York City Dojo appears to Bujinkan members outside New York as competitive with each other, and we appear not to network to create events.

I experienced this while organizing Sean Askew’s first Seminar in New York City. Then, I got a lot of backlash from those who turned the organization over to my Senior Students when trying to organize the Kokoro Kai event.

In the last year and a quarter, I have helped some people who tricked me out of Money and stolen items from the store, totaled one car, damaged the new vehicle, and broken into my Gaming and hobby/Computer Services Shop.   This life taught me who I should trust and who not to trust, restoring one’s strength, courage, and Heart, standing up to people when outnumbered, and accepting the possibility of death.  

Ultimately, I won, got peace, returned to my life and home, got the car back, and am restoring my business. 

We need to bring this back training regularly and understand that there is strength in network and finding out who true friends are.

I was watching “Reservation Dogs,” and one of the Uncles was teaching one boy about fighting and how to fight, and I heard a lesson that my father had taught me a long time ago.

The only way to learn to fight is to fight. Sometimes you win, and sometimes lose, but as long as you don’t die, you get and do it again.  

As a kid, he always made me go to school with my head up, and after a fight, win or lose, I never let them break my spirit.

I had forgotten this. New York has forgotten that Bujinkan is not just an organization but a family.  We have Aunties and Uncles who try and teach us.

My other goal, with the help of my friends and students, will be to help rebuild the New York network. 

In “The Grandmaster Handbook,” Soke stated that he gives little techniques to each of his students, so we have to train each other to get the whole picture of his teachings.  

This is the way…LOL.

During a training tea with Nagato, Soke, on my last trip to Japan, he spoke to people who lost their way, and sometimes their stuff was good; yes, it would teach a bad habit, but it got the person to move and learn a lesson, then you correct at Hombu, He reference Hombu as a Clinic.

Beginners will lose their way and get into bad habits, but the student learns the lesson, and then you fix it once they understand it. Fight and life are the same.

I hope you can all join me on this path.

Published by Charles Onaje Lucas

Founder of Otaku Times オタクの世界 and Dojo-cho of the Bujinkan Rukasu Budo Dojo. Shiatsu and Reiki Practitioner, otaku, martial artist, artist, and actor living in Flushing, Queens, New York.

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