Winter Quest 2011

An-shu Stephen K. Hayes was in Chapel Hill, North Carolina to teach his most recent “Nine Cuts-Nine Powers” seminar. Students from all over the country gathered to study classical spear technique and unarmed fighting defenses based on principles learned through the spear training examples. The weekend also featured exploration of the Kuji 2 mind science […]

Happy in Your Home and Dojo

On Rumiko’s and my 31st wedding anniversary, a young friend asked for advice on how to create the happiest home possible with a life partner. This sort of thing is not my special knowledge power area; after 31 years I still tell people I was just very fortunate in getting the wife I did – […]

An-shu Defined

People have asked about the meaning of the An-shu title that Rumiko and I use. Though the world knows our school as SKH Quest Center for Martial Arts in Dayton, the original Japanese name for our dojo is Kasumi-An. I have used that name since the 1980s to describe my dojo and the training method […]