me start off with a little confession. I don't know
it all! Yes, that's right, I'm not even going to pretend
to be something remotely close to a Mr. Know-It-All.
You will find them all over the Net, but not here. I
hope that is a good thing?
fact there are lots of things that I don't know about
these magnificent arts; even if I've been doing
this for about 30 odd years. What strikes me more than
anything is how much there is to learn!
art is primarily ju jitsu, but this is not a site about
that particular art - this is a place devoted
to all arts - large or small, well known
or lesser known, "hard" or "soft",
old or new.
it self-defense (or -defence as you would say in Great
Britain), various traditional budo arts or modern
mixed arts, weapon arts or weponless arts, arts for
the adults or for the younger children, training for
fitness, fun or competiton..
I hope to have it all covered here. You see, Personally
I find it rather tiring to search all over the place
for information and resources about teaching, training,
testing, learning, building and maintaining. So
I thought to myself: Why not put it up here, and let
others also participate and benefit?
speaking about "it all": Why not
have a look at our site map,
to see how things are structured around
this site is a way to promote some of our own stuff also (e-books
etc.). Yet, more than anything it is a way to give back
some of the things I have learned from all these great masters,
teachers, colleagues, students, friends and partners throughout the years. In many ways this is my
way of saying thank you to (literally) thousands of
understand that English is not my native tongue. If
I write something that sounds strange or outright crazy
- it may be my feeble take on humor. Or it may
simply be my bad, "Norwenglish" (a native
mix of Norwegian and English) spelling
shining through. I will thank anyone that care enough
to correct me, helping me improve!
you may find the odd mistake regarding the various arts,
techniques, times, names, places and people; misspellings,
mistakes and so on. Again I will correct anything that
you can point out to be incorrect or untrue. I gather
you will forgive me for sometimes mixing
"proper" English, with "American"
English :-) Sometimes this mix is intentional
- like blending self-defense with self-defence.
from that, do give me feedback about your biggest wishes
and outright needs! I promise to do everything in my
power to make your stay here as fun, educational and
perhaps also even profitable as possible. Above
anything else, keep on working towards your goals, whatever
they may be!
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