Monday, January 30, 2006

Balisong Tested - Pekiti Approved

Ungyo Hooks Pitbull Jeff Danuloff's Arm

Congratulations are in order for Ungyo - former US Army Ranger, current SWAT operator, and now certified Assistant Instructor for the Detroit Pekiti Tirsia Pitbulls. Ungyo recently passed the "Live Blade Test" which consists of full-speed knife-tapping against a live blade (in this case a Balisong) wielded by a motivated Senior Instructor.

He passed the test with flying colors (especially the color red). Ungyo now has a few more well-earned battle scars, and the right to proudly wear the tag: "INSPECTED BY #29"


Sunday, January 29, 2006

Sask Pitbulls Back Online!

We'll Bring Our Knives to a Gunfight If We Want To!

I'm happy to report that our brothers, the Sask' Pekiti Tirsia Pitbulls are finally back online with a new website:

This photo was taken outside of Target Sports in Royal Oak, Michigan with some of the Sask Pitbulls Dan, Sandra, Eddie, Lucas, and of course Ka Jay Saludo and "Tito Jun". That's Tuhon of course with the rifle; Detroit Pitbull Dean Hadin is providing cover in the back with a hammer-less .357.

Welcome to Detroit!

Wednesday, January 18, 2006

"Hanya Aku Dengan Tuhanku"

There is Always Hope

The Holy Master, we are told, would go into the forest whenever faced with a difficult task. He would light a fire, say a prayer, and what he had set out to perform was done.

In the next generation, his disciple, could no longer remembered how to light the fire, but he did know the place to go and the prayer to utter.

The third generation could neither light the fire nor say the prayer, but it could still find the sacred place in the forest.

All generations since cannot even do that. What then can we, do? We can tell the story of how it was done...

and that will be sufficient.

Terima Kasih, Nadzrin - jd

Friday, January 06, 2006

"Di Luar Jangkauan Pemikiran Kita."

"The Place I Told You Guys About" - Philippines, 02/2005
photo by Jeff Davidson

One day a small boy saw a toy in a store window. He begged and pleaded with his parents to purchase the toy for him, but it was well beyond their simple means. Every evening he began to dream of the toy, and every day he would plead with his parents to purchase him the gift, and every day they said “no”.

This continued on for several days. Eventually, the child stopped pleaded for the toy, for his dreams of the toy had become a suitable replacement. He dreamed of the many wonderful adventures he had with his prized toy, and of the joy it brought to his life. He examined every minute detail.

One morning when he awoke, he discovered the toy sitting at the foot of his bed. Overjoyed, he raced to his parents to express his gratitude. His parents where puzzled, because they had not purchased the toy, and asked the child where he got it. Retreating into his room, the child began to ponder the toy and its origin. He discovered that the toy had come from his dreams, created by his own mind.

Every night he would dream of a different toy, and every morning a new toy would appear at the foot of his bed. Whenever he desired something, he simply dreamt it, and the next morning it would appear.

After several days of this, the child discovered that his gift also worked outside of his dreams. Whenever he wanted something, he simply thought of it, and it magically appeared. Whenever he wanted an event to occur, he thought of the outcome, and that outcome would happen.

One afternoon, several larger boys began to threaten him. The boy dreamt that he wasn’t there, and the walls of reality around him began to collapse, taking him with them.