So after a year of no entries I'm back. No CombatCon in 2013 but we did have a bigger and better SoCal Swordfight. I taught cane and helped with the longsword class. We'll be having another one at the end of March. https://www.facebook.com/events/183176325224863/ There will also be another CombatCon in June.
It's been an interesting year. Getting used to being retired and figuring out what to do with my time. Keeping up with my Bujinkan training and trying to progress in HEMA. I need to get serious and get ready to test for my Godan rank. We are thinking of moving out of state and if we do, I'd like to open an Ohoko Dojo wherever we end up.
I've been playing with the hanbo, cane and shillelagh (Irish stick). Although the weapon systems originated in different areas, there are a lot of similarities. Since the cane is legal pretty much anywhere and it can be used in a variety of ways, including sword techniques, I feel it is the ideal weapon.
This year looks to be a very good. I'll try to do better with keeping up on updates!