Hoshinjutsu Budo Ryu

An Analogy

November 22, 2014

When an arrow is shot from a bow it will fly perfectly straight and hit its mark every time. The only problem is that a human is required to operate it. This can be very revealing. Every fraction of an inch off alignment in the body, every hiccup in the breath, every mental block is … Continue reading

A Little Reflection

September 17, 2013

It makes sense that the Grimm fairy tale Snow White has the evil queen gazing into a mirror. Were she to be speaking with a talking magical toad or working with a wisp of magical smoke the story would not carry the same effect. Gazing into a mirror and being infatuated with ones self is … Continue reading

Hunter and Prey

March 8, 2013

I don’t personally hunt. I enjoy stalking though. I’ve stalked a little bit of everything that lives in the mountains by my home and I enjoy seeing how close I can get to an animal before I am detected. I have stalked within feet of both elk and mule deer. I have stalked within yards … Continue reading

Failure Unknown

February 8, 2013

Most men see themselves in the mirror without actually seeing themselves in the mirror.  Often when one hears ones own voice via recording or sees ones self via video we are surprised because we do not look or sound like we thought we did.  This is an example of taking ourselves for granted.  We are not typically interested in … Continue reading

Cumulative Effects

January 17, 2013

Don’t underestimate cumulative effects. 15 minutes of meditation/energy work in the morning and 15 min even in 5 minute segments throughout the day adds up to about 14 hours a month. Add in the work done in weekly Hoshin training, the times you have an hour or so to be still and run your orbits, … Continue reading

A Note on the Godai

August 30, 2012

I would like to communicate an important understanding of the godai as expressed in our system. You look at our patch and see the five colors encircling the yinyang. It is important to understand that these elements are not “categories” per se, but levels of achievement and evolution. You notice they move in a constructive cycle. One … Continue reading

What is training in Hoshin like?

February 22, 2012

The following are responses from James-Shihan’s students when asked “What is training in Hoshin like?”: James Shihan asked us to describe what Hoshin training is like like, but I find that one of the harder things to put in words. When I look at Hoshin in total, the martial art, the chi kung, KAP and … Continue reading

Rank, honor & respect

January 28, 2012

As the good Dr. Morris used to say, “Rank hath its privilege.” Aside from the general guidelines for promotion, students who excel will move through the ranks quicker than others. In the old days of Hoshin, Kundalini awakening meant you earned Godan, regardless of rank. As the Kundalini awakening success rate went through the roof, … Continue reading

Intentional Interaction

December 6, 2011

In our day to day lives we come across many different people and have the opportunity to interact with all of them in some degree, even if it is simply to notice what lane they are driving in.  Our interactions could be regarded as tiered or looked at in levels.  For this thought process I … Continue reading

Amazon Book Review for Hoshinjutsu – The Art of Esoteric Budo

October 1, 2011

This is a customer review by Jason Wingate of London, UK on Hoshinjutsu – The Art of Esoteric Budo. A sigh of relief, and another of enjoyment, September 19, 2011 I shouldn’t have worried. If anyone knew people, it was Glenn Morris — psychologist, martial artist, poet, actor, college professor, shaman, kundalini-enlightened meditator, and one-man conclusive refutation … Continue reading