Tuesday, 27 January 2015

US and Iran: Capital Absence & Presence in Riyadh


Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah passed away last Friday. May he rest in peace.
I'm not going to delve into what the new Saudi Arabia will look like since many have already done that ever since they heard the King was ill. Instead, I will focus on two details that captured my attention...

Friday, 23 January 2015

Jujutsu: Its Aims and What It Is.



By Stephen Cheney, Sensei

Sensei (Sehn-say) means: Teacher (one who has gone before).

Self Defence is a life saving and life-time vocation.  A short course will serve to introduce you to the contributing martial arts that make up Self Defence.  There you will be shown some of the art and magic and by training enable you to do it also.  To maximize learning time, All students should arrive on time.  Preferably already having done their warm-ups.

Tuesday, 20 January 2015

Quick Notes: Japan & Middle East


PM Shinzo Abe has bee in the Middle East (ME). Some reports say that this trip marks a shift in the Japanese Foreign Policy due to Japan's energy needs (after the nuclear issues in Fukushima).
The brief four notes that you are about to read, also mark this blog's turn to the East.