Cool stuff & great people

This will be a pretty short and sweet post as I've a) hit my computer/electronics limit b) there are amazing martial artists in town and some phenomenal training to be had.

On point b): Phil Norman's Ghost workshop is this evening followed by two days of training with the legendary Guro Dan Inosanto. All at the location that served as my martial arts home for over 20 years, Guro Rick Faye's Mn Kali Group. So many martial artists who run their own schools are here to train for this weekend: Ralf Beckmann came from Germany, Peter Hetrick from Texas, Aaron Davis, Phil Norman, Vanessa Warwick, Jake Clarke, Steve Mosley and a host of others from the UK, Josh Prior from Madison, Kurt Cornwell from Detroit, Dave Hearst from Cleveland, etc. The list goes on!

Re: point a) I've had the priviledge of working with a really great, and patient, web designer over the last month or so. We let the new format rip this morning which is very exciting. It all required much time sitting down so, it's time for this martial artist to get some training in.

If you get a chance, check out the updates. There's a tshirt available for purchase and suggestions on improvements to the site are welcome. While it's not finished, it is finished (hopefully) for the weekend ahead!

Train Hard. Have Fun. Stay Safe and happy training.

Diana Rathborne

As I get to be a guest on Civilian Carry Radio this evening and I have self defense seminars and workshops coming up in July and August that need a bio, I have updated my bio!

I am currently my own proofreader. If you see an error, please either overlook it or let me know! If you can tune in tonight it should be a blast! It airs at 8pm Eastern Time.

I am also my own web site person. This, for everyone who knows me, is both a source of entertainment and some eye rolling. If you see something that needs to be fixed.. definitely let me know!

I hope you tune in to the show this evening!

Diana Rathborne
Updated Recommended Reading List

I head out in the morning to Woodbridge, Virginia. On my itinerary is a Self Defense workshop at Pat Tray's Trident Academy, which I am honored and excited to teach. As I update some of my handouts, I realized I should put the update on the website as well!

Here's the updated recommended reading list I hand out in class. The list is by no means comprehensive and the books and resources are listed in no particular order. I found them full of interesting and potentially life saving information, written by authorities in their fields and were fun to read. If there are some books I should have on here, but have missed, please let me know and I'll grab a copy and read them!

Diana Rathborne