Ninjas in Nature

Aidan sits down with Ken Clarkson from the Riekes Center and Mark Roemke from Pathways Dojo to talk about how Cultural Elements and nature connection impact their work as martial artists, naturalists, and Ninjas in Nature.



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8 thoughts on “Ninjas in Nature”

  1. Hey Guys,
    Thanks for sharing your stories! “A little bird told me…” to listen to this and I’m glad I did. I’m also a tracker school student, classes up to the expert scout level, and a martial artist that has been studying the arts for the last 23 years. So many things came up that influenced my decision to write, the movie The Animal Communicator, (I cry every time I get to that panther scene, and other moments as well), and the fact that on the other side of the US I have been teaching a similar program that I call WFS, Wilderness Fighting System.

    This was a great interview, any time I hear of people getting kids and adults (big kids) into nature and help make that connection, I love it. The combination of nature, martial arts, and the most important component….GRATITUDE, is truly what it is all about.

    The only thing I disagree on, is the electronics. I will fight that fight till the day I’m dust in the wind! I don’t allow it, I think it’s a distraction, to the other kids, and to me especially. I agree that it’s great to have the social media and share events, happenings, and training, but it is not something that should happen regularly in my opinion. Like the monks Mark mentioned, leaving all of that stuff behind strengthens and enhances your connection.

    Thom Schuchaskie

  2. Hi Aidan

    I only seem to have 52 seconds of the Ken and Mark conversation?
    looking forward to it !

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    Denise Weiler

  4. Dearest Ken, I re member you from the first Aom in the uk! You were a great inspiration for me during that week and I have been involved ever since! That little cub of yours is probably huge by now…
    Blessings, Grace

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