Irish Fighter Magazine, Vol. 12, No. 2, 2005. "Jim Wagner's Real World Training".
Irish Fighter Magazine, Issue 1 , 2007. "Violent Humility: A Seminar with Lee Morrison"
Irish Fighter Magazine, Issue 1 , 2009. "The Deconstruction of Destruction: A Review of Tim Larkin's Target Focus Training Seminar".
Irish Fighter Magazine, Issue 4 , 2009. "On The Knife Edge: Dealing with knife violence; the reality for martial artists".
Irish Fighter Magazine, Issue 2, 2015. "The BKA and the Phantom Terror", the experience of two of our instructors in their Iaido exams.
Irish Fighter Magazine, Issue 4 , 2016. "O'Brien and Kennedy Make Irish Martial Arts History", the experience of two of our instructors in their Jodo exams.
Irish Fighter Magazine, Issue 4 , 2016. "O'Brien is Winner at This Year's Masamune Taikai", what it is like to compete in an international Iaido Competition.
Irish Fighter Magazine, Issue 4 , 2017. "Art of the Japanese Sword".
Irish Fighter Magazine, Issue 2 , 2018. "Soul of the Samurai: Living the Warrior Way". A profile on Budo's effect on daily life from Dublin Kendo Instructor Batman O'Brien
Irish Fighter Magazine, Issue 2 , 2018. "Belfast Brings the Budo". Members of Dublin Kendo travel north to support our friends and the arts.
Irish Fighter Magazine, Issue 4 , 2018. "Eight Swords for Dublin". Celebrating a successful grading for Dublin Kendo Iaido students
Irish Fighter Magazine, Issue 4 , 2019. "Jodo: A National Treasure Martial Art". Celebrating the successful of Jodo in Dublin Kendo Kobukai.
The following are some recent clips from our seminars and public demonstrations.
An except from a private presentation for a tech group on proven reality based techniques. This was one of the most important lessons covered - The Jim Wagner Knife Disarm Rule, which I have taught to LEO and military officers for over 15 years.
A short fun video showing the members of Dublin Kendo Demonstrating Iaido, Jodo and Kendo. And some general fun behind the scenes moments as we enjoyed the 'con. 🙂
"At last weekend's Irish National Kendo Championships and Ambassador's Cup, a demonstration of the Japanese martial art of Iaido was held. Iaido translates into English as "the way of mental presence and immediate reaction" and derives from samurai tradition". Courtesy of the Embassy of Japan in Ireland.
Some advice for solo training on a heavy bag for the reality based personal protection student during solo training with lockdown.