"Kara-te is not about being better than the other fighter.
 It is about being better than yesterday. "
                               Gichin Funakoshi 

-- Quoting Ezekiel 25:17 from "Pulp Fiction"

"The path of the righteous man is beset on all sides by the inequities of the selfish and the tyranny of evil men. Blessed is he who, in the name of charity and good will, shepherds the weak through the valley of the darkness. For he is truly his brother's keeper and the finder of lost children. And I will strike down upon thee with great vengeance and furious anger those who attempt to poison and destroy my brothers. And you will know I am the Lord when I lay my vengeance upon you."

I always take life with a grain of salt, ...plus a slice of lemon, ...and a shot of tequila.

"During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act."                                                                                         - George Orwell


Stand next to me you'll never stand alone                  .

"Mind must be the stronger, heart the bolder, courage must be the greater, as our might lessens."
From the manuscript of Otho A.xii, The Battle of Maldon, as engraved on the mantel piece of the Cooper's fireplace.

No law ever written has stopped any robber, rapist or killer, like Cold Blue Steel in the hands of their last intended victim.                                                                                  - W. Emerson Wright

"Our time is not measured in days but rather in events. Each is his own judge, and no one cares but himself. Therefore, "This above all–to thine own self be true.""
The philosophy of Jeff Cooper's life.

The Second Amendment is not a permission slip, it's a warning label. .


Men are like steeL When they lose their temper, they lose their worth.                                   Chuck Norris

"My life is simple, my food is plain, and my quarters are uncluttered. In all things, I have sought clarity. I face the troubles and problems of life and death willingly. Virtue, integrity and courage are my priorities. I can be approached, but never pushed; befriended but never coerced; killed but never shamed." - Yi Sunshin

"Inflation is taxation without legislation."
~Milton Friedman

I am a pacifist trained in the arts of war to enforce my right to be a pacifist.

We are told NOT TO judge Islam by the actions of a few lunatics. However we are encouraged TO judge ALL Gun Owners by the actions of a few lunatics.
Funny how that works.

                               Dance, Like nobody's watchin...Make Love, Like it's the last time... Fight,  Like your already dead.

"There he goes. One of God's own prototypes. Some kind of high powered mutant never even considered for mass production. Too weird to live, and too rare to die."

The price for having a dog in your life isn't counted in vet bills and food, it's a one time fee, paid in tears. Worth every drop.

         Cold Blue Steel

"Do not call attention to yourself and invite the man into your life"

The rifle is the queen of personal weapons. The possession of a good rifle, as well as the skill to use it well, truly makes a man the monarch of all he surveys.          Jeff Cooper



Some of our favorite blade smiths you will see here are:
Randall Knives, Pendray Wootz, Howard Clark, Mel Pardue, JR Johnson, Jody Samson Balisongs, Tom Maringer and Charles (OX) Ochs.

The firearm craftsmen we tend to favor are: Wilson Combat, Dakota Arms, Nighthawk , Colt, Smith & Wesson and Les Baer.

We sometimes have others but not to often.

"This is the law: The purpose of fighting is to win. There is no possible victory in defense. The sword is more important than the shield and skill is more important than either.

The final weapon is the brain. All else is supplemental."                                                                                          -- John Steinbeck

I’ve got the reach and the teeth of a killin’ machine, with a need to bleed you when the light goes green best believe, I’m in a zone to be, from my Yin to my Yang to my Yang Tze put a grin on my chin when you come to me, ‘cuz I’ll win, I’m a one-of-a-kind and I’ll bring death to the place you’re about to be: another river of blood runnin’ under my feet forged in a fire lit long ago, stand next to me, you’ll never stand alone I’m last to leave, but the first to go, Lord, make me dead before you make me old I feed on the fear of the devil inside of the enemy faces in my sights:
aim with the hand, shoot with the mind, kill with a heart like arctic ice

I am a soldier and I’m marching on
I am a warrior and this is my song

I bask in the glow of the rising war, lay waste to the ground of an enemy shore
wade through the blood spilled on the floor, and if another one stands I’ll kill some more bullet in the breach and a fire in me, like a cigarette thrown, to gasoline if death don’t bring you fear, I swear, you’ll fear these
marchin’ feet
Come to the nightmare, come to me, deep down in the dark where the devil be
in the maw with the jaws and the razor teeth, where the brimstone burns and the angel weeps call to the gods if I cross your path and my silhouette hangs like a body bag hope is a moment now long past, the shadow of death is the one I cast.

I am a soldier and I’m marching on
I am a warrior and this is my song
my eyes are steel and my gaze is long
I am a warrior and this is my song

now I live lean and I mean to inflict the grief, and the least of me is still out of your reach the killing machine’s gonna do the deed, until the river runs dry and my last breath leaves chin in the air with a head held high, I’ll stand in the path of the enemy line feel no fear, know my pride:
for God and Country I’ll end your life

I am a soldier and I’m marching on
I am a warrior and this is my song
my eyes are steel and my gaze is long
I am a warrior and this is my song

Rudyard Kipling
If you can keep your head when all about you
    Are losing theirs and blaming you;
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,
    But make allowances for their doubting too:
If you can wait and not be tired of waiting,
    Or being lied about, not deal in lies,
Or being hated don't give way to hating,
    And yet don't look too good, nor too wise;
If you can dream–and not make dreams your master;
    If you can think–and not make thoughts your aim,
If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster
    And treat those two imposters just the same:
If you can bear to hear the truth you've spoken
    Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,
Or watch the things you gave your life to, broken,
    And stoop and build 'em up with worn-out tools;
If you can make one heap of all your winnings
    And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss,
And lose, and start again at your beginnings,
    And never breath a word about your loss:
If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew
    To serve your turn long after they are gone,
And so hold on when there is nothing in you
    Except the Will which says to them: "Hold on!"
If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,
    Or walk with Kings–not lose the common touch,
If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you,
    If all men count with you, but none too much:
If you can fill the unforgiving minute
    With sixty seconds' worth of distance run,
Yours is the Earth and everything that's in it,
    And–which is more                           –you'll be a Man, my son!