Bujinkan Taka-Seigi Dojo



Seminar on Asymmetrical Violence

20-22 March 2015

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The Bujinkan Taka Seigi Dojo is pleased to present Martial Artist, Veteran Correction Officer and Author Rory Miller for a special weekend seminar on Understanding Violence. Rory will distill what he has learned from jail house brawls, tactical law enforcement operations and ambushes and his time with the Iraqi National Police as a deployed LEO to explore the differences between martial arts training and the subject that martial arts were designed to deal with: Violence. The seminar is an overview of the elements Rory considers most important in dealing with violent assault: there will be three lectures covering the context of violence (legal, ethical, dynamics, prevention, ambush, freezing, force and dealing with the aftermath); a second lecture will be on self-defense law; and the third on violence dynamics. Physical skills for the first day will concentrate on efficient natural motion, power generation, and counter-ambush training. The second day will concentrate on dynamic fighting, ground movement, ethics and application of pain, and using the environment.

Violence is asymmetrical, fast and brutal. This event promises to open your eyes to the realities of violence and give you invaluable perspective on how violence works and what you can do about it. Rory has never been to the Baltimore area before, so do NOT miss your chance to see and train with one of the most respected names out there. We look forward to seeing you at this exciting event! 

Where: BTSD Hombu: 1823 E. Mayberry Rd. Westminster, MD. 21158 (tel. 907-947-2804). See below for directions.

Training venue will be at the BTSD Hombu.

Date: 20-22 March 2015
Time: Friday: 7-9pm Lecture

Saturday: Noon-5:00pm Lecture/Physical Training

Saturday evening: 7:00-10pm: Optional dinner

Sunday: 11-4:00pm Lecture/Physical Training

Cost: $160 if paid NLT 13 March or $190 at the door.

** Current TakaSeigi website members can take an additional $20 off either the early price or at the door. **

Cash, check, credit card or PayPal taken at the door.


REGISTRATION:  We always have a large attendance for this event and my basement will be cozy, just like Hombu.  To capitalize on the discount and ensure a place at training, we highly recommend pre-registration by 13 March.

To pre-register for this seminar, please mail your check payable to:

PO BOX 667


Or you may use PayPal to make your payment to account: Phillip_Legare@yahoo.com.

Please note your information in the comments section of the PayPal transaction.

Or you may mail or call with your cc information. I will need the cc nbr, exp date, cvv, name on card and the billing zip code. For a receipt provide either your email address or cell nbr. Please do not email your cc information.

Contact Phil at the email address above or call 907-947-2804 if you have any questions.

 Also, please RSVP on our Facebook Event - https://www.facebook.com/events/400292920146615/

DIRECTIONS TO TRAINING: Take 95N or S to the Baltimore beltway. Take 695W towards Towson. Get on 795W and take it until it ends at 140W, which you take all the way to Westminster. Go through town and turn right on Rt. 97N/Littlestown Rd. Go approx 8 miles and turn left onto Mayberry Rd. (just past Brewer’s Market on right). Go ¾ of a mile and turn left onto the gravel road marked with a red triangle and yellow rectangle on the telephone pole. Your GPS will fail you here, so heed the telephone pole signs. Go to almost the end of the gravel road. Our house is the big blue colonial on left. You went too far if you go down a steep hill and the gravel road gets rougher. Park along the driveway or off to the right in the yard. Parking at the house is limited so we encourage carpooling if you can.


HOTEL AND TRAVEL INFORMATION: For those flying in, we recommend you book your ticket into BWI, Dulles or National. The training is a 45-mile drive from BWI, a 60-mile drive from Dulles and 75 miles from National. You will need to rent a car for the weekend or catch a ride with one a training buddy who lives in the area.


The Best Western Hotel and the Days Inn in Westminster are the closest and most reasonably priced hotels in the area.  The Best Western’s contact info is:  451 WMC Drive, Westminster, MD. 21158-4336. Tel. 410-857-1900, Fax. 410-857-9584, Toll Free Res. 1-800-780-7234. The Days Inn contact info is: 25 S. Cranberry Rd. Westminster, MD. 21158. Tel. 410-857-0500.