Now available, Grand Master Phil Milner 10th Dan Hanshin, his Autobiography Hard as Nails.
My deepest respect and humility, special thanks and a sincere word of appreciation, O Sensei Phil Milner I have not forgot. It was truly an honour to train under such a man who was a legend in the martial arts, to share his vision and be entrusted with assisting in presenting his knowledge today. The hours we spent in sweat and laughter have contributed greatly in my life in the martial arts. Students of mine who trained with Sensei Milner gradually overcame fear and developed bravery. Tamashiwari (breaking) I learned with Sensei. The attaining with strength and precision knowledge and confidence it takes to perform these feats, correct angles and concentration points for your strikes. Sensei also installed in the grading syllabus Kobudo. Many Martial Artists once they reach a certain level of proficiency with bare hand fighting forms, sometimes choose to expand there knowledge to include kobudo techniques. Example in RYUKYU the Walking Cane looked upon as a sign of weakness can be a mistake. When one becomes a senior citizen you still have knowledge of the martial arts and when one is attacked by punks with knives etc., in the street or your own home the walking cane can prevent needless injury to yourself etc.,
Courses are available in Ryukyu self-defense with a walking cane, knowledge is your strength.
Sensei once said to me the majority of knife – fighting experts out there are writers not fighters, the battle that they engage in take place on a piece of paper.
All the Black Belts registered on this web site who gained there Black Belts or Dan Grades with Sensei Milner and Myself, are the only ones authentic in the Ryukyu Kempo Karate Jutsu and Wado Ryu Kempo Jitsu .
The ideal in karate or the martial arts is to one day say I ask my mind and find no shame, courtesy is the way to success.
To young students of the martial arts respect your parents, the law, your fellow pears and yourself.
Enjoyment in training whilst in the dojo is paramount!
Shinan Steve Costello
On training with Sensei, wetrained with a view to having only one chance, and we concentrated on striking the vital points on the human body. The lessons were extremely demanding. The blood sweat and tears of training in those days bonded us for life. Karate is not just for a few years it is for a lifetime. My technique, my thinking have naturally undergone many changes through the years. As I have searched I have studied many subjects and the knowledge I have gained I have incorporated into my karate. I still practice every day of course. Why, I have already mentioned it is for a lifetime, but, there is another reason also, you see I started out on a Journey Long Ago under the guidance of a great sensei who taught me when my sensei left this world. I said I must keep training that I may discover what lies around the next corner, but when I reach that final bend I shall know, for there in the middle of the road at journeys’ end encouraging me to take those last difficult steps will be my sensei the great Phil Milner welcoming me home.
They can conquer who believe they can.
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