Mar 27 - Apr 2, 2008 

Culture Shock

By Sun Beh Nim Dalness

The Great Reassignment

My day of victory has finally come. It took two-and-a-half years on staff at the Alibi to get to this moment. After vigorous battlesboth mental and physicalwith many opponents, I stand triumphant to claim my prize: a section dedicated to the martial arts.

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Shinobi in question: The One Night Stanleys

Performance Review

Stage Shinobi

Could The One Night Stanleys at The Box Performance Space be the missing link?

By Sun Beh Nim Dalness

Ninjas are mysterious creatures. They are rumored to walk on water, catch arrows with their bare hands and disappear at will. Of course, the claims are unsubstantiated as very little is known about ninjas and the art of ninjutsu. Their mystery is the only certainty we martial arts fanatics have confirmed. That and their devilish sense of humor.

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Walter Jon Williams

Author Interview

Creativity with a Kick

An interview with fourth-degree black belt Walter Jon Williams (who happens to be an author, too)

By Sun Beh Nim Dalness

True martial arts mastery isn't dependent on how many opponents are destroyed by your pinky finger or whether your round kick can break the sound barrier. Both are essential qualities if your intent is to reach godhood (see next month's feature story, " Becoming Thor in 10 Easy Steps") but neither are required to harness artistic essencethe bridge between body and mind. Look to yourself for signs of this connection. Are you in touch with your creative side after training? No? Then work harder, grasshopper.

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