In the Shodan level of this Koto Ryu technique, called ‘Kata Maki’, or ‘one side coil’.  An unarmed ‘Uke’ or attacker faces off against Tori (person demonstrating the technique).  Uke and Tori are in the posture ‘Ichimonji no kamae’, left foot forward. Uke takes a right step and strikes at Tori’s head.  Tori steps diagonally […]


Superconductivity first published Geoff Maile 26JUN1996 Abstract – This paper will provide a brief overview of the discovery and development of superconductivity through this century. From its first baby steps to Nobel status, the ability to transfer electricity though a circuit without loss of energy has long been the holy grail of electrical aspirations. It […]

Wines – Gamay grape

Gamay Gamay is a variety of grape used to make red wines. Its full name is Gamay Noir à Jus Blanc, or ‘Black Gamay with white juice’. Gamay Noir is a permitted synonym for Gamay in the U.S.A. The Gamay grape is thought to date back to the 14th century in the village of Gamay, […]

Restaurant Review of Il Fornello, 8851Yonge St. N/O Hwy#7, Richmond Hill Il Fornello is a Canadian chain of Family fine dining restaurants catering to upper middle class patrons. “il fornello” is Italian for little oven. Owen Steinberg is the Executive Chef. Upon entering the establishment one immediately notices the “wall of wine” which is a […]

2015 Kiryukan Case Commentary The decision in R v Brown (Anthony) Leonard Maile Subject: Criminal procedure. Other related subjects: Human rights. Keywords: Abuse of British Common Law by Judiciary; Murder; Nurses; Right to a fair trial; Privileged communications; Right of access to legal advice. Case: R. v Brown (Edward) [2015] EWCA Crim 1328; [2015] 2 Cr. App. R. 31 […]

Sutemi – Ushida Ryu Tanjojutsu Uke: Katana starts in Hasso, takes two steps forward and, through Daijodan, makes a Shomen Uchi cut to Men. Tanjo advances with the stick in a natural walking fashon. At the right distance, while stepping forward with the left foot, go down to the right knee sliding the right hand down […]

Earlier in July 2015, I attended the Toronto 2015 Pan Am Games opening dress rehearsal at the Pan Am  Dome (Skydome) with the lead architect for several downtown Pan Am venues, including the Dome, Lana Helm Williams. Our tickets were descent, stage left, almost as good as the ones the people in charge of handing out tickets gave […]

  This organic spa has been open for a dozen years, and was the brain child of Jen Mattar. Run from her Roncesvalles location, in Toronto, Canada, Jen delivers her ‘Sukha Spa’ vision and experience to us: ‘We can’t all live in the country, on an organic orchard, so ‘Sukha Spa’ brings it to the […]

Canada Day 2015 with the Spoons This year I spent Canada Day at East Lynn Park on Danforth Ave., just west of Woodbine Ave.   Boy am I glad that I did.   A few hundred people turned out, to what turned out to be gorgeous weather, for the Nation’s B-day. Stage right there was […]