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Past Classes, Workshops, and Events

Jeet Kune Do:
Martial Arts & Self Defense

Authentic, small group, Jeet Kune Do Training in Pasadena and Covina. All fitness and experience levels welcome.
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Primitive Wilderness Survival 2-Day Intensive

Transform the notion of “surviving” in a hostile environment to one of “connecting” with nature and being one with the Wild.
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Primitive Animal Processing

Primitive Animal Processing Full day Intensive

Transform your relationship with food and connect with the circle of life, in a sacred way.
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Private Classes & Workshops

All of our primitive skills classes may be arranged as privates for individuals or groups.
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Primitive CORE Survival Skills Intensive

Ancient peoples relied on their wilderness skills for the survival their family and tribe.
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Bushcraft Fundamentals I : Knifemanship & Woodworking

Efficient use, safety and maintaintenance of a knife for bushcraft, is a critical skill at the foundation of our primitive and wilderness skills.
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Primitive Arrow Making Intensive

 Learn ancient techniques our primitive ancestors used to craft arrows for their bows.
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Ancestral Bow Making 2-Day Intensive

Reconnect with the ancestral knowledge of handcrafting a self bow the old way.
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Bushcraft Fundamentals II : Fiber, Cordage, & Essential Knots

Before the invention of clips, carabiners, nails, staples, high strength polymer adhesives, the ancient world was held together by cordage.
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Primitive Pottery Intensive

Rediscover the ancient art of hand made earthenware.
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Plant Medicine

Plant Medicine Certification
1 Yr Progam

Explore the fundamentals of hand crafting natural herbal remedies, drawing from ancient wisdom and modern understanding.

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Medicine Pouch Making

Rediscover the ancient secrets crafting medicine pouches.

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Introduction to Wildcrafting Herbal Medicine

In this class we will explore the relationships that ancient, indigenous people cultivated with plants and herbal medicines, through the physical senses, generational wisdom, experimentation, and shamanic practices.

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Herbal Preparations for Home and Personal Care

The conventional modern lifestyle has made the home a significant source of an individual’s toxic load. Industrialized chemical cleaners and personal care and hygiene products increase our risk for disease and pollute the environment.

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Aromatherapy Basics

The five basic human senses are not only the way we perceive the physical world, but are also a powerful pathway to health and healing.

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Herbalism

Wildcrafting Herbal Medicine: Water Based Remedies

Harness the powerful alchemy of the primal element of Water with medicinal herbs for health and healing.

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Medicinal Wine & Fermented Elixir Crafting

Fermentation has long been a critical facet of food and medicine making in virtually all ancient cultures..

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Herbal Balms & Liniments Fundamentals

Rediscover the ancient wisdom of natural, holistic medicines as we explore how fats, oils, and waxes may be combined with the power of our plant friends to modify and augment the qualities of medicinal preparations.

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Introduction to Preparing Medicinal Food

All traditional cultures approached food as both a source of sustenance and also medicine. By incorporating ancient traditions in food preparation with plant medicine fundamentals, we open a virtually unlimited potential for health and healing through daily nourishment and the practice of simple culinary principles.

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Herbal Tincture Making Fundamentals

Learn how to formulate and craft your own medicinal tinctures for health and longetvity.

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Handcrafting Aromatic Hydrosols

Discover a sustainable and Earth friendly technology of crafting aromatic distillates.

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Wildcrafting Herbal Medicine: Water Based Remedies

Water, a force and powerful healer on its own, has long been coupled with medicinal herbs to repair, balance, and harmonize….

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Crafting Herbal Poultices & Powders

The external application of herbs has been a core practice of shamans and medicine people since time immemorial.

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Fire Medicine: Incense, Smudges & Moxibustion

Combine fire and herbal medicine to create and customize powerful herbal incenses for ceremony and health.

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Bladesmithing: Introduction to Forged Blades

Forge and heat treat a simple, high carbon steel wood working knife. Discover and implement the essentials if making a practical cutting tool with a keen and durable edge.

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Bladesmithing: 2-Day Forging Intensive

Hand forge a full size bushcraft knife, the old way, using simple tools and a charcoal ground forge.

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Traditional Knife Hafting

Revisit traditional methods of fitting knife blades that artisans of the past used without modern glues, plastic finishes, and high powered machinery.

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Primitive Blacksmithing: Viking Firesteels

Hand forge your own firesteel in the medieval Viking tradition and create your own flint and steel fire making kit.

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Primitive Coppersmithing

Learn the ancient art of redsmithing and forge copper into accessories for both beauty and utility.

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Primitive Blacksmithing:
Medieval & Viking Cutlery

Join us in this beginning level blacksmithing class and learn the fundamentals of primitive Iron Age technology and forge your own Viking style food knife and Colonial style iron spoon.

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 Introduction to Primitive Blacksmithing

Learn the fundamentals of blacksmithing using the methods of our ancient ancestors with nothing more than a charcoal pit forge and simple hand tools

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Traditional Sheath Making

Custom fit your field blade with a hand made leather sheath, the old way!
*This class will be held in a primitive backcountry setting without access to modern amenities and will require a mild one mile hike with multiple stream crossings.

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