January 15, 2016New York native Sifu Salvatore is part of Shaolin temple and is a frequent visitor to Arcosanti as he makes his way across the country. Throughout his visits he has engaged several community members and even took the time to share his knowledge of Kung Fu.[photos by Laura Villa Baroncelli, text by Hildemar Cruz]Traditionally trained in Shaolin style martial arts, he spend several days teaching residents a full sequence of moves. The training came about when planning manager Flavio Borrelli stumbled upon him practicing and Sifu extended an invitation to join. Every day thereafter a new participant joined the training, hopping from one community space to another until they found their way to the roof top of the East Crescent.Although this training is available for a limited time only, while Sifu remains at Arcosanti during his travels, the collective physical exchange is always very welcomed.
Categories: Barrett News,News 12Feb Rep. Barrett appears before panel on firearms definition bills State Rep. Tom Barrett on Tuesday appeared before the House Judiciary Committee with several fellow lawmakers to support legislation that clearly defines what constitutes a firearm.Barrett, R-Potterville, is sponsor of one of the bills in the legislative package. House Bill 4156 clarifies the definition of a firearm to be “any weapon which will, is designed to, or may readily be converted to expel a projectile by action of an explosive.” The clarification is needed because some BB and pellet guns may be considered firearms under current state law.“This is important legislation because Michigan’s law defining firearms does not match what most reasonable people would consider a firearm,” Barrett said after the committee hearing. “In fact, some inexpensive non-lethal devices could qualify as firearms under current Michigan statute. As legislators, it is our job to make sure that our laws align with the public’s expectation.”Other bills in the package include HBs 4151 through 4155. The committee took the bills under consideration.#####