Welcome to the Iron Crane
Dojo! By way of introduction, my name is Bill Mc
Cabe, and I am the Webmaster (Web Sensei?) for the Iron
Crane Dojo. You should know up front I’ve
spent a large part of my seven decades researching,
studying and participating in the many styles of martial
arts. I think it would be fair to say, anyone who knows
me would state without reservation I am one heckuva
student. In other words, I claim nothing else, but
that I, like you, am a student of the martial arts, love
them all, have incorporated them into every aspect of my
life, and look forward to sharing the experience with
you. So saddle up some of those dancing electrons
and come on in!
Just so you know, we have been on line
since the dawn of the internet. Even before Youtube, we
were posting videos and running live streams. From day
one, we wanted a site free of advertisements, and the
associated trance inducing flashing ads and pop ups. We
have never waivered on this, even though our cash flow
has remained negative. Suffice it to say, we were among
the first anywhere to be doing any of this and are proud
of the achievement. More than a million of you
have spent time with us.
The site is no longer being updated and expanded on a
regular basis. There are occasional changes and
additions, but only as finances permit. If you
have any questions about how you can use the site or
Though I am the editor, and major
contributor to the site, you should know there was in
fact a physical Iron Crane Dojo whose students and
teachers played a major role in producing and compiling
the exhibits you see, including photographs, videos,
etc. We are further graced by the artwork and
drawings of Rene Knarreborg, a long time friend and
collaborator whose work breathes life into the farthest
reaches of this site. The calligraphy you see in
the backgrounds was drawn by Eva Wasielewski, a “niece”
in my extended family. Many of the amazing
backgrounds on our pages are inspired by or downloaded
from HarmWare (Don’t be put off by the name. “Harm” is
the creator’s nickname. Google it if you’re curious.)
We plan to continue as long as finances
permit, and when relevant, will update, modify, or add
to as appropriate. We welcome contributions of articles,
etc. from our visitors, and if you’d like to be a
content contributor to the site, please e-mail the
editor by clicking here .
If your submission is accepted, it is with the
understanding that the consideration to you is the
exposure and notoriety gained from publication on this
site. By submitting to this site, you are making a
royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, nonexclusive,
worldwide, unrestricted license to use, copy, edit,
transmit and distribute the submitted pages and/or
content on this Web Site and/or its successors.
You will remain the Copyright holder of your submission,
and may use, sell, and distribute your submission in
other fashions as you see fit.
Finally, you’ll note we are free of
advertising. This site does involve continuing
expenses, and we offset those expenses through your kind
donations and our limited sales. It has been a
tough road, and our continuance is no longer assured.
Always remember that martial arts, like
any rigorous course of activity, presents the risk of
injury, sometimes serious, disabling, or even
fatal. It should only be undertaken under the
direct supervision of a Black Belt instructor, and only
after you have been cleared by your personal
Thanks for dropping in. Enjoy
yourself! Click here to e-mail me.
Please...if you like coming, lend your
support! If you benefit from what you find here,
show your appreciation with a contribution.
Doing so will assure our continued presence on line,
and expansion into new areas of interest over
time. We have many plans and ideas for the
future, but will require significant upgrades in video
recording equipment, software and computer hardware,
on top of the increasing expenses for web volume and
throughput. As it stands, we are extended to the
limit of available resources.
Cast your vote with a donation!
WE REALLY NEED YOUR HELP!!!
Please note that Iron Crane Dojo is not
a “not for profit” organization. Donations are not
tax deductible. Whether you able to donate or not,
please understand you will remain our friend and
continue to be welcomed at Iron Crane Dojo.