The Martial Art of Lacrosse
DEHONTSIGWA'EH "They Bump Hips"
In 1636 a French Missionary named Jean de Brebeuf witnessed a group of Mohawks playing a stick and ball game called "Dehontsigwa'eh" or "They Bump Hips". Without taking the time to understand the deeper traditions of the game, Brebeuf naively renamed the sport "La Crosse" or "The Crozier" (a hooked staff carried by bishops in Christianity). Most today still treat lacrosse as a sport instead of the Creator's Game and a medicine.
LaxJitsu teaches the technique of bumping hips, not carrying a hooked staff.
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Coach Johnson is currently in his first season as offensive coordinator at Albany High School and plays defense for the Akwesasne Bucks.
Coach J served as the Head Coach at Hudson Valley for five seasons from 2015-2019. The Vikings enjoyed three consecutive years of top ten national ranking, Three trips to the playoffs and one Regional Championship Appearance. Johnson produced 9 Academic All Americans, received the Paul F. Bishop Coach of Year Award in 2017 and NJCAA Region III Coach of the Year Award in 2019.
Coach Johnson is a 2007 graduate of Bethlehem Central. After becoming the school's first US Lacrosse All-American and Times Union Player of the Year, Coach Johnson continued his career at UAlbany, where he led the midfield in points as a Junior and both goals and caused turnovers as a Senior. In 2011, Coach Johnson was named to the Tewaaraton Watch List. He currently resides in Bethlehem with his wife Corinne and two boys Caleb and Julian.