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All Posts Dated December, 2016

Take the new year by the horns!

I thought about not doing the cliche end of the year/start of a new year type of blog.  However, there have been people that have brought to my attention that yes, the discussion is needed. I was in between classes when a woman walked in to the gym where we train.  She was trying to…

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Warriors

Merriam-webster.com defines the word “warrior” as 1. a man engaged or experienced in warfare: or 2. a person engaged in some struggle or conflict.  It originates from the Middle English “werreour”: to wage war. It brings to mind images of soldiers, knights, vikings, spartans, samurai, gladiators and the like.  However, I run into warriors every…

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Just some observations

Last week was the last regular week of our karate session before the holidays.  I like to focus on sparring the last week of each session.  The students work hard on techniques and kata all session and it’s a good opportunity to be able to put some of what they learned into practice.  However, it’s…

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Let the wind blow…

During the last week, we have been testing in all our novice and junior karate classes.  It was a very exciting week, but in some ways it was stressful too.  While all the kids did very well (I am extremely proud of all of them), some did better than others.  It is sometimes hard for…

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A body in motion…

Recently, I have had several students, both kids and adults, going through some emotionally hard times.  They all came to me considering taking some time off from karate.  My advice to them is always the same…don’t do it!  While I never want to lose a student for any reason, that is not the motivation for…

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