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Da`jiā Haǒ Well done, to everyone who prepared for and took part in the 18th Annual Chinatown Festival. Both Black belts, and kyus alike. We, (along with CMAC High Park),  demonstrated for just under an hour, on the stage outside

Posted in Events, Newsletter

Cut me if you can – by O’ Sensei Kim

Do Kyo Yetang was the teacher of Hakuin Ekaku Zenji, who gave the koans the sound of one clapping , does a dog have Buddha nature and what was your face before it was born. A samurai came to him, who

Posted in Life Strategy, Meditation, Newsletter, Niei Chi, Philosophy, Zen Story

How much would it cost to switch to plastic alternatives? – by Richard Gray Part 2

6 July 2018 BBC.com There are some, however, who warn that abandoning plastic after nearly 70 years of using it to package our food could have other far more costly, unintended consequences. What may at first appear to be a

Posted in Environment, Newsletter

ISS cosmonaut does ‘test flight’ on a vacuum cleaner

Russian cosmonaut Anton Shkaplerov said he had had so many questions from people asking if it was possible, that he had to try it. https://www.bbc.com/news/video_and_audio/must_see/42774229/iss-cosmonaut-does-test-flight-on-a-vacuum-cleaner

Posted in Humour, Newsletter


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A Note from a Sword Saint

Eastern Philosophy: Concept by Intuition The phenomenal world passes by – it is empty. Sunyata.     Take a pen. O’Sensei takes it and writes Japanese. We take it and write English. The pen doesn’t care. It is not attached

Posted in Life Strategy, Masters, Meditation, Newsletter, Niei Chi, Philosophy, Traditional

How much would it cost to switch to plastic alternatives? Part 1

By Richard Gray 6 July 2018 BBC.com Walking along a short section of stony beach, Claire Waluda stoops briefly to pick up something from between the rocks. It is a brightly coloured plastic bottle top – just one of hundreds

Posted in Articles, Environment, Newsletter

Some Okinawan GoJu Ryu Karate Do Power, from Senpai Schnabel

Masaji Taira (Taira Masaji, 平良 正次) Hanshi is the 9th dan Chairman of the Okinawa Goju Ryu Kenkyukai. Masaji Taira is a leading teacher of Okinawa Goju Ryu Karate Do, in the manner of the Jundokan dojo in Okinawa and

Posted in Masters, Newsletter, Traditional, Video

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Dojo holiday hours for the Labour Day weekend

Greetings Everyone, We trust that all is well with you and you have had a wonderful Summer.   Just a reminder of the upcoming holiday hours for Renge Dojo,  Yamazakura Dojo and Enzan Dojo. Renge Dojo (1431 Yonge St) Saturday, September 01

Posted in Announcement, Newsletter
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