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Grading Results – July 15th, 2018

Karate-Do: Adults 2nd Kyu Rafael Santos Elizabeth Allen (E) Kobudo 1st Kyu Lou Piccioni Karate-Do: Children Yellow/Orange Daniela Sevilla Devon Thomas 5th Kyu Yellow Lase Balogun White/Yellow Katherine Godleski (Y) Miren LeFaive (Y)

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Grading Results – June 1st, 2018

Dans: Karate-Do – Sandan Mr. Raghavan Karate-Do – Nidan Mr. Pesteh Kobudo – Shodan Malcolm Hamilton Jacob Tyrie Samantha Omand Karate-Do: Adults 2nd Kyu Joel Buxton – IP Lionel Ntibayindusha 3rd Kyu Netta Novich – IP Rodolfo Realin Jr. – IP

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Training with "The Cat"

Sensei YamaguchiAn American Student Recalls the Brutal Workouts of Goju-Ryu Master Gogen Yamaguchi.

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Goju-Ryu Karate-Do Kyohan: Practice Fighting

by Yamaguchi Gogen “The Cat” Editor’s note:  This article is the third in a three part series excerpted from Yamaguschi’s classic karate text, “Goju Ryu Karate Do Kyohan: The History and Fundamentals of Goju-Ryu Karate,” now in reprint. Previous articles

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Grading Results – April 15, 2018

Karate-Do: Youth 5th Kyu Alessio Roi (E) Yasmine Ghalayini (E) Karate-Do: Children 3rd Kyu Jiya Rathod (E) Noam Pringle (E) Ben Pringle (E) 4th Kyu Pooja Tanvi Kurupati  Isa Rekers Benjamin Dirks (E) 5th Kyu Dimitar Genov Jason Alder Ryan Alder Takuma

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Tradition, Standards & Discipline

The core of true martial arts is the rising and advancing of the spirit. Sadly, in modern times the true “heart” of budo has taken a back seat to ego, the lust for fame and fortune, and public gullibility. Famed

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The Circle of Power

~by Richard Kim, Ph.D. Sensei and I were high in the mountains overlooking Yugawara.  The air was crisp and we stood silently, breathing and enjoying the clean air. Sensei broke the silence by saying softly, “Stand as if in attention,”

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Memoirs of a Karate Man

Sensei Chojun MiaygiMemoirs of a Karate Man: Miyagi provides a firsthand account of the development of karate in the early 20th century and in this sense his book is invaluable.

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Grading Results – March 15, 2018

Karate-Do: Adult 1st Kyu Derek Ketelaars J. Carlos Renderos Lou Piccioni Greg Baldwin (E) 5th Kyu Anna Alchoujian Danilo Peres Shannon Pole (S) Karate-Do: Youth 1st Kyu Malcolm Hamilton Benjamin Boritz (S) 5th Kyu Bianca Disca Karate-Do: Children 5th Kyu Abdullah Bawazir Daniela

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Morality in Karate

~by O’Sensei Richard Kim (excerpt from The Weaponless Warrior) During the Satsuma occupation of Okinawa, a Japanese samurai, who had lent money to a fisherman, made a trip on collection day to Itoman Province where the fisherman lived. Unable to

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