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The order of importance for learning Budo by Kimeda Sensei

The order of importance for learning Budo I Shin, – First your mind   Ni Gan, – Second your eyes San Soku, – Third your feet or steps Yon Te – Fourth your hands. However,  your learn them in the

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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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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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Goju-Ryu Karate-Do Kyohan

spy software for cell phones Goju-Ryu Karate  “The Cat” Yamaguchi was the legendary and colorful early 20th century karate master who founded Japanese Goju-Ryu – – one of Japan’s largest and most successful karate organizations. Among the many famous martial artists

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No Loving Kindness

~a Zen Story There was an old woman in china who had the support of a monk for over twenty years. She had built a little hut for him and fed him while he was meditating. Finally she wondered just

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FORMATION OF POWER AND THE THREE PHASES OF TECHNIQUES

 Whether on the defensive side or striking side, it is important to have a proper method formation of power followed by the technique’s three phases.  The basic formation of power is understood as such: Power is rooted by the feet,

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MAAI – Timing/Distancing

With any type of response such as a separate block and counter, as in go no sen, timing is of great importance.  In go no sen you must time your block correctly with the incoming attack. If you mistime the

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STRATEGIC CONCEPTS

AI UCHI The concept in CMAC is to stay out of trouble whenever possible. The best form of self-defence is not to be there in the first place. If that is not possible there is a Chinese dictum – “we

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Hanshi’s Note

Quiet Zen Only when the mind is settled can it become quiet and only when the mind is quiet can it become still; it’s only when the mind is still can it see and when the mind can see then

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The Kung Fu Nuns of Nepal

From the BBC: Dressed in traditional maroon robes modified in the style of karate uniforms, the women’s smiling faces concealed an incredible energy and strength. These are the Kung-Fu nuns: Nepal’s only female order to practice the deadly martial art

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