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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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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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The Lunge Test for Ankle Stiffness

There is a great article on Ian Griffith’s Sports Podiatry site about a new test for ankle stiffness called the Lunge Test. You can read the entire article on the lunge test for ankle stiffness on Ian Grffith’s site, but

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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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Our Task

“Our task must be to free ourselves…by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature and its beauty.” -Albert Einstein

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Is social media bad for you! by Jessica Brown Part 2

What the science suggests so far about the impact of platforms such as Facebook, Twitter or Instagram on your mental well-being. From the BBC Jan 5th 2018 Three billion people, around 40% of the world’s population, use online social media

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Zen Holiday card

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What You Think is as Important as What You Eat

How to Think Your Way to Better Health By Carl Stronter on Friday September 2nd, 2016 Some are calling it the next frontier in the field of health: mind-body medicine, which is the study of the interaction between the body

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Hanshi’s Note

In zen it is said if you try to grasp movement you are met with stillness; when you attempt to grasp stillness you are met with movement, like a fish under water creating a ripple on the surface…very elusive indeed.

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