Things we hear…but…

For the last 39 years I have been actively training in the martial arts. My studies have been grounded in traditional Karate but I have, like so many others, ventured into other arts which include Judo, Japanese Jujitsu, Aikido, Tae Kwon Do and more. Some I have earned black belt ranks in and others I […]

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I want my kid to learn…

Years ago when I first began teaching Karate parents would enroll their kids in and no matter what made sure they got to class. These days not so much as it would seem. A few months ago I had a parent come in who had enrolled their kid in classes. The child had been enrolled […]

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Let’s talk control…

The other day I was talking with a friend of mine who used to do MMA. He hasn’t trained, nor fought for about five years now. During the discussion I mentioned he should come train at my dojo and he sort of chuckled. Being friends I asked why he thinks I am being funny to […]

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To Gi or not to Gi…

That really is, not just a valid question, but the real question when it comes to black belts attending tournaments today who are not competing. When I was a younger kid in Karate attending tournaments every single black belt was in uniform except the promoter for the event. The promoters were often in a dress […]

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