Train “AS IF”…

Tonight, while teaching Kata at the dojo, I watched my students working on their newest ones and I noticed that they were just going through the motions. It was clear that they were training but I knew, from experience, that they would not remember the lessons of the day because they were not trying. Of […]

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Honor the rules…RESPECT

Recently there was a post in a forum about spectators hoovering around a ring at sport martial arts event with questions about such things. Most events I have been to in my 30+ years of competing do not permit spectators on the competition floor at any time, but it does happen regardless. It happens because […]

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History, traditions, etc…

Last year was a very special year for me because I had three of my students accompany me to Okinawa for training. Since my flight for Okinawa is coming up quickly for this year I began to look through last year’s photos and this image (used in the post) caught my eye. In this photo […]

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