There has been a trend in the public education system about awarding everyone just for participating versus actually awarding people who excel. They refer to these as participation awards and this trend has been creeping into the martial arts now for a few years. I have had many discussions about tournaments, circuits, events and even […]Read more "Participation trophy…really…NOT!"
Giri is obligation and Chu is loyalty. Both are important virtues of training in the martial arts but, in the past 15 years, I have watched as they slowly are being replaced with self centered acts of disrespect. In many ways I am very blessed as Sensei because I have several students whom I trust […]Read more "Giri…Chu…it’s what is missing today…"