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Joelle White
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I hope I never lose the joy of discovering my abilities.
I hope I never lose the joy of discovering my abilities.

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Monday, January 9, 2017 was the first day of class at the college.  This is a physical education class that people take for credit.  It’s rare for students to take both quarters that are offered, even more rare for a student to audit in order to attend…

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2016 has been a banner year for me.  I have grown in so many ways because of the incredible adventures I’ve had.  I’ve put together a potpourri of journal entries, blog posts, reflections, and pictures for my annual year-in-review.  Enjoy! Journal entry…

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In the science-fiction movie “The Matrix,” the main character’s brain was connected to a computer and he was thus able to learn anything almost instantly. “I know Kung Fu…” he gasped, astonished. “Show me,” the leader of the humans challenged him. The two…

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“That expectation is appropriate for [certain circumstances], but is unrealistic for [this particular situation]…”  Sensei (my instructor) patiently explained. Surprised, I thought to myself, “Wow.  Back when I was a teenager training in [that other…

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SPLAT!  A tall strapping young man hits the mats.  A woman who stands a head shorter and who is easily old enough to be his mother put him there.  How does this happen? I do have more strength than the average woman my height and age, and there are people…

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My latest blog post!

Yes, of course I’m thankful for the usual – friends, family, good health, my country…  But this blog is about my Karate journey, right?  So here is what I’m thankful for in Karate. I’m thankful for my Sensei.  The word “Sensei” is both the singular and…

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Today’s blog post is gonna be short and sweet.   Earlier this week I had one of those, “Wow, I’m actually doing this!” moments that I love so much.  We were doing an exceedingly simple sensitivity drill.  Partners had to keep their hands/wrists in…

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I’ve put off writing this blog post.  Indeed, I didn’t even write last week because I knew what I wanted to say but not how to say it. But now I feel the time is right.  And yes, I’m writing this at the “last minute” before my usual automated posting…

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