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Charlie James
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Hard Black Belt Test, Trust Me …
Blog Article/Post Caveat (Read First Please: Click the Link) A note was posted on Facebook about a young karate-ka being awarded the sho-dan level belt and the comment was that his tests was very hard and we should trust the author. Now, I do trust the indi...

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Spirit and Character: The Missing Elements
Blog Article/Post Caveat (Read First Please: Click the Link) In a recent article written by Michael Clarke Sensei of the Shinseidokan Dojo blog fame he wrote about the principles of shin-gi-tai or, “ Shin means your spirit, Gi means your technique, and Tai ...

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Censorship or Genron dan'atsu [言論弾圧; Suppression of Speech]
Blog Article/Post Caveat (Read First Please: Click the Link) Censorship is the suppression or prohibition of any parts of words, deeds, and expressions; books, films, news, etc., that are considered obscene, politically unacceptable, or a threat. Suppressio...

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Karate Lifestyle
Blog Article/Post Caveat (Read First Please: Click the Link) 生活様式 Seikatsu Yoshiki meaning, “Way of living.” Add in karate [ 空手 ] and you get, [ 空手生活様式 ; Karate seikatsu yōshiki] In our culture a life style is a typical way of life of an individual, group, ...

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A Good Foundation
Blog Article/Post Caveat (Read First Please: Click the Link) It was once quoted, “It all starts with a good foundation,” while a young white belt stands in a stance. It is the first step in many to find out what exactly is a foundation in karate and martial...

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Society is …
Blog Article/Post Caveat (Read First Please: Click the Link) Society is about a collective of people that through communications and cooperation survive. Marc MacYoung wrote something about three years ago about moving parts. Society, the tribe, the clan an...

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It’s That Something
Blog Article/Post Caveat (Read First Please: Click the Link) That something that triggers your spidey sense in that what you are experiencing or observing has something that sits just to the side of the consciousness leaving a puzzled look on your fact unti...

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Reframing to Refute (Martial Communications)
Blog Article/Post Caveat (Read First Please: Click the Link) In a dojo, while assisting the Sensei, another yudansha approached me and said, “You're explaining too much.” In short, after a discussion to clarify is message and intent, he was saying that I ta...

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Keiken soku (経験則) Rule of thumb (Empirical rule)
Blog Article/Post Caveat (Read First Please: Click the Link) The rule of thumb is a vitally important physical signature of Isshin-ryū Karate gokui. The rule of thumb is a distinct key characteristic of Isshin-ryū Karate. Understanding its concept unlocks a...

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Morality in Karate?
Blog Article/Post Caveat (Read First Please: Click the Link) In my many years of study toward a better understanding of my marital arts and karate I have come to the tentative (because things are in a constant state of flux) belief that many of the more eso...
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