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#Shotokan karate is all about an excellent spirit.

There are times I want to train and love it when I do. And there are times I don’t want to train and I have to force myself to. And somehow I know that both are important. I have learned … Continue reading

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The Art of Karate Makes Me Better.

I train incessantly and unceasingly. Sometimes it drives my wife crazy how much I train. Yeah I know I’m not a 20 year old spring chicken. In fact I’m only a little over​ a year away from 60. I know … Continue reading

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The Virtues of Shotokan Karate

  The virtues of karate There are many reasons why I am a Shotokan practitioner, teacher, coach and contributor to the art. Shotokan is a wonderful tool in many ways. It is both a thermometer and a prescription leading to … Continue reading

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Thank God its Tuesday

I like to share concepts on how to get more out of daily life.  From what I understand the term “Thank God its Friday” was first seen in print in 1941 and then massively popularized by the 1978 Donna Summer movie with … Continue reading

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Slam, I am! I still AM!

  SLAM, I am!      SLAM, I am! Sounds like a Doctor Seuss story doesn’t it??? Bear with me and I will explain.                                 … Continue reading

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Contraction And Expansion; a source of Shotokan Karate Power

Expansion and contraction is a powerful means to generate force in many ways in the physical world. Certainly this is so in #Shotokan karate.  The beginning karateka is taught the rudimentary crescent step. The step is composed of a circular … Continue reading

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