What is East Valley Martial Arts all about?
These are just a few of the things that make East Valley Martial Arts a special, unique karate training program.Read More
Mul-Chu-Tha Parade and Demonstrating the Dojo Kun
We saw the Dojo Kun’s traditional values demonstrated by the community members who pulled the Mul-Chu-Tha parade together, and by those who participated in it.Read More
5 Core Habits of the United Ryukyu Kempo Alliance
United Ryukyu Kempo Alliance founder, Allan Amor Kaicho, teaches five core habits which were integral to his lessons from his teacher, Oyata O Sensei.Read More
It’s Time to Set SMARTER Goals
Almost exactly 23 years ago, I wrote down my goals for the first time in my life, using the SMART goal system. Now we have SMARTER goals.Read More
A Peaceful and Free World: An Okinawan Ideal
This Guiding Principle contains some of the most powerful words in Nakamura Sensei’s instructional document. Especially considering the tumultuous struggles of Ryukyu history. Even after all of the turbulence, Nakamura O Sensei still held high the ideal of a peaceful and free world. In fact, he instructed his students (and by extension, traditional martial artists in current times) to build such a world.Read More
The Inspirational Carole Taylor May
The story of Carole Taylor May and her karate is nothing short of inspirational. This grandma wanted to try something new after age 60. Why not karate?Read More
How do It Know if My Child is Ready for Karate?
We think it very wise to first consider whether your child is ready, before enrolling them in karate. And we are happy to be a part of the decision.Read More
Martial Artists Together in Brotherhood
As one of very few female karateka in our dojo, and (at that time) the only adult female, I wondered what exactly it meant “to bring sincere martial artists together in brotherhood.” It was that word brotherhood that made me curious. Did it mean that I was excluded? Was this a man’s thing?Read More
Time Marches On: How are You Meeting It?
Do you going through the motions of life, as time marches on all over you? Or do you take the effort, each day, to bring out your best self?Read More
Positive Affirmations out of the Dojo Kun
These character-building picture books for children are fun and a little weird. They contain martial arts, karate kids, Japanese words and monsters. The monsters represent the negative character traits which we must all battle, at times, in order to lead better lives. The third and latest book, “The Follow Through Karate Kids,” also contains the Dojo Kun in positive affirmations.Read More