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Be Aware of Opportunities and Create Your Own Luck

Every single day that you wake up is an opportunity. You can be miserable, if you so choose. We all have negative aspects of our lives. On the other side of the coin, each new day is your chance to start again, with a more positive attitude. We all have blessings in our lives for which we can be grateful. We have opportunities all around us.

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What sets Ryukyu Kempo Apart?

Ryukyu Kempo is a general term for martial arts developed in Okinawa. However, Ryukyu Kempo as taught by the United Ryukyu Kempo Alliance, is a unique and effective martial art. Not only is it effective in self defense and life protection. The curriculum we teach can be applied to all areas of life. In particular,…

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The Ryukyu Kingdom and Freedom

I love training in traditional karate for many reasons. One of those is the culture of the Ryukyu* people. These island dwellers have strong values that are worth learning about and promoting. One of those things that they value, and have valued highly for hundreds of years, is freedom. A History of Freedom George H.…

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Training Inspiration: Quotes for Karateka

“If we could change ourselves, the tendencies in the world would also change. As a man changes his own nature, so does the attitude of the world change towards him. …” -Mohandas Gandhi. I’d like to add to the Gandhi quote that the only one who can change me is me. That’s because the only one…

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How To Raise Confident Kids

It can be daunting to realize that you are your child’s most important source of learning to be confident, especially on the difficult parenting days.

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Easy Karate and a Better Training Recipe

Some people aim for easy karate. But I have a better training recipe. Some people think they will have more time to do karate while they are on Spring Break or Winter Break. They will make up for missed classes while on vacation.

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Open Letter to Nursing Homes during COVID-19

Maybe there are some people who are finding they have extra time to spare and share because of the season of this new virus. I do hope they are sending tangible symbols of our love and respect to all of the nursing homes during COVID-19.

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