Posts Tagged ‘perseverance’

On Not Giving Up, With Braden

Last time, Braden and I discussed Dojo Kun number two. Today, we’ll discuss not giving up and Dojo Kun number three. J: Braden, what’s Dojo Kun number three? B: Cultivate perseverance or a will for striving. J: What do those big words mean? B: It means don’t give up. J: Don’t give up… and what…

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WORKING HARD OR HARDLY WORKING

Young children may refer to class as “playing karate.”  However they will also play at cleaning house, going to the office, and building things.  Karate requires hard work; all martial arts do, when done right. HOW KARATE REQUIRES HARD WORK Karate physically challenges us, not just in endurance or strength, but also in balance, coordination…

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OKINAWA TRIP 10: OKINAWA KENPO EXCHANGE EVENT

By Jenifer Tull-Gauger Kiyan Sensei invited us to an Okinawa Kenpo exchange event.  The evening continued to be full of activity.  Many thanks go to Amy and David Wray for bringing us a LOT of water, and for taking photos and video to share.  The Okinawa Kenpo exchange took place in a room upstairs, adjacent…

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The Dojo Kun

By Jenifer Tull-Gauger I was first introduced to the Dojo Kun when our dojo became affiliated with the United Ryukyu Kempo Alliance.  I liked it right away and couldn’t help comparing it to the Dojo Creed which had hung in our dojo.  The Dojo Kun was shorter and to-the-point in valuing some high principles.  The…

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