Posts Tagged ‘respect’

On Being Nice, with Braden

Braden has a lot to say about being nice. That’s how he talks about Dojo Kun number four. (Last time, we talked about Dojo Kun number three and not giving up.) J: Braden, can you say Dojo Kun number four? B: Develop a respectful attitude. J: What does that mean? B: Treat others how you’d…

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KARATE SNOWBIRD

by Jenifer Tull-Gauger We praise Baby Boomers for blazing trails and we at East Valley Martial Arts in Mesa have our own black belt baby boomer doing just that, in karate. Most at our dojo have met Mr. Marty Siemon of Tempe, and many have had the opportunity to learn from him, or train with…

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OKINAWA TRIP 5: KATSUREN CASTLE

By Jenifer Tull-Gauger   Next, we were off to Katsuren Castle.  Here is a model of the whole thing, with an artist’s rendition of the buildings.  It was a bit of a drive to the east side of the island.  We drove past the bay where the Battle of Okinawa started.  Across the street from…

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SOUJI

By Jenifer Tull-Gauger I have been told that there are no janitors in Japan.  Each family or person cleans up the sidewalk or common area in front of their house.  A teacher in Japan verified for me that at the end of the day, all of the students and teachers spend time cleaning up the…

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DON’T CALL ME LATE FOR DINNER

By Jenifer Tull-Gauger Some people say, “I don’t care what you call me, just don’t call me late for dinner.”  Some parents don’t mind their kids calling them by their first names.  Some aunts and uncles prefer their nephews and nieces to call them by their first names, with no endearing family title. Gauger Renshi…

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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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SHOMEN

-By Jenifer Tull-Gauger At the beginning and end of each class, you hear the senior student say, “Shomen ni rei.” Even the youngest students can learn these words, but do you know what they mean? Shomen ni rei means face the front and show respect.  When these words are spoken, it is a request to…

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ABC’S OF ONLINE SAVVY – PART 2: WEB

By Jenifer Tull-Gauger Last time, I shared e-mail etiquette tips.  This time, I would like to share some tips on using websites for posting information or communicating. ONLINE GENERALLY A) When chatting, commenting and communicating online, DO NOT USE ALL CAPS LIKE I AM HERE!  Avoid sarcasm, as well as playfully making fun of people,…

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ETIQUETTE, MANNERS & DOJO KUN #4

By Jenifer Tull-Gauger Dojo Kun #4 is translated as “Develop a respectful attitude.”  At East Valley Martial Arts – Kenshin Kan, we tell the Little Dragons (3 to 5-year-old students) that it means “Be nice to others.”  When we want to go into more detail we talk about treating others the way you would like…

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