Posts Tagged ‘Self-Restraint’

Cobra Kai needs the Dojo Kun

The “Cobra Kai” web TV series came out in Spring of 2018. It’s a more mature, modern continuation of the “Karate Kid” movies. The second season came out early this month. After watching it, I’m more convinced than ever that Cobra Kai needs the Dojo Kun. Cobra Kai Appropriate? While the “Karate Kid” movies may…

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Self-Discipline through Traditional Karate

Traditional Karate builds self-discipline in many ways. Parents appreciate the discipline in kids karate. Over time, that  leads to self-discipline. But I started training as an adult and my self-discipline skills are from martial arts. It could be because I was a young adult and my brain had not quite finished developing. But I believe that with…

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Karate Youth Learn: Top 5 Lessons

Traditional Okinawan karate can be life changing for people of all ages. But it has great power when it’s a consistent part of the life of our karate youth. As they grow, children form their values, habits and ideals. Traditional martial arts can positively impact those things and allow them to improve their lives for…

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WE PROMOTE TRADITIONAL VALUES

As a traditional Okinawan karate school, East Valley Martial Arts promotes time-honored values. These are the standards that any sensible and loving great-grandmother would have wished her offspring to learn. These principles would help her progeny to take control of living their own best lives. You don’t have to use words like “progeny” to be…

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Restraint with Chris

Here, Chris, and I discuss restraint and Dojo Kun number five. Last time, we talked about number four and respect. Chris is a respectful, intermediate adult karate practitioner. J: What’s the literal translation of Dojo Kun number five? C: It’s important to keep control over the fire that can rage in your blood. J: What…

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SELF CONTROL WITH EMMA

Self control is very important, especially for 13-year-olds like Emma. Here is what this insightful karate teen had to say about it. (Last time, Emma discussed respect with me.) J: Emma, will you put Dojo Kun number five into your own words? E: Yes, if someone is saying mean things and making you mad, don’t…

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On Controlling Yourself, with Braden

Five-year-old Braden is a wise young man. Here we discuss Dojo Kun number five: controlling yourself, and finish his Dojo Kun interviews. (Earlier, he talked about 1: trying to be good, 2: telling the truth, 3: not giving up and 4: being nice.) J: Braden, what is Dojo Kun number five? B: Cultivate per’verance or…

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Self-Control How-to, Part Three

Here we have the final part of a three-part series on using self-control. Part one covered ways of contented daily living and attitudes that will contribute to the ability to control oneself. The second part gave techniques for using self control when anger threatens to rise up. Here, we will cover letting the “fire that can…

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Self-Control How-to, Part Two

Welcome to the second part of a three-part series on using self-control. Last time, we looked at step number one in my formula for following Dojo Kun #5: Fire Hazard Prevention. I covered ways of daily living and attitudes that will keep “tinder” to a minimum. They prevent and help us use self-control on the…

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Self-Control How-to, Part One

Welcome to the first of a three-part series on how to use self-control.  Following Dojo Kun #5 can help us in our daily lives. Today, let’s focus on becoming more calm, cool, collected, and happy! Translated literally, Dojo Kun #5 (Keiki no yu o imashimeru koto) means: “It’s important to be cautious of/admonish the fire…

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