Posts Tagged ‘Self-Restraint’

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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OKINAWA TRIP 13: HAKUGIN-DO TEMPLE & BASEBALL

By Jenifer Tull-Gauger We had at least a few hours before our evening baseball game, and only had use of one vehicle at this time.  Hakugin-do Temple waited about a 30-minute drive away from Naha. This shrine to self-control topped my “must do” list for the trip. Depue Renshi, Gauger Renshi, Tull-Gauger Sensei and I…

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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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THE FREE LESSON

“Hi, My name is Kyle Bata from Sand ton, South Africa.  I would like to know if you can take my colleague and I in private lessons during our vacation in Gilbert, AZ?  How much do you charge?  Regards, Kyle.” This message was in my e-mail inbox.  I e-mailed back with a price for classes…

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Karate Kids Fighting in Self-Defense

It can be confusing being a Karate kid.  You are expected to learn how to physically protect yourself and even defend others.  Yet, you are also expected to be well behaved, follow the rules, and use self-control. You are expected not to be one of those karate kids fighting.  For children this can be conflicting…

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IS KARATE A BOOT TO THE HEAD?

By Jenifer Tull-Gauger Also called “Boot to the Head,” “Ti Kwan Leep” is a skit by the Canadian Comedy troupe, The Frantics, (1987). In it, an Eastern martial arts master starts class by explaining the basic philosophy of a fictional martial art called “Ti Kwan Leep.” An impatient new student, Ed Gruberman, continually interrupts the master,…

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Many Hands Make AWESOME the Work

…We believe so much in how a good traditional dojo can help others improve their lives. Without those of you who are students, and those of you who are parents of students, our dojo would not be what it is today.

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