As we improve mentally and physically through motion we begin to notice things about ourselves. We begin to realize we are capable of more than we thought we were and we gain an appreciation for our strengths. We also, sometimes painfully, become aware of our limitations which allows us to gauge where we are and […]
Let us consider the concept of “First Circle”…some of you may be asking yourselves what all this means and others may be thinking that you just don’t get it. That is alright, remember we approach life’s problems with the patience karate has given us (to be covered in a later post). In the first circle […]
Honor implies a vivid consciousness of personal dignity and worth. The Code of Bushido says that honor is conveyed by one’s name and character and striving to uphold the moral code of behavior. Samurai never compromised their character and honor because “…dishonor is like a scar on a tree, which time, instead of effacing, […]
So you are thinking about martial arts lessons for yourself or your kids! And you have probably heard claims like this… “Karate will help your kids focus!” “Karate will give you self discipline!” “Karate will improve self confidence!” Blah…Blah…Blah… The hyperbole of our industry is endless with claims of lives being changed through the […]
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