Monthly Archives: January 2011

Test Preparation

We have a Karate test coming up on February 19. It may be only three weeks until the test, but a lot of improvement can happen in that span of time. Even if you only practice each your kata once … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Kata

Ran across a site last night that looks interesting.  I haven’t had the time to read all of it, must less vouch for it, but Karate students may find it of interest. Rakesh Patel’s site can be found here.  Rakesh … Continue reading

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Churchill

“It is no use saying ‘We are doing our best.’  You have got to succeed in doing what is necessary.” – Sir Winston Churchill Churchill was a guy that knew something about not giving up. He passed away at the … Continue reading

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Concerning Testing

[Editor’s note – Please welcome Craig and his first post to this blog.  We know it says Brent posted it, but that’s a technical difficulty we’ll live with for now.  In the meantime – just look at the picture!] Concerning … Continue reading

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January 2011 Aikido Test

Just going to share some pictures from Saturday’s Aikido test.

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Easier Said Than Done…

Easier said than done. Well, yeah.  What isn’t?  Everything’s easier said than done. Usually when someone says this, what they mean is “That is very unlikely, if not impossible.”  (Actually what they mean is “No way in Hell” but I’m … Continue reading

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Opportunities

Continuing on the theme of New Year’s resolutions…sometimes outside forces thwart our efforts.  I’m not talking about being lazy and bagging your run to watch Jersey Shore instead (which would be YOU thwarting you…in a variety of ways I might … Continue reading

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