Well the dojo grading is over for this year. I changed the concept a little, making it a little harder for the students. Its not only a challenge for the students who do the grading but for those yudansha who must judge. After all we are all different, by age, body [...]
Be the best you can, what does that mean to you? I just watched a program about a famous sushi chef who has been making sushi all his life, everyday he tries to improve on what he did the day before trying to be the best he can be. Will [...]
Well by know everyone is back in their own countries after a hectic few days in Japan. The World tournament is only held every four years, but what a tournament, on the final day Tokyo metropolitan Gymnasium was sold out. The atmosphere was electric, for those who had travelled from [...]
We are supposed to have a Budo style of Karate but sometimes we forget and become too familiar with our Semapi, calling them by their first name for example. Or when having a photograph taken with them and putting your arms on their shoulders and just hanging there, or just [...]
Honbu 1971 consisted of a basement where there were changing rooms and showers. The first floor was the entrance and a small dojo, the second floor was the main dojo and then the office and finally Sosai's living quarters. I lived behind Honbu at the uchi-deshi apartment.