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"The Rocking Horse" - with the Cane

One of My Favorite Concepts – “The Rocking Horse”(with the Cane)

Combining the principals of…

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Posted by Katherine A. Wieczerza on March 2, 2015 at 11:25am

Thoughts after Pouncing Tigers February Break Kids Program

After the busiest week at the center that I've had since I started, I have a number of thoughts running about. 

* I have the BEST job ever!

* I see my martial arts journey growing and progressing every day.

* I love seeing people progress at something I love.

* In keeping with the Goju-Shorei mindset: First, members of this Family recognize the healing arts as the highest form of Martial Arts. (it's been running through my head for a few days)

* I'm psyched to see what happens next. (big promotion next week = new belts for tons of kids, and new curriculums to learn!)

* I'm feeling so centered, lately. (I love Qigong practices.)

* My boss and team are ever inspiring and encouraging.

* So happy that I'm grappling and training as a student again.

* It's weird to feel like a lego. (I dislocated my pinky finger the other night, and Mr. Gibson reset it pretty effortlessly. It was awesome getting…

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Posted by Alex Mann on February 22, 2015 at 8:48am

The tactical flashlight.

Using the tactical flashlight

How to hold it?

 (“Regular”/ “Hammer” grip)

If your thumb is nearest the light output end, then it is in the “regular” grip.

This is the grip I use when I’m just casually walking around and need a light source.

 

(“Reverse”/ “Macaw” / “Hammerfist” grip)

If your thumb is nearest the switch end, then it is in the “reverse” grip.

This is the grip I use when I’m intently looking for something or thinking that I might…

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Posted by Katherine A. Wieczerza on February 18, 2015 at 8:00pm — 2 Comments

Flashlights in the Goju-Shorei Weapons System

Flashlights in the Goju-Shorei Weapons System

One of the newest additions to the Goju-Shorei Weapons System is the tactical flashlight.

Come on now, you have to admit this is a bright idea…

 

You remember from my previous article that all weapons in the Goju-Shorei Weapons System share two very simple traits.  They have to be something that adds power or leverage (or both) while still being something you can carry with you almost anywhere, and they have to have everyday uses (other than as a “weapon”) in order to contribute to the quality and/or ease of your life.

 

(The STREAMLIGHT ProTac 2AA as you remember is one of my current favorites)

 

(The NiteCore MT2A is my other…)…

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Posted by Katherine A. Wieczerza on February 11, 2015 at 10:46am — 2 Comments

1 Picture = 1,000 Words

Posted by Dave McNeill on February 9, 2015 at 11:08am

Goju-Shorei Weapons?

So you start off learning to use a cane? You mean, like a walking cane?  Yes!

 (Thank you for your uke services Master Kooyman!)

(Pictured below are a few of the canes I own)

Do you have to limp when you carry it with you?

No.

I often carry it with the crook draped over my forearm or shoulder.

If you need to use it as a walking aid, then use it!

If you don’t, then the objective is simply to have it on hand.

 

One of our newest additions to the System is a tactical flashlight that will fit in a…

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Posted by Katherine A. Wieczerza on January 29, 2015 at 12:30pm

Differences Between Okinawan Karate & Japanese Karate

A couple of points:

If one is to have a commercial martial arts school then a large student population is needed to keep the doors open. Basic economics. 

I question the purpose of teaching the use of weapons that the student could never have with them in public (big surprise). 

This article is from the excellent web site, karatebyjesse.com

10 Differences Between Okinawan Karate & Japanese Karate

By Jesse | 48 Comments…
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Posted by Dave McNeill on January 19, 2015 at 12:31pm

1,000

Time to think about how you are going to welcome in the New Year. If you've done 1,000 pushups before, pick another method/exercise to embrace the coming year.

I've done pushups, crunches and squats so this time I plan on swinging kettle bells - from 106 pounds to 35 pounds - 1,000 times.

Some people may think doing anything a thousand times is boring, but I have never found pain to be boring.

Posted by Dave McNeill on December 28, 2014 at 5:00pm — 1 Comment

 
 
 

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