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Two new Black Belts in Goju-Shorei. Cesar Schinzing kneeling on the left and John Mayes kneeling on the right. They worked hard, overcoming injuries, to get to this point and their promotion was well deserved.
Middle Row left to right; Master Larry Kooyman (the future head of Goju-Shorei), Sensei Marta Azzam, Master Ken Mammen (the future Director of Goju-Shorei Karate).
Third Row left to right; Sensei Jeff Denton, Master John Atkinson, Soke …
In the martial arts injures are common; sprains, strains, bruises, cuts, dislocations and even breaks. I have had 16 broken bones during my martial arts journey, all during training. For the most part these injuries are not taken seriously, and are even the subject for humor and teasing; “nice face block” or “I don’t think your toes should be pointed in different directions”.
But we, as instructors, need to take age into consideration when there is a chance of injury. Too young or too old and injuries are no longer funny.
What is too young or too old? I stated some ages below and they should be considered the general rule. I acknowledge there are exceptions to every rule and the instructor, knowing his students best, will have to make the…Continue
Posted by Dave McNeill on May 19, 2017 at 5:00pm
West Coast World Martial Arts/ Machado Jiu Jitsu Gardnerville, Nevada is practicing and teaching Goju-Shorei Weapons.
Thank you Chris Kallas, Luke Freeman and Steve Stearns.…Continue
Posted by Dave McNeill on May 5, 2017 at 6:00pm
Posted by Dave McNeill on March 30, 2017 at 11:04am
Master Todd Bradley (red gi top) owns Champions Martal Arts in Colorado Springs where he teaches Kempo, Krav Maga and Goju-Shorei Weapons. 1st Sgt Bradley is a disabled vet (hip replacement) who served 3 combat tours. Saturday he was tested for 7th degree in Kempo where he displayed his knowledge and skill in his chosen martial arts.
Posted by Dave McNeill on March 5, 2017 at 4:00pm