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46 AND COUNTING

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This year will be the 46th year that I have been studying Goju-Shorei.  And I’m still learning.

I’ve learned that bones break (16) and one should take better care of their body.

I’ve learned that age is a limiting factor and I wish I were younger.

I’ve learned to respect the struggle of advancing students.

I’ve learned the importance of a healing modality in the martial arts.

I’ve learned to recognize my limitations and embrace student and peer advise.

I’ve learned sweat and pain are the glue for deep and lasting friendships.

I’ve learned from the thousand mistakes I have made teaching and training.

I’ve learned from a countless number of martial artists.

I’ve learned that 46 years pass in a…

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Posted by Dave McNeill on January 3, 2017 at 8:47pm

TRUST THE PROCESS

I had a dear friend tell me he had never failed a ranking test, until he tested for 2nd brown in Goju-Shorei.

I had a person fly me out to Nashville so she could test in front of her students. She didn’t pass. She didn’t quit and now she is the Goju-Shorei Weapons Director. 

I had a person fly me to Kansas City to teach and test. He assumed he would automatically pass because he was paying for travel and my fee. He didn’t pass and he quit. 

I have had students quit after not passing a ranking test.

I’ve had students quit because they were not tested when they thought they were ready. 

I did not pass at least three tests in my martial arts career. 

Those that quit did not trust the process – nor the instructors. 

The higher the rank…

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Posted by Dave McNeill on December 29, 2016 at 2:30pm — 2 Comments

Honored on my birthday

This portrait was commissioned by Master Kathy Wieczerza, by the artist and martial artist Master Tom Callos. All dear friends.

It is such an honor to receive this on my birthday.

Posted by Dave McNeill on December 9, 2016 at 12:07pm

A Superior Martial Artist

A superior martial artist 
Uses superior judgement 
To avoid using their superior skills. 

Posted by Dave McNeill on November 9, 2016 at 12:00pm

Master Ray Fisher promoted to 8th Dan Goju-Shorei Weapons System!

Today, Master Ray Fisher officially became the very first person to be promoted to 8th Dan in the Goju-Shorei Weapons System!

His dedication and commitment to martial arts in general, and the Goju-Shorei Weapons System in particular, is without question and simply exceptional.

Congratulations Sir!

Respectfully,

Kathy Wiz

Katherine A. Wieczerza

Director of Goju-Shorei…

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Posted by Katherine A. Wieczerza on October 19, 2016 at 1:49pm — 1 Comment

Final Four Target Area Strikes 13-16 for GSWS Gen2 Yellow

Final Four Target Area Strikes 13-16 for GSWS Gen2 Yellow 

By now I hope you are familiar with what follows:

- a picture straight from the manual of the written out detailed description

- a link to a YouTube clip

- and finally the clip itself embedded in this very post

At the end there is a link and the actual embedded video of all four techniques, one right after the other.

There is no sound to the video clips in order to keep their file size as small as possible for this particular format.

Enjoy!

Respectfully,

Kathy Wiz…

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Posted by Katherine A. Wieczerza on September 22, 2016 at 3:00pm

Yellow Goju-Shorei Gen2 Strikes 9-12

Yellow Goju-Shorei Gen2 Strikes 9-12

By the time you finish looking at this post you will have seen the three new strikes that have been added to the original 13 strikes.

"Gen2" really began with the addition of the collar bone Strikes #7 and #8 

(detailed in the previous post)

*AND* in this post you are introduced to my new favorite "Jack the Jaw" Strike #10

The other thing you'll notice, if you were familiar with the original 13 strikes, is that the secondary strikes are no longer automatic with the groin strike (was and is still Strike #3) and the last two strikes in this post that are to the neck.

WHY?  Because we ought to be able to add strikes on to ALL techniques, not just a few and we will follow up on that as we progress through the Yellow rank material.

As in the previous post... below you will find for each technique:

- a picture straight from the manual of the written…

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Posted by Katherine A. Wieczerza on September 20, 2016 at 3:00pm

GSWS Gen2 - Yellow: Strikes 5-8

GSWS Gen2 - Yellow Rank: Target Area Strikes 5-8

Below you will find for each technique:

- a picture straight from the manual of the written out detailed description

- a link to a YouTube clip

- and finally the clip itself embedded in this very post

At the end there is a link and the actual embedded video of all four techniques, one right after the other.

There is no sound to the video clips in order to keep their file size as small as possible for this particular format.

Enjoy!

Respectfully,

Kathy Wiz

Katherine A. Wieczerza

Director of Goju-Shorei Weapons…

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Posted by Katherine A. Wieczerza on September 15, 2016 at 2:34pm

 
 
 

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