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Master Ross Briggs

Master Ross Briggs has been promoted to 6th Dan in Goju-Shorei Karate.

He has been with Goju-Shorei for over 40 years.…

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Added by Dave McNeill on November 25, 2017 at 9:30am — 3 Comments

EMBRACE THE SUCK

Please excuse the language but the message is too important not to share.

Added by Dave McNeill on November 25, 2017 at 8:07am — 1 Comment

Bassai Dai Kata Application

Added by Dave McNeill on November 21, 2017 at 4:07pm — 1 Comment

18 Temple Motions

18 TEMPLE MOTIONS

It was my pleasure to be able to share a bit of kung fu with Master McNeill’s class on Monday. I am always humbled by the time Master McNeill always manages to make for me and I am in awe of just how lucky some of you are to have such easy access to a man such as him. You guys are very lucky.

The form I taught is a basic six harmony form called the 18 Temple Motions. When I say the six harmonies, I am talking about the hands harmonizing with the feet, the elbows…

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Added by Jeff Brinker on November 19, 2017 at 8:46am — 1 Comment

Complainers

Added by Dave McNeill on October 17, 2017 at 12:19pm — No Comments

100 Kata for Karate Day

I've signed up for this event. Who in the Goju-Shorei family will join me?

Go HERE for more information.…

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Added by Dave McNeill on July 13, 2017 at 9:23am — No Comments

Two New Goju-Shorei Black Belts

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.

Judges:

Middle Row left to right;…

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Added by Dave McNeill on July 11, 2017 at 5:12pm — 1 Comment

All Goju-Shorei Veterans

All Goju-Shorei students and instructors in Karate, Weapons or Jujitsu: If you were in the military email me a picture of yourself taken while in uniform. Send to…

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Added by Dave McNeill on May 28, 2017 at 3:56pm — No Comments

CELEBRATE THE STITCHES, BUT.....

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…

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Added by Dave McNeill on May 19, 2017 at 5:00pm — No Comments

West Coast World Martial Arts/ Machado Jiu Jitsu Gardnerville, Nevada

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.…

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Added by Dave McNeill on May 5, 2017 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Saifa kata bunkai

This video is from fellow Ultimate Black Belt Test member, Dan Rominski.

Added by Dave McNeill on April 13, 2017 at 8:00am — No Comments

Hitting Something Important With Something Important

Added by Dave McNeill on March 30, 2017 at 11:04am — No Comments

Master Todd Bradley's Test

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…

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Added by Dave McNeill on March 5, 2017 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Off The Mat by Emmy Award winning Terry Wilson

Added by Dave McNeill on February 28, 2017 at 12:02pm — 1 Comment

The 9 Guiding Principles of Goju-Shorei

The 9 Guiding Principles of Goju-Shorei

and why they’re important

 

I’m going to…

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Added by Dave McNeill on February 27, 2017 at 9:00pm — No Comments

FIRST GOJU-SHOREI WEAPONS CLASS

The first Goju-Shorei Weapons class.

Date - 1991

Location - Dayton, Nevada…

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Added by Dave McNeill on February 23, 2017 at 4:02pm — 1 Comment

Goju-Shorei Challenge Coin

Sensei Marta Azzam was the first person to receive the Goju-Shorei challenge coin. All Goju-Shorei Black Belts, whether in Karate, Weapons or Jujitsu will receive one of these coins for each of their Goju-Shorei Black Belts.

Challenge rules: If we are at a bar or restaurant and a Goju-Shorei challenge coin is presented all Goju-Shorei black belts must also present theirs. If a black belt does not have theirs they buy. On the other hand if all black belts have their coin then the…

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Added by Dave McNeill on February 16, 2017 at 12:51pm — 2 Comments

Having Fun

So as some of you know, I was forced to have back surgery in September.  By October I was completely off of pain meds, though after several years on that terrible stuff, withdrawals were a tough "street-fight".  Recently, after training, I've been needing an Aleve but not much else.  Yesterday I had a blast, center judging a tournament here in Las Vegas for about nine hours.  I haven't been on my feet that long, moved that much, or had as much fun in years.  Since then ... no pain!  NONE!!!…

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Added by Ross Briggs on January 29, 2017 at 2:23pm — No Comments

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…

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Added by Dave McNeill on January 3, 2017 at 8:47pm — No Comments

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…

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

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