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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…

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Added by Dave McNeill on December 9, 2016 at 12:07pm — No Comments

A Superior Martial Artist

A superior martial artist 

Uses superior judgement 

To avoid using their superior…

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Added by Dave McNeill on November 9, 2016 at 12:00pm — No Comments

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…

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Added 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…

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Added by Katherine A. Wieczerza on September 22, 2016 at 3:00pm — No Comments

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…

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Added by Katherine A. Wieczerza on September 20, 2016 at 3:00pm — No Comments

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…

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Added by Katherine A. Wieczerza on September 15, 2016 at 2:34pm — No Comments

Goju-Shorei Weapons System Gen2 - Yellow Rank Material : Strikes 1-4

Goju-Shorei Weapons System Gen2

Yellow Rank Material : Strikes 1-4…

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Added by Katherine A. Wieczerza on September 13, 2016 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Goju-Shorei Weapons System Gen2 - Yellow Rank Material - Stances, Key Concepts, and a Preview

Goju-Shorei Weapons System Gen2 - Yellow Rank Material : Stances, Key Concepts, and a Preview

   

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Added by Katherine A. Wieczerza on September 9, 2016 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Let Me Tell You About My Black Belt Test

Added by Dave McNeill on September 9, 2016 at 6:47am — No Comments

Goju-Shorei Weapons System Gen2 - Yellow Rank Material - Part 2

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So from the first part of the new Goju-Shorei Weapons System Gen2 Yellow Rank manual:

  • the meaning of Goju-Shorei
  • our system's Kanji
  • the…
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Added by Katherine A. Wieczerza on September 6, 2016 at 3:58pm — No Comments

GSWS Gen2 Yellow Manual - the first 3 pages

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Added by Katherine A. Wieczerza on September 1, 2016 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Wait... What???

Wait…      What???

You get the cane.

I mean the Cane is THE symbol of Goju-Shorei Weapons after all…

The knife is obvious and it has always been a part of the system.

As for the magazine, you’ve probably at least heard about rolling up one end and using it in a similar fashion to a…

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Added by Katherine A. Wieczerza on August 31, 2016 at 11:01am — No Comments

Everyday, Practical, and Tactical…

I’ve been traveling by plane a lot lately, and I have to admit that I really enjoy hearing the exclamations of delight when I use the crook of my cane to snag my luggage off the baggage claim conveyor, rather than trying to muscle my way through the wall of people.

My flashlights (yes, I carry more than…

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Added by Katherine A. Wieczerza on August 31, 2016 at 7:54am — No Comments

New Goju-Shorei Weapons Black Ranks from Boise, Idaho

Left to Right:

Julie Carr, Janiel Chives, their instructor Peggy Sutter, Shawn McClure, Corena McLaughlin and Talitha Grimmett.

The individual stories of some of these people are the stuff of movies: overcoming adversity, not succumbing to disease or sexism, and never, ever giving…

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Added by Dave McNeill on July 8, 2016 at 7:30pm — 1 Comment

My TKD 8th Dan Project/Thesis - the "Subjective Object"

The Subjective Object



So this is a picture of the complete wooden version (including…
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Added by Katherine A. Wieczerza on June 12, 2016 at 8:59am — 1 Comment

Master Wieczerza

Master Kathy Wieczerza (standing third from left) tested for 8th degree in Tae Kwon Do. She displayed skill, power, knowledge and creativity that was impressive. 

Last night in the Goju-Shorei Weapons class she, as the Goju-Shorei Weapons…

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Added by Dave McNeill on June 7, 2016 at 11:00am — 2 Comments

The Journey That Counts

THE JOURNEY THAT COUNTS…

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Added by Dave McNeill on April 2, 2016 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Master Stone's Business Advise 101 - 3

Mutually Exclusive?????

I am often told that good businessmen and good martial artists are more often than not, mutually exclusive. I mean, how can you focus on creating good students…

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Added by Dave McNeill on March 22, 2016 at 9:55pm — No Comments

One Picture Worth 1,000 Words

Even if you don't understand the words.

This is such a powerful video promoting women's self-defense, even though it is for BJJ and in Portuguese, the message is unmistakeable.

 

Added by Dave McNeill on March 10, 2016 at 8:00am — No Comments

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