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…Continue
Added by Dave McNeill on May 28, 2017 at 3:56pm — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Dave McNeill on May 19, 2017 at 5:00pm — No Comments
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
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This video is from fellow Ultimate Black Belt Test member, Dan Rominski.
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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…Continue
Added by Dave McNeill on March 5, 2017 at 4:00pm — No Comments
The 9 Guiding Principles of Goju-Shorei
and why they’re important
I’m going to…Continue
Added by Dave McNeill on February 27, 2017 at 9:00pm — No Comments
The first Goju-Shorei Weapons class.
Date - 1991
Location - Dayton, Nevada…
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…Continue
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…Continue
Added by Dave McNeill on January 3, 2017 at 8:47pm — No Comments
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.
It is such an honor to receive this on my…Continue
Added by Dave McNeill on December 9, 2016 at 12:07pm — No Comments
A superior martial artist
Uses superior judgement
To avoid using their superior…
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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…Continue
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…Continue
THE JOURNEY THAT COUNTS…Continue
Added by Dave McNeill on April 2, 2016 at 6:30pm — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Dave McNeill on March 22, 2016 at 9:55pm — No Comments
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.
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