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Technique of the Week. Goju-Shorei Karate Purple belt #4

Technique of the week. Goju-Shorei Karate Purple Belt #4. 

This is really fun technique but to get it right takes practice. Watch us break it down and show you some tips to make it work.

Added by Larry Kooyman on December 6, 2013 at 6:30pm — No Comments

What I Wish I knew Yesterday...

I have been a martial artist for a long time.  My years in training as a student as well as an instructor has been filled with countless "ah ha!" moments where lessons were learned too late.  There was a small fortune spent in both time and money on my road to enlightenment.  I've had great teachers called experience.. trial and error.. failure..  and of course stubbornness.  So in this monthly article my goal will be to share some of the lessons learned in starting and running a…


Added by Larry Kooyman on August 14, 2013 at 8:12pm — 1 Comment

Tips for Add Ons

The techniques described in the Goju-Shorei System especially those within Goju-Shorei Karate are extremely effective while at the same time allow for individuality and give a way for the practitioner to really grasp the “art” in Martial Arts.  However this freedom with the “Add Ons” can leave the most seasoned of martial artist standing there like a deer in the headlights.  Here are some tips when practicing the techniques in any rank of Goju-Shorei…


Added by Larry Kooyman on July 20, 2012 at 11:30am — 1 Comment


Drive By, NOT THRU

Each quarter at Family First Martial Arts, we implement a character development exercise along with their martial arts…


Added by Larry Kooyman on June 5, 2011 at 3:00pm — No Comments

The 365 Project


The one thing about being in Nashville is that there is never a shortage of amazing talent and moving music that tugs on all the heartstrings. I’ve always marveled at those with the…


Added by Larry Kooyman on January 10, 2011 at 5:05pm — No Comments

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