Adult Rank Advancement, September 2018

Rank advancement was conducted for our adult class on September 15, 2018. After a rigorous and challenging test, Bob and Jennifer Lazzarini were promoted to 3rd Kyu, Brown Belt in Shorin Ryu karate.     Pictured (Left to Right): Jennifer Lazzarini, Pedro Bernardy, Bob Lazzarini, Bill Northlich, Igor Akkerman, Bob Jinkins, Bob Gorman     Videos:  

Kyu Rank Advancement, November 2018

It is with great pleasure that we celebrate the advancement of four of our Kyu rank members: Shirley Gutierrez, Blue Belt, 6th Kyu William Jinkins, Blue Belt, 6th Kyu Taraneh Mostaghasi, Brown Belt, 3rd Kyu Parham Gharagozlou, Brown Belt, 3rd Kyu Testing was conducted by Sensei Kirk Harding, 5th Dan, Isshin Ryu karate. Also serving as judges were RyuBuKan…

Home Dojo Remodel Update: October, 2018

Photos of our home dojo taken during and after my trip to Italy when Senpai “Uncle” Bob Gormen and his Project Team worked feverishly over the course of several days.  Their combined efforts resulted in a beautiful Shomen wall adored with cedar panels milled specifically for our dojo.  Although still a work in progress the dojo…

Ten Commandments of Karate, by Sensei Jesse Enkamp

Ten rules to consider for effective and sustainable martial arts training  As Sensei Jesse Enkamp writes, the practice of karate (or any other martial art) is not a religion but instead another tool for improving our lives and the lives of those we touch. Please read this article and apply what works for you.   

Protecting the Aging Brain

This article, written by  Cody Sipe, PhD, outlines the effects of aging and specific actions we can take to help extend our lives with health and productivity. I encourage you to read and adopt the changes that work for you.  Make the New Year a fresh start for improved health and wellness for yourself and those you love.   Be well,…

The Best Fat Loss Program…

Fit For Life! The best fat loss program requires a multi-layer approach that incorporates proper nutrition, adequate rest/recovery, affirmative mindfulness, and appropriate physical movement. Periodic modification and persistent adherence in each of these lifestyle areas will produce healthy and sustainable change. The article below describes a guideline to resistance training that I believe meets the…

An Alternative to Counting Calories

Challenged in how to best determine your caloric intake? Try this easier approach instead of counting calories, accumulating points or weighing your food. Ensure you eat enough to support your physical activity level with the proper deficits or increases to achieve your wellness goals: A Handy Alternative to Counting Calories

Itosu Anko and His Contribution to Okinawan Martial Arts

This article, written by my student Robert Jinkins,  details the history and legacy of this karate innovator.  If not for Itosu Sensei efforts we may have never heard of karate in any form.  Please read Bob’s work and leave any question or comment you may have regarding it.  Thank you. ITOSU ANKO AND HIS CONTRIBUTION…

THE 7 SIGNS OF A HIGH PERFORMER

THE 7 SIGNS OF A HIGH PERFORMER: Nick Berry,  CEO Fitness Consulting Group This post is about the other key ingredient in the formula for a high performing business – a high performing YOU. The distinction is critical, and you’ll see why by the end of the post. #1 – They meet their commitments. On anything…

Mushin

This article was written by my student Robert Gorman as part of his 1st Degree Black Belt (Shodan) test.  Bob offers a look into this mental and emotional state that is sometimes referred to as “Being Masterful”, devoid of excessive thought or action, to accomplish specific tasks.  Please take a moment to read and comment on this. Be well, stay…