The Beginner’s Mind Project


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Since 2014, Sensei William Ford has been creating charity fund-raisers for St. Jude Children’s Hospital. Together with the support of the community, he has helped raise over $30,000 for kids in need of hospital care.

This year, Sensei Ford has teamed up with Kelly Tamayo and a very diverse group of martial artists to create “The Beginner’s Mind Project“.

This is limited run photo book that celebrates the beauty of the martial arts with proceeds going to the children of St. Jude Children’s Hospital. This book is a lasting keepsake and  sure to become a collector’s item. I have received my copy and pleased to report it is as wonderful as I expected.  Order it online at:

Book Cost: $30. Checks should be made out to Kaizen Dojo.  Please write Beginner’s Mind in memo area of check.

Books are also available for pick up at:

Kaizen Dojo

1824 W. 182nd St.

Torrance CA 90504

Paypal address:

If you need it shipped, please email your address.

Featured Martial Artists:

Fumio Demura, Lyoto Machida, Chinzo Machida,

Gerald Okamura, Rob Moses, Michelle Manu, Butch Togisala, Emmanuel Bujold, Sean Demura, Darryl Vidal, Willie Laureano, Justin Velis, Kate Velis, Mark Cheng, Alvin Catacutan and family, Luca Levorato, Janet Goliger, Carl Van Meter,

Billy R. Smith, Kahea Kamahele, Nurys Saldana,

Jeremy Hector, Larry Fouts, Vicki Ingle, Deb Minabe,

Lynn Maeyama, Eric Walsh, Milo Cudanes and family,

Jayson Bingham Mancia, Angie Abad-Mancia, Mario Schapp,

Kamaka Abad-Mancia, Jocelyn Chang, Felicia Oh,

Mario Rocha, Joshua Loya, Andrea Loya, Rich Hale,

Cameron Rico, Phil Aslaksen, Rich Cancino, Anthony Tran, Bruce Nguyen, Chad Eagan, Russell Anamizu, Elaine Yamano, Victor Castellanos, Nick Rubio and family, Quami Adams and several others.

Forward written by Sean Kanan