Never trust the mirror and always trust the video

When practicing Karatedō, training your kata, kihon or kumite techniques at home, using a mirror as a training aid, the image reflected back to the practitioner is deceptive because the image "travels" with their perception. This can make it difficult to identify and correct mistakes in technique and precision, as

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説明が必要な不正確な日本の新聞 Inaccurate Japanese newspaper that needs correction

説明が必要な不正確な日本の新聞 Inaccurate Japanese newspaper that needs correction 私は長年、このことについて書こうと考えてきました。しかし、私は謙虚でいることを選びました。日本の友人からtwitterで説明を求めるメッセージを受け取ったので、今、これを変えなければならない。 2001年の夏、7月28日(土)に行われた合宿で、大曲大仙市の地元新聞社から港沢支局の取材がありました。 その記事は、私が "米国人のポー・ル・ウィリアムズさん色は「子供のころはルワワだった、空手と出会い "はなくなったが、二段昇段試験を 控えて少し緊張している、きっと大丈夫だ」と言った "と引用しています。 それは決して私が言ったことではありません。私が言ったこととは全く逆なのです。私は「子供の頃、いくつかの養護施設に預けられ、いつでもどこでも何度も空手に戻り、その後、常設の道場を見つけ、トラブルから逃れるために警察官候補生になった」と具体的に述べました。さらに、"私の道場ではすでに三段で、二段の試験もそれほど緊張していません。"と続けました。 この新聞は完全に間違っており、今でも私はその記事を非常に不快に思っています。しかも、その記事は私たちの主催する道場、館長の藤原先生、そしてすべてのアメリカ人に対して不快感を与えるものだった。私の意見では、新聞社か翻訳者のどちらかが露骨な人種差別主義者か、悪意を持って嘘をつきたかったかのどちらかであると思います。私はまだ、正式で公的な謝罪を待っているところです。 I have thought of writing about this for many years. Instead, I choose to remain humble. I have to change this now after receiving a message on twitter from a friend in Japan asking for

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Karate Visitors week! March 2023

Visitors week is next week, March 6th and 8th 2023. We'll have several guests popping in through the month of March especially next week. They include long time players on travel, local beginners and visiting dojo. All the visitors will be messaged explaining that: Training in Menlo Park is every

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Training registration: March – June 2023

Due to a technical issue, the Beginners Traditional Karate classes may be listed under “adult sports” and Experienced Traditional Karate classes may be listed under “adult classes” on Menlo Park Recreation's egovlink.com registration page. To simplify finding the registration we have sourced the registration pages listing them below. Beginners training

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The best style of Karate for you is….

The best style of Karate for you depends on your location, your personal goals and preferences. When shopping for a home the 1st rule is location location location and the same applies to searching for a karate club or dojo.A reasonable distance is a must and 50 miles is simply

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Karate can make you a better person!

Karate, as a Budo, can help individuals become better versions of themselves in a number of ways: Discipline and focus: Karate training requires discipline and focus, which can help individuals develop self-control and the ability to stay focused on a task. Physical fitness: Karate training is a form of physical

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Karate as a Budo and a Bujutsu

Budo is a Japanese term that refers to martial arts that are practiced for personal development, self-improvement, and spiritual growth, rather than solely for combat. The word "budo" is made up of two characters: "bu" which means "warrior" or "military", and "do" which means "way" or "path." Budo practitioners aim

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Karate Chain of Command

The Karate chain of command is a hierarchical structure of authority and responsibility within the Karate organization. It is the system of leadership that directs and controls the actions of the personnel in the organization. It defines the line of authority, communication, and responsibility within the organization, from the highest-ranking

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Karate: Martial Art or Military Science…

Karate is a martial art that originated in Okinawa, Japan and it is a system of codified practices and traditions of training for combat. Karate involves the use of various forms of unarmed combat, utilizing striking techniques (e.g. punches, kicks), grappling techniques, joint locks, takedowns, and throws. Karate is considered

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January 2023 SKSV News & Updates

Welcome back family and friends of SKSV and for those just beginning, welcome! The last few years have been... interesting but we persevered. We did it because we are Budo-ka and that's what we do; we endure, and we thrive. Thank you for sticking through with training and apologies ahead

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Martin Luther King MLK holiday

We hear that all municipal facilities are closed tomorrow due to the Martin Luther King holiday. We'll do a double check however; we believe there's no training as the Menlo Park Recreation (Arrillaga) will be closed. Please check the SKSV WhatsApp for faster updates or to chime into the conversation.

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Training postponed tonight

Unfortunately, due to our major storm (category 5) tonight, training is postponed. We will work with Arrillaga Family Recreation Center for a make up class. This includes both the 5:45 pm beginners' class and the 7:00 experienced training. Stay safe out there. JP

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January 2022 Training Schedule and Enrollment

Due to a technical issue, the Beginners Traditional Karate classes are listed under “adult sports” and Experienced Traditional Karate classes are listed under “adult classes” on Menlo Park Recreation's egovlink.com registration page. To simplify finding the registration we have sourced the registration pages listing them below. Beginners training on Mondays and

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Changelog: V1 Gōjū-Ryū Karate-Dō Desk Reference 剛柔流空手道 参考書 Introduction & Historic Chronology 武道, 武術の歴史

Dear readers, friends, colleagues, and associates. The educational guide "Gōjū-Ryū Karate-Dō Desk Reference 剛柔流空手道 参考書" - "Volume 1: Introduction & Historic Chronology 武道, 武術の歴史," has received a vast update and is now in the 3rd Edition. This posted CHANGELOG from the previous edition includes names, translations, and references as well

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Menlo Park Karate Registration is open for Palo Alto, Stanford, Mountain View, Redwood City & Peninsula

Registration for the Fall 2022 Traditional Karate is now open! Visit Menlo Park Recreation, click "advanced search" and type "karate" to enroll. Please contact Menlo Park recreation by phone at 650-330-2200 or Email [email protected] if you are experiencing any issues or need help navigating the online registration process. More than just

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