Karate Sensei - Leading the dojo

Territorial Possessiveness in the Dōjō

Territorial Possessiveness in the Dōjō All Gojuryu Network (www.gojuryu.network) & SKSV (Gojuryu.net) cross-post By Johnpaul Williams - Feb 13, 2024 Introduction "At our club in the 1990s, I wasn't the 'King of the Dōjō'—that was a tacit moniker reserved for our Shihan (Sensei). I was the Big Man on Campus (BMOC)

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Menlo Park Recreation registration

Return to training 2024

Return to training 2024 By Johnpaul Williams – January 11, 2024 Welcome back to training and again Happy New Year! If you hadn't seen the previous Happy New Year message, it is posted at - https://gojuryu.net/2024/01/03/2024-new-year-wishes/ We have returned to training however just as fast as it started, please remember that there

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Johnpaul Williams receives his Seiwakai Gojuryu Karatedo Kyoshi (advanced teachers license).

2024 New Year Wishes

2024 New Year Wishes All Gojuryu Network (www.gojuryu.network) & SKSV (Gojuryu.net) cross-post By Johnpaul Williams – January 3, 2024 Dear Members, Families, and Friends of Seiwakai Karate Silicon Valley, [caption id="attachment_1689" align="alignright" width="300"] Vassie Naidoo Shihan (LA) Alexandra Alan (MP) Takahashi Satoru (JP), Johnpaul Williams (MP), Shiho Azuma Williams (MP) and Sanjit Mandal (TV). USA

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December 2023 JKF Gojukai Newsletter P1

JKF Gojukai Newsletter December 2023 (Japanese only)

JKF Gojukai Newsletter December 2023 (Japanese only) All Gojuryu Network (www.gojuryu.network) & SKSV (Gojuryu.net) cross-post By Johnpaul Williams – December 24, 2023 In the summer of 2023, we attended the 49th JKF Gojukai Taikai in Osaka Japan. The events and results of the convention and competition are reported in the semi-annual JKF Gojukai Newsletter which isn't

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Karate certificates for Seiwakai Gojuryu Karatedo in Silicon Valley

Seiwakai Karate Silicon Valley Q4 2024 message

Cross posted via email (club specific links included) Welcome and welcome back [caption id="attachment_1557" align="alignright" width="211"] Silicon Valley Gōjūkan dba SEIWAKAI KARATE SILICON VALLEY per JKF Gōjūkai registration[/caption] By Johnpaul Williams – September 12, 2023 To our new members, a warm welcome to our group. We typically send out informational messages to

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Akita newspaper featuring karate from 2001

説明が必要な不正確な日本の新聞 Rectifying the Record: Challenging an Inaccurate Newspaper Report in Japan

説明が必要な不正確な日本の新聞 Inaccurate Japan Newspaper Report. All Gojuryu Network (www.gojuryu.network) & SKSV (Gojuryu.net) cross-post By Johnpaul Williams – March 11, 2023 Introduction 10年以上にわたり、私は背後に潜むこの問題について考え続けてきました。今日、日本の友人からのTwitterメッセージに刺激され、事実を明らかにする必要を感じています。 Background 2001年の夏、具体的には7月28日、合宿中に大曲大仙市の地元新聞社が港沢支局で私に取材を行いました。 The Misrepresentation 掲載された記事は、私が決して行っていない発言を私のものとしています。それによれば、私は米国人として、「子供のころはワルだったが、空手と出会ってからは問題がなくなった。二段昇段試験を控えて少し緊張している。が、きっと大丈夫だ」と述べたとされています。 [caption id="attachment_1325" align="alignright" width="297"] Shoganai - July 28th, the local newspaper in Omagari Daisen Akita, Japan, Minato-Sawa Branch.[/caption] Clarification and Correction 掲載された言葉とはまったく異なる私の実際の発言について明確に述べました。私は具体的に、「子供の頃、いくつかの里親の家にいて、いつでもどこでも空手に戻った。」と伝え、その後、トラブルに巻き込まれないためにポリス・キャデッツ(ジュニア・ポリス・オフィス・プログラム - 警察官バッジ番号185B)に参加し、デアンザ・カレッジの刑事司法訓練課程に入る前に、常設の道場を見つけました。さらに、「私の道場ではすでに三段で、ここでの二段の試験もそれほど緊張していません」と続けました。 Impact and Offensiveness 新聞記事の不正確さは私だけでなく、ホストの道場や藤原先生、そして関わるすべてのアメリカ人に不快感をもたらしました。こうした誤伝には、新聞社または翻訳者が露骨な人種差別主義者であるか、悪意を持って誤りを広めた可能性があるという懸念があります。 Awaiting

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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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Karate: The Dynamic Harmony of Budo and Bujutsu

Introduction: In the rich tapestry of Japanese martial arts, Karate emerges as a captivating fusion of Budo and Bujutsu—two philosophies that shape its essence. Delving into the intricate balance of personal development and combat prowess, this exploration unravels the layers of Karate's journey from its roots in traditional Okinawan martial

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武道の指導系統 – A Brief Comparative Hierarchical Structure of Karate Leadership

The concept of the Karate chain of command embodies a structured system of authority and responsibility within the Karate organization. It serves as the guiding force directing and overseeing the actions of individuals within the martial arts community. This hierarchical framework establishes a clear line of authority, communication, and responsibility,

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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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January 2023 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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JKF Gojukai Newsletter December 2022

While the Gojuryu.network (www.gojuryu.network) page is being reconstructed, we occasionally re-syndicate media such as the JKF Gojukai Newsletter December 2022 which is distributed twice a year. Below is December 2022. Enjoy! Best wishes, Johnpaul Williams

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