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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Elevating Karatedō Practice: Mirror vs. Video for self-training

Elevating Karatedō Practice: Mirror vs. Video for self-training All Gojuryu Network (www.gojuryu.network) & SKSV (Gojuryu.net) cross-post By Johnpaul Williams – March 27, 2023 Introduction In the sacred space of Karatedō practice at home, the choice between using a traditional mirror or embracing modern video recordings as training aids sparks a fascinating debate. In this

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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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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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