With MMA schools almost exclusively focused on sparring and applied techniques, I can see why they would at least initially hold greater appeal for young adults interested in quickly learning self-defense and not much else. But my own experience with karate has taught me just how rich with application our traditional art form is, and how much more TMA has to offer.Read More
Here’s the thing about our weaknesses and imperfections, the cracks in our cups – they’re the wounds on our lives. We can dwell on them, remain broken, and allow the wound to become infected in our despair. We can let the wound fester and slowly eat away at us as we refuse to let go.
But that’s a choice.Read More
This is my Karate. It’s good enough for me.
The fire rises. It burns hot. The water does too.
Today, the cup is empty, and the teapot is boiling over.
Your tea is ready.Read More
We will examine the kata Gankaku to illustrate these traditional bunkai and also explore oyo for certain techniques.Read More
We practice the physical move mindfully, with critique and self-awareness we are taught the most efficient and effective ways to move. We refine these movements over time and continue to learn and redefine the same moves. We are challenged every step of the way to continue to improve and refine. Soon, through the muscle memory learned the movement becomes a natural part of us and how we move. It becomes reflex, or response without thought. Automatic!Read More