Emotional Control

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!

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Personal Statement

My studies have helped me grow as a person, a teacher, a counselor, and an advocate.  The terms I learned in academia exist on the dojo floor, but they are truly practiced.  I see experience disconnect in what I have been taught in school and the practice of my profession and that troubles me.  I experience a real acknowledgement and consistency in the study of Karate.  That comforts me and grounds me throughout my life.  Karate is a “Transferable Skill” that will never leave me.

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