Martial arts related articles.
As I mentioned in my previous post, I made a fairly sizable error on my way to Korea. I had my bags checked to Incheon instead of all the way through to my final destination (Naha, Okinawa). That means I had to find my bags and lug them around with me as we made our way to the hotel. Ohh well. The depth of my error wouldn’t become transparent [...]
One of the most daunting aspects of traveling to Okinawa is actually getting there. My bus dropped us off at JFK Airport in New York after what felt like a long ride from Philadelphia. Of course, it was probably a typical ride…but knowing how much security and line-waiting was in my future, I had an enhanced sense of urgency. The first [...]
February is generally considered a drab, depressing month in Pennsylvania, USA. We try to spruce it up with things like Valentine’s Day, and we trick ourselves into thinking it isn’t so bad because it only has 28 days (except on a leap year like 2016). Unfortunately, the heavy snows and bitter cold tend to remind us each day that [...]
This is a fictional story and not intended to slight any specific individual. The genders used are male, but the story fits equally well for female characters. A young karate student faithfully attended his Sensei’s class every week, driving across back roads and wooden bridges until he eventually saw the familiar bamboo shoots that [...]
On December 2nd, 2015, Jody Paul Hanshi passed away. He was a positive influence on many martial artists, including myself, so I’d like to take a moment to celebrate his life and impact! About Jody Paul Sensei For those who might not have had the opportunity to meet Paul Sensei, he was a senior practitioner of Seidokan Karate and Motobu [...]