Thinking By Year, Training By Day

Perspective is important. If you think about it one way, I’ve been involved in the martial arts for a long time (14 years). I’ve been doing kata for longer than I’ve been driving. If you think about it another way, I’m a karate baby. Bill Hayes knew twice as much as I do now 30 years ago. Sadness and depression for [...]


Cherry Blossom Festival: Sakura Sunday

Over the weekend I had a chance to attend the Cherry Blossom Festival in Fairmount Park outside of Philadelphia, PA. More specifically, I attended “Sakura Sunday”, which was a celebration of various aspects of Japanese culture. Despite the fact that the cherry blossom trees had bloomed and passed, the event was still full of lively [...]