Browsing all posts in February, 2010.

Thought of the week #36

The way to develop self-confidence is to do the thing you fear and get a record of successful experiences behind you. Destiny is not a matter of chance, it is a matter of choice; it is not a thing to be waited for, it is a thing to be achieved. Author: William Jennings Bryan

March 2010: Black Belt Titles Renshi, Kyoshi and Hanshi.

A number of people have asked about the titles black belts and instructors receive as they train.  At each level of training becomes more challenging physically as well as mentally.  The black belt should be an active part of a recognized school and must also train diligently on his or her own.  Each of the […]

March, 2010: Announcements

A SPECIAL THANK YOU to Joseph Marotta, Natalie Montone and Kristyn Wheeler for giving of their time Sunday, February 21st to help present a demonstration to the Blue and Gold Award Ceremony held at Mountain Lake Fire House.  The chance to demonstrate the good that is done through our dojo, which may help it grow, […]

Traditional Karate Insights

It is our belief that children and adults need structure in their lives and a strong support system of family, friends and mentors to encourage and enable them.  Our goal is to help define this structure in a way that provides our younger students with well-defined guidelines, equipping them morally, emotionally, mentally, physically and spiritually […]

February, 2010: Promotions

Congratulations to the students who have earned promotions since our last newsletter. Junior Purple Belt #1 – C. J. Ellis

Thought of the week #35

You gain strength, experience and confidence by every experience where you really stop to look fear in the face. You must do the thing you cannot do. Author: Eleanor Roosevelt

Congratulations Tournament Winners

Congratulations to the Isshin-ryu School of Karate place winners at the Golden Rule tournament, 2/14/2010 at Warren Hills Regional High School, Washington, NJ. ISK Competitors Taryn Faccenda Nicholas Curcio Riley Kamm Jake Brader

Thought of the week #34

Self-confidence is the first requisite to great undertakings. Author: Samuel Johnson.

In Memory of Rober Poyer, Jr.

The dojo has lost a third friend during recent months with the passing of Robert L. Poyer, Jr. He was born, May 21, 1950 and died January 4, 2010, attempting to save his dog, which fell through the ice at Swazey Mill Park. He was a person who passionately believed in the Constitution of the […]

Thought of the week #33

The history of the world is full of men who rose to leadership, by sheer force of self-confidence, bravery and tenacity. Author: Mahatma Gandhi