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JULY NEWSLETTER

JULY 2017 There will be no adult morning classes Tuesday mornings until September. Now that the summer months are upon us, students should wear socks and sneakers to the dojo as we may go outside to train during class. Students attended the 2017 I.W.K.A. World Championship Events in Augusta, Maine – June 23 & 24. […]

JUNE NEWSLETTER

JUNE 2017 As we get ready for the summer months and as the school year draws close to another ending, it is the beginning of time away from the classroom and a time for sun, fun and frolic. Remember to make time to continue to read. Schooling may end but learning never does.         Please […]

MAY NEWSLETTER

May 2017 Our 32nd Benefit Tournament is in the record book. There were 23 dojos in attendance from New Jersey, New York & Long Island, Pennsylvania and Maine. There were 134 competitors in 57 divisions. Our students won 29 awards. Thank you to all who competed, attended and helped during the day to make this […]

APRIL NEWSLETTER

APRIL 2017 REMEMBER TO SAVE THE DATE AND REGISTER FOR OUR 32nd BENEFIT TOURNAMENT AT HACKETTSTOWN HIGH SCHOOL – SUNDAY, APRIL 23. THERE IS STILL TIME TO REGISTER FOR THE 2017 ISSHINRYU WORLD KARATE CHAMPIONSHIP EVENT – JUNE 23rd & 24th IN MAINE. IF YOU HAVE RECENTLY RECEIVED AN AMERICAN ISSHIN-RYU MEMBERSHIP, PLEASE BRING ME […]

MARCH NEWSLETTER

MARCH 2017 Self-motivation…what does it mean? There’s a simple definition for a complex subject: Self-motivation is an inner drive that compels behavior. What makes it complex, however, is that little word “inner,” because what works for me may not work for someone else, and vice-versa. There are, however, some common denominators; some basic fundamentals when […]

FEBRUARY NEWSLETTER

FEBRUARY 2017 Authors B.J. Gallagher and Steve Ventura wrote a great book about achieving success through personal accountability titled “Who Are “They” Anyway?” I like their list showing how each individual in the company can benefit by adopting a “personal accountability attitude”: Something magical happens when we accept personal responsibility for our behavior and our […]

JANUARY NEWSLETTER

JANUARY 2017 As I type I think back on the training that we have done in the Hackettstown area since 1979, a number of the original students are still involved in our training. The training has remained traditional in nature, which is uncommon in these days because most directors of schools look to make money, […]

DECEMBER NEWSLETTER

This Winter Season – Be safe! ! ! Remember to listen to WRNJ 1510 M or 92.7 FM radio station for class cancellations due to weather. . . or check the dojo website – www.isshin-ryu.com There are no classes on December 24, 25, 26 & 31 and January 1.   Plan ahead and make classes up. […]

NOVEMBER NEWSLETTER

Paradigms change you to the core – Bob Proctor  A few years ago I attended a seminar with Bob Proctor and the following are some of the thoughts he shared that day. These notes were reviewed as a part of a class at Warren County College due to a number of questions raised by students […]

OCTOBER NEWSLETTER

Congratulations to Angie Goncalves for earning her promotion to Hachi Kyu – Junior Orange Belt. “It’s not what you say, but how you say it that turns the switch from ‘off’ to ‘on.’”   John Murphy  “Stepping Up” by John Murphy Successful people across the world will relate that opportunity quietly surrounds you. Information and knowledge […]