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HANSHI WILLIAM H. DUESSEL, 10th DAN

Age 87, of Ross Township, on Friday, August 15, 2014, surrounded by family and friends. Beloved husband of the late Mary (Karr) Duessel; cherished father of Richard A., Gary T., Barbara L. Emminger, P. Scott (Cynthia), Patricia A. Ewing (Raymond), and the late Deborah L. Ryberg; loving grandfather to eight grandchildren and four great- grandchildren; […]

FEBRUARY NEWSLETTER

February 2014 A JOURNEY WITHIN  The study of karate is a journey in martial art’s training and within one’s being.  The greatest success is experienced not over an opponent, but internally as we begin to understand ourselves.  Karate builds one’s body, mind and inner spirit.  Karate teaches lessons of life, starting in the dojo and […]

VISUALIZATION – MAKE PRACTICE REAL

Visualization – Make Practice Real By Thinking, Being and Doing Kyoshi John E. Hughes 8th Degree Black Belt             Initial reasons to study karate range from desires to learn to fight, protect one’s self or family, to the need to advance capabilities in fitness, strength, coordination and flexibility.  With time and dedication, heightened insights […]

A CHRISTMAS STORY WITH A MESSAGE . . .

WHITE ENVELOPE It’s just a small, white envelope stuck among the branches of our Christmas tree. No name, no identification, no inscription. It has peeked through the branches of our tree for the past 10 years or so. It all began because my husband Mike hated Christmas. Oh, not the true meaning of Christmas, but […]

MARCH IN MAINE

A tremendous visit to Maine Isshinryu Karate Academy sharing time with friends who become family.  Good sessions, energy and focus on improving and advancing the teachings of Hanshi Duessel, as he was taught by Tatuso Shimabuku and his son Kichiro.  Time also was shared with Shihan Downs from Hamburg, NY.  Think about the ideas shared […]

Article for American Isshinryu Inc.

Visualization – Make Practice Real By Thinking, Being and Doing Kyoshi John E. Hughes 8th Degree Black Belt        Initial reasons to study karate range from desires to learn to fight, protect one’s self or family, to the need to advance capabilities in fitness, strength, coordination and flexibility.  With time and dedication, heightened insights […]

AMERICAN ISSHINRYU SEMINAR

Seventh Degree Black Belt, Master Thomas Flagg, conducted a series of self-defense seminars Saturday, August 11th, at the Isshin-ryu School of Karate – 232 Route 46, Vienna, NJ.  Participants from four local karate schools enjoyed the presentations and learned a great deal from Master Flagg.  Master Flagg began his study of the Martial Arts as a teenager […]

HANSHI DUESSEL SEMINARS @ M.I.K.A. JULY 2012

Friday and Saturday, July 13 & 14, I had the pleasure to train, assist and spend time with my Sensei, Hanshi William H. Duessel and the friends and students at Manchester, Maine’s M.I.K.A. dojo.  Hearing the insights and wisdom of  Master Duessel, as well as  seeing the positive growth of the students was a tremendously […]

William H. Duessel

W H D ARTICLE 2012

Is QUITTING an option?

       As parents, we try to get our children involved and exposed to as many activities as possible. It’s good to have our children involved in traditional activities, which teach team spirit and helps them to have some form of a release for their pent up energy. In some sports a child will excel […]