KARATE TRAINING SESSION AT HANSHI’S SATURDAY, AUGUST 18th. MARK YOUR CALENDARS. INFORMAITON AND REGISTRATION FORMS ARE AT THE DOJO.
CONGRATULATIONS to the students who earned promotions: Junior Green Belt #1 – Ellalynn Aten Junior Purple Belt #2 – Samantha Herinrich
THE 2019 I.W.K.A. WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP EVENTS WILL BE HELD JULY 27 & 28 IN LONDON, ENGLAND. IF YOU PLAN TO ATTEND PLEASE LET HANSHI KNOW.
Success is an important aspect in life. Each person looks for success concerning: school, work, personal relationships, and outside activities to mention a few areas. In Isshin-ryu Karate training – how do we measure success? Some people place emphasis on rank advancement, physical development or winning in tournaments. These areas are important but if one focuses on internal improvements, success will become more rewarding. These involve improving concentration and the focus of one’s abilities during each aspect of our training. Beyond training in the dojo, each of us must make time to train individually. With this discipline our training and improvement will be evident.
The higher one’s rank finds the focus on the little aspects of training which forces a deeper concentration on the right “pieces of the puzzle.” With this attention to detail, each person will demonstrate better performance. This includes breaking our kata and kumite into principal parts, working toward perfecting those parts, and then putting those highly improved pieces back together.
Beyond these thoughts about success . . . the chances of success will improve if one:
Believes in One’s Self
Has a Positive Attitude
Greets Change as a Friend
Discovers New Paths
Keeps Asking Questions
Never Lets Failure Stop Trying
Spreads Sunshine into Other Lives
Lives with intention.Walks to the edge.
Listens hard. Laughs.
Plays with abandon.
Continues to learn.
Chooses with no regret.
Leads or follows a leader.
Does what one loves.
Lives as if this is all there is.
People are like sticks of dynamite; the power is on the inside, but nothing happens until the fuse gets lit.