This is an excellent video that describes different ways to think about your kata and build upon your existing practice. Be sure to also think about the principles behind each kata, the embusen (pattern line), and so forth.
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This very silly, funny and occasionally quite profound status mashing site (that gathers info on you for the NSA for all I know) gave me this completely and utterly appropriate status: 11 more words
If your dinner arrives on a funny shaped plate, ask yourself what the chef is compensating for.
One of the few things that I take almost as seriously as karate is cooking; I’ve done it for a living, betimes, and can happily fill a weekend trying to make the perfect lasagna. 436 more words
Over the last few years, I’ve had cause to attend court on a few occasions, as a result of tiresome family issues. When it all started, I didn’t own a suit and had no choice but to attend a couple of early sessions in my usual attire. 1,455 more words
Or ‘The lessons that take longer to learn can be more worthwhile’
Autumn is here now and winter not far behind. I picked up an American collegiate style cardigan I have to put on and remembered how for a while it wasn’t really a piece of clothing I really favoured. 429 more words
”When I went to school in England, the basic premise was that suffering builds character; and therefore all senior boys were at liberty to bang about the junior ones with a perfectly clear conscience, because they were doing them a favour. 1,148 more words