Kyoshi's Weekly Technique Bulletin:
November 23, 1997 - Power
This week the emphasis is on power in the technique. Motivating oneself to generate
maximum power in EVERY technique of the kata. Starting with breathing, sighting in on the
target/opponent, rooting down (getting SET with proper footing, distribution of weight),
mustering the spirit/drive to commit to the technique and having the strength to JUST DO
IT." In karate there is no "soft" attack". In training and in testing
the use of power is of utmost importance. Several of the last thoughts and techniques
described how to generate power and this week the emphasis is on demonstrating that power
every time we workout applying all the theories explained to our practice of Karate.
Whenever you see maximum power performed equate it with Karate. Karate in essence
devastates and destroys our opponent real or imagined. Arigato, Kyoshi.
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ROBERT SCAGLIONE, Kyoshi, began his karate
training 30 years ago in 1967. This is his 25th anniversary as a Blackbelt under Grand
Master Ansei Ueshiro-Hanshi of the Shorin-Ryu Karate U.S.A. system. Kyoshi Scaglione is
the Chief Administrator of the original style in the United States. He has traveled with
Hanshi throughout the U.S.A. and as his representative worldwide.
Born in Brooklyn, New York in 1938, Kyoshi served in the U.S. Navy and in 1961 became a
NYC Police Officer. He voluntarily worked exclusively in high crime/ high hazard areas
during his entire 20 year tenure with the NYPD. He served in many assignments in all five
boroughs of New York City including uniformed street cop, undercover officer and as a
Detective in the elite Special Investigating Unit featured in the film "The French
Connection." He led the NYPD in felony arrests many times and has numerous awards,
citations and letters of commendation from Police Department officials, Federal Agencies,
District Attorneys, Grand jurors and the civilian community. He retired from police
service in 1981 in order to devote himself full time to the art of karate.
Kyoshi began his karate training in the NYPD. He continued his training under Sensei Terry
Maccarrone-Shihan of the Hegashi Karate Dojo on Long Island, New York. He was Senior
Instructor at the St. James Dojo for five years. Hanshi Ueshiro, wanting a dojo in
Manhattan, asked Kyoshi to open a dojo in New York City. He founded the NYC dojo in 1977,
which became the headquarters of Shorin-Ryu Karate USA several years later. After ten
years, in 1987, Kyoshi relocated to Merritt Island, Florida and founded the Okinawan
Karate Dojo leaving his senior student David Baker, San Dan to continue operation of the
Over 125 students began their training directly under Kyoshi Scaglione and have attained
blackbelt level. He continues to work closely with all his blackbelts, including the ten
who have opened dojo on the mainland US, Hawaii, and in Israel. Among his students are
many professionals, doctors, lawyers, military officers, police officers, business
executives, artists, writers, housewives, students and children.
Kyoshi is the co-author with artist Bill Cummins, Ni Dan of "The Shorin-Ryu Karate
Question and Answer Book" and has written another entitled "Building Warrior
Spirit." His student David Seeger, Yon Dan, an Emmy Award winner, has produced
several karate videos with Kyoshi. Kyoshi is the Editor-at-large of this 30th Anniversary
journal. He has written and assisted his students in writing newspaper and magazine
articles, film scripts on varied subjects, novels, and stage plays. He has appeared on
national T.V. and radio, in stage productions, and at Universities and schools giving
karate demonstrations and lectures on self-defense and assault prevention.
Kyoshi's four sons, Sal, Robert Jr., Dion, and Shane are all Ni Dan blackbelts.
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