SRKUSA Technique of the Week and Thought for the Week Archive

 

 

2014

 
04/13/14 Technique-"Incorporating Japanese Terminology into our Class"
04/06/14 Technique-"Bunkai Continuation"
03/31/14 Technique-"Kata Bunkai"
03/23/14 Technique-"Defining The Techniques Precisely"
03/16/14 Technique-"Change Your Orientation"
03/09/14 Technique-"Weight loss, self-discipline and Karate-do"
02/23/14 Technique-"Our targets, selected by the Shinden, are uniquely effective and vulnerable"
02/16/14 Technique-"Visualize an Imaginary Roof"
02/09/14 Technique-"Doing the Impossible"
02/02/14 Technique-"All our Kata begin with a defense"
01/20/14 Technique-"Naihanchi kata: tension and relaxation"
01/13/14 Technique-"Technical Spec Sheet"
2013

 

12/31/13 Technique-"Kata Resolution"
12/22/13 Technique-"It Felt Right"
12/16/13 Technique-"Hanshi's Five Minute Workout"
12/08/13 Technique-"More"
12/01/13 Technique-"Work Both Right & Left Sides Equally"
11/24/13 Technique-"Work Your Core"
11/17/13 Technique-"Applications of the Gan principle in Bunkai and Yakusoku Kymite"
11/10/13 Technique-"Hammer-Fist Strike"
11/03/13 Technique-"Excellence is a Habit"
10/27/13 Technique-"Strengthening the Feet to Improve Kicking"
10/20/13 Technique-"Primary targets are on the midline of the opponent"
10/13/13 Technique-"Exceptions to the Rooting Down, Immovable Concept"
10/06/13 Technique-"Win First, Fight Later"
9/15/13 Technique-"Beginers Mind "
9/08/13 Technique-"Is There a Difference between Posing a Strike and Striking a Pose?"
8/18/13 Technique-"Spirit"
8/11/13 Technique-"Empty Hands are NOT Empty "
8/04/13 Technique-"Half Speed & Power"
7/28/13 Technique-"Steping First"
7/21/13 Technique-"Chasing an Opponent to Intercept an Attack Against Another"
7/14/13 Technique-"Throw the Techniques"
7/7/13 Technique-"Refecting on Our Okinawan Shinden"
6/29/13 Technique-"Kiku wa ittoki no haji, kikanu wa isshou no haji"
6/23/13 Technique-"Bend the Knees and Maintain Correct Foot Spacing"
6/16/13 Technique-"Relax and breathe (shoulders down)"
6/09/13 Technique-"Kata Questions: Red Book #26"
5/26/13 Technique-"The First Movement In Fukyugata Nidan"
5/12/13 Technique-"Seiza – Proper Sitting"
5/06/13 Technique-"Paying Attention to One’s Environment"
4/28/13 Technique-"Keep The Head Straight"
4/21/13 Technique-"Building Warrior Spirit- The Benefits"
4/14/13 Technique-"SHUTO-UCHI or KNIFE - HAND STRIKE"
4/7/13 Technique-"Stimulate Your Mind and Body with Alternative Training Techniques"
3/31/13 Technique-"Yakusoku Kumite Sandan"
3/24/13 Technique-"The Ebb & Flow of Life "
3/17/13 Technique-"Pinan Shodan"
3/10/13 Technique-"Warrior Countenance"
3/03/13 Technique-"Meditation for problem solving"
2/24/13 Technique-"Position Knee for Kicks"
2/17/13 Technique-"50th Anniversary Journal is GOLD"
2/10/13 Technique-"Hard Style"
2/3/13 Technique-"Name your Technique"
1/27/13 Technique-"Tanden / Spirit"
1/13/13 Technique-"Thoughts on Bunkai"
1/06/13 Technique-"The First Move of Every Kata is a BLOCK"

 

2012

12/30/12 Technique-"Outdoor Training, Family Bonding, Healthy Living"
12/23/12 Technique-"The Chest Block"
12/16/12 Technique-"Yakusoku Kumite"
12/09/12 Technique-"Back To The Basics"
11/25/12 Technique-"Read The 50th Anniversary Commemorative Journal"
11/18/12 Technique-"Working with a Training Partner"
11/11/12 Technique-"Moving and Breathing Quietly"
10/21/12 Technique-"Tandren Kumite"
10/14/12 Technique-"Shorin-Ryu is a Natural Style"
10/07/12 Technique-"Atemi-Waza (Breaking Technique)"
9/30/12 Technique-"The Basics"
9/23/12 Technique-"The Fist"
9/17/12 Technique-"Positioning The Hands"
9/10/12 Technique-"Searching SRKUSA Database"
9/3/12 Technique-" Rip Through It- A useful image for practicing striking techniques"
8/26/12 Technique-"Consistent Symmetry – The Beauty of Shorin-ryu"
8/19/12 Technique-"Tomoe-zuki (Circular Block and Double Punch)"
8/12/12 Technique-"Fifty Years"
8/05/12 Technique-"Nihanchi-dachi"
7/29/12 Technique-"Travel"
7/22/12 Technique-"Get Ready for an Incredible Waterfall Shower of Joy & Vigor!"
7/15/12 Technique-"Keep the fist moving toward the target"
7/01/12 Technique-"Experiencing History"
6/24/12 Technique-"The Makiwara"
6/11/12 Technique-"Working Zenkutsu-dachi"
5/27/12 Technique-"What is the most important thing when practicing/demonstrating Kata"
5/20/12 Technique-"ONEGAI- SHIMASU, Please Teach Us"
5/14/12 Technique-"Breathing"
5/07/12 Technique-"Normalize Your Training"
4/29/12 Technique-"Step & Slide"
4/22/12 Technique-"Warrior Spirit: Being Calm"
4/08/12 Technique-"Two Steps Forward, One Step Back"
4/01/12 Technique-"Three Point Arm Training"
3/26/12 Technique-"Read The 30th Anniversary Commemorative Journel"
3/19/12 Technique-"Don't rush your kata. Savor every move and make it count"
3/12/12 Technique-"The Mirror as a Training Aid"
3/04/12 Technique-"Developing a demonstration kata"
2/19/12 Technique-"Gan"
2/12/12 Technique-"The Mastery Curve"
2/05/12 Technique-"Rei (Bow)"
1/09/12 Technique-"Nekoashi-dachi (Cat stance)"
1/01/12 Technique-"Karate Instructor a Sage on the Stage”

 

2011

12/25/11 Technique-"Snap Punch"
12/18/11 Technique-"Half Speed/ Half Power"
12/11/11 Technique-"Strive for Perfection"
12/04/11 Technique-"Shotei-ate (Palm Heel Smash)- Three Applications"
11/27/11 Technique-"Avoid Injury/Recover from Injury"
11/20/11 Technique-"Transmit Power"
11/13/11 Technique-"Show No Emotion When Performing Kata "
10/31/11 Technique-"Hanshi Corrections"
10/23/11 Technique-"Pinan Sandan"
10/17/11 Technique-"Strengthen your bones through gradual and safe conditioning "
10/10/11 Technique-"Drive the elbow in the pocket "Straight back" at all times"
10/03/11 Technique-"Courtesy"
09/26/11 Technique-"Master Ansei Ueshiro Interview"
09/18/11 Technique-"TANDEN - BREATH - OXYGEN"
09/12/11 Technique-"Ideas For Practicing Karate Off The Deck"
09/04/11 Technique-"Back Fist and Screw Punch"
08/28/11 Technique-"Echoes from the Past"
08/21/11 Technique-"Don't just shoot the ball, HIT THE BASKET"
08/14/11 Technique-"Chudan Soto-Shuto-Uke (Middle outward knife-hand block)"
08/07/11 Technique-"Corrections"
07/31/11 Technique-"Slow Motion Advanced Kata Practice"
07/24/11 Technique-"Research this Well"
07/17/11 Technique-"Pushups"
07/11/11 Technique-"Sounds of Silence"
06/26/11 Droping Chudan Zuki (Middle Punch)"
06/19/11 Technique-"Propagate Our Art"
06/12/11 Technique-"Full Commitment"
05/30/11 Technique-"Mokuso"
05/22/11 Technique-"Train for the Brain"
05/15/11 Technique-"Kosa Daichi Exercise Across the Deck - The Turns"
05/08/11 Technique-"We Are All On a Journey"
04/24/11 Technique-"Proper Upper Body Posture When Kicking"
04/17/11 Technique-"Shoulders Down and Back"
04/04/11 Technique-"Zenshin"
03/27/11 Technique-"Straight and Direct"
03/20/11 Technique-"Calm In The Face Of Adversity"
03/14/11 Technique-"I-Kyu Level corrections from Hanshi"
03/06/11 Technique-"The importance of Tachikata (Stances)"
02/20/11 Technique-"A Little Pain is Good"
02/13/11 Technique-" The Imaginary Roof"
02/06/11 Technique-" Empty Mind"
01/30/11 Technique-" Makiwara"
01/23/11 Technique-" Gan Precept"
01/17/11 Technique-"Learning thru Teaching"
01/09/11 "Keep the Shoulders Parallel"
01/02/11 "Karate Maxims & Happy New Year"

 

2010

 

12/26/10 Technique-" Being Grateful"
12/19/10 Technique-" Cat Stance (Video)"
12/12/10 Technique-" Modified Pushup/Stretch"
11/28/10 Technique-" Intermediate Movements"
11/21/10 Technique-" Yoi Position"
11/07/10 Technique-" Proper Distance for Blocking"
10/31/10 Technique-" Mai Geri, Toe Tip kick"
10/17/10 Technique-" High Low Training Exercise"
10/10/10 Technique-" Eyes First Attitude"
10/03/10 Technique-" Defense in Every Kata"
09/27/10 Technique-" Defense Is Offense/No First Attack"
09/20/10 Technique-" Karate As a Family Affair"
09/05/10 Technique-" Combination Moves-Complete Each Technique"
08/29/10 Technique-" Hitting with the Belly-Developing the Hara"
08/23/10 Technique-" Practice One Thing Like a Mantra"
08/16/10 Technique-" Timing Of Blocking Techniques"
08/08/10 Technique-" Corrections"
07/25/10 Technique-" Maximize the Wind-up"
07/18/10 Technique-" Seasonal Training Adjustments"
07/11/10 Technique-" Corresponding Union"
07/04/10 Technique-" Trade-Offs"
06/27/10 Technique-" Moving Forward"
06/13/10 Technique-" Biceps,Hamstrings & Back Muscles"
06/06/10 Technique-" Taking "GAN" Everywhere you go"
05/29/10 Technique-" The importance of the correct time to block"
05/09/10 Technique-" Common Error Chambering in Pinan Kata"
05/02/10 Technique-" Stepping First to Establish Foundation (Soku)"
04/18/10 Technique-"Chasing Punch Video"
04/11/10 Technique-"Work Your Weakness"
03/28/10 Technique-"Keep It Simple"
03/22/10 Technique-"Show the Difference"
03/14/10 Technique-"Mindfulness/Empty Mind"
03/07/10 Body Testing"
02/22/10 Technique-"Keep the Heel Rooted"
02/14/10 Technique-"Yakusoku Kumite with Full Awareness- Never By Rote"
02/07/10 Technique-"Rank"
02/01/10 Technique-"Mawashi Foot Sweeps In Pinan San-Dan"
01/25/10 Technique-"Life as Kata"
01/18/10 Technique-"Karate as Art Form"
01/10/10 Technique-"Empty and Begin Anew"
01/03/10 Technique-"Common Errors in F2"

2009

12/27/09 Technique-"Generosity"
12/20/09 Technique-"Empty and Begin Anew"
12/13/09 Technique-"Knuckle Pushups"
12/07/09 Technique-"Be an Active Observer"
11/22/09 Technique-"Shifting"
11/15/09 Technique-"Simutaneously Defending and Attacking With Both Hands"
11/08/09 Technique-"Mentoring"
11/01/09 Technique-"Thoughts on Sparring, Kata, and Self Defense"
10/11/09 Technique-"One Step Sparring"
09/21/09 Technique-"Keep Your Head Where It Belongs"
09/14/09 Technique-"It's Not a Sweep"
09/06/09 Technique-"Hit The Target"
08/30/09 Technique-"An Error in Technique When Chambering the Downblock"
08/23/09 Technique-"What Is the Purpose of Karate?"
08/16/09 Technique-"Do Not Allow the Enemies Head to Rise"
08/09/09 Technique-"Doing Kata As One"
07/27/09 Technique-"Quoted From the 12th Principle of Karate by Gichin Funakoshi"
07/19/09 Technique-"Learning More Advanced Blocks"
07/12/09 Technique-"Patience"
07/05/09 Technique-"Micro-Training"
06/28/09 Technique-"Basic Technique/Movement"
06/14/09 Technique-"Chishi Training"
06/07/09 Technique-"Yakusoku Kumite Training"
05/31/09 Technique-"Eyes, Feet, Hands: Moving the Body Shorin-Ryu Style"
05/18/09 Technique-"Clues from Karate for Dealing with the Good Things in Life "
05/11/09 Technique-"St Jude Hospital Fundraiser"
04/26/09 Technique-"New Technique of the Week Archive Available"
04/19/09 Technique-"Splash Water"
04/06/09 Technique-"If You Cannot Make it to the Dojo- Still Keep Training"
03/29/09 Technique-"Excerpts from the Green Book on Training and Street Situations"
03/22/09 Technique-"Cover Position for Blocks"
03/15/09 Technique-"The Great Four of Guidance for Karate"
03/08/09 Technique-"We are All Olympians"
03/01/09 Technique-"Sanctioned Gi Weight"
02/22/09 Technique-"Chop Down The Tree"
02/15/09 Technique-"The Many Ways to Train Your Kata"
02/02/09 Technique-"Know Your Targets"
01/26/09 Technique-"What Does Shorin-Ryu Karate Mean to You?"
01/17/09 Technique-"The Dojo is..."
01/04/09 Technique-"Understanding The Pinan Katas"

2008

12/28/08 Technique-"Oscar De La Hoya Boxing Lesson"
12/21/08 Technique-"Demonstrating Kata"
12/01/08 Technique-"Be Thankful For all That Is Good"
10/31/08 Technique-"Muscles in Karate"
10/26/08 Technique-"Patience in Training"
10/06/08 Technique-"Flashing Forearms of Armor"
09/28/08 Technique-"Uke"
09/21/08 Technique-"Symmetry and Position Of Blocking Arm in Karate"
09/14/08 Technique-"Meditate More"
08/17/08 Technique-"Setbacks and Comebacks"
08/04/08 Technique-"The Importance of Body Shifting in Yakusoku Kumite"
07/27/08 Technique- "Warm-up Routine"
07/21/08 Technique-"Tomoe-zuki"
07/14/08 Technique-"Rotational Velocity"
07/07/08 Technique-"Baiting the Hook"
06/30/08 Technique-"Kiai"
06/23/08 Technique-"The Most Important Thing We Bring to Everything.."
06/09/08 Technique-"What Does Shorin-Ryu Karate Mean to You?"
06/02/08 Technique-"Step First"
05/27/08 Technique-"Open Hand Chest Block Do Not Lead with The Elbow"
05/19/08 Technique-"Perfect Ending"
05/05/08 Technique-"Spirit Convergence"
04/28/08 Technique-"Sitting, Standing and Walking"
04/21/08 Technique-"Show The Move!"
04/06/08 Technique-"Karate Is 99% Practice and 1% Theory"
03/31/08 Technique-"Stepping Quickly"
03/17/08 Technique-"Tomoe-zuki"
03/02/08 Technique-"Mae Geri"
02/24/08 Technique-"Always Show Courtesy to All"
02/18/08 Technique-"Your Spirit"
02/04/08 Technique-"The Chambered Fist"
01/28/08 Technique-"This Time"
01/21/08 Technique-"Three Important Perspectives of Foundation"
01/14/08 Technique-"Do Not Re-adjust the Upper Body on Down Blocks"
01/07/08 Technique-"Use Your Karate Training in All Facets of Your Life"

 

2007

12/16/07 Technique-"The Dojo is a Place Where Courage is Fostered"
12/02/07 Technique-"Building Warrior Spirit"
11/25/07 Technique-"Yokusoku Kumite "
11/19/07 Technique-"Holidays are Upon Us"
10/29/07 Technique-"A Technique Correction without Hanshi's prior Instruction or Approval"
10/21/07 Technique-"Breathing & Endurance"
10/08/07 Technique-"Neko-ashi-dachi (cat foot stance)"
09/16/07 Technique-"Quotations"
09/09/07 Technique-"Chambering the Hand- Pinan Yondan"
09/02/07 Technique-"Yes"
08/26/07 Technique-"Daily Training"
08/12/07 Technique-"Demonstrating Kata"
07/29/07 Technique-"The Most Difficult Aspect of Karate is Just Showing Up"
07/22/07 Technique-"Sensei Motobu, Yaku Soku Kumite & Angular Movements"
07/15/07 Technique-"Our Personal Reasons to Continue to Study"
07/02/07 Technique-"Ate Waza (Smashing Technique)"
06/24/07 Technique-"Back Kick (Ushiro- Geri)"
06/17/07 Technique-"Always Show Courtesy to All"
06/10/07 Technique-"What Would Have Happened?"
06/03/07 Technique-"Any & Every Technique Should be Able to End the Fight"
05/28/07 Technique-"Transition Moves"
05/13/07 Technique-"Maintaining Good Balance & A Strong Foundation"
05/06/07 Technique-"Follow-up on Shuto-Uke"
04/29/07 Technique-"TFTW-Shuto-Uke TOTW- Repetition"
04/22/07 Technique-"Anytime, Anywhere, Anyone"
04/16/07 Technique-"Scanning With The Eyes"
04/08/07 Technique-"Kata Training With Makiwara"
04/02/07 Technique-"Breathing"
03/26/07 Technique-"Kerikata (Kicking Techniques)"
03/19/07 Technique-"Utilizing the Arch in The Lower Back"
03/10/07 Technique-"Headbutt"
03/05/07 Technique-"Oshiro Hiji-ate (Backward Elbow Smash)"
02/11/07 Technique-"Families That Train Together Stay Together"
02/05/07 Technique-"Seiken and Shuto Hand"
01/28/07 Technique-"Warm-ups and Kata-Wait for the Count"
01/21/07 Technique-"On The Deck-Proven Methods to Ensure a Great Workout"
01/08/07 Technique-"Kata Training with Yakusoku Kumite"
01/01/07 Technique-"Set Goals for Our Karate"

 

2006

12/24/06 Technique-"When Facing an Opponent"
12/18/06 Technique-"What it takes to be Great"
12/10/06 Technique-"Frontal target on the body- The Groin"
12/04/06 Technique-"Kyobu Shuto Uchi"
11/27/06 Technique-"When a Rival Moves Forward"
11/20/06 Technique-"Punch/Strike (zuki) "
11/06/06 Technique-"Step First"
10/30/06 Technique-"Chambering the Hands in Pinan Shodan"
10/21/06 Technique-"Straight Wrist"
10/16/06 Technique-"Yin-Yang-Yin"
10/09/06 Technique-"Step Into an Opponent's Space"
09/25/06 Technique-"Don't Wait"
09/18/06 Technique-"Jodantsuki (nose punch)"
08/13/06 Technique-"To Have Passai in the Back Pocket"
07/23/06 Technique-"Do Not Blink when Blocking or Striking"
07/16/06 Technique-"Train Big"
07/10/06 Technique-"Kata Vectors"
06/26/06 Technique-"Do it 10 Times"
06/11/06 Technique-"Target: Solar Plexus"
06/04/06 Technique-"Zenkutsu-dachi vs. Neko-ashi-dachi"
05/16/06 Technique-"Modify Techniques When Necessary"
05/01/06 Technique-"Proper Jigotai-Dachi Stance"
04/23/06 Technique-"Remove the Tension in Yakusoku Kumite"
04/16/06 Technique-"Utilizing both Arms/Hands"
04/03/06 Technique-"Stepping Forward"
03/20/06 Technique-"Wang Wei (699-761)"
03/13/06 Technique-"Keep Your Shoulders Down and Relaxed"
03/06/06 Technique-"Gan"
02/26/06 Technique-"Eyes of The Warrior and the Honor"
02/17/06 Technique-"Breathing"
02/13/06 Technique-"Shuto Uke (Knife Hand Block)"
02/06/06 Technique-"Staying On Track"
01/23/06 Technique-"Oi-Zuki"
01/16/06 Technique-"Training"
01/09/06 Technique-"Train Your Survival Instincts"
01/03/06 Technique-"Chest Block"

 

2005

12/26/05 Technique-"Tensin no Kamae"
12/19/05 Technique-"Determination Wins"
12/12/05 Technique-"The Striking Surface Always Aims at The Target"
11/28/05 Technique-"Keep on Training"
11/21/05 Technique-"Get Rooted/Stay Rooted"
11/11/05 Technique-"Corkscrew Hips"
10/24/05 Technique-"The Obi-Your Personal Clock"
10/17/05 Technique-"Train with Purpose"
10/10/05 Technique-"Stepping Fprward in Shizentai Dachi"
10/03/05 Technique-"Hangetsu-Barai-Uke"
09/26/05 Technique-"Shuto (Knife Hand) Blocks"
09/19/05 Technique-"Accelerate Through the Point of Contact"
09/11/05 Technique-"Karate Creed"
08/22/05 Technique-"Focusing on the Punch"
08/15/05 Technique-"Karate Training and Our Health-A follow-on Discussion"
08/08/05 Technique-"Karate Training and Our Health"
07/24/05 Technique-"Do Not Stop Training"
07/17/05 Technique-"The Opening Step in Pinan Kata"
07/11/05 Technique-"What We Learn (After We Think We Know it All)"
06/20/05 Technique-"Squats"
06/13/05 Technique-"Combining Horizontal & Vertical Motion"
06/06/05 Technique-"Use of Hip in Each Technique"
05/22/05 Technique-"Gan-Perception"
05/08/05 Technique-"Haito-Uchi (Reverse Knife Hand strike)"
04/25/05 Technique-"Isolating The Hip When Punching"
04/18/05 Technique-"Enhancing Delivery of Oi-zuki"
04/11/05 Technique-"Step First-Set Feet/Save the Hip"
03/27/05 Technique-"Precepts"
03/21/05 Technique-"If You Think You Got It, You Don't.."
03/14/05 Technique-"Use Hip"
02/21/05 Technique-"Breathe!"
02/15/05 Technique-"Cat Stance"
01/31/05 Technique-"Karate Is Not an Exercise Program.."
01/24/05 Technique-"Mae-geri"
01/09/05 Technique-"Acquire & Utilize SRKUSA Training Material"
01/02/05 Technique-"Stretching"

 

2004

12/27/04 Technique-"Proper Body Alignment in Zenkutsu-Dachi"
12/19/04 Technique-"Pause"
12/13/04 Technique-"Expression Of Power"
12/05/04 Technique-"Fork in the Road"
11/15/04 Technique-"Practice of Kata"
11/08/04 Technique-"Mai Geri (Toe Tip Kick)"
11/01/04 Technique-"Example of Warrior Spirit"
10/24/04 Technique-"Kyobu Shuto-Uchi (Chest Knife-Hand Strike)"
10/18/04 Technique-"Constant Practice"
10/10/04 Technique-"Kata & Bunkai"
09/27/04 Technique-"Jigotai-Dachi (Wide Open Leg Stance)"
09/06/04 Technique-"Finger Tip Pushups"
08/23/04 Technique-"How Long Must I Study?"
08/16/04 Technique-"Three Specific Technique Options"
08/02/04 Technique-"Bunkai"
07/26/04 Technique-"When Practicing Any New Technique, Slow The Technique"
07/12/04 Technique-"The Opening Step in Pinan Kata"
07/04/04 Technique-"Consistant Training- The Way Of The Warrior"
06/28/04 Technique-"The Chamber in Basic Blocking"
06/21/04 Technique-"Chinkuchi"
06/13/04 Thought-"Gan Precept"
05/16/04 Thought-"Chambered Fist"
05/03/04 Thought-"Haito-Uchi (Reverse Knife Hand strike)"
04/26/04 Thought-"Overcoming The Enemy"
04/19/04 Thought-"Instructor Notes"
03/29/04 Thought-"Hiji-Ate (Elbow Smash)"
03/22/04 Thought-"Keeping the Body Together as an Integral Unit"
03/08/04 Thought-"Keep Training"
03/01/04 Thought-"Pinpoint Focus/Control Your Target"
02/16/04 Thought-"Twist"
02/09/04 Thought-"Sho-shin (Beginner's Mind)"
01/26/04 Thought-"Keep The Class Moving"
01/19/04 Thought-"Come with Hanshi to Israel"

 

2003

12/29/03 Thought-"Use Your Makiwara"
12/15/03 Thought-"Mu"
12/01/03 Thought-"Waiting For The Count"
11/24/03 Thought-"Chudan-Zuki (Middle/Chest Punch)"
10/27/03 Thought-"Rei- The First and Final Moves Of The Kata"
10/20/03 Thought-"Mai-Geri"
10/13/03 Thought-"Mai-Geri"
09/29/03 Thought-"Get To The Root Of The Problem"
09/22/03 Thought-"Move Forward"
09/01/03 Thought-"Bunkai"
08/18/03 Thought-"Gan Precept"
08/04/03 Thought-"Kiba-Dachi"
07/20/03 Thought-"Ichigo Ichie"
07/14/03 Thought-"Rank Is As Much a Responsibility As It Is a Privilege"
07/07/03 Thought-"The Art of Eternal Perfection"
06/30/03 Thought-"Understanding Tension In The Techniques We Do"
06/02/03 Thought-"Getting The Knee Up"
05/26/03 Thought-"Wrist Position"
05/19/03 Thought-"Proper Feet, Body, & Weight Distribution In Stances"
05/07/03 Thought-"Tomoe-Zuki"
04/21/03 Thought-"The Wall"
04/14/03 Thought-"Quantity And Quality"
04/07/03 Thought-"Kata Focus"
03/17/03 Thought-"Foundation"
03/03/03 Thought-"Ate Waza"
02/26/03 Thought-"Empty Hand"
02/17/03 Thought-"Center The Head, Lead with the Belly"
02/02/03 Thought-"Reach For Perfection"
01/30/03 Thought-"Begin Karate Even Before The Class Starts"
01/20/03 Thought-"Bunkai Etiquette"
01/06/03 Thought-"Kata & Formation of The Practitioner"

 

2002

12/24/02 Thought-"Friends, Family, Health & Freedom"
12/16/02 Thought-"Bunkai"
12/09/02 Thought-"Attendance"
11/25/02 Thought-"Visual Awareness "
11/04/02 Thought-"What Have you Learned with your Body"
10/21/02 Thought-"The Evil Attacks Others Instead of Facing Their Own Failures"
10/16/02 Thought-"Analyze & Question Your Technique"
10/14/02 Thought-"Balancing Opposing Muscles"
09/09/02 Thought-"Gan & Mai"
09/02/02 Thought-"F-3 Multiple Technique Combinations"
08/26/02 Thought-"The Count "
08/19/02 Thought-"No One Achieves Anything Alone"
08/05/02 Thought-"No Shortcuts to Perfection"
07/29/02 Thought-"Zen Saying"
07/22/02 Thought-"Atemi Waza (breaking)"
07/15/02 Thought-"Accelerate Through The Point Of Contact"
07/08/02 Thought-"Learn to Apply, Learn to Do"
06/17/02 Thought-"Incorporate Karate"
06/11/02 Thought-"Balance"
06/03/02 Thought-"A Thought... "
05/26/02 Thought-"Something to Think About..."
05/19/02 Thought-"Be the Master of Your Mind Rather Than Being Mastered by Your Mind"
05/12/02 Thought-"Grand Master Ansei Ueshiro 1933-2002"
05/05/02 Thought-"What Makes the Poet, the Artist, The Human Being"
04/22/02 Thought-"What Is Faith Worth if Not Translated into Action"
04/15/02 Thought-"Okinawa- Some facts, In Honor of Master Ueshiro's Birthday"
03/18/02 Thought-"Approach Everything With Optimism"
03/11/02 Thought-"Defeat The Opponent That Faces You In the Mirror"
02/25/02 Thought-"Olympic Spirit"
02/11/02 Thought-"Me or My Ego"
02/04/02 Thought-"Set Aside Emotion"
01/27/02 Thought-"Do Not Allow Your Opponent to Stand"
01/14/02 Thought-"Facing Uncertainty"

 

2001

12/31/01 Technique-"Mastery"
12/31/01 Thought-"Commemorating Events of 2001"
12/24/01 Technique-"Get Low And Move Into Your Opponent"
12/24/01 Thought-"A World With Karate, Spirit and no Violence"
12/17/01 Technique- "Research the Technique"
12/11/01 Technique-"Hard Soft"
11/12/01 Technique-"Perfection"
10/22/01 Technique-"Zero Tension"
10/08/01 Technique-"Bowing-Showing Respect "
10/01/01 Technique-"Lower Stance and More Speed"
10/01/01 Thought-"The Preservation of a Traditional Legacy"
10/08/01 Thought-"Knocking The Heart Out"
09/10/01 Thought-"Begining is Easy, Continuing is Hard"
09/03/01 Technique-"Consistant Training"
09/03/01 Thought-"Embrace The New"
08/26/01 Thought-"Interpretation Of Technique/Kata"
08/19/01 Technique-"Interpretation Of Technique/Kata"
08/19/01 Thought-"Embrace The New"
08/12/01 Technique-"Moving/Standing"
08/06/01 Technique-"Breaking"
08/06/01 Thought-"Kata"
07/30/01 Technique- "Head Block (Jodan Uke)"
07/30/01 Thought- "Vision Without Action"
07/23/01 Technique-"Tight Fist-Back to Basics"
07/23/01 Thought-"Making Music"
07/16/01 Technique-"Book Club Event"
07/16/01 Thought-"Repetition-There Are No Shortcuts"
07/09/01 Technique-"Stepping"
07/09/01 Thought-"Perceiving What is Right..."
07/02/01 Technique-"Punch"
06/24/01 Thought-"Do Not Seek to Follow..."
06/18/01 Technique-"Dissecting The Moves"
06/18/01 Thought-"Wabi and Kufu"
06/11/01 Thought-"When We Fail We are Humbled, & Then the Learning Begins"
06/04/01 Thought-"Spokes in A Wheel.."
05/28/01 Technique-"Mawashi Geri"
05/28/01 Thought-"Anyone Can Be Angry.."
05/21/01 Technique-"Readying For The Next Move"
05/21/01 Thought-"We Are What We Practice"
05/15/01 Technique-"Okinawa Program"
05/06/01 Technique-"Soku/Foot"
05/07/01 Thought-"You Cannot Shake Hands With A Clinched Fist"
04/30/01 Thought-"Water Bottle"
04/23/01 Technique-"What Is Kata?"
04/23/01 Thought-"Exhilaration"
04/16/01 Technique-"2001 A Katathon Odyssey"
04/16/01 Thought-"Experienced With All The Senses"
04/09/01 Technique-"Posture On And Off The Deck"
04/02/01 Technique-"Two Count Move"
04/02/01 Thought-"It Is Not A Competition"
03/26/01 Technique-"Alignment"
03/19/01 Technique-"Spirit"
03/19/01 Technique-"Learning"
03/12/01 Technique-"Kicking"
03/12/01 Thought-"Freedom vs. Authority"
03/05/01 Technique-"Karate Haiku"
03/05/01 Thought-"Rank Is As Much A Responsibility As It Is A Privilege"
02/26/01 Technique-"Dissecting The Move"
02/26/01 Thought-"Courage Is The Will To Go Forth"
02/19/01 Technique-"Gan Precept"
02/19/01 Thought-"Grand Master Ansei Ueshiro"
02/12/01 Technique-"Te-Hand"
02/12/01 Thought-"Be Aware of Your Surroundings"
02/05/01 Technique-"Rooting The Feet"
02/05/01 Thought-"Winter Training"
01/29/01 Technique-"Kata The Ultimate Training Weapon"
01/29/01 Thought-"We Don't See The World As It Is.."
01/22/01 Technique-"Foundation/Balance/Soku"
01/22/01 Thought-"Do Not Search To Know The Answers..."
01/15/01 Technique-"Perfection"
01/08/01 Technique-"Showing Up"
01/08/01 Thought-"Make Time For Your Karate"
01/01/01 Technique-"Challenge Complacency"
01/01/01 Thought-"One Day, One Life"

 

2000

12/11/00 Thought-"Poem From Richard Pulley"
12/04/00 Technique-"Breathing"
12/04/00 Thought-"You Do What You Have to Do"
11/27/00 Technique-"Soku"
11/27/00 Thought-"Community"
11/20/00 Technique-"Yellow Pages"
11/20/00 Thought-"Uruwashii"
11/13/00 Thought-"Patience"
11/06/00 Technique-"Training While Traveling"
10/30/00 Technique-"Height Difference"
10/30/00 Thought-"Transformations"
10/23/00 Thought-"Blocks are Strikes"
10/16/00 Technique-"Make Everything Bigger"
10/16/00 Thought-"Learn From Your Failures and Don't be Afraid to Fail Often"
10/09/00 Technique-"Mai & the practice of kata/Bunkai/ Makiwara Bunkai of Kata/Makiwara"
10/09/00 Thought-"Shinden Ni Rei"
10/01/00 Technique-"Kosa Dachi Cross-Leg Stance"
10/01/00 Thought-"Mirages"
09/25/00 Technique-"Hip Motion"
09/25/00 Thought-"Set Stategey Ahead Of Time"
09/18/00 Technique-"The Lower body Powers the Technique"
09/18/00 Thought-"Precious Stone is Not Polished Without Friction"
09/11/00 Technique-"Always aim for a small, specific target for all offensive techniques"
09/11/00 Thought-"Karate as a Conduit for Smooth Transitions"
09/04/00 Thought-"Never Give Up!"
08/28/00 Technique-"The less effort, the faster and more powerful you will be"
08/28/00 Thought-"Balance Of Life"
08/21/00 Technique-"Chokuritsu-fudo-dachi (Formal Attention Stance)"
08/21/00 Thought-"The Moment is Now"
08/14/00 Technique-"Kata practice has different speeds and power for self-development"
07/24/00 Technique-"Backfist/kick/Square Punch"
07/24/00 Thought-"Move Foward"
07/10/00 Technique-"Keep Training"
07/10/00 Thought-"Loyalty"
07/03/00 Thought-"Simplicity"
01/03/00 Thought-"Embracing The Shorin-Ryu Legacy via Organization"

 

1999

12/20/99 Thought- "Spirit"

 

1998

12/14/98 Technique-"Oi-zuki - Chasing Punch"
11/30/98 "Karate Class"
11/23/98 "Niahanchi Kata (N-3)"
11/16/98 Technique-"Niahanchi Kata"
11/16/98 Thought-"There is More to Karate Than Physical Training"
11/09/98 Thought-"Picture Yourself in a Clean White Gi"
11/07/98 "Niahanchi Kata Continued"
11/02/98 Technique-"Niahanchi Kata"
11/02/98 Thought-"Just do It!"
10/26/98 Technique-"Pinan 5 - More Techniques"
10/26/98 Thought-"Letting Go"
10/19/98 Technique-"Pinan 5 - The Difficult Techniques"
10/19/98 Thought- "Instinct"
10/12/98 Technique-"Pinan 3"
10/12/98 Thought-"Brotherhood"
10/05/98 Technique-"Oyo-Tan-Ren"
10/05/98 Thought-"Motivation & Karate"
09/28/98 Technique-"Pinan 2"
09/28/98 Thought-"Harmony--The Secret to Inner Peace"
09/21/98 Technique-"The Pinan Kata"
09/14/98 Technique-"Yakusoku Kumite 1"
09/14/98 Thought-"Loyalty and Commitment"
09/07/98 Technique-"F3"
09/07/98 Thought-"Don't Waste a Lifetime"
08/31/98 Technique-"F2"
08/31/98 Thought-"There is no Excuse"
08/24/98 Technique-"Stances"
08/24/98 Thought-"Karate as a Tool"
08/17/98 Technique-"Fine Points"
08/17/98 Thought-"Teach By Example"
08/10/98 Technique-"Punching"
08/10/98 Thought-"Control Your Emotions or Your Emotions Will Control You"
08/03/98 Technique-"The Book of Five Rings"
08/03/98 Thought-"Musashi"
07/27/98 Technique-"Empty Hand - Empty Mind"
07/27/98 Thought-"Kyoshi"
07/20/98 Technique-"Posture"
07/20/98 Thought-"Karate Ni Sente Nashi"
07/13/98 Technique-"Martial Attitude"
07/13/98 Thought-"The Correct Rut"
07/06/98 Technique-"Preparing for Promotion"
07/06/98 Thought-"Efficiency"
06/30/98 Technique-"Moving Forward"
06/30/98 Thought-"Moving Forward- Does this mean practicing every day?"
06/22/98 Thought-"Karate & Sense of Control Over One's Life"
06/15/98 Technique-"Observation"
06/15/98 Thought-"Outreach-Karate Scholarship & Study"
06/08/98 Technique-"Completing Each Technique
06/04/98 Thought-"Training For a Lifetime"
05/31/98 Technique-"The Wrist & Ankle"
05/25/98 Technique-"Karate Is Not A Theory"
05/25/98 Thought-"Remembering The Past"
05/18/98 Technique-"Head Balanced Over Body"
05/18/98 Thought-"Pain"
05/11/98 Technique-"More Hips"
05/11/98 Thought-"Breathing"
05/04/98 Technique-"Hips"
05/04/98 Thought-"Don't Over-Explain"
04/27/98 Technique-"Letting It Happen"
04/27/98 Thought-"Karate Ni Sente Nashi"
04/20/98 Technique-"Chambered Hand"
04/20/98 Thought-"The Value of Time"
04/12/98 Technique-"Repetition"
04/13/98 Thought-"You Only Cheat Yourself"
04/06/98 Technique-"Techniques for Go-Kyu & Ro-Kyu"
04/06/98 Thought-"Meditation & Breathing"
03/30/98 Technique-"Concentrated Destructive Power"
03/30/98 Thought-"Working With a Partner"
03/23/98 Technique-"Kicking"
03/23/98 Thought-"Mastery"
03/16/98 Technique-"Form Throughout The Kata"
03/16/98 Thought-"Karate for 5 Year olds"
03/02/98 "Stance"
03/09/98 Technique-"Testing Oneself"
03/09/98 Thought-"Leave Your Ego At The Door"
02/23/98 Technique-"Training Methods"
02/23/98 Thought-"Jyu Kumite or Free Style"
02/16/98 Technique-"Yakusoku Kumite"
02/16/98 Thought-"Keep Moving Forward"
02/08/98 Technique-"Cover Right Away"
02/08/98 Thought-"Responsibility & Reflection"
02/01/98 Technique-"Moving Meditation"
02/01/98 Thought-"Warming Up"
01/26/98 Technique-"Height"
01/26/98 Thought-"O-Tsuna-Hiki"
01/19/98 Technique-"Preparation"
01/19/98 Thought-"Mai-or Distancing"
01/11/98 Thought-"Key-Repetition"
01/05/98 Technique-"Express Yourself"
01/05/98 Thought-"Barriers of Human Achievement"

1997

12/29/97 Thought-"Positional Coincidence"
12/29/97 Technique-"Kata"
12/22/97 Technique-"Shuto-Uke"
12/22/97 Thought- Karate Ni Sente Nashi"
12/15/97 Thought-"What Tradition Means to Me"
12/15/97 Technique-"Relax and Breathe"
12/16/97 Thought-"Softness & Hardness,Flexability & Rigidity"
12/08/97 Technique-"Your Own Path"
12/08/97 Thought-"Teach with Humility" & "If it is not in the Book.."
12/01/97 Technique-"Elbows Straight"
12/01/97 Thought- "Imagery Training"
11/23/97 Technique-"Power"
11/23/97 Thought-"Thanksgiving/Arigato- Look at What you Have"
11/17/97 Thought-"Mushin"
11/10/97 Thought-"Raising The Level"
11/07/97 Thought-"Momentum"
11/03/97 Technique-"Kata & Makiwara"
10/27/97 Thought-"Attendance"
10/19/97 "Relaxation and Tension"
10/12/97 "Facial Expression"
10/06/97 "Straight Wrist"
09/23/97 "Gan ... Eyes"
09/16/97 "Timing"