Kyoshi's Technique of the Week
September 3rd, 2001 
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SHORIN-RYU KARATE USA
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Consistent Training

The most important aspect of karate is your
systematic training schedule in the dojo.
It is strongly suggested as follows:


beginners: 2x weekly- minimum
intermediates: 3x weekly- minimum
advanced: 4x weekly- minimum


This refers to in the dojo training, a class participation schedule.
In every area of sports/physical arts/athletics the
"superstars" / higher ranks train more vigorously and more often.
There are no shortcuts here.

In order to experience the joy and vigor of a strenuous workout
we need to show up, suit up and participate. It never comes
from thinking about it, only from doing it.
The most common cause of injury, malaise, illness and
depression is inconsistent physical exercise or not training at all.
The advanced kata demand much more physical strength and
prowess than the basic kata. If you are too "busy " to meet this
schedule then you need to find a way to break out of the rut.

"The dojo is the place where courage is fostered and superior
human nature is bred through the ecstasy of sweating in hard work.
It is the sacred place where the human spirit is polished."
Master Nagamine.

Keep training. Research this well.

Arigato,
Kyoshi.

Arigato!





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ROBERT SCAGLIONE, Kyoshi, began his karate training 34 years ago in 1967. This is his 29th anniversary as a Black belt 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 NYC dojo.

Over 125 students began their training directly under Kyoshi Scaglione and have attained black belt level. He continues to work closely with all his black belts, including those who have opened the (18) dojo/clubs on the mainland US, Hawaii, China, 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.  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 TV. and radio, in stage productions, and at Universities and schools giving karate demonstrations and lectures on self-defense and assault prevention.  Kyoshi's Has four sons. Sal is a San Dan Black belt. Robert Jr., Dion, and Shane are all Ni Dan black belts.