Kyoshi's Technique of the Week

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Technique of the Week (January 1st, 2007)

From Sensei Emiliano Mazlen,Shihan,
Ueshiro Shorin-ryu Karate dojo, Boston, MA


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Thought for the week

Onegai-shimasu Hanshi, Kyoshi, Sensei, Sempai and Fellow Deshi,

With the arrival of the New Year, it is common to make resolutions. We
should make resolutions/set goals for our karate. The goal might be being
ready to test for a new rank, improving our grasp of a kata or implementing
a correction that we haven’t been able to yet. These goals help us most as
extra inspiration to improve and increase our training. New rank, should
not be mistaken for an end in itself. Karate-do (the way of karate) does
not end with a new rank. Karate-do has no such end. It is, in Master
Nagamine's words, a "life-long marathon." We can continue on the way of
karate all our lives, as long as we keep training. We can use goals to
inspire us to keep moving forward on that journey.

Happy and healthy 2007 to all.

Domo arigato gozaimasu to all,
Emiliano Mazlen