Thought For The Week


Thought for the Week (February 12th, 2001)


 Dale Adamson, San Dan Mohawk Valley Karate Club


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Be Aware of you Surroundings

Don't Beware, but Be Aware of your environment. 

For example, when you are at  the movies, locate the exits, in case there is a need to leave quickly; or when you are at that business meeting, look at how people have grouped themselves. Have they strategically arranged themselves to make a challenge? 


In karate this is best explained in the Green Book, Building the Warrior Spirit, by Kyoshi Scaglione. On page 17, the first sentence reads as follows: 
"A warrior, while engaged in a conversation, perpetually scans the area...." 
The whole section is dedicated to being aware of your surroundings. Try to read this and apply it to your life.

Arigato, Dale Adamson, San dan