July 22nd 2012
From Tamir Sensei, Denshi-Shihan
Ueshiro Neve [Oasis] Karate Dojo
Neve Yamin, Israel
Get Ready for an Incredible Waterfall Shower of Joy & Vigor!
Onegai-shimasu Ueshiro SRKUSA,
The path of Karate-Do, laid out for us by Master Ueshiro with Hanshi Scaglione as our guide to "hike" and "live" it every day, is filled with hard work and sweat; but, with great joy and vigor to shower and invigorate us along the way. Along this lifelong path are exciting milestones for us to reach and enjoy and take a break at, to soak in the milestone and reflect on the journey we traversed and the journey ahead. We taste and experience and enjoy the entire journey -- both path and milestones combined.
This reminds me of a challenging hike I did at Yosemite National Park in California last year filled with steep climbs, rolling drops, multiple waterfalls, awesome trees, magnificent rock formations, breathtaking views, sounds, smells and much more than I can express into words. Every waterfall was a unique awe inspiring milestone to reach. Once reached, we wanted more. We wanted to get to the next water fall and enjoy the evolving path forward.
It is incredible how fortunate we are to have a daily magnificent "hike" organized by Ueshiro Shorin-Ryu Karate USA. This hike is filled with an awe-inspiring trek and on-going milestones. We are about to reach a huge milestone in just three weeks -- the biggest one yet -- the 50th anniversary celebration in New York City. Prepare yourself in your hike towards this MAGNANIMOUS event [as Sensei Garcia would say]. Use your GAN [perception] to sense it and soak it all in; use your SOKU [foundation] to root yourself down with every step feeling solid and stable; use your TANDEN [gut/center of gravity] to drive your momentum forward; and use your RIKI [climactic explosion of focus, speed, and power] to capture and conquer it all -- a glorious waterfall shower of joy and vigor!
Keep training as we prepare along the path of our Karate-Do towards the 50th celebration weekend of August 10-12.
Looking forward to experiencing this together with all of you in NYC with Hanshi and the Kyoshi[s] showing us the way.
Domo Arigato Gozaimasu
Shorin-Ryu Karate USA