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The Dojo Culture

The Dojo Culture

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({ google_ad_client: "ca-pub-2659328231231944", enable_page_level_ads: true }); Culture is a big buzzword in the corporate world these days. Everyone is looking to build a great workplace culture. It can keep employees happy and productive while also attracting the best talent. A negative culture can have the opposite effect. Culture can make or break a business. But is a good culture only important only at work? … Read entire article »

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What Can I Do?

What Can I Do?

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({ google_ad_client: "ca-pub-2659328231231944", enable_page_level_ads: true }); As a father of two daughters and a martial arts teacher, the tragic events from Friday at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut have weighed heavily on the heart and mind. The grief of and for the families there is indescribable. In the coming days and weeks, the media will talk about violence in schools, mental … Read entire article »

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Kenpo Senior Conference Reflections

Kenpo Senior Conference Reflections

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({ google_ad_client: "ca-pub-2659328231231944", enable_page_level_ads: true }); A couple of weekends ago, a group of us drove to Austin, Texas to participate in the first Kenpo Senior Conference. The event had about 80 Kenpoists from all over the world, and it was the best karate weekend we’ve ever been a part of. It was amazing to be among so much energy and desire to … Read entire article »

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Kenpo – From the eyes of a parent

Kenpo – From the eyes of a parent

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({ google_ad_client: "ca-pub-2659328231231944", enable_page_level_ads: true }); Last weekend our school had its quarterly’s karate test. One of our students, Nate, earned his second junior blue stripe. In response to pictures of the test being in our weekly newsletter, we received this email from Nate’s mother. Sam, Just reading your newsletter and thinking that you should write something about how people (like Nate) with different/varying abilities … Read entire article »

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Everyone But Daddy

Everyone But Daddy

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({ google_ad_client: "ca-pub-2659328231231944", enable_page_level_ads: true }); “It takes a village to raise a child” is a common proverb almost everyone has heard. While talking about how it’s a group effort to teach a child the necessary characteristics to be a responsible, well-round adult, it can apply to martial arts training as well. Anyone who teaches karate to, and specifically spars, with their children … Read entire article »

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Pickpockets in Rome

Pickpockets in Rome

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({ google_ad_client: "ca-pub-2659328231231944", enable_page_level_ads: true }); Ever have one of those situations which could have been a whole lot worse? Yeah, me too. Here’s one of mine. Before we traveled to Romerecently, we did a very tourist-y thing and bought a travel guide for highlights of the sites to see. One of the things of note, the book’s suggestion to be very careful in … Read entire article »

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Blood, Loyalty, and Family

Blood, Loyalty, and Family

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({ google_ad_client: "ca-pub-2659328231231944", enable_page_level_ads: true }); Recently, my family and I had the opportunity to tour a little bit of Italy for a long vacation. We spent five days in Rome and ended with five days in Monreale, Sicily. The opportunity came about because my youngest, Venezuelan sister was marrying the Italian man of her dreams. (An epic wedding reception to be sure.) Understand, … Read entire article »

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