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Kaicho’s Korner: Matsumura Seito or Kenshin Kan?

Kaicho

Ader: Kaicho, thanks again for your willingness to share your expertise and wisdom. Ader: Kaicho, can you remember when you first heard the term Matsumura Seito and how you felt about the link to the history of Okinawa Karate. Kaicho: I started karate at the age of 3 and I must have heard the term…

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Mokuteki O Motte Hajimeru – Begin with the End in Mind

Hanshi Jeff Ader explains the art of Okinawan Karate to his students

As an educator, I constantly remind students that it does not matter where you are coming from; all that matters is where you are going. To know where you are going it is imperative to understand that your future will be based on your actions of today. If you plan your current actions based on…

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Strategy – Senryaku

Okinawa Martial Arts Blog

The famous Chinese general Sun Tzu, author of the classic The Art of War, said that the greatest general is not the one who can defeat 100 armies in 100 battles. Rather, it is the one who can control things so well that the need to fight never arises. Stephen Covey in his book The…

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Chinkuchi – Focused Concentration

Fusei Kisei Meiyo Kaicho OSMKKF

The first time I saw Fusei Kise perform his kata, I was amazed at the power generated when he moved. Since that time, I have seen a lot of students that try to mimic his motions, but there is just something missing. The ability to concentrate all the movements of the body to generate maximum…

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