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February 2014 Journal Entries (5)

Impressions of "Karate-Do My Way of Life" by Gichin Funakoshi

            “Karate-Do My Way of Life” by Gichin Funakoshi presents many informative and thought provoking anecdotes from Master Funakoshi’s life as representations of the true meaning of Karate-Do. This, in essence, is the central theme of the book – the true meaning and application of Karate-Do – beyond its physical manifestations and underlying theory, towards the training of the mind, heart, and character of the individual karateka.

           While I was aware, in…

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Added by Patrick Brownfield on February 27, 2014 at 5:30pm — 1 Comment

Week 11 - Thinking About Acts of Kindness

Another week down. I'm late on this entry but squeezing it in. Here we go.



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Added by Chrissy Scott on February 20, 2014 at 8:53pm — No Comments

Karate-Do

I recently read Karate-Do by Gichin Funakoshi.  What I enjoyed most about the book was learning the history of karate.  Karate went from an obscure self-defense form of martial arts, known only in Okinawa, to being world renowned.  Funakoshi, a founder of karate, had a very humble start to teaching karate outside of Okinawa.  While he demonstrated martial arts in Tokyo, he had to work as a groundskeeper for a local school and pawn his personal items to make ends meet.  After World…

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Added by D Call on February 12, 2014 at 5:30am — No Comments

Week 10 - Rekindling My Motivation

So, I was talking to a friend of mine the other day about my karate journey. We talked about my test, the criteria, we talked about how I feel I'm doing. And then we talked about why it's important to me. And it made me realize that my journal posts feel... removed. So I'm going to do something different here and see how it…
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Added by Chrissy Scott on February 10, 2014 at 9:40pm — 3 Comments

Week 9 - Hello February

Okay, another week down. It was a good week all around. I'm in a pretty consistent routine when it comes to push-ups sit-ups and kata. I can get it all in on my breaks at work pretty much. Still concerned with my sparring and not getting in the amount of rounds I need per week. Mileage was good. Got closer to the 200 mile mark for the month of January and I've got almost 350 total so far. Steadily logging acts of kindness, too.…



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Added by Chrissy Scott on February 4, 2014 at 9:01pm — No Comments

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