Zen Martial Arts Center

Sacramento Martial Arts and Karate

April 2013 Journal Entries (5)

Memories of my Brown Belt Test

A student recently asked me what my most memorable training memory is. I have many, from achievements that I have been proud of to obstacles I've overcome. One of them that comes to mind now, is my brown-belt test.

At the time that I was getting ready for brown-belt, I was training mostly with Sensei Phillip Debord at the Robertson Community Center near Natomas. The city didn't have us on a very fixed schedule, so depending on the day, we would be training in different rooms at the…


Added by Mike Oliver on April 22, 2013 at 12:35pm — 1 Comment

Joslin's Martial Arts Center in Auburn and Roseville celebrates 40 Years

Joslin’s Martial Arts Center in Auburn and Roseville celebrates 40 years

Awards banquet honors eighth-degree Black Belt on Saturday

By: Special to Gold Country News

It may be cold on Saturday but the degrees will be high at Joslin’s Martial Arts Center annual awards banquet, where they…


Added by Mike Oliver on April 21, 2013 at 8:27pm — No Comments

The 100 in Greensboro, AL (Day 2)

This was an awesome day. The people of this community are so thankful. They remember us year after year and come out to watch us work and say hello and thank you to us. The front porches of all the houses around us were well occupied with spectators and cheering folks. Meeting Ms. Georgia was awesome. She is SO excited. She watched every bit of the days work from a neighbor's porch. I love being here!

Go check out the video! I'm going to bed :)…


Added by Chrissy Scott on April 11, 2013 at 7:30pm — 1 Comment

The 100 in Greensboro, AL (2013 - Day 1)


Made it to Greensboro late tonight but just in time to meet with everyone and get to hear some really great discussions. I just love being here. It's definitely one of my favorite parts of the year.

There was a small group of people today that stood up the first few walls for Ms. Georgia's house. The intention was to go out there tomorrow and get crackin' but there's a big storm rolling in. Big storms in Alabama mean something different that a "big" storm in California.… Continue

Added by Chrissy Scott on April 10, 2013 at 8:35pm — 2 Comments

Brown Belt Project - The Seven Habits

For my brown belt project, I have chosen a personal challenge in the area of personal management. Having an active and curious lifestyle, I am aware of challenges with managing my thoughts and managing my time, both of which are essential to pursuing my most important goals and lifetime desires. In order to provide a formal structure to my personal management goals, Sensei Oliver referred me to “The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People,” a bestselling book by Stephen Covey, one of the…


Added by Marcus Cortez on April 7, 2013 at 9:19am — No Comments

© 2020   Created by Mike Oliver.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service