Zen Martial Arts Center

Sacramento Martial Arts and Karate

May 2010 Journal Entries (4)

Mushin: A New Way of Thinking

A while back, Mr. Oliver challenged us to keep our mushin in circumstances we normally lose it. I have long been of the opinion that commuting is not for me. I just don't like driving. There are any number of ligitmate and ridiculously silly reasons... pollution, car accidents, road rage, discourtesy, the shining blindness off of silver cars, ... You get my meaning.

Well, recently I moved and my commute tripled. In the mushin spirit, I tried to think of this as a…

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Added by Lisa Clark on May 14, 2010 at 1:16pm — 1 Comment

Is Mr. Oliver the 'Lone Nut'?

This Video is Brilliant and really speaks to me and my training/teaching as a teacher and leader in my community.



I'm sure you'll also see the that I could be viewed as a "Lone Nut" without all of your participation and support. Can you commit to writing a journal entry on this site today? Join in (For my own… Continue

Added by Mike Oliver on May 13, 2010 at 2:12pm — No Comments

What Adults can Learn from Kids

This young lady is inspiring. Every adult here should watch this. If you are a parent, share this with your child. Kids are capable of amazing things despite their age. I encourage our Karate kids to think big when it comes to their community projects and this is why. Kids can change the world.…



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Added by Mike Oliver on May 12, 2010 at 10:17am — 2 Comments

Class demonstration and belt award ceremony posted

I always try to follow Sensei Oliver with the camera as well as the students. I thought I would use this post to highlight a few moments of his night.



#1 - The teacher at work







#2 - Giving congratulations and encouragement







#3 - Answering questions







#4 - Leading the session…



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Added by Chris Piper on May 6, 2010 at 11:18am — 1 Comment

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