Zen Martial Arts Center

Sacramento Martial Arts and Karate

May 2012 Journal Entries (3)

Karate-Do: My Way of Life

Having recently read the book, Karate-Do My Way of Life by Gichin Funakoshi, I was both fascinated and inspired by Funakoshi's lifetime dedication to the art of karate. I was especially inspired by the overwhelming acts of kindess, humility and selflessness displayed by Master Funakoshi.

My favorite chapter in the book was titled, "Training For Life."  Within this chapter, I found that the sections "Win By Losing" and "The Danger of Pride" resonated deeply within me.  These…

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Added by Heather Hull on May 16, 2012 at 6:21pm — 1 Comment

Personal Goal - Workouts Update and Lessons So Far

So I've been on my training plan for a good 6 weeks now. And I'm learning A LOT. I've adjusted my workout schedule according to my body's demands. 

These are the changes I made:

  • I replaced one sprint workout with a jump-rope workout. I do the same increments with the jump-rope as I did with the sprints except I've cut the rest times in half.
  • I still do three crossfit workouts, but I moved Wednesday's crossfit to Satruday. 
  • On Sundays I do a long run/ride…
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Added by Chrissy Scott on May 9, 2012 at 10:07am — No Comments

Outside the Dojo

Its been a while since I've been in the dojo for class, but that doesn't mean it's time to stop practicing.



Baby is due May 16. I'd like to say everything has been graceful, sunshine and rainbows, but I have a new respect for the mothers who have come before me. It's been hard in unexpected ways and easier in others. Everything I learned in the dojo has helped. Breathing, how to stay active at your fitness level, mental focus, daily discipline, intentional smiles on grumpy days,… Continue

Added by Lisa Clark on May 1, 2012 at 1:01pm — No Comments

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