Zen Martial Arts Center

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June 2012 Journal Entries (3)

Training the Week of 6/17 to 6/23

Training went alright this week.  I fell short of my goals, but I'm still moderately pleased with my training given the random distractions in my life.  "All Kata" refers to the four Kata I know.


All Kata x2, 100 pushups


All Kata x2, 100 pushups, 200 situps


Seiuchin x2, 25 pushups, 50 situps, ~15 minutes sparring, ~20 minutes grappling


All Kata x3, 150 pushups, 150 situps


2.5 mile…


Added by Dave Samuel on June 23, 2012 at 5:04pm — 2 Comments

Sacramento Boy Collects 800 Cans of Play-Doh for WEAVE

Nathaniel, a 7-year old karate student at Zen Martial Arts in Sacramento shares the results of his effort to collect cans of Play-Doh for the families at WEAVE Sacramento. WEAVE uses Play-Doh for play and for art therapy. You can learn more about Zen Martial Arts by visiting…


Added by Mike Oliver on June 18, 2012 at 11:30am — No Comments

The Training Begins

While leaving Sacramento was an easy decision for me in many ways, being more than 500 miles away from the Dojo was almost a deal breaker for me.  In an attempt to mitigate this, I am going to train here in Oregon, and log my training efforts.

My Three Goals: 

1)  Increase my fitness level and maintain my knowledge of Isshinryu. 

2)  Be prepared mentally and technically for the September belt testing.

3)  Find training partners to encourage and be…


Added by Dave Samuel on June 16, 2012 at 4:38pm — 1 Comment

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