Zen Martial Arts Center

Sacramento Martial Arts and Karate

July 2011 Journal Entries (4)

KCRA 3 Coverage: Z is for Zen Martial Arts

Deirdre Fitzpatrick from KCRA 3 had the courage to step out onto the dojo floor with us recently. Read about her experience below.


Zen. So relaxing.

So not what I expected when I ended our 26 part Workouts A-Z series with a workout called Zen Martial Arts.

Zen Martial Arts is the cardiovascular…


Added by Mike Oliver on July 25, 2011 at 8:37am — 1 Comment

Week 29 & 30 - And what I think is the start of my most important lesson yet

Much the same to report. Keeping up with everything. Lately the efforts have come in ebbs and flows rather than consistency and routine. I'll take it for now. I need to grant myself that. We're going on 8 months now, and that's usually a long training season for me. Usually after 8 months (wish is usually September-ish) I've done all the events I chose for the year. I've talked about this before, how keeping something going for 12 months was going to be a challenge. I was right, but I'm good…


Added by Chrissy Scott on July 11, 2011 at 6:00pm — 1 Comment

Teen Black-Belt Facing Charges for Contest Attack

This is why compassion, kindness, and anger management are such important and oft discussed topics at our karate school.


San Jose police say a 16-year-old Florida boy is facing charges for assaulting an opponent after losing a martial arts tournament.

The San Jose Mercury News reports that the Miami Lakes black belt was booked on a felony assault charge after he bowed to his opponent, shook his hand and then kicked him in the…


Added by Mike Oliver on July 10, 2011 at 8:46am — 2 Comments

Finding my way back in --maybe a UBBT update?

It's been a while since I posted anything, and also a challenge to maintain UBBT requirements lately.  June was an incredibly busy work month, and the fallout continues into July.  As a ripple effect, daily requirements fell by the wayside, or were spottily done, and I'm not happy about that.  I need to get back to that consistency that I had in December and January, and remind myself that I know how to do that (it *was* all working, then, yeah?).


Nevertheless, there have…


Added by Lisa Spagnolo on July 7, 2011 at 11:00am — 4 Comments

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