Zen Martial Arts Center

Sacramento Martial Arts and Karate

July 2014 Journal Entries (9)

Week 34 - Steady as She Goes

Week 34 - Steady as She Goes

The Numbers (as of 07/26):…



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Added by Chrissy Scott on July 29, 2014 at 5:28pm — No Comments

Video 3 - Working Out in Tucson

Video 3 - Working Out in Tucson

Spent a week and a half in Tucson visiting my folks. Having a pool a 1/2 mile away made it impossible to stall any longer. And the running trails around the area made it easy to enjoy a good run. Here's a short video of the Tucson scene:…
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Added by Chrissy Scott on July 29, 2014 at 9:09am — No Comments

Week 33 - I FINALLY Went Swimming!

Week 33 - I FINALLY Went Swimming!

The Numbers (as of 07/19):…



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Added by Chrissy Scott on July 20, 2014 at 10:00am — No Comments

Wait... What was I supposed to do today???

Self-discipline is definitely a crucial skill of becoming a respectable martial artist and it should be practiced like any other aspect of the martial arts. Each day I have a list of stuff I must overcome and each day is similar to the last. First when I wake up (and even after sleeping in) I read and do all my chores. It’s a struggle not to pick my phone up and watch YouTube and forget about my chores. 

After I finish my acts of self-discipline I head to the gym. I start with 100…

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Added by Emil Ramos on July 19, 2014 at 3:07pm — 2 Comments

Week 32 - Staying Consistent

Week 32 - Staying Consistent

The Numbers (as of 07/12):…



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Added by Chrissy Scott on July 13, 2014 at 9:07pm — No Comments

Week 31 - Another One Down

Week 31 - Another Week Down

The Numbers (as of 07/05):…





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Added by Chrissy Scott on July 7, 2014 at 11:55am — 2 Comments

Reflections on "Karate-Do My Way of Life" by Gichin Funakoshi

My reading of Master Funakoshi’s “Karate-Do: My Way of Life,” provided me with a much greater appreciation and understanding of the philosophical underpinnings of Karate than I had previously. Through a varied and entertaining recitation of anecdotes from his long life, Master Funakoshi illustrated many important lessons for all aspiring students. All these were of great value to me, but one resonated particularly deeply.

Throughout his book, Master Funakoshi makes reference to the…

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Added by Colin McGlynn on July 6, 2014 at 4:00pm — No Comments

The Book of Five Rings

         For my required reading the first book I chose to read is The Book of Five Rings by Miyamoto Musashi. It was written in 1643 about the science of martial arts. Miyamoto Musashi broke down the book into five scrolls: Earth, Water, Fire, Wind, and Emptiness. Each scroll represents different pieces of martial arts.…

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Added by Emil Ramos on July 4, 2014 at 7:09pm — 1 Comment

Video 2 - Getting Tossed Around

This is what the last few minutes of a sparring day can look like sometimes. :)

Added by Chrissy Scott on July 1, 2014 at 2:30pm — No Comments

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