Zen Martial Arts Center

Sacramento Martial Arts and Karate

September 2014 Journal Entries (11)

Week 43 - All Nerves

Week 43 - All Nerves

The Numbers (as of 09/27):…



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Added by Chrissy Scott on September 29, 2014 at 8:59pm — No Comments

Week 42 - Oh Here's a DOOZIE!

Week 42 - Oh Here's a DOOZIE!

The Numbers (as of 09/20):



Notice the kata count, but try not to panic as much as I did/am...…





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Added by Chrissy Scott on September 22, 2014 at 4:37pm — No Comments

The Meaning of Isshinryu

I was recently asked by a student to expound upon the name and meaning of our system of karate, Isshinryu. These thoughts reflect my own understanding of Isshinryu at this point in my short 15 years of training. They are in no way meant to be a universal definition of what Isshinryu means.

The name of our…

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Added by Mike Oliver on September 21, 2014 at 10:30pm — No Comments

Week 41 - 90% Mental and the Other Half Physical

Week 41 - 90% Mental and the Other Half Physical

The Numbers (as of 09/13):…





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Added by Chrissy Scott on September 16, 2014 at 6:45am — No Comments

"Hard Work Beats Talent When Talent Doesn't Work Hard."

Reading the Book of Five Rings helped me change my perspective on the martial arts. The book was written in five scrolls, hence the name Book of Five Rings. Each scroll is named after one of the four main elements: Earth, Water, Fire and Wind. These are followed with the final scroll, The Scroll of Emptiness. Each scroll focuses on different aspects of the martial arts.

The book had many great lessons. One of my favorites was about the true science of martial arts. It means practicing…

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Added by Emil Ramos on September 15, 2014 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Week 40 - Almost to the 80% Mark!

Week 40 - Almost to the 80% Mark!

The Numbers (as of 09/06): …



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Added by Chrissy Scott on September 9, 2014 at 7:46am — No Comments

Video 5 - A Swim Morning

Video 5 - A Swim Morning

Added by Chrissy Scott on September 8, 2014 at 6:17pm — No Comments

Video 6 - A Run Plus a Bonus?

Video 6 - A Run Plus a Bonus?

Added by Chrissy Scott on September 8, 2014 at 6:00pm — No Comments

The art of dance in our community

In the practice of Architecture there is a long tradition of community service. Architects are often brought to the table within a community to solve problems that affect the greater population and often submit recommendations for city planning and building improvements. It is a winning combination when Architects are able to volunteer that service to an organization or group that provides a venue for education back to the community. I am the principal Architect for CRKW Studio, Inc. and…

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Added by Kale Wisnia on September 3, 2014 at 6:40pm — No Comments

Sienna's Little Dragon Black Belt Project - Caring for Adults at Triple-R

Sienna is in Little Dragons and is completing her project for Little Dragons Black Belt. Her project is volunteering at Triple R Adult Day Program (relate, refresh, rely). Triple-R is a program focusing on care daily care for adults with dementia. Sienna has had to prepare for her time at the program facility by first interviewing with the coordinator and passing a TB free test.…

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Added by Kale Wisnia on September 3, 2014 at 5:01pm — No Comments

Week 39 - I Will Get There

Week 39 - I Will Get There

The Numbers (as of 08/30/2014):…





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Added by Chrissy Scott on September 1, 2014 at 4:14pm — No Comments

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