Zen Martial Arts Center

Sacramento Martial Arts and Karate

November 2013 Journal Entries (4)

Black Belt test starting on 12/1/2013

As some of you know, I started this journey back in 2010 but had to unfortunately quit early in the quest. This time I will reach my end goal and test for my Black Belt!

This is my letter of intent for black belt testing 2013.

Over the next year I will be participating in our Dojo’s black belt test to empower my mind, body and to accomplish the requirements to be able to test for the rank of Shodan.

My journey will be starting on Sunday, December 1st…

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Added by Tai Setser-Pfleger on November 29, 2013 at 3:52pm — 1 Comment

The Real Preparation

So here's the thing...



A few weeks ago after a class, Sensei sat down with me and handed me a folder of information and some potentially scary requirements. We…

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Added by Chrissy Scott on November 19, 2013 at 5:06pm — 5 Comments

Here it Comes



My Black Belt Test Begins on 12/01/2013 …











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Added by Chrissy Scott on November 14, 2013 at 3:00pm — 6 Comments

Notes on Karate-Do

As Karate begins and ends with courtesy, I’d like to thank you for taking the time to read my thoughts on the book Karate-Do by Gichin Funakoshi

Funakoshi is responsible for introducing the Okinawan art of Karate to Japan in the early 1900’s, a process that was accelerated by the world’s descent into World War 1 and 2.

Having read some of the other student's notes on Karate-Do I was struck by how different parts of the book resonated with different people, and re-reading my own…

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Added by Sney Noorani on November 7, 2013 at 7:00pm — 1 Comment

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