Zen Martial Arts Center

Sacramento Martial Arts and Karate

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Adopt-a-family

Hello, everyone! This year, Zen Martial Arts and our dojo family are adopting a family through St. John’s Program for Real Change. 

The family we are sponsoring is a family of three — the mom, Crystal, and two boys named Joey and Maiden. They are 6 and 5, respectively. 

Joey wears a size 6/7. His favorite color is blue, he…

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Added by Kara Synhorst on November 25, 2014 at 7:23pm — 17 Comments

A Beginner’s Mind essay on Karate-Do – My Way of Life, by Gichin Funakoshi

Most of us want to live a meaningful and purposeful life; Master Gichin Funakoshi certainly achieved this.  During my reading and reflection of the passages and experiences he shared in his book, Karate-Do; My Way of Life, I was truly mesmerized by Master Funakoshi’s parables based on his life experience and living in “the Way of Karate.”  He epitomizes all that is good; humility, discipline, integrity, sacrifice, dedication, love of country and positive…

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Added by David Brezinski on November 19, 2014 at 5:35pm — 2 Comments

Week 49 - 52 Days to Go. Yes, I'm Counting

Week 49 - 52 Days to Go. Yes, I'm Counting

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Added by Chrissy Scott on November 11, 2014 at 4:46pm — No Comments

Week 48 - Hello November

Week 48 - Hello November

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Added by Chrissy Scott on November 4, 2014 at 8:33pm — No Comments

“Pain is temporary. Quitting lasts forever.”

Sorry, I haven’t got around to writing in a long time hopefully I didn’t lose any followers. To give you a recap I’ve finished more than half of my test and I’m at exactly four months in. I started middle school so it’s like having two jobs at once working the same hours and no holidays. It feels like everything I’ve done has been halfhearted and I’ve lost my motivation. I went searching for it; I even put up ads for lost ‘effort’. Ok, I didn’t lose it too much - maybe just a bit. But I will…

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Added by Emil Ramos on November 3, 2014 at 9:00pm — 1 Comment

Week 47 - FORTY-SEVEN!!!!

Week 47 - FORTY-SEVEN!!!!

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Added by Chrissy Scott on October 28, 2014 at 2:52pm — No Comments

Week 46 - Too Soon to Ask if We're There Yet?

Week 46 - Too Soon to Ask if We're There Yet?

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Added by Chrissy Scott on October 21, 2014 at 8:01am — No Comments

Week 45 - Yes, I've Started Counting the Days

Week 45 - Yes, I've Started Counting the Days

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Added by Chrissy Scott on October 14, 2014 at 7:22am — No Comments

Week 44 (+ a day) - Triathlon = DONE!

Week 44 (+ a day) - Triathlon = DONE!

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Added by Chrissy Scott on October 6, 2014 at 1:22pm — No Comments

Video 7 - Triathlon is DONE!

Added by Chrissy Scott on October 6, 2014 at 12:52pm — No Comments

"Once you're halfway home, you know that you can probably get the rest of the way there." - Janis Ian

 

                Yeah! It’s been three months and that means I’m half way. My last month didn’t go so well, I got sick at the beginning of school like half my classmates. I love middle school - all the hundreds people - it just doubles the friends. I go to California Middle School in Land Park right behind McClatchy High School.  Of course I have still kept my friends from LDV, but I have met people from all around Sacramento. However, it has been hard keeping up with my black belt…

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Added by Emil Ramos on October 5, 2014 at 10:29am — No Comments

Week 43 - All Nerves

Week 43 - All Nerves

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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

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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!

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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

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