Apr 19 2006

E-book now available for both new and current members

Current IUKF members who would like to receive a copy of George Mattson’s exciting, new-edition Black Belt Test Guide in electronic form may write to George with their email and postal addresses, plus phone numbers.  In return, George will email them the e-book URL, so that you may access it online.  He can be reached by emailing him at gmattson@uechi-ryu.com.  There will be no charge for IUKF members.  Those who are not members but wish to receive this book, should consider joining, and will receive this book at no cost, as well as many other benefits, including discounts on camps, seminars, training gear, books and videos.

          This book is the most readable of any e-book I’ve seen.  The pages turn like a physical book.  But unlike a hand-held book, when you’re reading the table of contents and find a section that you’d like to read, you just click on its page, and you’re there.  The contents are revised, and will be updated and upgraded as when changes are made by the Board.  Videos are included and accessible just by clicking.  The Forward gives a historical account of the IUKF, and explains it’s current mission and function.
          All in all, I am sure you be very pleased and interested by this cutting edge, and very enjoyable book.

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Apr 18 2006

New Accurate IUKF Membership Directory

New accurate membership directory

The IUKF is very interested in being able to reach all its members, accurately and rapidly.  To that end, we are asking all those who are members, or who are thinking about the advantages of membership to write our Membership Coordinator, David Berndt at DCBerndt@aol.com, giving him your email address, your postal address and telephone number.  This will help us reach you more quickly, when important news or offers occur.

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Apr 03 2006

China Trip Update 4-3-06

Hi All,
Please be reminded about getting your passport, 2 passport photos and a
check in the amount of $1,000 to me before April 30.  I will ned that to
reserve your seat on this trip.  I will process payments to the agent the
first week of May.  If I receive your deposit after I’ve given our first
payment to our agent, it may cost you more then I’ve promised.

Please be vigilant about your shots needed for this trip.  I know some of
them are give in a series.  Could take 6 months to get them all.  I would
also advise antibiotic pills from your doctor.  If you don’t like the food,
there is no Burger Kings there.  (I think I remember a Mickey D there). 
Long lines for a horse burger.

I will also need your jacket size as I will be passing out an IUKF jacket to
all attending this trip.  Not like I can’t identify our group of caucasian
with the natives but it may identify us as a group to the natives.  I’ll
need your size also, Bob Sensei as you will be our beacon in HK.

Remember the purpose of this trip is for the opportunity to working out with
some of the well known kung fu teachers of Southern China.  Many of the
people traveling with us, the IUKF members, there will also be students of
sifu Wong.  We will make side trips to visit other martial art schools,
museums and Southern Shou-Lin.  We might also be coming home by way of
Quan-Jhou airport.  If so, we will be in Quan-Jhou the last 3-4 days where
we can shop till we drop.  Quan-Jhou is one of the largest cities in
Southern China.  Not as inexpensive as in Toi-San but much better quality. 
Please consult me before you do any shopping (could prevent any possible
arrests).  China is also famous for their canning methods.  I will also do
all your money exchange.  I can not promise the best exchange rate because
some street hawkers can give you better rates.  I can promise you the
authenticity and guarantee for every penny I give you.

Don’t need to bring more then one suit case.  Cloths there are the price of
throw aways.  They also have laundry service there.  If you plan to bring
items home, beware to the spending limits enforced by customs and the price
of another suit case is very inexpensive.  Chinese suit cases (burlap bags
tied at the opening) is free.

Our agenda is as follows:

We will depart from our perspective airport and meet in either San Diego or
San Francisco on October1.  After everyone has arrived, we will board our
plane to either Japan or directly to Hong Kong.  We will arrive in HK on
October 2, sometime in the PM (HK is 12 hours ahead of our time).

While in HK, Sensei Robert Campbell will be our gracious host.  He knows HK
like the back of his hand and time with Bob in Hong Kong usually becomes
legendary.  We will be in HK for 3 nights and 2 full days.

On the morning of Oct. 5, we will board a small ship to Ging-Yoke, a small
pier-town on the River way.  Sifu Wong will meet us there with our
transports and bring us to our hotel in Toi-San.  We will be in Toi-San for
1 full week and leave for Quan-Jhou on the 12th.  While in Toi-San, we will
work out on a daily bases (optional).  We will go on a few daily tours to
Wong Fai Hung’s museum, Southern Shau-Lin Temple, Fout-San where they are
famous for their martial arts supplies,  Hoi-Pen, their new up and coming
metropolis (still primitive).  I’ll make sure there will be rest days in
between.

Quan-Jhou will be where we will board our airplane home.  We will be there
from the 12th to the 15th where we will be tired and glad to head home.  By
the way, Quan-Jhou is also where our US embassy is located.  I’m sure we can
visit that also if you’ll like.  I know a few people there.  If needed, I
will get you boarded on your plane home and the next stop will be LA or San
Diego (all the stewardess speak english).  I may need to stay a few more
days to attend some personal business.  If not, you’ll have to put up me all
the way back to the state also.

All is welcome to come along.  If you are not able to attend and already on
my list, please do not hesitate to call or write to let me know (I fully
understand this is a hugh undertaking).  We don’t want you on my other
unmentionable list (just joking).  If sight seeing is what you are looking
for, I’ll prepare for that and set you up for sightseeing the next time
around (I will be going to China twice a year).  If you’ve sent me your
deposit already and want to change your mind and want to cancel or go
another time, you’ll have to let me know by April 30 before I give your name
and deposit to the agent.

OTHERWISE, GET ME ALL THE ITEMS I’VE REQUESTED.

Thank you very much.  Looking forward to a great, informative, china
experience for all.

Strength and Honor,
Darin Yee

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Mar 26 2006

Membership news

Our Membership Coordinator, David Berndt, recently reported 36 new IUKF members, and 34 renewals!  All of us members should speak with at least two dojo mates, or friends in other dojo, to share the advantages of joining.  The larger our membership, the more activities we can organize and all benefit from.
The IUKF Board of Directors is working an a Lifetime Membership, that will save money in the long run.  It also gives prestige, since those who take advantage of this option will show their dedication!  Stay tuned for information regarding cost.
Anyone reading this entry should email our Membership Coordinator (DCBerndt@aol.com) with your name, your postage address, and your telephone number.  In this way, we will have a complete database on our membership, and this will allow us to send hardcopy information, and to contact by phone if necessary, when we have important and fast-breaking news.

Paul Haydu

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Mar 24 2006

Black Belt Test Guide, 2nd Edition, e-book

There is great news for all IUKF members…. George Mattson has revised and updated the Black Belt Test Guide, creating a second edition.  Best of all, it is in e-book format, which allows immediate availability to all Uechika who are members of the IUKF.  Because it’s in electronic format, it can be updated if any changes are required.  And it has illustrations that are video clips, when clicked on.  Watch for it soon… I am sure you will be as enthusiastic about it as I am!

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Mar 02 2006

Chinese Medicine Traumatology Seminar

George, Didn’t know if you’d received this already.  Perhaps there are some Uechika who would be interested in this, especially those on the West Coast. I use some Di Da Jow formulated by Sifu Chu from the Yip Man receipe… really works.  Sifu Chu is a TCM and Acupunture practitioner and teacher, who knows his stuff, and gives excellent historical background to his presentations .

Paul
Subject: Chinese Medicine Traumatology Seminar

Hello!

Please Post! Upcoming Traumatology Seminar!

Chinese Medicine Traumatology As taught by Robert Chu, L.Ac., QME, PhD 15 Hours approved CEU’s (7.5 CEU’s per day)
Increase your clinical effectiveness with two days of dynamic presentations Saturday and Sunday, March 18 – 19, 2006, 9:00 am – 5:30 pm
Learn the essentials of Gu Shang Ke (Bone/Traumatology) and Chinese Die Da (Fall or Strike) medicine for the clinic. Students and practitioners will be taught the most essential herbs, formulas, points, wrappings, dressings, cupping methods to use in the clinic acute or chronic trauma. Hands on practice and demonstration will be a part of this class.
8:30 a.m. registration at the Southern California University, School of Oriental Medicine and Acupuncture 1541 Wilshire Blvd. 3rd floor (corner of Wilshire and Union) Los Angeles, CA 90017 Seating is limited!
Fee: $325/2 days, students $250/2 days, $25 discount for early registration by March 3, 2006, No refunds
Call (626) 487-1815 to register
Robert Chu, an exciting and charismatic speaker, has been practicing the Martial and Chinese healing arts since childhood. As a master martial artist and acupuncturist to Olympic athletes, he shares his secrets for treating pain and musculoskeletal disorders arising from trauma. He is the Founder of the International Association of Optimal Acupuncture and Clinical Chinese Medicine, an organization that focuses on the best practices of clinical applications of Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture.
In mid 2005, he founded ITARA (International Tung Acupuncture Research Association), a non-political organization devoted to the preservation, standardization, education, and research of Tung Acupuncture, offering classes for the spread and advancement of Master Tung Acupuncture.

In July of 2004, Dr. Chu was selected as the Acupuncturist to Olympic athletes at the Olympic Trials held in Sacramento, CA. Since 2002, he has lectured nationally and internationally at various functions including CSOMA, AAOM, ACAOM, Samra University, AIMC, Emperor’s College, Southern California University SOMA, and other facilities on Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine.

Many thanks!

Robert Chu, L.Ac., QME, AHG, PhD chusauli@msn.com

See my webpages at: http://www.chusaulei.com

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Mar 02 2006

March Instructors workout class.

Just a reminder that this Sunday (March 5th), at 10 am Darin Yee will be teaching the March Instructors workout class.

The class is being held at Sensei Fred Channel’s dojo, located in Hingham, Ma. 

Directions are below, supplied by Fred Channel.

Hope to see you there.

Take care – Jay Sal

Directions: Fred’s dojo.

Everyone should get to Route 3 South Cape Cod.
Follow this South to exit 14.
Take exit 14, left off the ramp which is 228 North.
Go through one quick light after turning.
(Darin and anyone from South will have only one light to pass through)
Another one .2 miles down the road.
Follow road for 3.8-4 miles. It’s a pretty drive with lots of old colonial homes.
This is the tricky part as the road winds around to the right and you must bear left around an island onto Central Street. There is a big yellow house on the corner if that helps.
Go down Central Street one mile to the corner of South and Central. There is a blinking red or yellow at this intersection.
My dojo is in the Hingham Community Center on that corner.
Lots of street side parking. Don’t park in CVS they might tow you.

Fred

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Feb 17 2006

Darin Yee’s Corner

China Trip Review, by Darin Yee:Everyone who journeyed to the “Middle Kingdom” lead by Darin Yee (who is a seasoned visitor there) are now safely home. Our group of constituent adventurers comprised of Uechi-Ryu students from Massachusetts to California. The number of travelers totalled thirteen.

Everyone started from their prospective airports and met at the San Francisco airport. There, everyone was introduced to each other by Darin Yee. From San Francisco, we flew together into Hong Kong airport. The entire trip from each prospective airport to our destination Hong Kong totaled approximately 24 (twenty-four) hours.
It was a grueling flight but we spent much time watching movies, eating and sleeping. The one enjoyable part of this flight was the fact we were a group with similar interests in martial arts. We spent much time talking to each other about our paths and growth leading to where we are now as martial artists. It amazed me to discover the amount of enthusiasm, open mindedness and the willingness to watch, listen and learn. I am not speaking about beginners in a new discipline. I am telling about learned, season martial artist and sensei with dojo and students.
I have trained in Chinese Kung Fu since 1960 in America and have travelled back to our roots in China to train for the past 25 years. There has been much I have expressed to Americans in regards to martial arts from my experiences. I attempted to nip much of our religious like concepts, and misguided information. Martial arts are a visible, physical science. To practice it as a religion, believing without experiencing and witnessing is just plain wrong. We must accept the tried and true rather then the belief of a concept because we are told “it will work“.I now have a chance to demonstrate by teaching openly because of our geographic location and by bringing this group to witness first hand centuries of martial arts as it is taught in the many villages of China. In other words, I had a captive audience.

On October 1, 2006, China’s Independence Day, we arrived in Hong Kong. We were met at the airport by our gracious and generous host, Sensei Robert Campbell. Sensei Campbell has been a resident of Hong Kong for over thirty years with knowledge far surpassing that of any travel guide. We were privileged to see much of the real Hong Kong.

Upon checking into our rooms on day one, we witnessed the spectacular Independence Day fireworks display in Hong Kong harbor from the privacy and comfort of our beautiful hotel room. We were 18 stories up and almost at the same height as the fireworks. I cannot think of a better view than from our picture windows.

After the magnificent fireworks display, we gathered and ventured into the heart of Hong Kong for a late night meal. We found a great Mongolian hot pot restaurant where no one departed hungry. We had numerous variations of vegetables and meats. I took great pains to explain the food and everyone ate at their discretion.

Day 2 was a present from Sensei Campbell. We ate a conventional breakfast and met up with Sensei Campbell at 9AM. Many of the group was already up at 6 AM to participate in the Tai Chi exercises in the nearby park. In Hong Kong and China, you need not ask permission to participate. You just jump right in.

Sensei Campbell surprised everyone with an all expense paid excursion on a beautiful 70-foot boat. This trip took us to the harbor side of Hong Kong, which we would never have seen due to lack of knowledge and resources. This was just the most pleasant way to visit a city.
As part of this cruise, we stopped at the Jumbo Floating Restaurant for lunch where Sensei Campbell reserved a table at the top dining room where we could eat in the comfort of an air-conditioned room at the highest, most advantageous viewing area of the restaurant. The food was also some of the finest in the world.After the cruise, we went back to our hotel rooms to wash and prepare to witness the nightlife of Hong Kong. Difficult to imagine some of us in jackets and ties. All things considered, it was not too much of a shocker. I might even conclude we were pretty sharp looking. Sensei Campbell escorted our group to three of the nicest and most unique places to toast a drink.

After a good night’s sleep, we met Sensei Campbell again at 9 AM. This time, it was an all expense paid bus tour, which was provided again by our gracious and generous host. This tour took us to some of the most exquisite hotels and banking institutions in the world. We also visited the world’s largest sitting Buda where we walked (hiked, climbed) to the top of the mountain where this Buda looks onto the city of Hong Kong.No visit to Hong Kong is complete without a trip to the temple and then forwards to the open street shopping. You go to the temple first to pray you do not spend your life savings when you get to the street shopping. I believe no one got through without a purchase or two. Some more than others.

When we got back to the hotel, everyone gathered his or her belongings to prepare for our 4-hour boat ride into China the next day. Hong Kong was great and we all thank Sensei Bob Campbell for being the great host that only he could be. I presented him with an IUKF trip jacket as a small token of our thanks.

The morning of October 4, we gathered all our belonging, items brought from home and newly purchased and headed to the piers. There we fought through customs and boarded our ship to the mainland. Yes, there were first time jitters and the excitement of going into the unknown. My concern was this four-hour boat ride could create a few stomach discomforts. My worries were needless as we all came through like the troopers that we are. On the other hand, some knucklehead went onto the top deck where we were not allowed and took off his clothes to sunbath. We will not mention any names but if he got thrown off, it would have be a long swim to shore ALONE.Along the way, we saw Macaw and the bridges that connect her to the mainland. We saw many of the boats that work that part of the river and the people who live in them. We saw the construction, which is now a large part of China’s growth to provide the living areas needed for its growing economy.

We arrived at Gong Yet, China late afternoon where we were greeted by Sifu Wong. After we got through customs, we were transported to our hotels by vehicles provided by Sifu Wong. The ride was a little snug but we got through it.

Our hotel was beautiful and spacious, as I had remembered it to be. The Garden Hotel was rated the best hotel in Southern China. Only the best for our guys. I also remembered this hotel to have the greatest food and service as we have learned to accept in our own country.

While in the mainland, our routine was pretty much the same. We had Uechi-Ryu workouts in the morning taught by Darin Yee. These workouts are not as you have known from any other Uechi-Ryu instructor in the States. Darin Yee’s Uechi-Ryu incorporates much of the Chinese influence, which was in Pong Gi Noon not apparent now in most of our Uechi-Ryu.

This system allows our body to help generate much of our power instead of forcing our arms solely to do all the work. This system teaches the benefits of using the soft as well as the hard. Not this macho attitude that strength is everything but the actual art form of Uechi-Ryu from Pong Gi Noon. Darin Yee also taught to our Uechi-Ryu students a beginner’s Choy Li Fut form named Lean Yill Kurn, which teaches us how to use our body to generate speed and power. It is considered the “San Chin” of Choy Li Fut. It is the easiest yet the most important of all Choy Li Fut forms. Just like San Chin kata, if practiced right, everything you need to know about the style is in that form.

Our workouts were scheduled twice a day. Once only, when we had a planned tour to martial arts villages where generations after generation practiced their arts with little to no changes from conception. We were also made aware the differences between actual kung fu and entertainment kung fu (wusu) where there were just routines and not actual forms. This was explained as part of our trip to a Chinese Government sponsored Kung Fu College.
The neatest part of this trip was our visit to the Lung Wen Kung Fu Village. Lung Wen is one of the oldest, most prominent kung fu villages in Southern China. We were their guests of honor and everything they did was in our honor. Their lion dance was directed to our group. Every kung fu form performed was for us because they bowed solely to us prior and after each performance. They served us food from their own wood powered ovens. Beer, wine, tea and soda was offered. Every junior member of the village performed (and there were a lot of them).
When asked if we would show them some of our martial art, I asked for volunteers and we did a little kicking and punching ourselves. They did not expect me to perform but when I did, the masters of the village then felt they had to perform also. This made the night a lot longer then I had anticipated. If I knew they were going to feel obligated, I would have just stood there wearing my smile.
I do not want to leave out the part where we all went to get massages. We were massaged head to toe including facials, foot, back and front for an unbearable four plus hours at a whooping, arm bending cost of 55 US dollars. How do these crooks get away with this? I was so upset at this, I had to go back the next day to and try it again. This time I had the hot rock treatment.
We might be planning a trip for next year. We may just fly from America into Gung Jhou, which we did not see this year because I could not get grown, mature people to leave Tai San until it was time to come home. Do you think they had fun there?

A few weeks ago, I was being interviewed by a national Chinese newspaper regarding martial arts.  3 hours later, the interviewer exclaimed “you must be a great master”!

I blinked a few times and replied “no!  There is still so much for me to learn.  If I were a master, I would have learned all there is for me to know.”

Now I’m thinking about these remarks I’ve made.  When will I except these certifications I’ve reveived from China?  When will I be a master?  When will my thurst for martial art knowledge be satisfied?

When we learn certain moves, I do not fool myself by thinking I’ve mastered them.  I know each time I practice that move, I am just a little more in tune to it.  How many time must I perform that move to perfect and master it?

After 47 years of learning martial arts, there is so much to practice.  As a matter of fact, while on vacation in Mexico, I’ve practice from 6:30AM to 9:30PM that night and did not get to work on every form I’ve learned.  I don’t mean to just go through the moves and call it a day.  I mean to really try to perfect the movements in conjunction to my body.  To feel the moves flow smoothly and naturally.  If anything feels out of place, I would do it again and again until it feel right.  If I were to master these moves.  I want to be able to perform these movements and feel just as smooth and natural each and everytime.

To date I have not been able to do this for every style I’ve learn.  Not to my satisfaction.  Time of course is of no consequence.  I could have practice something the same way for 47 years and if it does not feel natural than I’ve been doing it wrong for 47 years.

In your mind,, what constitude a master?  How do we justify this title?

From: “Darin Yee” <darinyee@hotmail.com>
Subject: Gustavo Gondra
Date: Tue, 22 Aug 2006 00:03:40 -0400

On August 19, 2006 I’ve attended an open tournament held and sponsored by Sensei Manny Neves.  This event took place at Lantana’s located in Randolph, Ma.
Upon arrival, I was overjoyed to see many old friends whom I have not seen for longer than I realized.  Friends like Peter McRae whom I’ve known and respected since 1972.  Peter has come on many occasions to the old Mattson Academy on Hancock Street to work out with me.  I’ve also visited Peter at his old dojo in Plymouth, in the 3rd floor above a clothing store named Bernard’s on Main Street.
As the tournament began, I was given the honor to be one of the referees in ring #1.  I was partnered with Jay Salhanick and Bob Irving both exhibiting unquestionable judgment and abilities as referees.  By that virtue along, our ring moved at a rapid pace.
The next day, I was invited to Sensei Manny Neves’ house to receive a plaque because I’ve departed early.  No need to hang around when our ring was finished.  When I arrived at Sensei Manny Neves’ house I was introduced to a gentleman I recognized at the tournament yesterday but never had the opportunity to meet.  This gentleman was Gustavo Gondra.
Sensei Gustavo Gondra and I sat for over 3 hours chit chatting about nothing but martial arts and our outlook regarding the different styles and practice methods.  We covered everything from how and where we felt martial arts was conceived to where we are now and where it is headed.
Actually, when it comes to a discussion on martial arts, there isn’t enough time in a day for me.  The most pleasant aspect of our conversation was not one issue of politics popped it’s ugly head.  I was tempted to ask a few difficult questions but I’ll leave that to Barbara Walters.
I’ve found Sensei Gustavo Gondra to be a gentleman of knowledge and respect.  His English was much better than I have expected.  As I was preparing to leave, Sensei Gondra asked me if I would honor him by doing a seminar in his country.  As many places as I’ve traveled to give seminars, I have never thought of going to Argentina. Maybe I will add Argentina to my plans staring next year.
Darin Yee

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Feb 08 2006

Region One AAU Karate Championship

Region One AAU karate championship
The Region One AAU karate championships will be held on Saturday and Sunday April 22nd and 23rd, 2006 (note the dates – the AAU website listed incorrect dates previously but has been corrected) at the Crowne Plaza hotel in Albany, NY.  The schedule of activities will be:
Friday April 21 – 6:30 – 9:00 pmCoaches and Referee seminar (at the Crown Plaza).  If you want to coach or referee at this event you must attend this clinic.  The clinic will be conducted by Sensei Del Saito, AAU Karate National Executive director. There is no fee for the clinic.  Please wear your referee or coaches attire.  Credentials will be given out for this event.  Coaches fee is $10.
Saturday April 22nd – 8 am – 3 pm Karate competition at the Crowne Plaza hotel – all youth 5 – 18 yrs) dvisiions: beginnerr, novice, intermediate adults (19+ yrs.) and 35 yrs and up advanced divisions.
Saturday April 22nd – 6 – 9 pmTraining seminars for youth and adults with top masters and instructors. Goju ryu with Sensei Chuck Merriman, Shorin Ryu with Sensei Ken Bladyka and Kumite with Sensei David Oddy.  Seminars are 1 hour long and the fee is $20 each.
Sunday April 23rd – 8 am – 12 noon  Karate competition at the Crowne Plaza hotel  – adult 19 – 34 yrs advanced, all teams and youth advanced kumite finals (ages 8 – 18 yrs).
Notes:
Reserve your room by calling 518-426-6611 and ask for the AAU karate rate.
Application forms are posted shortly at http://www.aaukarate.org/
Competitors must attend their district tournament to qualify for the Region One championship
Tournament flooring is carpet
Team competition will be kata only
Face shield helmets are required
I hope to make this year’s event a special one (and more like a mini-Nationals) by making it a 2 – day event and having clinics for youth and adults.  The 2 – day event will be less tiring for the referees and by having it at the hotel, there will be less driving and more social interaction between all the athletes.  The hotel pool is great and there are plenty of restuarants nearby.
Thanks for your support of AAU karate and feel free to contact me with any questions.
Sincerely,
Matt Dorsey
Region One AAU karate chairman
585-475-9250
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Feb 03 2006

Forum Updates

The forums are really doing well. And have you noticed how interesting the topics are? It is very true, martial artist are a well rounded group. We work out hard and play hard. And of course, don’t forget we eat well.

Mary S. has volunteered to moderate the new "Chow Now" forum and it may be one of our most popular additions. Check it out and bring your favorite receipts and photos of these dishes. Click Here.

Kevin Guse is another highly qualified moderator in the conditioning field. He’s not just a gifted teacher. . . but he is someone who has taken the information he is giving us and used it in one of the toughest sports imaginable. . . Football. Check out his forum and ask him about your training routines. I know he will give you a helping hand. Click Here.

I’m hosting a couple of physical dojo forums. Since becoming involved with building a new dojo, I’ve become very interested in how the big dojo owners designed their dojo and how they conduct business. Although I don’t appreciate some of their "elitism" attitudes, I do respect how they are able to retain students and turn out respectable martial artist. Check out "Building a Successful Dojo" Forum and participate in the discussion. Click Here.

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