Happy Thanksgiving!!

November 28th, 2008
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I just want to take a minute to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving!  I hope you all have a wonderful time spending it with your family and loved ones — and realize what we should all be thankful for.

I would also like to share with all of you on what I am thankful for…

I am thankful for this great opportunity I have been given to not only teach Karate, but to teach Martial Arts to such a great community in Colorado.  I am thankful that there are so many people out there interested in the Martial Arts, and I am excited to teach everyone the amazing art of Wado Karate.

More importantly, I am thankful for the the responsibility I have inherited as a Karate Instructor.  There will be some great additions made to our school as we continue to grow, and I want to inform everyone, we will be making a difference in our community.

Happy Thanksgiving!


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Bruce Lee

November 20th, 2008
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Sometimes I forget why it is so much fun teaching kids about the Martial Arts and Wado Karate.

There thought process is actually entertaining.  Plus, their reasoning… who knows where that comes from, but if you can’t laugh, you shouldn’t have kids.  Heck, you may be too serious!

Anyways, today during one of my kids classes we were practicing a few kicking drills.  One of them involved a front leg front, duck, than a back leg front kick.  Keep in mind this is my beginners class, and most students have been training less than 4 months.

Well, some of the students weren’t ducking completely.  Actually, they were simply tilting their head sideways.  Obviously that was wrong.  So, as any good instructor :-)I had to correct them.  I stopped the class and told them how the duck should be done.  Than went on a tangent about them not being Bruce Lee yet…

Now, keep in mind that these kids are between 6 and 12.  Bruce Lee isn’t in their generation.  In addition, I have some focus pads that say “Bruce Lee” with a Chinese Kanji.

I go on to ask them “do you guys even know who Bruce Lee is?”

I get all sorts of answers!

The one that stands out…

“Yea, he’s the guy that made these pads!”

No joke…

Parents are laughing.  I’m laughing.  It was classic.

This is why I continue to teach Karate.  Pure and harmless entertainment.  :-)

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Halloween Party

November 3rd, 2008
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Last week, one of my students hosted a Halloween Party at The Dojo of Karate, and it went GREAT!  Everyone was dressed up with some pretty amazing costumes.  Some very simple while others were quite creative.  To say the least, it was awesome to see all the kids here in their Halloween Costumes.  Even some of the parents dressed up too!

We played some games, ate some pizza, played more games, ate cake, than broke a couple of pinatas - without a stick.  They had to use their hands and legs as their weapon!  I took some pictures, and so did the parents, so I’m hoping to get them posted soon.

The party went on for about 1 1/2 hours, which was perfect because it was enough for them to have fun.

I’m sure this will be an annual thing at The Dojo of Karate.


Below are some pics of the Halloween Party with students (and parents) dressed up. Read more…

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