I think that after 54 years of karate training I am entitled to opinions about what it is we love, and at times, what we love to hate, in karatedo.
I have stories, opinions, and some instructional suggestions to pass on to others who might be interested. The over all goal is to share some of the thread that has run through my life.
I would not call myself an expert, or a Master, or even a gifted athlete for that matter. Instead, I have been a plodder and a slogger. I’m the guy who would never give up or give in. What I ever lacked in skill I made up for in determination. I believe that this attitude is a must in the practice of karate.
If what I share in this blog is useful, then consider it. If you are teaching, add it to your curriculum. If you disagree or if you find yourself offended, that is okay. Please recognize, however, that I am too old for keyboard budo, and, quite frankly, I cannot (nor do I wish to) type very fast.
Even though I have recently finished a book, I am proceeding here with a beginner’s mind, backed up with 55 years of notes and personal journals related to karatedo.
So, let’s get started. Welcome to Sensei’s Reflections.