10 Reasons You Should Love Blogging

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  • 04 Jan, 2017

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Training Christian Karate & Aikido Martial Arts

By Sensei Stan Smith 13 Sep, 2017
The demonstration of skill, discipline, patience and faith during test is the result of our training. Whether inside or outside the dojo, martial arts are to be practice all the times every where, every time we can. Stances, timing while walking in the park, at the store.
The abilities we have are polished and repeated to make them a second nature.
Being a martial artist is not an easy task. With the grace of our Lord Father, the favor of our lord Jesus Christ and the guidance of the Holy Spirit, we can accomplish anything we set our minds to do.
It is God Father, the son Jesus Christ and the Divine Holy Spirit that carry our mind and control our body.
With that being say, our understanding is to be essentially a good person of peace; of good character but capable of controlling the disruptions that may be caused by those lacking of peace and discipline.

By Sensei Stan Smith 30 Mar, 2017
The word SENSEI, in general proper form, is use after a person's name and means "teacher". Literally is translated as "person born before another". In Karate & Aikido, it would mean "One who has the most experience in the art form". Students must realize a good Sensei will point out your weaknesses with no regard for your feelings or even give you a chance to explain yourself. As a good student, you must accept the guidance and correction with joy.

Some schools teach and change the way of correction for fear to lose the student; they may quit. That is not a good way for a truthful Sensei to teach. Sensei knows because through his training, he has felt the same and experience the same things that the student is feeling, therefore, be humble, love your dojo, love your training as difficult as it may seem and love your Sensei.

By Sensei Stan Smith 23 Mar, 2017
In Latin: Si vis pacem, para bellum ; it says: "pray for peace,  prepare for battle";  that in its self, is what might be needed to have peace .As I am a Christian Martial Artist practicing a warrior Art of Peace. One can have a peaceful life, most of the time we create our own problems. The pacifist and the warrior both seek peace and fight for it, in different ways.

Pray for peace and then practice. Slow to anger, strong faith, well disciplined, courageous but stay humble.

Love is the greatest of all practices; it is a hard practice that will take a life time to seek its perfection of (love). The JOY of good practice, knowing what is right, and not getting tired of doing it; seeking the perfection of what ever you are doing is a great practice. 

The power of faith in the Lord Jesus Christ is the strength behind the action; as practitioner of Martial Arts  you are
just the instrument of God, a child of God, and you must act like it.
By Sensei Stan Smith 02 Mar, 2017

Karate is not just what we do in the dojo, nor is it just self-defense. An important part of Karate training is applying the lessons we learn to our daily lives.

And, for me, Karate should not be the best thing that you do. If you are good at Karate and bad at everything else, then what kind of Karate student are you? But if you are great at everything else and good at Karate, then what a Karate student you are!

As a "Sensei", an important part of my "job" is to encourage students to strive for the best in their lives. Karate training is hard. Life is much harder. If you can learn to discipline yourself for the rigors of Karate training, then perhaps you can apply that same discipline to other aspects of your life. If you can be polite and respectful in the dojo, then you can do the same in school and work. Karate should help you in your life.

Charles C. Goodin

Posted by Charles C. Goodin on Saturday, January 30, 2016   ´╗┐

By Sensei Stan Smith 22 Feb, 2017

Karate is primarily a striking art that teaches practitioners to utilize punches, kicks, knees, elbows, and open hand strikes to disable opponents. Beyond this, karate teaches practitioners to blocks strikes and breath properly.

Most styles of karate also extend into throws and joint locks, with the extent of this dependent upon the style. Weapons are utilized in most styles as well. Interestingly, these weapons are often farm tools, as the use of them originated during a time when weapons were banned in Okinawa by invaders. By using farm tools, Okinawans did not bring attention to the fact that they were practicing to defend themselves.

The basic goal of karate is self-defense.   It teaches practitioners to block the strikes of opponents and then disable them quickly with pinpoint strikes. When takedowns are employed within the art, these tend to be used to set up finishing strikes.

There are different styles of Karate such as Budokan, Goju-ryu, Kempo, Kyokushin, Shyto-ryu, Shorin-ryu, Shotokan, Wado-ryu. Though Karate is clearly the most popular of the Japanese Martial Arts, it is not the only one; other Martial Arts that are practiced: Iaido, AIkido, Judo, Jujutsu.

By Sensei Stan Smith 21 Feb, 2017
     Find your weakness and you will solve your problems. Identify your weakness then practice to improve it; once it improves, it will no longer be weak but it will become a strength. Apply this practice to all things. Once you have identify and practice correction you will see a good change; not easy to achieve but very effective. All the darkness in the world cannot extinguish the light of one candle. 
     That light overcomes fear, fear is the most common of our weaknesses. Fear to many things but usually fear of change. Remember the Lord Jesus Christ when your fear comes out. He never changes. Faith in the Lord Jesus Christ will conquer that fear, that weakness. Practice with faith in what you do and you will overcome that fear of failure; believe in what you do, train with confidence; stand strong! strong in what you do, strong in what you believe, strong in who you are, strong in your practice. Complaining and excuses work against faith and believe in your training and your learning.
     Look for a lesson in everything. Patience and discipline are required. Discipline teaches us to practice by a certain standard; set your standard of practice. Respect authority. Equal importance to everything, every detail. Respect to each move, not one is more important than the other. The smallest detail cannot be less important than the largest. The first kata is no less important the highest kata you know.
     Keep everything in balance.

By Development Team 04 Jan, 2017
I have finally decided to take the plunge and add a blog to my site. I always wanted an easy way to share information with visitors and I’m super excited to start this journey. Keep coming back to my site and check for updates right here on the blog.
By Development Team 04 Jan, 2017
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