The Voices………..

The Voices began early in life.  I cannot remember when they weren’t with me.  At first, The Voices came from living, breathing people. They were directed at the skinny kid with the big head, the...

It has been a long time.

Wow. This weekend we held our annual Midwest Seminar here in St. Louis. We also celebrated a special anniversary. This month marks the 30th anniversary of the founding of the St. Louis Kokondo dojo. We...

Cross Training?

No, not that kind.  What I’m talking about is using other forms of physical exercise to enhance and improve our martial arts training. Why, you ask?  Let’s start with one of my favorite little tidbits...

Practicing kata……….

The Kokondo Karate system is very kata-heavy.  We have a large number of them as compared to most systems.  We practice them a lot as compared to others.  The reasons we do vs. the reasons...

The difference a day makes………..

………..or 7,305………. whichever. For those that keep track of such things, as well as for those that don’t, today marks the twenty year anniversary of the first time I bowed in a class as head...

Going places and doing things…..

One of the things I enjoy most about my journey through the Kokondo system is the opportunity to travel and participate in our various seminars and workouts.  I have literally gone to the four corners...

Vincibleness………

As some of you may know, I am the last person on earth who has the right to an invincibility complex.  For those of you unfamiliar with my history, I seem to almost invent ways to...

The new year begins!!

We’ve completed a great 2013 and now look forward to an even better 2014. The weekend of March 7 & 8 will see us visiting our sister dojo, Twin Lakes Kokondo, in their home of...

Core statements……….

In my grownup job as an accounting manager, I visit different websites or otherwise take advantage of various professional publications in order to both keep my professional edge and, hopefully, get information about the economy,...

Variations

When I arrived at the airport in Hartford and approached the baggage carousel, I flashed back 15 years.  I saw the Lady that would eventually become my wife enter through the doors, preceded by a...

Our worst work………..

I had the opportunity this past weekend to travel to Kansas City with my wife.  She is a quite accomplished artist and wanted to see the Spectrum Fantastic Art Live expo.  I tagged along as...

A presentation on Confidence……………..

On Wednesday, April 10th, two members of the dojo made a presentation to the youngsters at Wyman Elementary School in Rolla, Missouri.   The theme of the event was “Confidence” and was part of their...

It’s Seminar Time!!!!!

Friday and Saturday, April 12th and 13th, we will be holding another Midwest Seminar in St. Louis. We look forward to again welcoming Kaicho Greg Howard, the head of our system.  We have attendees coming...

Picky………. Picky……….. Picky

There’s a series of TV ads running right now for one of the major insurance companies.  By singing the company’s ad jingle, the policy holder can take advantage of cash savings, prompt and courteous claim...

It’s not all about the beatings……..

Members of the St. Louis and Twin Lakes Kokondo dojos participated in The Warrior Dash just outside of St. Louis on September 29th.  In addition to having huge amounts of fun on the 5K obstacle...