The Eleventh

Wed, 11 Nov 2015 11:11:29 -0600

Happy Veterans Day!
Today is a day that we take a moment to pause and reflect on the service of our veterans and their families.  It gives me cause to think about what the martial arts were in the beginning, a form of self preservation in times of occupation or oppression.  Can you imagine a time when we would have to practice our skills in secret?  Not putting our new move or achievement on Facebook can be foreign to some today.  It is thanks to Veterans that we are able to practice because we want to not because it is necessary for survival.

 

21 October 2015

Wednesday, October 21, 2015 2:12 PM

Good day to you all.

Today is “Back To the Future Day” if you are unaware, it is the day that Michael J Foxes charter Marty McFly went 30 years into the future.  I loved those movies when I was younger.  It seemed to capture or capitalize on hope for the future and all that is possible.  We may not have flying cars, or my bigger disappointment, the Hover Board.  But as I look back my first grading in Goju Ryu would have been about the time he left.  Here 30 years later the training continues, and in ways that I could not even imagine in 1985.

I am writing to remind you of the Grading Monday 26 October.  If your application is not in you need to get it to us tomorrow if you are planning to test.  We will have class as usual from 5:35 until 6:15 when the grading starts.

Perhaps into the future you may look back on this time as one step in a world that has opened in ways you could only imagine.

I read a quote the other day that has become my new mantra “To seek something is to believe in its possibility”  Here is to the possibilities!