The Lunar New year is upon us. One tradition that my wife and I have tried to keep with the incoming new year is to do some releasing of things we no longer need. I will be going through my closet over the weekend and selecting items that no longer serve and boxing them up for a trip to Goodwill. I am excited to rip in and thin out the collection selecting out the items I really love and sharing the rest. I am thankful for the blessings these items may have been, recognize they are not required anymore and they may be of benefit to others. You may ask what does this have to do with our martial arts training? Read through the Dojo Kun: Live a plain and simple life.
In this spirit I am writing today as we have recently received an “abundance”. Some of our former dojo mates have found martial arts supplies that has graciously been donated to the dojo for anyone who can benefit. With this abundance I have sparked to clear out storage areas at the dojo as well. There are t-shirts, some sweatshirts and uniforms all in various states from new to used(All have been washed). There may be some interesting items. If you have uniforms to share you may drop them in the bin (please wash first). Look over what is in this bin and take what you can use. The remainder will be donated to Goodwill after the 10th of February.