My focus in these short articles is to share my personal experience and provide a modern interpretation of each of the 20 precepts, both in the dojo and in life in general. In no way do I claim to have "the" insight to what Funakoshi was thinking when he wrote them. Nor do I think my interpretation is applicable for everyone. With this context, I share my thoughts with you humbly and sincerely. I hope you gain or validate your own personal insights in my writing, and explore how they can benefit you in many aspects of your life.
Monday, April 16, 2012 Posted by Paul Cortissoz
In an effort to fully utilize the power of our social media, I am happy to announce a special contest for this week for readers of our website.
All you need to do is share our website (or an article on our website) and I will send you a 10% off discount coupon from our online store. Like us on Facebook. Follow us on Twitter. Check-in on Foursquare. +1 us on Google. Sign up for Punchtab. And so on. You get the idea. That simple!
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Wednesday, April 11, 2012 Posted by Paul Cortissoz
The March edition of The Shotokan Way is available for review. This month's edition features an in-depth article on the passing of Sensei Randy Williams and an excellent article on training ground techniques while at home or in close quarters. On behalf of Way of Life Shotokan Karate we would like to extend our condolences to the family, friends and students of Sensei Randy Williams. Karate is a close knit community and the loss of someone like him is a loss to all of us all who train.
Please check out the latest edition and we will continue to provide you with links and resources from some of the best online shotokan resources that we have found.
Monday, April 02, 2012 Posted by Paul Cortissoz
Congratulations to everyone who passed their belt examinations Friday night. Their new rank is an example of how attending classes on a regular basis, hard work, effort, energy, focus and perseverance pays off.
We are proud of their achievement and look forward to continuing their karate training with them as they progress even further at our school.