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  • The 4 mind sets of Karate

    4 Powerful Mindsets of Traditional Karate By Jesse Enkamp Everything begins in the mind. If your mindset is wack, you can’t even get out of bed in the morning. Karate is no exception. The art of Karate involves many states of mind. Today I’d like to share 4 with you: Shoshin, Mushin, Fudoshin and Zanshin. Check it out… #1: Shoshin (Beginner’s Mind) When I visit a new dojo, I put on white belt. Why? Because I’m expressing Shoshin. Shoshin is Japanese for “beginners mind”. It’s the open-minded attitude of being ready to learn; without preconceived notions, judgement or bias. Shoshin is essential for Karate, ....

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  •  in Akron - Zahand's Martial Arts - Akron's 10th Annual Bushido Cup

    Akron's 10th Annual Bushido Cup

    Akron's 10th annual Bushido Cup was a great success. The tournament started at 11 am with the preschoolers. They had a blast earning their medals in bull fighting and padded weapons competition. After their events, they went to the podium to get their pictures taken. Then the beginners came up and did their kata, and bull fighting and padded weapons. They really competed hard and all of the kids had good sportsmanship. Before the advanced kids went up, we had a special presentation for Sean Whaler and Tony Kennedy who received their probationary Black Belts. Their was lots of hugs, high fives and hand shaking going on. When we got the intermediate and advance kids, they fought hard and ....

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  • Martial Arts in Akron

    Lets live and think about the FOUR AGREEMENTS every day.
    1. BE IMPECCABLE WITH YOUR WORD
    . Use the power of your word in the direction on truth and love. 2. DON'T TAKE ANYTHING PERSONALLY
    . When you are immune to the opinions and actions of other, you won't be the victim of needless suffering. 3. DON'T MAKE ASSUMPTIONS
    . Communicate with others as clearly as you can to avoid misunderstandings, sadness and drama. 4. ALWAYS DO YOUR BEST
    . Simply do your best, and you will avoid self-judgment, self-abuse and regret ....

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  • AFFIRMATIONS WITH CHANGE YOUR LIFE FOREVER

    Affirmations, really, are simple. They are you being in conscious control of your thoughts. They are short, powerful statements. When you say them or think them or even hear them, they become the thoughts that create your reality. Affirmations, then, are your conscious thoughts. Research has shown that we have between 45,000 and 51,000 thoughts a day. That’s about 150 to 300 thoughts a minute. Research has also shown that for most people 80% of those thoughts are negative. Now, we have been taught to think that most of these 51,000 thoughts are “sub-conscious” thoughts meaning that they are below our conscious awareness level. Affirmations actually make your ....

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  • difference between Judo and Karate

    1. Judo is a soft martial art mainly involving body maneuvers against an opponent. Karate can be termed as a hard martial art where are blows are landed on an opponent’s body 2.A Karate man batters a man to submission whereas a Judo man grapples with, wraps or traps an opponent the effort aimed at tiring down the opponent. 3.As a sport Karate involves earning points for kicking and punching, whereas in Judo points are to be had for grappling and throwing your opponent as one would in wrestling 4.Karate is an attacking and aggressive form of martial art, whereas Judo is purely a defensive form of martial art. ....

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  • Bully Buster Program featured on Fox 8 News!


    Sensei Matt Zahand, with Zahand's Martial Arts, explains the "Bully Buster Program" on Fox 8.
    http://zahands.com/ For more info on the free anti-bullying, "Bully Buster Program," contact Sensei Matt
    with Zahand's Martial Arts! ....

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  • Anti-Bullying Quotes


    Sensei Matt is our Anti-Bullying specialist who teaches his bully buster program to local and private schools in the area free of charge to fight back against bullying. Here are some quotes he would like to share with you:



    Remember always that you not only have the right to be an individual, you have an obligation to be one.
    Eleanor Roosevelt “
    When people hurt you over and over, think of them like sand paper ; They may scratch and hurt you a bit, but in the end, you end up polished and they end up useless.
    Chris Colfer “
    Bullying is a horrible thing. It sticks with you forever. It poisons you. But only if you let it.
    Heather Brewer ....

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  • THE DOJO KUN

    THE DOJO KUN IS OFTEN RECITED AT THE END OF A KARATE LESSON, TO REMIND THE STUDENT THAT THEY SHOULD HAVE A STRONG HUMBLE CHARACTER, BOTH WITHIN THE DOJO, AND AWAY FROM IT. TAKEN FROM FUNAKOSHI'S TWENTY GUIDING PRINCIPLES, THE DOJO KUN SHOULD BE RECITED IN UNISON, WITH CONVICTION AND PASSION.

    SEEK PERFECTION OF CHARACTER
    BE FAITHFUL
    ENDEAVOR TO EXCEL
    RESPECT OTHERS
    REFRAIN FROM VIOLENT BEHAVIOR
    ....

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  • Funakoshi's Twenty Guiding Principles

    Master Gichin Funakoshi - founder of Karate - wrote the following 20 Precepts of Karate which form the foundations of the martial art, based heavily on Bushido and Zen. They are important for karateka (Karate students) to contemplate:
    1.
    Karate-do begins with Rei and ends with Rei.(Rei means courtesy / respect)
    2. There is no first strike in karate.
    3. Karate is an aid to justice.
    4. First know yourself before attempting to know others.
    5. Spirit comes first, technique second.
    6. Always be ready to release your mind.
    7. Misfortune comes out of laziness accidents arise from negligence.
    8. Do not think that karate training is only in the dojo.
    ....

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