Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival – Karate presentation

World Oyama Karate put on a demonstration at the 2017 Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival.  I’ve always enjoyed the festival but have never actually participated myself except for the preparation of the Japan Airlines float many years ago.  My demonstration was called ‘kihon sono 4’ and we made BaySpo, (2017年4月14日) the Japanese language newspaper in…… Continue reading Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival – Karate presentation

Fighter’s Cup

It is 6:08 AM on Sunday morning, March 5th, 2017.  Today is the day of our very first Fighter’s Cup.  It seems to be more on my mind than my son’s who is happily playing on his iPad on the couch seemingly without a care in the world. He is lucky because he is in…… Continue reading Fighter’s Cup

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Journal Entry – Karate and Wrestling

It is 5:51 AM and I’m up later than usual.  Yesterday I had two karate sessions making four for the past two days and I’m battered and bruised.  Surprisingly, it isn’t as bad as I had thought.  When I first began I was afraid of getting punched, kicked and fighting in class.  That fear has…… Continue reading Journal Entry – Karate and Wrestling