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SF Giants – Japanese Heritage Night

On May 24th 2019 World Oyama karate SF was invited to put on a demonstration for Japanese Heritage night at the pre-party and on the field at Oracle Park before the San Francisco Giants vs. Arizona Diamondbacks baseball game. It was only black belts on the field but we lower belts got to participate in […]

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Journal Karate Travel

LA Trip – Red Carpet

It is 6:27 AM and I’m at the gate in Oakland Airport for my flight to Burbank.  These past few weeks have been a daze and I haven’t had time to write.  I’m so busy with the new job that time marches by in a blur and I have to catch myself and take a […]

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Jean Jacket, Karate and the ’80s

As I mentioned previously I love the Cobra Kai series on YouTube.  It makes me remember the ’80s very fondly and how I really don’t like the times these days.  Part of it is that I’m older and just remembering my youth.  The other part is that the ’80s seemed more exciting and ‘pure.’  In […]

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Journal Entry – Karate and the Japanese Community

It is 4:37 AM on Sunday October 1st, 2017.  Today was the ‘special clinic’ put on by Saiko Shihan Yasuhiko Oyama.  He is the grandmaster of World Oyama Karate and comes in once or maybe twice a year (I’m not sure) from the HQ in Alabama.  All green belts and up can only test when […]

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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 […]