Last Saturday, I got to reconnect with a long time friend, student and teacher Michael Fugate at his dojo in Santee. It was great to see his students work on their Tai Chi and see how he continues to propagate the true arts. After all these years, I realized that when we don’t take care […]
What is the Black Belt Club? Students committed to the goal of Black belt comprise the Black Belt Club (BBC). By the rank of Orange belt, a student should set a goal of Black Belt and join the Black Belt Club. Over 80% of our students are BBC members or BBC Graduates. The Black Belt […]
Last week, the entire school took the two-day belt test and all passed. Congratulations to everyone who are now higher ranks and thank you to those who helped make the test a success.
“Bruce Lee passed 36 years ago today in Hong Kong from an cerebral edema caused by an allergic reaction to pain medication. We pay homage to the awesomeness that was Bruce Lee! He lives on in our memories today!” (Facebook’s Bruce Lee group) An inspiration to martial artist all across the world.
A good article about Hawaiian Karate history so read it here at the Honolulu Advertiser. Hamilton Library exhibit celebrates spread of the martial art from Okinawa at the University of Hawai’i – Manoa. It is filled with old photos of private training, whole katas (step by step) and other goodies. It’s a treasure trove of […]
Read the full story about Boston Karate Students to Help Build “Black Belt Garden” in Local Green Space What I like about this article is how it demonstrates the community focus of martial arts schools. Extending the dojo to the garden is a great idea on how to link the agricultural roots of Karate to […]
Actor David Carradine found dead in Bangkok Read the story here at Yahoo news. As stated in my bio, his role as a Shaolin monk in “Kung Fu” inspired me spiritually and physically to start training in martial arts. I enjoyed the show immensely and mildly enjoyed his other roles in various movies and television […]
Read the full story here. http://www.orlandosentinel.com/business/orl-subizdawson-column-051009051009may10,0,732400.column Get ripped, not ripped off, by avoiding contracts with gyms, karate schools By Greg Dawson -The Last Resort, Orlando Sentinel, May 10, 2009 Three of the four cases listed in the article were for Martial Arts schools that have contracts. I find the practice disturbing. I understand it from […]
Golden Leopard Info is a blog for students of Kempo or any style that finds it useful. It is also about the martial arts journey we all take toward self-development. Kempo is a continually evolving art form that has a depth of theories that utilizes biomechanics and physics to make things work. The articles here […]
The last few years have been hard for many students. I’ve made many mistakes in running the school. I’ve upset some, disappointing others. However, it’s no excuse to wallow in misery. You may remember my old saying, “If you’re not getting better, then you’re getting worse.” I’m trying to turn the school around for the […]