One World Dojo • 5-27-2020 • One by one, the minutes tick by. They turn into hours, then days, then weeks, then months. We almost lose track of what day it is or even what the time is. Friends are missed, and school is longed for as we peer out the window knowing danger lurks […]
My experiences with Isshinryu KaraTe
The Virtual Dojo • 3-31-2020 • The country is locked down. Schools and businesses have closed to create “social distancing”. People are working remotely from home, and children are busy taking online classes. It is a changing world because of the COVID-19 Coronavirus Pandemic. Since the Brooklyn Middle school, the Isshinryu Dojo on the Upper […]
As the 2019-nCoV Coronavirus Pandemic spirals out of control, I felt it
was a good idea to teach the kids some basic viral self-defense hygiene
as part of our KaraTe class.
Program Review • 1-15-2020 • I just received a review from The Edge After School Program. “Following a courtesy exchange and introduction, students performed a series of exercises that ranged from stretching and “chambering” drills to stand-still punching with focus pads, walking while punching, and kicking while walking. Throughout the lesson, Instructor Kamen, a seasoned […]
Reflections • 12-29-2019 • Beginning in June 2018, I took a part-time job assisting an Isshinryu Sensei teaching children KaraTe on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. The kids’ ages ranged from two and a half through fourteen and were mostly from upper-middle-class families. I had studied Isshinryu for several years as a kid myself […]