Spiritual Content of Kata

Roy Kenneth Kamen

Category: Teaching Martial Arts

Teaching Goju-Ryu and Isshinryu Martial Arts

Program Review

Program Review Program Logo

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 […]

Breaking Through To The Other Side

Breaking Through To The Other Side Board Breaking

Break On Through To The Other Side • 01-12-2020 • My Flatbush students have been “getting with the program” since we returned after Winter break. Several of them can now punch, block, and kick correctly. Stances have improved, and overall behavior is better. My problem students are in the Seventh-grade class. It consists of thirteen […]


Reflections Isshinryu Class

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 […]

The Winter Holiday Spectacular Show​

The Winter Holiday Spectacular Show​

The Winter Holiday Spectacular Show • 12-17-2019 • The day was upon us. The students were nervous. The Director was nervous. I was nervous. The previous day’s dress rehearsal was close to a disaster. To me, a seasoned show producer, it appeared that the Musical Director was not able to control the kids well enough […]