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Reflections on the First Ryukyu Martial Arts Friendship Gasshuku

This past weekend was our Ryukyu Martial Arts Friendship Gasshuku, which was an event I put together with the intent of getting martial artists together to learn and train in a variety of martial arts from the Ryukyu islands. The idea actually came from the Ryukyu Martial Arts Facebook Groups that were set up by Ryan Parker Sensei. There are […]

Ryan Parker teaching a kakidi drill based on Pinan Godan

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Seiyunchin Bunkai Seminar

Over the weekend, I attended a Seiyunchin bunkai seminar via Skype with one of Taira Masaji Sensei’s senior students, Paul Enfield. Although I am a Shorin-Ryu practitioner, I have picked up some other kata throughout my karate journey, and Seiyunchin is one of them. The version I learned was a bit different, though, and I have been working on making […]


Cross-Training in California

Last week I had to go to Santa Monica, CA for work. It was a three day trip, which interfered with my normal training schedule, and I knew I was going to be eating less-than-ideal food so it was important for me to get in a proper training session. Hotel room kata just wasn’t going to cut it. In light […]

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