SEISHINKAN’S 4 LEVELS

For decades, I resisted any and all attempts to define the Northern Karate system in simplistic terms. What martial art do you teach? Karate? Certainly. What style? We practice Shurite forms….and Nahate kata…and Hakutsuru and Nipai. Kobudo? Yes. What type? Matayoshi…and Ryukyu…and Yamani…and Mura. Some BJJ/MMA? Absolutely. What about Indonesian and Filipino combat systems?...

What’s your Ikigai?

Ikigai can be described as the food or fuel of life.  It is similar to what the French call raison d’être, a “reason to live”, and rather than merely surviving, making your earthly existence a work of art. The Greek philosopher Heraclitus (535 –475 BCE) used the word logos to illustrate principle, plan, formula...

SIX STEPS TO “MASTER” KARATE   

In his best-selling book Outliers: The Story of Success, Canadian author, journalist and motivational speaker, Malcolm Gladwell introduced the 10,000-hour rule. He analyzed the habits of extremely successful people and determined that it took 10,000 hours of dedicated, deliberate practice to become a phenom or expert. This translates to about twenty dojo hours a...