The way I approach Karate is the way I approach Life.
|I believe in:
|Learning Through DoingSelf Development Through PracticeWhat The Mind Can Conceive and Believe, The Mind Can AchieveNever Quit
Sensei Barb & Andrew
Practicing Tonfa kata at camp.
My daughter winning 1st place in the
Dufferin Karate Tournament in weapons.
|Here is an anecdote which emphasizes my attitude towards Karate:
I was at Sensei Barb's dojo, where she had invited Kyoshi Taylor to teach a seminar. People from different dojos came to learn. They were all black belts and I was an orange belt, the lowest ranked person there. I didn't let that intimidate me. I participated like everyone else even though my knowledge was limited. I was humbled, but I was also determined to learn. Even though I didn't know the kata, I still tried to follow. At the end of the session, I had quite a few people comment on my participation. They looked beyond my ranking and accepted me as a fellow karate practitioner. Learning and helping each other succeed is the essence of karate.
All I require is your best effort.
Not for me, but for you.
Training with Sensei McElwee (L) and
Kyoshi Bethea (R) in Michigan
With Hanshi Doug Perry at his camp
in North Carolina.
|At Aloe Karate, we practice Shorin-Ryu Shorinkan Karate which has a long history.
With Kyoshi Bill Hayes at a camp in
Rick Roberts, Andrew Aloe, Pat Haley