Molding Versus Breaking

Karate is definitely a skill that is only honed over time. You may be a natural athlete but the elements of Karate can only come to those willing to dedicate the time and be open to the process. The time I can handle the process often gets the better of me. At my dogo the…

The 3177 Day Promise

Finishing the 2016 NYC Marathon was one of the greatest accomplishments of my life and truly the realization of a dream. Running isn’t something that was new to me. I actually started running… well “running” back in 2007. I quit smoking on April 15, 2007, after 18 years of a multiple pack a day problem. Smoking…

The Karate Adult 

What I know about karate is directly from Mr. Miyagi’s sage advice in The Karate Kid! Wax on, wax off.  One thing I do know is that I’m fascinated with people who study martial arts. The discipline, strength, and work ethic it takes to advance belts is extraordinary. What little kid didn’t want to be…