The Final Final Exam

Before I begin, I just want to explain why I haven’t posted so frequently as of late. I’m in the final push for my book Food, Sweat, and Fears and it’s taking my free time as well as all of my writing! Writing can be exhausting and add in work, husband, family, karate, POUND training,…

Warning: Beach Class

The day I wrote my last post I had to immediately “put my money where my mouth is!” I pressed the send button waxing poetic about finally feeling comfortable in discomfort and was greeted by the opportunity to put that to the test at the door of the dojo!

The Courage of Julia

Sometimes things sit in my mind and I can’t let them go easily. Something happened the other day at karate that I just can’t seem to shake because it was extraordinary to witness.  People that only know me from the dojo must think I’m a neurotic mess – which truth be told – isn’t entirely…

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…