Equanimity IV: Find your truth in whatever you do!

Dave Blazer’s meditations on The Way Although I was officially now a shihan, a sensei in my own right, sensei Cain continued to advise me on the finer points of my personal practice and methods of instruction. I visited him often and received on-going lessons on karate-do, and life. Cain calmly accepted the course of […]

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Finding Equanimity Part III

Movement is everything By Dave Blazer We returned to California from Okinawa with a new kinesthetic understanding of what constituted a strong karate practice. We had seen hints of it from sensei Cain’s approach before we went, but three weeks of focused intensity had imprinted a sense of urgency on the students. The experience changed […]

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Finding Equanimity 2: Learning Karate in Okinawa

The Cadences of Grand Master Nakazato By Dave Blazer After three and a half years of preparation for our first dan black belt tests, we departed for Okinawa from San Francisco International Airport. After a long flight to Tokyo for a change of planes and then a flight to Naha, Okinawa we arrived exhausted, but […]

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Finding Equanimity

A 50 year journey through oriental philosophy and Karate By Dave Blazer I don’t really remember when the martial arts and their related philosophy first came into my consciousness. I’m going to guess it was through something in entertainment, such as a rerun of ‘Bad Day at Black Rock’ with Spencer Tracy demonstrating some judo […]

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