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Eihachi Ota 2017 Karate & Kubodo Seminar

Folks, I am happy to announce the dates for Eihachi Ota’s 2017 Karate & Kubodo Seminar/Tournament. June 23, 2017: 6pm to 9:00pm: New Gardena Hotel: 1641 W. Redondo Beach Blvd, Gardena California 90247. June 24, 2017: (8:00am to 3:00pm.): Rush Gym: 1651 W. 162nd Street, Gardena California 90247. June 25, 2017: In the morning (Exact time TBA): Honbu Dojo: 1601 W. Redondo Beach Blvd, Gardena California 90247. To register, please contact Sensei Eihachi Ota, Shorin-Ryu Karate and Kobudo Association. 1601 W. Redondo Beach Blvd., Gardena…

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O’Brian Sensei: Twitching & Dropping Center

This weekend during training, our group was discussing the idea of dropping your centre.  In the video above, O’Brian Sensei talks a bit about the sensation of dropping your centre and how it relates to quick, movements. Sometimes, it can be hard to articulate ideas about how a sensation feels – it’s a personal thing really; sometimes it’s hard to describe. I was wondering the other day about the best way to describe ‘twitching’ and dropping.  The two are linked,…

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