Matsubayashi-Ryu

Eihachi Ota Seminar – 2014.

Your core is the centre of all your power. Of course – this is something that we’ve all heard before.  Striking by just swinging your arms is… well, it’s just a waste of time.  It has been several years since I’ve seen Sensei Ota and not much has changed – yet everything has changed.  It never ceases to amaze me;  Sensei Ota is 69 years old – but has the speed, agility and power of someone 1/2 his age.  A…

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Classes are in session!

Students, Pennell’s Dojo Classes are now starting at 180 Niagara St.  I’m looking forward to our first class Tomorrow evening at 6pm. Please remember that the entrance to the Dojo is at the rear of the building – 180 Niagara St. Please see the Dojo’s schedule for up to date information. See you tomorrow! Sensei Pennell.

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Karate Lessons for Seniors? Umm – ya!

If you’re looking to increase your flexibility, improve your cardio-vasular strength, feel good about yourself and have fun – then Pennell’s Karate Dojo is for you!  Canadian Senior Years, a website designed specifically to provide people over 50 with all sorts of great information wrote a great article called, Martial Arts for Seniors? A Fitness Alternative that sites a study released by Dalhousie University in Halifax in which they state that Karate lessons for those over 50 years old can greatly benefit your…

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Stress Happens – Manage It.

We’ve all got things to worry about.  Whether it’s work, kids or bills, there is always something on our mind.  The key to avoiding a mental breakdown is to manage your stress properly.  My Karate instructor always said, “Acknowledge your stress – but don’t let it control you.”  Words to live by in my opinion.  So what exactly did he mean?  Well basically, if you don’t acknowledge your stress – you will be consumed by it.  One way we leveraged…

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