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The Eight Precepts that Master Miyagi Chojun chose out of the “Bubishi” help to give us a grounding not only for our study of karate but also for how we live in this world.  From the Eight Precepts, I want to focus on the first precept because it is the one that has gr...

November 21, 2017

The Guelph Open Karate Shiai, in support of the Children's Wish Fund of Guelph, welcomed close to 200 competitors from all over Southern Ontario on Saturday, November 18th, 2017.  Many dojos and styles were represented and participants of all ages performed in a fine d...

August 1, 2017

Families representing six dojos participated in the Canadian Naha Te Goju Karate Family Camp this past weekend, July 28-30 at the Guelph Lake Island.  It was a wonderful time of training, food, fellowship, fun and entertainment.  Participants relaxed around the campfir...

The business of karate

Recently, I came across an old goju-ryu karate manual that was published in 1982.  The author was a Canadian man; a Nidan who had trained for 15 years at the time the book was published.  The book is filled with high quality photographs of kata mo...

June 3, 2017

Chief Adjudicator, Kyoshi J Purdy, and C.N.G.K. Head Instructors held the semi-annual Black Belt Grading in Elora, on Saturday, June 3rd.  Successful candidates included Sensei Barbara Lamble (Head Instructor, Elora) and Sensei Tom Cako (Head Instructor, Guelph) who bo...

May 7, 2017

Karate students and community members came together to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of Arthur Karate Dojo on Saturday, May 6th, 2017.  Sensei Keith Harris presented an exhibition of karate demonstrations displayed by his past and present students, as well as by CNGK...

February 4, 2017

I have met many people in my life, in different countries, cities and towns. Everybody is going different directions and doing different things. I look around at the people around me and see people that have success in different areas of their life. Success can be meas...

January 12, 2017

Happy New Year!  The celebration of the winter holiday is one of my most valued traditions.  I find this season to exemplify transformation more than any other.  The vibrant spring flowers, summer grasses, and fall foliage dim in comparison to the vast emptiness of win...

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