FEAR

Fear can be described as a human emotion triggered by a perceived threat.  It can sometimes be a motivator, but it is also a detriment.  Fear has been used to control people throughout history. There have been instances where people have described their fear...
Situational Awareness

Situational Awareness

Being aware of what’s going on around you is in essential component of self-defense. Lack of awareness can mean the difference between life-or-death. A few weeks ago, there was an incident that occurred at our Bushiken Charlotte dojo. What started as a regular...

Looking forward to 2019

The end of the year has had me think not only about what we did this year, but about where we started from. As I reflect on this journey, its incredible to see how far we have come. Blood, sweat, and years have gone into building this dojo. Martials Arts has been a...

Not just for Kids

When people reach out to me and inquire about karate classes, it is usually for a child.  Karate in general has garnered a reputation as a child activity.    It is easy to see the benefits for children, as it can be a confidence builder, it helps with coordination,...

It’s not just for kids

People tend to think of Karate as a child’s activity.  This is usually attributed to the discipline aspect and confidence building.  It has been identified as a good anti-bullying solution.  While this is true, karate can benefit other groups as well.  Adults for...