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The Road to Ireland Pt 2

Posted on July 26, 2013 at 2:58 PM Comments comments (1802)
2 weeks to go. 
Killer back to back classes last nite, kinda like Tuesdays class. 
What doesn't kill you makes you awesome, or that's the plan.   Kata's need a bit more polish but the new moves have been decided upon.  The forms are feeling good, need to find a name for my Bo kata. 
Sparring is never going to be perfect but I am no longer blocking with my face the entire round.  Cardio and bag work now until we leave. 
 I am starting to feel pumped. 
 Live the adventure, be the adventure.

The Road to Ireland

Posted on July 17, 2013 at 2:12 PM Comments comments (348)
    Tonite i hurt, I'm sore, I'm brusied, I'm tired.  Like I was yesterday, and tomorrow will be much the same ,and the day after that, and the day after that.  And it will not end until the tournament .  I do my day job then train in one way or another, either with the team or alone.  One day is sparring in the dojo, the next day may be the gym and kata practice, maybe a 5 km run and conditioning.  Every day is something, maybe an hour, maybe three.  Will I be ready? Will I have trained enough?  That will be revealed during that one weekend in Ireland.  What I do know is that I have been building towards this event for the last 2 years.  I will be in the best shape of my life, my skills will be at their peak, and my attitude first class.  I will have done something that, as little as 5 years ago, i would never of seen myself doing.  It will be a challenge, God never inttended for my body to do this, but i will have pushed myself to the limit, stepped out of my comfort zone, and lived the adventure.

Welcome to Okami Blog

Posted on July 17, 2013 at 2:11 PM Comments comments (518)
With our Ireland trip weeks away, I thought this would be the perfect time to start the "Okami Blog". 
I asked a few of our students to do guest blogs in the next few weeks and our first one was done by Sensei Robert Gonda.
Mr. Gonda has been with our club since the beginning and is an invaluable part of the Okami team. 
I am extremely proud that he will be representing Okami and Team Canada at the WOMAA World Martial Arts Games in Ireland. 
He has worked very hard to get there and I can't wait to see how it all pays off.
Please enjoy our GUEST POST from Mr. Gonda
~Sensei Crystal


Posted on February 11, 2013 at 2:04 PM Comments comments (335)