May 28th , 2018
This weeks TOTW is submitted by Sensei Daniel Gobillot, Shichi-Dan, Denshi/Shihan Northampton Ueshiro Pine Forest Karate Dojo
was different before I started practicing karate. I stumbled
into it through a business situation. Having a new family
and kids I thought it might be a good way to work out and
stay physically active, but also I was intrigued by the
martial aspect which I had no experience with.
Fast forward 30 years . I can still do all those things and more only better and without thought. However, I developed other helpful things like do, KARATE DO. This is the way.
What is karate do? It is hard to say with words, it is a feeling - a way of life. Form is emptiness, emptiness is form.
* You solve problems in your everyday life - Automatically.
* You analyze situations immediately and respond appropriately.
* By living your life with a template of karate do, many things are easier.
* Even if it must be 10 million foes, I go.
We try not to stumble into and through our lives - we "Step First".
Domo arigato Hanshi, your instruction has been valuable to me.
W. Gobillot, Shichi-Dan