Thought For The Week

Thought for the Week (July 24, 2000)
Chris Barnes- Shihan
Bushi Dojo
Los Angeles, Ca.


"Move Forward" of the most repeated commands in Shorin-Ryu Karate USA. it is usually followed by the statement..."through
your opponent". What is your opponent today ? 
an attacker
an accusation
an insult
financial insecurity
a failed relationship
ungrateful clients
common cold
lost wallet
broken shoelace
loud neighbor
bad service
cruel and uncaring world
tooth ache
own EGO.
What's the difference ? We are trained to move forward.
No matter what, we move forward, we move forward.

The test of life are to make, not break us.
Trouble may demolish a man's business but build up his character.
The blow at the outward man may be the greatest blessing to the inner man.
If the God's, then, put or permits anything hard in our lives,
be sure that the real peril, the real trouble,
is that we shall lose if we flinch or rebel.
-M.D Babcock.

We Move Forward!, We Move Forward !.

Arigato, Shihan Chris Barnes.
Bushi Dojo
Los Angeles, Ca.
Member of Shorin-Ryu Karate U.S.A