Karate

The form of karate (empty hand) taught at this school is Pwang Gai Noon Ryu. It is one of the three largest styles in Okinawa. It is from the same system as Uechi Ryu. Our karate is an older style which is very exceptional in this day and age.

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Kobudō

The Okinawan weaponry (kobudo, which means “ancient way of stop fighting,” literally) is from the lineage of Matayoshi Shinpo Sensei of Naha, Okinawa. His organization is called Zen Okinawa Kobudo Renmei.

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Iadio

Iaido is “the way of drawing the sword.” The live, unsharpened and sharpened blades are used with very practical sword fighting techniques. Because this is the “budo,” the “way of the samurai,” manners and philosophy are very much incorporated in this training.

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4 Tips for an Energizing, Joyful Summer

In Traditional Chinese Medicine, each season is associated with one of the elements: wood, fire, earth, metal and water. Perhaps unsurprisingly, summertime is associated with the element fire. Fire represents maximum activity. In nature, everything is at its peak growth during the summer, so TCM sees our energy as its most active and exuberant. Summer is the time of

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Healthy Eating from Early to Late Summer

Traditional Chinese Medicine or TCM is all about balance. In this ancient system, the key to health is to move through the world in such a way that our bodies can remain in homeostasis, in balance. This idea connects to sleep patterns, what we eat and ultimately the flow of Qi, or energy, throughout the body. For that reason,

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Extraordinary Vessels – Chong Mai

Most acupuncture points are located on the 12 primary channels that flow along the surface of the body. However, there are eight Extraordinary Vessels that flow more deeply in the body, and are perhaps even more powerful that the 12 primary channels. The Extraordinary Vessels regulate the 12 channels, and are deep lakes of energy, which can feed the

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