We are really enjoying our new dojo space and home at Contact Kicks. Summer is fast upon us, and you can feel it in the dojo. More people are vacationing and away. But the member count is still high and we are still pushing it.
What differentiates Kyokushin Karate from sport? We were reminded of this by Sensei Steve Fogarasi. Everyone is enjoying the beautiful new dojo and home for Contact Kicks Martial Arts, all the athletic equipment and atmosphere. However, it is still a dojo and place of not only of physical practice, but of bettering ourselves as humans. Sensei Steve takes us through out paces …
I have a new home. Okay, it isn’t really a new home for me, but it is for all the students of our dojo, Contact Kicks Martial Arts, in Toronto, Canada.
While drilling basics, with the focus mid-way in class on kicks, we were all lined up with Sensei Fogarasi calling out the various kicks, which would then perform 30 of, per side, with kia!
As cheesy as it might sound, I love my new family. Before I joined Contact Kicks to study Kyokushin Karate life was very different for me, and I have written about it here. I have talked about all the benefits I received from the physical training and conditioning of Kyokushin,
I write a lot about Kata, because I do love it so much, and probably because in the previous style I practiced, practically all attention was given to bunkai of kata. However, I was reminded of something very important this past weekend, by my teacher, Sensei Steve Fogarasi.