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!
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.
This past week I celebrated one year of Kyokushin Karate training at Contact Kicks in Toronto, and what a year it has been. When I entered the dojo last year I was still married, working in a career I didn’t like, smoking, and not at my optimal health. My how things change.
This past weekend marked the 2014 End of the Year Gathering and Testing at Contact Kicks Dojo. There were 38 students attending from all disciplines. Kyokushin Karate, Kickboxing and Brazilian Jiu-jitsu.
I know I have said that I would begin posting more in the fall, and the fall is definitely upon us, but some things have transpired that have interfered with the ability to post, and to train.