My Martial Arts

Funakoshi and Musashi are 2 VERY important people
in our system of Martial Arts:(Okinawan/Ryukyu Kempo.)

Above are two archive pics that my "Master Sensei"
Gary McKenney (Who is like an uncle to me),
took of me uhm... more than a "few" years ago in class....

I also humbly share a picture of my 1st Certificate placard, (Shodan Sensei).
I was just amazed at how beautiful this thing really is.

The real size of this is impressive too. It's too big to fit the whole thing on a scanner.
I barely got this partial image on a 8.5" x 14" scanner bed! So it's closer to about 12"x16"

Thanks again To Senseis Gary  McKenney,
Joe Hammond Tom McKenney
and George Dillman!

Founder of Shotokan Karate

"True Karate is this:
That in daily life, one's mind and body be
trained and developed in a spirit of humility,
and that in critical times, one be devoted utterly
to the cause of justice."

Found on the web:
"Funakoshi was a man of Tao. He placed no emphasis on
competitions, record breaking, or championships. He placed
emphasis on individual self-perfection. He believed in the
common decency and respect that one human being owed
to another."

Below is something from Musashi's
Go Rin No Sho(Book of 5 Rings)
a book on swordsmanship, but the teachings
can be applied to your everyday-life!
Funakoshi is known by many as the "Father"
of modern martial arts.

Related Links

Our local dojo:

More on our our style: Ryuku Kempo

Go Rin No Sho-->:"Book of 5 Rings"

Dillman Karate' International-->: Our style's founder

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