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Fighting back with old School Philosophy.

Fighting back with old School Philosophy.
Soke Stacy Huffman - Mon Feb 12, 2007 @ 08:41PM
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  I guess the best way is to ask what is old School Philosophy?

Old School Philosophy is the determination of one person who takes that determination and passes it to all those around him to which all those around him to form the same goal.

The determinations of old School karate can be furious and relenting. It is not fame or fortune these Sensei seek but the simple ability to enlighten those around him. Enlightenment how ever can be a dangerous thing.

As young student I found myself in abit of scrape with local neighbor hood bully. I was pushed and confronted and then swung upon. The Bully fell to his knees after only two hits.

I walked to the dojo with imposturous grin and light heart. I had faced one of my greatest fears.

As I entered the dojo. I found Sensei waiting in the doorway and his face was expressionless.  As the class lined up Sensei looked at me with glare, "We do not learn karate to fight, We learn karate so that we may not have to fight" and he began to use me as example of what not to do. Needless to say that it was lengthy lecture of scolding for me.

As I left the dojo with my head hanging down, I over heard Sensei talking with a Sempai They were talking about my fight and how one day I would be strong Sensei.

I walked out the door confused at best. As young man I finally came to the conclusion that Karate was not be used unless there was no other choice and if it was used it was nothing to be bragged about. I had learned the simple humbleness of victory.

The Art of Martial Arts of Jefferson City Missouri takes these valuable lessons in life and passes them down to upcoming generation. We build the character of our future generation through the experience of the "Old Ways" of Karate.

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1. Ryan Rowland   |   Mon Feb 19, 2007 @ 09:09AM

Just wanted to say hello to the GOSHINKAN family. I know its been awhile, but I have been so busy with work and adapting to St. Louis Metro. Don't worry though, I workout everyday..... Hope I see you guys soon.

Ryan Rowland

2. Paul Rowland   |   Thu Feb 22, 2007 @ 07:13AM

Good to see that you are still around, Ryan. Wasn't sure there for awhile. Hope to hear from you soon. Take care of Eli.

Your Brother,
Paul

3. Soke Stacy Huffman   |   Thu Feb 22, 2007 @ 07:23AM

Well,
Its nice to see you guys around =) Ryan Rowland, Sensie I was hoping you could make the YMCA Tournament March 3rd.. Sensei Gaines will be there and we are in need of Traditional Black Belts to Judge.
Let me know , Thanks!