Web Wednesday

Imagine how much more difficult blindfolded kata’s or forms would be if we did them to music in sync! Web Wednesday, your weekly slice of Japan, with 4 million views and counting! – https://kotaku.com/the-arcade-performance-thats-tearing-up-twitter-1822083549 The Arcade Performance That’s Tearing Up Twitter By: Brian Ashcraft [Images: Hiro] Twitter user Hiro spotted this masked-wearing, blind-folded Taiko no Tatsujinplayer at an arcade in…

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All I can say is, WHY CAN’T 2020 COME ANY FASTER!?!?!?!?! – https://www.tofugu.com/japan/one-day-in-tokyo-itinerary-michael/ “WHAT TO DO WITH ONE DAY IN TOKYO” COLORFUL TOYS, HIGH-FLYING RIDES, AND SERENE WALKS; ALL IN ONLY ONE DAY JANUARY 9, 2018 • 2263 WORDS WRITTEN BY MICHAEL RICHEY • ART BY MICHAEL RICHEY  Tokyo is one of my favorite places for one reason: possibility. Whatever you’re into, Tokyo…

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A great resource full of information for anyone looking! – https://www.tofugu.com/japan/how-to-get-a-job-in-japan/ HOW TO GET A JOB IN JAPAN: ADVICE FROM AN INSIDER EXPERT A GUY WITH 10 YEARS EXPERIENCE HELPING PEOPLE GET HIRED AT JAPANESE COMPANIES SPILLS THE BEANS NOVEMBER 30, 2017 • 2970 WORDS WRITTEN BY MICHAEL RICHEY • ART BY AYA FRANCISCO  “How do I get a job in…

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Can you guy’s tell that I can’t wait to go back again? ;p – https://fstoppers.com/architecture/kyotos-five-best-photo-locations-174016 Kyoto’s Five Best Photo Locations By: Alfonso Calero For first time travelers to Kyoto, it can be a bit confusing to choose where to shoot. Unlike my previous posts on Madrid and Barcelona which are about three-hour photo walks, this article will be similar to my Tokyo article…

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Is anyone else as absolutely pumped as me on this?? – https://kotaku.com/first-look-at-the-batman-ninja-anime-1820907463 First Look At The Batman Ninja Anime  By: Brian Ashcraft [GIF via Warner Brothers Japan] When the Batman Ninja anime was first announced this October, a short clip was shown at New York Comic Con. Now, the animated feature’s first footage has been uploaded online, and it’s glorious. Story writer Kazuki…

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CKWS Kingston will be visiting tonight to see our classes, interview Hanshi Tallack, and some students and instructors of Tallack Dojo, look for us on the local news soon!

Wisdom Wednesday

Looking forward to helping out this great local fundraiser this Saturday! – http://www.thewhig.com/2017/11/14/kettle-campaign-sets-ambitious-goal Kettle campaign sets ambitious goal By Julia McKay, Kingston Whig-Standard – Tuesday, November 14, 2017 8:17:16 EST PM Salvation Army volunteer Carol Roche, left, and Christmas Kettle co-ordinator Maria Sadowy pose with one of the 19 Christmas Kettles on Tuesday at the Salvation Army Citadel…

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Another great article featuring Hanshi Ken Tallack, his induction into the Canadian Black Belt Hall of Fame, and our upcoming Salvation Army Fundraiser! – https://www.kingstonregion.com/news-story/7913103-kingston-martial-artist-inducted-into-black-belt-hall-of-fame/ Kingston martial artist inducted into black belt hall of fame NEWS Nov 11, 2017 by Mandy Marciniak  Kingston Heritage Ken Tallack was inducted into the Canadian Black Belt Hall of Fame on Nov. 4 at…

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That’s it, I’m moving to Japan ;p – https://kotaku.com/japan-is-getting-yet-another-cool-starbucks-1820244827 Japan Is Getting Yet Another Cool Starbucks By: Brian Ashcraft [Image: Starbucks Japan] Does Japan have a monopoly on cool Starbucks? It can seem that way. Later this year, the country is getting yet another neat-looking one. And in December, a new Starbucks is opening in an old…

Web Wednesday

Another great article by the “Karate Nerd” Jesse Enkamp, give it a read! 🙂 – http://www.karatebyjesse.com/overcome-anxiety-grading-competing/ How To Overcome Nerves in Karate (Before Grading or Competing) By Jesse Enkamp Have you ever been nervous before a Karate event? You are not alone! Sleepless nights, extra training sessions and negative self-talk is experienced by everyone before competing or…

Wisdom Wednesday

An interesting article, give it a read! – http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/237128 Study: Martial arts can reduce aggressive tendencies in youth Researchers at Bar-Ilan University find that traditional martial arts training may be effective as a rehabilitative intervention. Psychology researchers from Bar-Ilan University have conducted a meta-analysis of studies to investigate what effects martial arts training had on youths’…

Wisdom Wednesday

Not bad for their first try! Some of our 9-12 Advanced students working hard and practicing during the 6th Annual 12-Hour Training Day this past Saturday.