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The Nerd is back! Watch the first episode of Season 2 of the ‘Karate Nerd in Okinawa’! – http://www.karatebyjesse.com/okinawa-karate-season-2/ Watch Season 2 of “Karate Nerd in Okinawa” Now! By Jesse Enkamp It’s time again! My popular webshow “Karate Nerd in Okinawa” is back. After your amazing feedback from Season 1, I knew I had to do a second…

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Interesting article, give it a read! – https://www.forbes.com/sites/lauriewerner/2018/07/31/you-can-now-stay-in-the-sacred-temples-of-kyoto/#556bd0187102 You Can Now Stay In The Sacred Temples Of Kyoto By: Laurie Werner   Kyoto is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful cities in the world, and certainly in Japan, but one of the city’s residents felt that it was missing something. “Kyoto is getting crowded with new…

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Might be a cool device to have for 2020! – https://www.tofugu.com/reviews/ili-translator-device/ ILI HANDHELD TRANSLATOR DEVICE: OUR HANDS-ON, IN-JAPAN REVIEW TRANSLATE JAPANESE, NO INTERNET REQUIRED MAY 30, 2018 • 1319 WORDS WRITTEN BY JAMAL LEE • ART BY AYA FRANCISCO  ILI IS PURPOSEFULLY INTENDED TO ENABLE TRAVELERS’ NORMAL EVERYDAY QUESTIONS/ANSWERS AND NOT TO BE A DISTRACTION ITSELF. If you’ve been following Tofugu’s…

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Another great and exhaustive atricle by the folks at Tofugu, give it a read! – https://www.tofugu.com/japanese/genki-meaning/ THE MEANING OF GENKI: GOING WAY BEYOND “O GENKI DESU KA? HAI, GENKI DESU.”START USING THE WORD “GENKI” THE WAY THE JAPANESE USE IT. JULY 10, 2018 • 6267 WORDS WRITTEN BY MAMI SUZUKI, MICHAEL RICHEY, AND KOICHI • ART BY AYA FRANCISCO  元気(げんき) LIVELY, FULL OF SPIRIT,…

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Having only been to 2 of the 5 recommended, I’m making it to the other 3 when we’re back in 2020! – https://www.adorama.com/alc/the-top-5-photo-spots-in-kyoto The Top 5 Photo Spots in Kyoto Traveling to Kyoto as a photographer feels like stepping into a time machine. With it’s magical bamboo forests, Geisha’s scurrying through Gion’s narrow streets and ornate…

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A truly wonderful and exhaustive article, if you have some time, give it a read and work on it! – https://www.tofugu.com/japanese/japanese-pronunciation/ A GUIDE TO JAPANESE PRONUNCIATION: SOUNDS, WORDS, and SENTENCES WHO KNEW GLOTTAL FRICATIVES AND VOICED ALVEOLAR NASAL STOPS COULD BE SO REWARDING? MAY 23, 2018 • 5835 WORDS WRITTEN BY KRISTEN DEXTER • ART BY AYA FRANCISCO  How do you feel about your…

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End of Karate Kids Program Summer Skills Competition, PARTY IN THE PARK, and Senior Belt Examination DAY! To RSVP, click this link! https://www.facebook.com/events/2089467884656937/ On Saturday June 2nd, Tallack Martial Arts will be hosting their annual Summer Skills Competition and Senior Belt Examination in conjunction with ‘Party in the Park’ and the end of the Karate Kids…

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An Interesting Article, give it a read! – https://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/healthy-living/martial-arts-physical-mental-benefits-health-exercise-tai-chi-karate-a8342756.html MARTIAL ARTS OFFERS BRAIN-BOOSTING BENEFITS FOR ALL AGES, RESEARCH FINDS Karate has been shown to improve a person’s emotional wellbeing too / Shutterstock As well as increasing physical fitness and mental health, martial arts can boost brain cognition too By: ASHLEIGH JOHNSTONE We are all aware that exercise generally…

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A video of our special guest instructor who will be teaching at the dojo this evening, 9th Dan Hanshi Seneha Shigetoshi, preforming the kata Kururunfa a few years ago. We are all looking forward to tonight’s class!  

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Hanshi Tallack found some great pictures from demonstrations of many years ago, amazing to see how much we’ve changed over the years!

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Worth a look! Already been to some of them, but others to look for when we’re back in 2020! – http://www.traveller.com.au/six-of-the-best-kyoto-temples-h0z1ft Six of the best Kyoto temples By:Brian Johnston Heian Temple in spring. Photo: Alamy Japan’s ancient capital Kyoto has tens of thousands of Buddhist temples and Shinto shrines. Here are six of the most atmospheric. FUSHIMI…