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Saturday, December 14, 2013

First Post

I have always wanted the kids to study and learn an art or martial art uniquely Japanese.  Karate has been one of the things I had in mind.  I can't remember what exactly it was that finally prompted me to or enabled me to get them started, but at the end of 2013, Aspen, Hannah and I started going to a Karate class at the public gym here in town.  It took me a few visits to realize that this was Shotokan Karate.  I couldn't read the Chinese characters.  Here they are, 松濤館.

The club meets only twice a week and there are only about 10 or 12 active members now.  Hopefully more will join in the future.  I have seen one other adult who comes in with her high-school daughter.  There is another adult woman who is signed up as a member but I have yet to see her come and practice.  She has a young son who is (was) in the club.

This blog, will serve as a place for me to record our training and in doing so give me the opportunity to reflect on it as well.