Friday, May 13, 2016


I realize I get over excited at times. Hostile even. It's only because I believe that many modern karate practices to be deeply unethical. I find traditional karate to be very unethical at times. This is usually rationalized with the excuse of tradition. How many people study for years in the dojo and learn nothing? Instructors cycle through, no planned training, no explanation of a dozen kata, all the while the students pay for the classes, pay for the testing, follow directions, conform to ritual and bow to someone who is teaching them nothing. If anyone taught anything else in the same fashion, you'd want your money back.