Rethinking our relationship with food.

Originally Posted on June 17, 2011 by Karri A good friend of mine and personal trainer at Taiso Fitness surprised me yesterday with a conversation about what she eats. We were talking about an upcoming competition she is participating in and the strict diet she was on. So, she would not be able to eat […]

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Tiny Revelations.

Originally Posted on June 6, 2011 by Karri Martial arts is a fascination of mine. Like most men, it has been since I was a boy. I dreamed of becoming Bruce Lee, a Ninja Turtle, a Samurai, Mr. Miyagi and all manner of other heroes from pop culture. I never thought though that I would […]

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Martial Arts in a Small Town.

Originally Posted on June 1, 2011 by Karri Every once in a while I get someone who gives me a funny look when I tell them I teach martial arts in Gig Harbor, WA (pop. 7240, area 4.4 sq mi). It’s not too terribly small, but pretty quiet. People are active in the community, the […]

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Ninjas and Cowboys

Originally Posted on May 26, 2011 by Karri I read a blog post recently asking how someone can become a ninja. The best way I can explain this is by sharing a little bit of understanding my instructor gave me. Ninjas are to Japan what cowboys are to Americans. We love cowboys, and as kids […]

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I am. Right now.

Originally Posted on February 28, 2011 by Karri There is a tendency in the human mind to want things to be permanent. We think in terms of some time-frozen reality where the people we know will always be the same, our job will always be the same and in the same vein, we will always […]

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More time for Training!

Originally Posted on December 17, 2010 by Karri I may tend to ramble. I take the future of my students very seriously, so occasionally I’ll start into one of the many ways that being a modern day warrior means you have to think differently or act differently from before you started training. However, class time […]

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