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No practice

Part of 90 day challenge found me using a Driver as a Bo in practicing Yellow Chevron Kata. Interesting at the least for balancing purpose but still useful for hand movement. All I had handy while on a week long golf outing in AZ and NV.

Practicing Kihon for Shotokan I find is very useful for warming up the muscles, hip and back before a round of golf.

To learn more about Shotokan and Bo training online go to Globalmartialarts.university.


Training continues for the 90 day challenge. Despite having issues with home WiFi I’m able to watch DVD set I have for Shotokan and Ultimate Bo. I have to admit the instructions continue to look easier than they really are, at least for me as I continue to work through the coordination and flexibility piece. Globalmartialarts.university.

Week 2 of 90 day challenge

90 day challenge continues for next Belt level with Global Martial Art University. globalmartialarts@university.

Working on balance and flexibility continues. I’m finding the course very helpful in motivating me to stretch and work on my core. For this reason alone, being a student and continuing with the study of martial arts I feel will be instrumental in my health and longevity to stay mobile as I age.

Wifi speed is limited in my area, and I find having the DVDs for both the Shotokan and Bo training are an advantage and makes maintaining a schedule easy.

Day 1 – Doug’s Global Martial Arts University 90 Day Challenge

Establishing my first blog to document my journey to obtaining my next belt in Shotokan Karate.

– Discomfort in hips, hamstrings, and shoulders.

– Lack balance and coordination.

– Internet slow, but able to participate in instruction utilizing the training CDs.