This Saturday, Aug. 23rd is the famed Kokoro Kaizen event! Today is the last day to register for participation in the event. Register here: http://www.bransonkarate.org/kk.html
(Registration is by donation only. We use the money to fund underprivledged students who need help purchasing karate equipment or lessons.)
Here are all the details and what you can expect.
First, What is it? Kokoro Kaizen means "To improve the mind, body and spirit through never ending improvement." It is an extreme workout and celebration of our 4-year anniversary of having our dojo in Branson, Missouri. Read more here from our past event: http://www.bransonkarate.org/blog/a-celebration-on-pushing-your-limits
When is it? The event is held on Saturday, Aug. 23rd at Sensei Borich's home at 848 Rock Ridge Rd. in Branson West, MO 65737. She has an acreage with hiking trails.
The event starts promptly at 7 a.m. and the workout ends around 11 a.m.
This is followed by a BBQ potluck lunch and celebration.
Who can participate? All karate students, their family and friends may participate. The workout is not exclusive to current karate students. We also need some parents to volunteer as a supporter for different stations to confirm specific workouts are completed by participants.
Where do I register? All Participants Register Here: http://www.bransonkarate.org/kk.html
What should I bring? All participants should bring their karate uniform to change into at Sensei Borich's Home. Karate students will be participating in their karate Gi. We will wear running shoes. Other participants may wear loose workout clothing. Be sure to have dry clothing to change into after the event. (Hint: You WILL get wet.) It is also recommended to bring a water bottle and bug spray. The morning of the event, eat a very light breakfast... like toast juice and a peice of fruit. You will be pushed to your physical and mental limits.
Everyone should also bring a potluck dish for the bbq lunch. (See Sensei for potluck list.)
Why are we doing this? We know that human beings are very kind to themselves and are living as easily as they can. In this kind of situation we only maintain what we have, and the only way to obtain something new is to push ourselves strongly forward. The purpose of practicing karate is to develop physical and mental strength by putting ourselves into hardship. We're all capable of so much more than we apply ourselves to, but in order to actualize that potential, we have to constantly test our limits. Also, all those who complete their puchcards will become a Kokoro Kaizen Warrior and have their names forever emblazoned on the Kokoro Kaizen Totem for generations to come. It is a huge honor to participate and complete this event. It is also a celebration and a great way to share a lifetime experience with our karate family.
Register here today! http://www.bransonkarate.org/kk.html
Vashon Borich, Sensei
Vashon Borich-Leach, Sensei teaches traditional karate and tai chi in Branson, Missouri. She considers herself a life-time student of the arts. Her blog is an open journal of lessons learned in the martial arts. If you are a martial artist and would like to contribute to her blog please contact her.
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