Archive for the 'martial arts' Category

What a weekend …

Monday, August 26th, 2013

Phew … brutal weekend – I am hurting all over! Saturday morning Jacob and I did our usual 2 hours of Karate with Sensei Kevin. That’s usually pretty intense, but Saturday evening we also went bowling for 3 hours with 6 of Julia’s friends, to celebrate Julia’s 16th Birthday last week. Thank god they had […]

Back at the dojo

Tuesday, January 8th, 2013

Today, Jacob and I started training at our karate dojo again. It has been a couple of years since our last training, and it has been a couple of months since my last run. So I really feel the workout now. But that’s good – that’s why we went back. We’ll start practicing regularly again, […]

8th Kyu

Saturday, May 15th, 2010

Today, Jacob and I tested and received out purple belt in Shito-Ryu Karate-do. It was more than a year ago, since we got our orange belt, so it was definitely time. However, for me it was a bit of a painful affair, because I hurt my right foot a couple of weeks ago – not […]

Happy feet – sore feet

Friday, August 21st, 2009

As I slowly emerge from a draining summer of work-stress, my exercise routine is starting to take shape again. Besides martial arts I have also recently discovered running. Previously, I enjoyed an occasional run in the woods, but generally I preferred my bike. Yesterday however, I ran for the first time barefoot – just a […]

9th Kyu in Karate-do

Saturday, March 28th, 2009

Jacob and I have been working hard on our karate training, and today we passed the test for the orange belt, the 9th Kyu,¬† in Shito-ryu Karate-do at the Carolina Martial Arts Center under Sensei Kevin Gurganus. Laura came along a shot some video and photos of the test with my new Canon video camera. […]

Karate history lesson

Tuesday, October 21st, 2008

Last May, Jacob and I started taking Karate lessons. Jacob met our sensei Kevin Gurganus during recess at Little River School, where Kevin teaches special ed classes. Due to his work in the public schools, sensei Kevin reaches many children who can really benefit from the Karate lessons. With his hard work and his talent […]