Using fear

You’re in a situation with your wife/husband/boyfriend/girlfriend that makes you nervous. Your car has broken down, it’s dark, and you’re in a bad part of town. Your try to tell yourself to relax. Where are the techniques I’ve worked on for so many years? Why am I afraid? You pray your skills will kick in, but will they? […]

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Multi-Weaponed art of the Okinawa Kobudo Doushi Rensei-kai (OKDR)

The ancient history of Okinawa tells us a turbulent story, with violent political upheavals characterizing a major part of the now-peaceful island’s heritage. It was out of these days of unrest that the art of kobudo (the ancient martial way) was born, due to a necessity for peasants to defend their families or property by turning common, everyday items into weapons that could be used for self defence. […]

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Michele Piironen

Highest praise go out to Sensei Mike for his endless creativity, patience, and kindness towards my 8-year old daughter. She has been attending private instruction at the East Wind Budo Life Centre for the past nine months, under the direct tutelage of Sensei Mike. […]

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Hannah Johnson

Karate was not only was a great way of staying healthy and feeling safe; it was a way of life, a way of existing. I am so incredibly honoured to be a part of such an amazing family and I can’t thank them all enough for how much they all mean to me. Thank you guys! […]

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