Kengaku, Vancouver, Karate, Kobudo, Kitsilano, Goju-ryu, Shotokan, Martial Arts, Kengaku
Yoshimura sensei checkign a student’s sanchin kata

Injuries, illness, burn-out and boredom happen to all Karate students and teachers from time to time during training. This doesn’t include the additional daily stresses we have in our lives with work and family which exacerbate things even more. It’s a miracle that some students can even come to practice at all! Yet in Japan and Okinawa you’re expected (within reason) to come to practice and watch even if you aren’t physically able to join in.