The Master

Master, Karate, Kobudo, Vancouver, BC, North Vancouver, Lessons, Martial Arts, Uechi-ryu, Goju-ryu

There is no shortage of Karate ‘masters’ these days. They’re quite literally everywhere: in your neighborhood, city or country; online media, blogs, and forums. Although I should correct myself as the term ‘master’ is prosaic compared to what most of these teachers self-servingly call themselves. A cursory look on the internet will give you titles like sensei, shihan, saiko-shihan, renshi, kyoshi, hanshi, soke, doshu, zokucho, gunshi….the list is never ending and reading it just makes me depressed. Yet from my point of view, few if any, have put in the years of hard work or have the competence to label themselves with such grandiose titles. (more…)

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