Showing posts from September, 2018

Public Displays of Violence: What Would YOU Do...?

Keep in mind that the average police response time in Seattle is 7 minutes. In this video, the individual is acting out for a full 15 minutes.

Sensei Lewis Briefly Responds To Some Of The Most Painfully Uninformed and Amazingly Wrong Statements About Karate (Part 1).

1. "Karate is all the same".

For this, I simply refer to the you tube page. If a picture is worth 1,000 words, a video is worthy 10,000: Go look. Better yet, try a class (or seminar).

2. "Karate people don't grapple or fight on the ground."
Our system, as well as many others, have groundfighting techniques and strategies (spoiler: groundfighting is MORE than just grappling by definition, as well as in actual practice; especially at THIS school). Again, if a picture is worth 1,000 words, a video is worthy 10,000 (see link above). Better yet, try a class (or seminar).

3. "Karate is all about violence, destruction, maiming, and killing."

Karate has as many aspects to it as there are practitioners of it. And, like with any tool, toy, weapon, or even ones own life, it is largely up to the individual what they decide to do with it, and how they deal with the consequences of those decisions.

4. "Karate has little-to-no self defense valu…