ENGAGE

CHRONICLES OF THE DOKA#27 in a continuing series 84 days in the teaching life of an American sensei in 1999 It’s important to engage students with some hearty conversation about martial arts while being careful to balance one’s talk with action. A friend of mine once...

BROKEN MACHINES

CHRONICLES OF THE DOKA#26 in a continuing series 84 days in the teaching life of an American sensei in 1999 Friday, January 15 Mitch arrives for his 10 a.m. private in his green Ford pick up. He parks in front of the house. I can see him from my desk removing a bulky...

DRIVERS AND PASSENGERS

CHRONICLES OF THE DOKA#25 in a continuing series— 84 days in the teaching life of an American sensei in 1999 Classes are small today due to the accumulating snow. I ask Dharman, my young apprentice, to teach the first class. I want to give him the opportunity to...

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