- Written by Bill Giller
Well, another year is upon us! 2014 is here. And some of us begin to think about New Years resolutions, new goals, and what the year will bring. One thing that I hope I will not have to think about is the GoJu Ryu Karate do Kyokai Newsletter. The Newsletter is in the capable hands of Mr. Bill Handren. Over the past years he has put together a link that supports the KyoKai, its activities and its members. I sincerely appreciate his time, effort and dedication on behalf of the members. As each month rolls around I look forward to opening my email and see the Newsletter. It is an opportunity to stay connected with and linked to a viable International and National organization that provides opportunities for its members to share promotionals, ideas, and commonalities. Bill thank you for all of your efforts!!
- Written by Carol Gittins
Great faith. Great doubt. Great effort. The three qualities necessary for training. From The Little Book of Zen
For the study of Zen, there are three necessities: the great root of faith, the great ball of doubt, and the great strength of tenacity. From “Bobo the Priest,” in Zen Inklings, by Donald Richie
There are three factors for success in the study of Zen; great faith, great resolution and great spirit of inquiry. T’ui-yin, 1579
- Written by Rich Stamper
Did you know that our CEO, Mr. Ed Myers, has been a member of the GKK for more than forty years? We have several forty-year members who have served in various capacities and some continue to do so. Keeps us functioning and brings a lot of experience to the organization.
- Written by Dwight A. Scales, Sr.
With this month's Newsletter there is a separate PDF Dojo Roster form from Mr. Ray Walter that may it easier for our members to send us their information this year.
- Written by Edward Myers
It is once again time to collect the annual dues and active member list. Dan ranks are $25 and kyu ranks are $15.
Dojo Leaders are to send this to your National Director. The National Directors are to send the active member list (in Excel or Word) to Ed Myers (CEO) and the money to Jean Stamper (Treasurer) 4450 LuAnn Ave., Toledo, OH 43623.
This is all due by April 1st.”
- Written by Sebastian Pirrone
The date and location for the Yamakura Shihan Seminar is: Sunday, February 16, 2014, Windsor Downtown YMCA, 500 Victoria Street, N9A 4M8
Time: 1:30 to 3:00 Cost: $20.00
All are welcome to attend. For further information please send an enquiry to
- Written by Ken Maunz
GKK members from Toledo and Springfield will be going to the Franklin KY dojo for training Friday evening April 25th and most of Saturday April 26th. All are welcome to attend.