Tag: karate

I’m a Black Belt! Now What?

Preface Saturday, February 10, 2018, I earned my solid black belt in Shotokan Karate. It was exactly one year since I earned my probationary black belt. It’s a major personal accomplishment and something that I’ve been working toward for many years. I’ve been wanting to write about my karate experiences for a few years now, ...

2016 Yakima Karate Tournament Weekend

Last weekend, Nadia and I drove to Yakima, WA to compete in a karate tournament hosted by the Yakima School of Karate. It’s the third time Nadia and I have attended together. On the way there, we drove over Snoqualmie Pass. At the top, we stopped at a rest area where we had a chance ...

720/60p is the new 4k — A video shot with the Canon XF200

4k video — it’s neat! It looks awesome, my new iPhone 6s Plus shoots in 4k, my GX8 shoots in 4k, and the newest TVs are 4k. However, when it comes to online and internet distribution of video content, the world just isn’t 4k ready. Facebook only delivers videos in 720/30p. YouTube can deliver 60p video, but ...

2015 Personal and Karate Goals

My Sensei has given us a homework assignment regarding writing down our goals as they relate to karate and our personal life. Since I have to write them down, I might as well put them here on my blog as well. The assignment is to include our short term (6 months or less) and long ...

Book Report: American Shaolin

Every martial arts student dreams about studying from the “masters.” Specifically, the place where their style was invented, this is where one will receive the best training, and truly thrive as a martial artist. In the case of American Shaolin, the author Matthew Polly, lived his dream. Matthew’s experience was multifaceted, however it can be ...