Sun Dragon Martial Arts and Self Defense, NFP
Karateka's Corner


August 30, 2022

Every once in a while, I like to elaborate on some of philosophies and values that we try to teach at Sun Dragon via Seido karate and today I'd like to write about the pivotal role that courtesy plays in our practice.

White Belt Expectations

August 4, 2022

It's a good thing to keep in mind, the lessons that were important, the things that we were supposed to learn to do as a white belt continue to be important in the dojo and in our lives.

Ichi go Ichi e

August 4, 2022

The phrase means, "one chance, one opportunity" or "one opportunity, one encounter" -- each moment is fleeting and unrepeatable, if you ignore the moment you're in because you're thinking about something else, you'll miss it and you'll never have a chance to get it back.

Sei Shihan Nancy

July 14, 2022

It's important for us to hold on to our history. We have so many people who have been influential and essential to Sun Dragon's survival over the years and if we don't take the time to remember them, we run the risk of losing our identity, forgetting what we stand for, becoming just another karate school.

Time to Grow

June 23, 2022

We're not going to ignore the pandemic, but it does feel like the right time to get back to planning confidently for the future and welcoming anyone who's vaccinated and wants to train.

Sun Dragon is Home

June 23, 2022

People that we care about are under attack, and I think it's vital that we make clear our support for trans youth and adults at Sun Dragon. Whether it's legally binding or not, it's still an attack that labels people as undesirable and unwelcome and stokes fear and anxiety among many of our friends and students. Please know that you are always welcome at Sun Dragon.

A Safe Space

June 23, 2022

Sun Dragon will be celebrating our 33rd anniversary this summer. It's hard to believe. As I was thinking this morning about what I wanted to write about today, the themes that kept running through my head were community, safe spaces, and sacrifice.

Joy in Movement

June 23, 2022

There is joy and peace in movement. I was that kid who would stand in the driveway and throw a tennis ball against the wall over and over again, trying to hit the spot. I sometimes wonder if that makes me better at teaching kids or worse.

The Wall

June 23, 2022

I hit it yesterday. It's that wall that you hit after you've been keeping it together the best you can for a while and you see the hope coming, you relax a little bit, and it all crashes in on you.