The San Ten Community is sad to announce the passing of Vincent Cruz, 10th dan in Shotokan Karate, and black-belt holder in Kempo, Judo, Jujutsu, Taijo Jutsu and Kendo, the evening of December 24, 2015. We are devastated by this loss.
When he felt his death approaching, Master Cruz appointed fourteen new Hanshi from the ranks of his loyal long-time students. Please lend your support to the following individuals as they continue the San Ten heritage into the 21st century:
Quote of the Day
"IGNORE THE BAD AND ADOPT THE GOOD."
"When you observe the practice of others and discover something that you should learn, try to master it without hesitation. If you see a man sliding into idleness, examine yourself with strict eyes. When you see a man who is particularly good at kicking, ask yourself why his kick is so good. How can you learn to kick like that; how does your kick differ? In this manner, you should be able to devise a method to improve your kick. When you see a man who does not seem to improve, again ask yourself why. Maybe he does not train enough or maybe he lacks determination. Ask yourself, does not the same hold true for you?"
- Gichin Funakoshi, from the Karate-dō Nyūmon, an excerpt from Chapter 7: Training Precepts
Gojushiho Sho 五十四歩小
"54 Steps" (minor)
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