|Karate kata training at the Arizona School of Traditional Karate in Mesa and Gilbert Arizona. Kata (forms) when|
practiced correctly become a living encyclopedia of self-defense applications, meditation and unmatched physical fitness.
Here, students and black belts train together in naifanchi shoran kata in 2014.
|Training at the Arizona Hombu, Mesa, Arizona|
|Training in kata, Sensei Harden practices oi-zuki|
In 2014, we had students move out of state to find work: one long-time student finally gave up and moved near his family in Florida. We also had two long-time students (engineers) transferred out-of-state by their companies because downsizing. Only a few years ago, we lost another engineer for the same reason. I have not seen any improvement in the economy since 2008 in my martial arts, geology or writing professions, and I wonder how government can get away with such a poor record.mAnyway, let's look at 2014, now that it has passed.
|Defending against an attacker with rifle.|
|Defending against an attacker with gun|
|using nunchaku to defend against knife attack|
|Defending attack using nunchuks|
|Arizona-Utah clinic at the Arizona Hombu in Gilbert - Mesa, Arizona|
|Gama (kama) training during kobudo class at the Arizona School of Traditional Karate.|
|Sojutsu samurai martial arts training with yari (okinawan spear)|