• Karate,  Life

    100 Kata Day

    by So at 0600 Okinawan time today, it officially became karate day. Celebrating this can be done in any number of karate-related ways that make you happy, but the big event is the 100 Kata Challenge, inspired by the ancient adage, “Train hard 100 times.” Now, having been to observe a significant black belt grading on Friday night and yesterday spent the day in Ottawa for our federation’s semi-annual gasshuku (gathering) for seminars and to help judge/referee tournaments and competitions, I have a lot of things that should probably get taken care of today. Finding two+plus consecutive hours to perform a kata 100 times in a row. I might, with sufficient…