Goju-Shorei Weapons System

Nashville’s KSA Martial Academy offers Tennessee residents the Goju-Shorei Weapons System. This system is based on the use of easily accessible weapons, such as the cane, flashlight, and knife and is under the direction of Nashville Grand Master, Katherine Wieczerza. KSA Martial Academy’s Goju-Shorei Weapons System is about using common items for self-defense. What people…

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Aikido Nashville

KSA Martial Academy provides Aikido to Nashville, Tennessee residents. This is a non-violent, proactive martial art and a means of self-cultivation. Aikido was created by Morehei Ueshiba and focuses on returning Harmony to a situation where there is conflict. It employs break-falls, locks, pins, throws, and take-downs; however, Nashville Aikido Sensei, Cat Fitzgerald, does offer…

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How Big Is Your “But?”

Is your BUT too big? Billy slammed his hand into the board again. It still wouldn’t break. His eyes, face and hand were the same crimson colour. Between expectations, frustrations, and impact, Billy’s mind, spirit, and body were all taking a beating. We all relate to this situation, whether through personal goals, relationships, business, our…

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Actions and Paths Toward Conflict Resolution

Driving down the highway with my wife… I was no more right than I was wrong – when has that ever averted my adhering to my position, though – we found ourselves at a junction: Do we argue and go down that path, or Do, in Japanese? I like that, Do (pronounced Doe) meaning path or…

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Training Through Injury or Why an Injury Is Not Excuse to Stop Training

Stop me if you’ve heard this one: “I was training two to three times per week, but then I got injured and I had to take some time off. Now, I just can’t find the time to start up again.” I think it is fair to say that, if we have never spoken these words…

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