One word comes to mind, "foundation." I allow my senior belts to teach--but never unless I or one of my dedicated Black Belts are around to help and instruct. You are paying me to lay the foundation; one would skimp on perhaps cabinets, flooring or the finished basement, but never on a home's foundation. Without the proper foundation, you can’t build anything.
Charles' Health Tip of the Month!!!
Acne is caused by the overproduction of male hormone that occurs in puberty which stimulates the production of oil and causes thickening of skin cells that clog pores. A skin bacterium, Proprionibacterium acnesis is also responsible. Over-the-counter medicines with benzoylperoxide or salicylic acid are used first to unplug skin pores. The next step involves medicines related to vitamin A that are applied directly to the skin. Retin-A is one example. Next are antibiotics in cream, lotions, or gels, such as Erythromycin or clindamycin that are put on the skin. They kill off Proprionibacterium, and they counter the the irritative effect of fatty acids in skin oil. For girls, birth control pills work by blocking the action of male hormone but some risk is involved here (side effects) A healthy diet coupled with exercise is another way to control acne.
DID YOU KNOW???
Visible muscle growth occurs after just 20 days of heavy lifting. Weightlifters that fortify with protein before and after a workout builds nearly twice as much muscle as those who don't
One of my goals for the dojo this year is to have the addition of 15-20 new members. I would like everyone to help me with this goal by bringing one friend, acquaintance, neighbor, brother, sister…you get the point, to the dojo during the month of June. More to come about the student drive in our next monthly dojo update.
DID YOU KNOW?
The Tonfa was developed from two different origins. One was the grist mill handle and the other was a crank handle used for drawing water from a well. Used singularly or in pairs, the practitioner could defend against other weapons, such as katana or bo, effectively. The tonfa can be used for striking, blocking, and punching techniques. The handle allows the user to swing the tonfa outward for striking and blocking while letting it return to the outside of the forearm to prepare for the next technique.
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