New Year greetings Japan Karate Association Chief Shihan Masaaki Ueki Happy New Year. We hope that all the members will welcome the new year in good health. Last year, an unprecedented epidemic of the new coronavirus infection spread worldwide, which had a great impact on people's lives. At the Japan Karate Association, the scheduled national competitions, boys' competitions, cultivators' competitions, etc. have to be canceled and the world competitions have to be postponed.
Things to think about at the beginning of the year in the 3rd year of Reiwa Japan Karate Association Chairman Katsuhide Kusahara Happy new year to all our members. Last year was a year of being at the mercy of the new coronavirus. The Japan Karate Association has had to cancel most of the events. I think that all the members couldn't practice as they wanted and had some inconvenienced days. The future of the new 3rd year of Reiwa is uncertain, but as human history is said to
Karate students are invited to join us for the following events in the New Orleans area. Please subscribe to our newsletter for updates. January 8 - All South Training Night February 5 - All South Training Night February 19 - Annual LKA Dojo Meeting February 26 - Election for LKA Board of Directors March 5 - All South Training Night March 21 - Kyu Test April 2 - All South Training Night April 17 - All South Championships April 18 - Instructor Training May 7 - All South Traini
The New Year is a time for new beginnings, new possibilities, improvements, growth and New Year's resolutions. These can be in every area in our life and not just in any one area. Shoshin ni kaeru is translated as, "a return to a beginner's mind," or "going back to the beginning." No matter how long one has been training, it can be possible to become complacent, bored, frustrated, and self-satisfied, amongst other things. These can be possible on a physical, mental or spiritu