Shalini’s Pick

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Welcome to our newest blog where our club members will share their favourite healthy recipes. Each recipe may be one that they have made themselves or simply found on the internet and fell in love with. If so, we’ll be sure to reference where each recipe came from.

This week is Shalini’s Pick. Scroll down and take a look!

Chicken Kale Salad

Ingredients:

4 oz cooked chicken
1 cup cauliflower
1 cup chick peas
1-2 cups of fresh kale
1/2 fresh lemon
dash of salt
dash of pepper
dash of olive oil


Directions:

Chicken and Kale Salad

Pre-cook chicken.
Set main ingredients.
Drizzle olive oil, pepper, salt.
Bake platter @ 350 for 10 minutes.
Prepare kale with lemon.
Add main ingredients.
Enjoy!


Macros:

Calories: 330
Fat: 14g
Carbohydrates: 15g
Protein: 36g


Reference

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Kickstart Cookbook™
https://ryanengelfitness.com/kickstart

Thank-you!!

After month’s of driving from Cambridge to Hamilton, to Ingersoll, and back. Going over again and again the same moves to ensure they were correct. Testing myself and relying on my years of experience, I can finally say that I’ve passed the grading requirements and received my Sandan (3rd level blackbelt) this past weekend along with the formal teaching title of Shidoinwith Seiwa Kai Canada.

I can’t tell you all how thankful I am to have had your guidance and your support over the period of time it’s taken me to get this far. And now that I have travelled further along the path, I am really looking forward to showing you all the way towards your own true potential.

Black Belt

Thank-you again to Sensei (Jokyo) Paul and Shihan Yabunaka for showing me what I needed to know and of course everyone else within the Seiwai Association! Thank-you to my students and other club members at Kazoku Martial Arts and Fitness for cheering me on. My family who started me on this path when I turned 11 years old. And most importantly, Jeric for believing in me and making sure I pushed myself hard each and every day to get to where I am.

And to everyone else who’ve been apart of my journey, good and bad. It only motivates me to truly become a better version of myself each and everyday.

Creating Leaders

KarateEvery few months we test our students to see if they are ready for their next belt level. In doing so it gives them the opportunity to learn and grow as individuals. Now as time goes on the belts get darker. But what does this mean? It means we need to deepen our understanding as karate students to become leaders within our community.

How can we become better leaders?

  • Be kind to others
  • Say please and thank-you
  • If it doesn’t look like a good idea, it probably isn’t!
  • Volunteer your time
  • Listen to what people are saying
  • Watch the words you use
  • Stay active and choose healthier options
  • Be positive
  • And always ask questions and be willing to learn new things!


Want to know more about our karate programs? Click this link for details.

Supporting Our Young Athletes

We are looking for YOUR support!

Looking to take it to the next level, our students are preparing themselves for future Ontario Karate Federation and World Karate Federation tournaments .

Your donation will go towards new training gear and equipment that will help aid their development within sport karate.

You can follow their journey by clicking HERE or even HERE.

To donate, click the image below!

Team KMA
Kazoku Martial Arts Athletic Development Team

Karate-Do: My Way of Life

Karate DoA recommended read for any karate practitioner

Click HERE to find it online


Linking the time when karate was a strictly Okinawan art of self-defense shrouded in the deepest secrecy and the present day, when it has become a martial art practiced throughout the world, is Gichin Funakoshi, the “Father of Karate-do.”

Out of modesty, he was reluctant to write this autobiography and did not do so until he was nearly ninety years of age. Trained in the Confucian classics, he was a schoolteacher early in life, but after decades of study under the foremost masters, he gave up his livelihood to devote the rest of his life to the propagation of the Way of Karate. Under his guidance, techniques and nomenclature were refined and modernized, the spiritual essence was brought to the fore, and karate evolved into a true martial art.

Various forms of empty-hand techniques have been practiced in Okinawa for centuries, but due to the lack of historical records, fancy often masquerades as fact. In telling of his own famous teachers-and not only of their mastery of technique but of the way they acted in critical situations-the author reveals what true karate is. The stories he tells about himself are no less instructive: his determination to continue the art, after having started it to improve his health; his perseverance in the face of difficulties, even of poverty; his strict observance of the way of life of the samurai; and the spirit of self-reliance that he carried into an old age kept healthy by his practice of Karate-do.