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December news

Don’t miss your last chance to get fit before beach weather! We will keep training all the way up until (and including) Christmas Eve! Take the opportunity this festive season to get healthier and keep yourself safe. Congratulations to Jyah … Continue reading

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Paper Crane Ball

Tonight Sobukan did something special. We performed at the Paper Crane Ball at the Hilton to raise money for the Childhood Cancer Association, a very noble cause. My son Sei, Dan Scibs, Daniel Carlesso, Geoff Tynan, Steven ‘Pacey’ Pace, Takumi … Continue reading

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Kudo competition training schedule

Members planning to compete in the Kudo World Cup in February or the Arnold Classic in March need to start preparing now. Please find a basic training schedule for November to January below. Please talk to me before class for … Continue reading

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November news

Half price passes for new members! To celebrate our 5th anniversary, 10 class casual cards will be available for $50 for prospective members until the end of the year! If you would like to encourage someone to join Sobukan, or … Continue reading

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Seize every moment

Before class tonight I asked some of the students why they weren’t practicing. They answered that they were waiting for class to begin. During mokuso I asked my students to reflect upon how similar ‘waiting’ is to ‘wasting’. Time is … Continue reading

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5th anniversary speech

First of all, I want to thank everyone here, talk a little about the origins of Sobukan for our newer members, reminisce about some of the times we have had, and importantly I want to share my vision for the … Continue reading

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5 year anniversary and grading results

What a massive weekend! Thank you to everyone who attended our 5th anniversary celebration on Saturday night. It was recently brought to my attention that some football league decided to hold their ‘Grand Final’ on the same day again – … Continue reading

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October news

As you are aware, this week marked five years since Sobukan kicked off, and the Sobukan 5th anniversary celebration and grading tests are this weekend! I look forward to sending out more detailed information after the weekend – good luck … Continue reading

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Bunburyodo

Balance is important for everyone, and students struggle as much as anyone. Samurai culture focused on the twin paths of academia and martial arts, which they termed bunburyodo: 文 literature or learning 武 martial arts 両 both 道 path, way … Continue reading

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OzAsia

We have been invited to demonstrate martial arts at the 10th anniversary of OzAsia, Adelaide’s premier Asian festival, on Sunday 25th September from 1pm until 2pm, and I would love for everyone to be involved in some capacity. Please reply with … Continue reading

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