Monday, April 21, 2008

Steve Ubl sensei in Iceland.

Wow. Wow, wow, wow. (Ok, i will try to be more detailed...)

I am so grateful for him taking the time to travel from sunny and warm San Diego to teach us. And the visiting students from abroad were also a bit emotional after receiving what only can be described as amazing insights into *real karate*

I am definatly visiting his dojo next year.

Nobody teaches what sensei teaches, so grab any remote chance of training with him. You will not be disappointed, unless you are looking for info that will win you shiny objects. If your are looking for how to get your karate to work, though.... Look no further.

He is coming to the gashuko in Fredrikstad this year.......


Saturday, April 05, 2008


In no particular order:

Gudmundur Kari
Jon Agust

Remember that karate does not end with passing shodan, it starts. Congratulations.

Thursday, April 03, 2008


In my opinion: Its the coolest word out there. I am ever so grateful for being passionate in one area of my life (karate (big surprise)) It gives me tremendous joy to move, struggle to improve and every now and then succeed at something i wasnt able to do earlier. And other times i dont get it at all, but i love the process of striving for excellence, so whether i get there or not doesnt really matter.


And why this topic, you may ask..... Well, i just watched all the auditions for the australian version of the show "So you think you can dance" - and wow!! These guys can *move*!! And still they pour their heart and soul into moving even better. I am officially inspired and so much looking forward to this weekend gashuko. I dont care what we gonna train as long as i get to move and hopefully i will get slightly better. If not, i will settle for the experience and hope that the effort i put into this will help me keep my karate alive-ish into my 40-ies, 50-ies, 60-ies, 70-ies, 80-ies and so on..... (you get the point....)

And to quote my biggest hero: "Live with Passion"