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Seamus O'Dowd

Seamus O'Dowd

Seamus O’Dowd (6th Dan SKIF) has been a student of Martial Arts for thirty years, and has trained with many of the top instructors of Shotokan Karate in the world. He is an occasional contributor to a number of Martial Arts magazines, and produced a number of DVDs, including one entitled “Kanazawa No Bo” with the legendary Kanazawa Hirokazu Sensei. He also regularly travels to many countries to teach karate, tai chi and bo-jutsu.

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People often tell me they would love to take up a martial art, but they don’t have the time. Or former students would love to come back to training, but… same excuse. I can never tell if they are being dishonest with me or with themselves, or if they really don’t understand the nature of time.

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For such a tiny and delicate creature, the butterfly has been a powerful symbol in many cultures since ancient times. It is often seen to represent our souls, and in some cultures it also represents resurrection.

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Tomorrow I will make the long journey to Tokyo once again. I am fortunate to have been there many times before, and I hope to get to go there many times again.

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