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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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I was asked recently what I do for a living, and I found myself hesitating as I asked myself "what answer should I give?"

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The Sensei sighed as he put down the phone. He reached for his list of students and proceeded to cross one of the names off as he replayed the conversation in his head.

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Watching the kids in karate class, I was starting to feel sea-sick as they bobbed up and down in their front stances - and we weren't even stepping! It seemed that they simply could not stand still in a stance.

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