Okinawa Karate and Cultural Center

Okinawa self-defense and culture, health and wellness, and developing confidence training.

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01/27/2024

Funky Friday Alert!

Master Folta is dropping some funky wisdom today – let's groove into the importance of slowing down to chew! Master Folta says, "Isn't it FUNKY how we get fat?!"

The Beat of Chewing Slow:
When we rush through meals like a speedy dance, we miss the rhythm of mindful chewing. It's not just about the moves; it's about savoring each bite and letting the flavors hit the right notes.

Isn't It FUNKY?:
Eating too fast can throw our body's funky groove out of balance. It takes time for our brain to register that we're full, and speedy eating can lead to overindulgence.

Slowing Down = Slimming Down:
So, let's break it down – slowing down to chew isn't just a slow jam; it's a strategy for better digestion, increased satisfaction, and, hey, even keeping those funky pounds at bay!

Tag your funky foodie friends and let's groove into a weekend of mindful bites!

Come visit me at the Okinawa Karate and Cultural Center to learn more!
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01/24/2024

Tough Tuesday!

Master Folta Says: Take Time to Chew without drinking a thing and enjoy your meal!

It's tough in the rush of life, let's rediscover the lost art of chewing without a sip! Master Folta reminds us that this simple act isn't just about nourishment; it's a celebration of taste, mindfulness, and overall well-being.

The Importance of Chewing:
Taking time to chew without reaching for a drink enhances the flavors, aids digestion, and fosters a deeper connection with your meals.

Why No Liquid?
Drinking while eating dilutes digestive enzymes, hindering the absorption of nutrients. So, let's make a pact – chew, savor, and relish every bite without that sip.

Tag someone who needs this mindful reminder!

Come visit me at the Okinawa Karate and Cultural Center to learn more!
Check out TraditionalKarate.com to see our blogs, classes and more!


01/20/2024

Funky Friday Flurries! Where Respect Takes a Snowy Spin!

This Funky Friday, we're sprinkling a bit of winter magic into our martial arts moves! Join us as we twirl into the art of Rei (respect) and Ojigi (bowing) amidst snowy vibes – a frosty fusion of tradition and funky finesse. From a laid-back Eshaku to a deep Saikeirei, each bow leaves its imprint on the winter wonderland.

Let's ride the snowflakes, dance to the chilly beats, and pay homage to the timeless tradition of bowing with a frosty flair! Tag your snow-ready dojo buddy and let's frost up the Rei!

Come visit me at the Okinawa Karate and Cultural Center to learn more!
Check out TraditionalKarate.com to see our blogs, classes and more!


01/19/2024

Shisa enjoying their first snow!

Come in and say hi at the Okinawa Karate and Cultural Centers open house tomorrow from 1-5PM

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01/16/2024

Mindful Monday!

Master Folta Says: "REI!"

Embrace the Art of Rei! In the spirit of martial arts, Rei—bowing—is more than a gesture; it's a profound display of respect and gratitude. Mastering the art of Rei cultivates humility, connects us to tradition, and fosters camaraderie. So, let's bow gracefully into the journey ahead, acknowledging the path behind us. Tag a fellow martial artist who understands the beauty of this timeless tradition!

Come visit me at the Okinawa Karate and Cultural Center to learn more!
Check out TraditionalKarate.com to see our blogs, classes and more!


01/16/2024

Mindful Monday!

Master Folta Says "Stay Warm!"
Remember to be mindful and breathe and activate your organs, stay away from the bo**er (sugar) and stay warm on chilly days like today for better health!

Come visit me at the Okinawa Karate and Cultural Center to learn more!
Check out TraditionalKarate.com to see our blogs, classes and more!

01/13/2024

Funky Friday!

Master Folta Says "Breathing is Everything!"

Isn't it funky how we breath differently to enhance certain things?

Come visit me at the Okinawa Karate and Cultural Center to learn more!
Check out TraditionalKarate.com to see our blogs, classes and more!

Thoughtful Thursday!

Master Folta Says "Sleep well!"

Using this breathing technique can help make your sleep patterns and schedule so much better! 

Come visit me at the Okinawa Karate and Cultural Center to learn more!
Check out TraditionalKarate.com to see our blogs, classes and more!

#okinawa #okinawakcc #breathing #toughtuesday #uechiryu #health #healthyliving #traditionalkarate 01/12/2024

Thoughtful Thursday!

Master Folta Says "Sleep well!"

Using this breathing technique can help make your sleep patterns and schedule so much better!

Come visit me at the Okinawa Karate and Cultural Center to learn more!
Check out TraditionalKarate.com to see our blogs, classes and more!

Thoughtful Thursday! Master Folta Says "Sleep well!" Using this breathing technique can help make your sleep patterns and schedule so much better! Come visit me at the Okinawa Karate and Cultural Center to learn more! Check out TraditionalKarate.com to see our blogs, classes and more! #okinawa #okinawakcc #breathing #toughtuesday #uechiryu #health #healthyliving #traditionalkarate

Funky Friday! 

Master Folta Says "EWW! Sugar is a BO**ER!"
It's easy to overlook the large amounts of sugar hiding in everything we eat! Make sure you aren't eating that yucky bo**er we call sugar! 

Come visit me at the Okinawa Karate and Cultural Center in Chantilly Virginia! 

Learn more about what the Okinawa Karate and Cultural Center can do for you at:
TraditionalKarate.com
#OkinawaKCC #okinawa #health #nosugar #healthyiving #funkyfriday #uechiryu 01/09/2024

Funky Friday!

Master Folta Says "EWW! Sugar is a BO**ER!"
It's easy to overlook the large amounts of sugar hiding in everything we eat! Make sure you aren't eating that yucky bo**er we call sugar!

Come visit me at the Okinawa Karate and Cultural Center in Chantilly Virginia!

Learn more about what the Okinawa Karate and Cultural Center can do for you at:
TraditionalKarate.com

Funky Friday! Master Folta Says "EWW! Sugar is a BO**ER!" It's easy to overlook the large amounts of sugar hiding in everything we eat! Make sure you aren't eating that yucky bo**er we call sugar! Come visit me at the Okinawa Karate and Cultural Center in Chantilly Virginia! Learn more about what the Okinawa Karate and Cultural Center can do for you at: TraditionalKarate.com #OkinawaKCC #okinawa #health #nosugar #healthyiving #funkyfriday #uechiryu

Thoughtful Thursday! 

Master Folta Says “Sugar is a bo**er!”

Visit me at the Okinawa Karate and Cultural Center in Chantilly Virginia and at TraditionalKarate.com to learn more about how you can become the best you!

#healthylifestyle #uechiryu #nosugar #okinawa #okinawakcc #bluezonefitness 01/09/2024

Thoughtful Thursday!

Master Folta Says “Sugar is a bo**er!”

Visit me at the Okinawa Karate and Cultural Center in Chantilly Virginia and at TraditionalKarate.com to learn more about how you can become the best you!

Thoughtful Thursday! Master Folta Says “Sugar is a bo**er!” Visit me at the Okinawa Karate and Cultural Center in Chantilly Virginia and at TraditionalKarate.com to learn more about how you can become the best you! #healthylifestyle #uechiryu #nosugar #okinawa #okinawakcc #bluezonefitness

01/09/2024

Mermaid of the Blue Sea! Coming to the Lisner Auditorium Jan 13!
$10 Entry fee for all Karate/Martial Arts students! Just bring your Obi (belt) as proof!

The Mermaid of the Blue Sea is a theatrical performance based on Hans Christian Anderson's A Little Mermaid. The tale has been adapted for our contemporary audience, featuring Okinawan traditional performing art forms. It features diverse music genres from koten (traditional/ courtly) to minyo (folk); dance forms such as ryubu (Okinawan traditional dance); costumes and props are crafted with traditional textile dyeing techniques of bingata; martial arts scenes feature karate, with which US audiences may be familiar (karate originated in Okinawa).

Check out this special message about Mermaid of the Blue Sea from Denny Tamaki, Governor of Okinawa:
https://youtu.be/nGY7Ji6DQEU

Show times at 1 and 5PM.

01/09/2024

Mindful Monday!

Master Folta Says "In through the nose, out through the mouth!"

Breathing of course is important to live. Did you know that breathing CORRECTLY can help you in so many ways! Remember that every breath counts!

Visit me at the Okinawa Karate and Cultural Center in Chantilly Virginia and at TraditionalKarate.com to learn more about healthy living!

Photos from Okinawa Karate and Cultural Center's post 01/02/2024

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20151

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