Osu, From Karate
Karin Hillman, Sensei
As a dancer, marathoner and a karate champion, I have learned how important it is to practice and train with a commitment to always strive to do the best I can. I believe that in order to succeed in life, it is essential to practice any skill to the fullest and never to give up!
One of my goals as a teacher is to develop strong bodies, which contributes to health, general sense of self-confidence, and well-being. In addition to developing students with the highest level of physical skills, I aim to develop individuals of the highest level of character who never give up and who contribute to a better life for their families and societies.
The fundamental principle of Seido Karate is: Love, Respect and Obedience. These are the three circles on our Seido emblem, which we wear on our patches. Love grows out of respect to ourselves and to others, which leads to compassion for others. When we talk about obedience, we mean obeying one’s parents, following instruction, and making smart choices.
When we compete, or when we get ready for the next belt level, we learn how to put our hard training on the line. The real competition is with ourselves. The only requirement is to give our best effort at all times. This carries into our daily lives; we learn how to preform to the best of our ability in school and we get the confidence to do well while testing, interviewing for a job, or performing on a stage.