“It hurts to see someone you love, value, admire, give importance and make a close intimate connection with crumble and diminish under the falsehood.” “We never know when our lives will turn upside down, although sometimes the down side may be better than the upside.” “The universe is not a mere coincidence. It has its […]
The Unsettling Soul – Life is just a breath.
“Hope alone always has a downside. Hope does not have certainty. It has doubt embedded in it.” Some of us are sensitive; our souls are on the edge of this material world and on the spiritual (other). We cross the lines here and then, we feel deep and our soul hurts when things are not […]
Trabzon, The Beautiful City of North East Turkiye.
I try to visit my home town Trabzon as often as possible. In my last visit (end of May, beginning of June) it was cross between spring to summer time. The most beautiful time for countryside, sea side and mountains. At this time of the year, everything in nature becomes alive again, many shades of […]
Sayokan KTU (Blacksea Technical University) Seminar
I love teaching and contributing people of all ages in one way or other to make a difference in their lives. For this, I use every opportunity that arise and do it with fun. While I was visiting my home town, Trabzon/Turkiye, I had some students interested in forming a Sayokan Club at the Black […]
A beautiful seminar.
Sayokan European Seminar took place 2-6 May in Utrecht, Holland. In a way I was expected to join, being SWF Director of International Affairs. I also needed to escape from daily life and do something I enjoy for a few days. It was also an opportunity for me and to refresh, increase my knowledge, catch up with Yabgu Nihat Yigit (the […]
The Unsettling Soul !
If we would like to have better lives; we have to do “The change!” in us first. There are times we feel trapped in our body. Something in us wants to break free, reach out and find a comfortable place to rest in. No matter what we do, which advice of teaching we follow we […]
”Before us lie two paths – honesty and dishonesty. The shortsighted embark on the dishonest path; the wise on the honest. For the wise know the truth; in helping others we help ourselves; and in hurting others we hurt ourselves. Character overshadows money, and trust rises above fame. Honesty is still the best policy.” Napoleon […]
Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma — which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow […]
“Trust is the glue of life. It’s the most essential ingredient in effective communication. It’s the foundational principle that holds all relationships.” Stephen R. Covey
Martial Arts Newbie Guide – 4
Subject: 9 – When You Visit Here are some general guidelines to consider when visiting the schools you have an interest in. First, call ahead. Make sure that visitors are welcome. Some schools are particular about what classes visitors are allowed to watch. Advanced classes may be “off limits” to the public as well as […]