Heroes and Legends When I was a very young boy back in the 1960s, I used to watch my heroes on a black and white TV screen. The heroes in those days were cowboys and they rode horses. Heroes like The Lone Ranger, Poncho and Cisco, Bat Masterson, and Matt Dillon. As I grew older,…Read More
THE ROOTS OF WADO-KI KARATE (The Way of the Peaceful Spirit) Welcome to the Roots of Wado-Ki Karate. I am writing this blog because I have recently had a great number of emails asking me how and where Wado-Ki Karate originated. This is a great question and deserves an answer. I am qualified to answer…Read More
Why Karate? Hello and welcome to the Wado-Hashi blog. Thank you for being patient and waiting for my first blog. My intention in this blog is to talk about why students want to learn the art of Karate. There are several reasons why people take lessons in karate. Some people do it for exercise &…Read More
Welcome to the Wado-Hashi Blog! I am Master Tom, a 5th degree Black Belt and a leading karate instructor in the industry with over 45 years of karate teaching experience.
The word Wado means, “Way Of,” and Hashi means, “Bridge.” A bridge is constructed for the purpose of providing passage over an obstacle, usually something that is otherwise difficult or impossible to cross. I’ve titled my blogsite Wado-Hashi, or, “The Way of the Bridge” to reflect how passionate I am about giving my students a personal, positive….Read More