Wado-Hashi Blog

Insights and Wisdom about Martial Arts

Where Do You Train?

By Tom Ramsey | November 12, 2023
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The Power of Journaling

By Michael Hall | February 22, 2022

Journaling is a very powerful tool at your disposal in your martial arts journey. There are many different ways to keep a journal and you will need to find the way that works best for you. In reality…

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Heroes and Legends

By Tom Ramsey | February 7, 2022

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…

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The Roots of Wado-Ki Karate

By Tom Ramsey | December 31, 2021

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…

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The Karate Gi

By Michael Hall | November 1, 2021

The karate gi is one of the most iconic uniforms in martial arts. They come in a variety of styles, materials and colors and may also be adorned with patches, stripes, symbols and other insignia. But where did the karate gi originate …

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The Way of the Warrior

By Michael Hall | September 23, 2021

What is Bushido? In Wado Ki Karate when a student has displayed outstanding character, they are awarded a very special patch to be worn across the left breast of their gi. On the patch are two katana swords that form…

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Learning New Kata

By Michael Hall | September 4, 2021

Originally an unwritten means of passing down knowledge and self-defense techniques, kata are one of karate’s most powerful training tools. Often an author of a kata may …

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Why Karate?

By Tom Ramsey | August 24, 2021

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…

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Welcome to the Wado-Hashi Blog

By Tom Ramsey | May 25, 2021

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….

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