Van Canna wrote:
All I can say, Josann, is that I agree 100% with what you wrote. Your article is well written and it is the message that should be sent to prospective students. I always felt that there different components to the study of karate, the DO and the Jutsu...each equally important to address and study in depth.
I have been truly fortunate to be involved with Walter Mattson's dojo group. His dojo was in my hometown. What I describe in the article is how all in his dojo group teach.I got lucky as karate do was all I knew, and I started in the right system. I often wonder if I would have stuck with it if i started elsewhere. My current sensei, Joe Graziano, blends the do and jutsu nicely. He credits you and speaks very highly of your influence to the style as well.
Thank you Van.