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Fariborz Azhakh

Fariborz Azhakh

Every black belt remembers the time when martial arts became a passion. It happened to me at age eight. My brother took me to see a Bruce Lee movie, and to this day I can close my eyes and fe Read More ...

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/ what is sensei?

Misunderstood meaning: teacher

Actual meaning: guide

Why it matters: Because it's composed of the roots sen (before) and sei (life), the literal translation of sensei is before in life Sensei Fariborz says. "A sensei is somebody who guides another person". For example, if you went to climb a mountain, you'd probably need a guide. Why? Because the guide has climbed that mountain before, and he had made it.
Its the same thing with martial arts. The sensei was once at the same stage of training youre at, and he can show you the way up. If you understand what his role is, you will have a better idea of what you can expect from him and what he can expect from you.
Think of it this way: A sensei is behind you, pushing you forward, not standing in front of you pulling. Ultimately, it's your responsibility to progress.

Thank you again for giving me a chance

Thank you for all you have taught me about karate and life lessons I especially want to thank you for opening Team Karate Center and for hiring such great instructors, because I have learned so much. I have so many amazing memories from Team Karate Center. Some of my favorites have been all of the guest instructors come and teach us moves from other places. All of the workouts and running during karate has also helped me with basketball. I have had a lot of fun these last 3 years. I have made a lot of new friends and met some amazing people. Thank you again for giving me a chance to become a Black Belt.

Ashton King

1st Degree Black Belt, Class of 2007

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