Shudo Kan Karate Club: Where everybody makes the team
“Shudo Kan Karate Club: Where everybody makes the team.” This is one of our club mottos, but what does it mean “everybody makes the team”?
Every member, yellow belt and above, is considered on the varsity team. This means if you want to compete in a tournament, all you have to do is ask Mr. Dennis. Most of our members do well in competition, whether it is local, state, national, or international. The best part of competing is you get to see how well you do against others your age and skill level.
One of the reasons our members do well in competition is because of the support and dedication of the team we practice and train with. This team is our fellow members of Shudo Kan Karate Club during class. Class is when we encourage each other and help each other become better. This is one of the reasons we always try to do our best in class. We should always be learning and seeking better ways to sharpen our techniques and skills. Black belts and instructors learn as much from the white belts and beginners as we do from each other. Likewise, senpais learn from kohais, and ukis learn from toris. The “do” part of karatedo is always striving to be better at what we do. So remember next time you are practicing, the more you try, and the better you do, the more your partner learns and the better they become.