Tournament Series Conclusion

Tournament participation offers a variety of benefits to our community. Whether as a competitor, volunteer or supporter, your participation contributes to the AMA community. As mentioned in previous articles, a participant has the chance to come out of their comfort zone, realize who they are, focus on self-growth, experience a social atmosphere and make a…

Social Atmosphere

There are various benefits in tournament participation.  One would be the experience of a social atmosphere. At an AMA Challenge, participants discover their community, beyond their dojo. They meet more people with common values and witness how training impacts the world around them. We all come together, contribute who we are and work to unify…

Self-Growth

There are various benefits in tournament participation.  One would be self-growth. Self-growth is the process of discovering and developing who you are. It’s an individual journey, yet it’s accomplished by yourself and with others. There are many ways to obtain growth and inspiration is found all around. Purpose is born within, and through interaction, new…

Coming Out Of The Comfort Zone

There are various benefits in tournament participation.  One would be the opportunity to come out of your comfort zone and discover more of your person. As students, we get used to class routine and the people we work with. I’m safe to make mistakes and learn in class, but what about in tournament?  What happens…

Entering My First Tournament

Entering my first tournament, my mind was conflicted with thoughts. What will people think of my inability? I should stick with what I’m good at so I have a chance. If I can’t do it physically, will my spirit be enough? What will I do if I fall down?  Despite the questions hovering in my…

Karate makes everything better

In the AMA community, strength is woven into a kinship rooted in the values we share and strive to contribute. Starting with respect, and branching into meaningful attributes, we create a solid foundation for success. AMA is a welcoming community prepared to administer individual capabilities and goals. Working as a team, encouraging individual explorations and…

Karate Makes Everything Better

How can martial arts make everything better? I aspire to be a developed individual (spiritually, mentally and physically) who enjoys life for its diverse blessings. In my epilepsy and stroke recovery, karate has been the ultimate therapy for me. Here is how karate has made everything better for me. Living with a disability, I assumed…