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  • Morning Ritual Part 1- Hot lemon water

    Instagram: masterfoltasays As a dedicated Martial Arts Instructor, health is vital. The old Karate Masters in Okinawa and around the world all have special rituals they make part of their everyday living to stay slim and trim and ensure their body organs can function precisely. Here's a helpful tip. Instead of a coffee right when you wake up…try starting your mornings with a warm cup of lemon water! One fresh squeezed lemon in 4oz of hot water. Nothing before and nothing after for 30 minutes. 🍋Lemon is rich in vitamin C, which supports immune function and aids in digestion 🫖The warm water helps to stimulate the digestive system and hydrate the body after a ....

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  • The Surprising Link Between Mindfulness and Weight Loss

    Are you looking to shed some extra pounds? If so, you may want to consider practicing mindfulness. Yes, you read that right! There is a surprising link between mindfulness and weight loss that has been backed by research. Mindfulness is the practice of being fully present and aware of your thoughts, feelings, and surroundings. It involves paying attention to the present moment without judgment. This practice has been found to not only reduce stress and anxiety but also aid in weight loss. One study published in the Journal of Obesity found that individuals who practiced mindfulness-based stress reduction techniques lost significantly more weight compared to those who did ....

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  • Okinawa Karate and Cultural Center Opens! - Part 2 Master Folta Article in Okinawa Newspaper

    Okinawa Times Newspaper T 112 English Translation of the article originally published in Japanese, Okinawa Japan on Dec. 25. 2023 World Correspondent Net / Okinawa Times Newspaper: 12.25.2023 Okinawa Karate and Cultural Center Opens! Part 2 of 2-part series continuing from last month about Mr. Nestor T. Folta, a karate 8th dan . by Teiko Yonaha Tursi, Okinawa Times Overseas Correspondent/Essays This year, Nestor-Sanopened the Okinawa Karate Center (OKCC) near Washington, D.C. It is indeed the achievement of "self-realization." Self-actualization isoriginally a psychological term that refers to the most advanced level of desire that humans canreach. With a passion for ....

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  • OKCC Grand Opening article in Okinawa Newspaper

    Ryukyu Shimpo Newspaper English Translation of the article originally published in Japanese, Okinawa Japan on Dec. 10, 2023 Okinawa Karate Cultural Center Washington, DC, Grand Opening Celebration by Tamiko Suzuki, Asian Overseas Correspondent, Ryukyu Shimpo Newspaper 12-10-2023 The Okinawa Karate Cultural Center opened in Chantilly, a town near Washington, DC. The founder of the center is Uechi-ryu Shihan Nestor Folta, an 8th-degree black belt world champion. The new Okinawa Karate Cultural Center is a one-of-a-kind facility in the U.S. It includes a karate dojo, a multi-purpose room with displays of traditional Okinawan crafts and artifacts, a large photo of the Shureimon ....

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  • Part 1 Article about Master Folta in Okinawa Newspaper

    Okinawa Times Newspaper OT 111 English Translation of the article originally published in Japanese, Okinawa Japan on Nov. 27, 2023 OT 111 : ワールド 信員 ネット : 【空手八段のフォルタさん、伝統文化と歩み伝える】 World Correspondent Net / Okinawa Times Newspaper: 11.27.2023 Karate 8thDan Folta, “Walking with Traditional Culture” Part 1 or 2-part series about Mr. Nestor T. Folta, a karate 8th dan. by Teiko Yonaha Tursi, Okinawa Times Overseas Correspondent/Essays Nestor T. Folta (70), a civil engineer, moved from the United States to Okinawa 40 years ago in 1983, where he lived for five years. Since then, he has continued to live with Okinawan culture. When he lived ....

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  • Step-by-Step

    Whether you're a beginner or an advanced practitioner, our classes cater to all skill levels. Learn the fundamental techniques, sharpen your focus, and challenge yourself in a supportive and encouraging environment. Our instructors will guide you every step of the way, helping you develop self-confidence, physical strength, and mental agility.Our state-of-the-art facility boasts spacious training areas equipped with the latest technology, creating an optimal environment for growth and achievement. ....

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  • Curriculum

    The curriculum is delivered based on each student's needs to progress in their development and their belt rank.Each belt rank has specifically established activities and standards of performance that must be demonstrated required for the rank.The level of proficiency (or adeptness) and complexity of activities, techniques, combinations, and standards of performance increases for each belt rank.Instructors assess the progress of the students and invite only those students who are deemed ready to perform and pass at the minimum standard for the rank to test. ....

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  • Curriculum, Progression, Teaching Methods

    This is to help students and parents understand the curriculum and progression in our OKCC-AWCNF school.Our curriculum for each class and each session helps develop the students to learn the activities, techniques, combinations, and standards of performance required to progress from their current rank to their next rank in our school. We use teaching methods to target making the students more and more proficient over time. Some of those methods are the Rule-of-3 (repeating things 3 times), Show-Do-Show (show what the student should do, have the student do it, then show them again), small group drills (working with specific rank groups), One-on-One (working specifically with one student at ....

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  • 1st Place Gold at Tournament

    1st Place Gold Medalist Kenyu K. and Mark S. at a Regional Tournament in Maryland this past Sunday, Oct 8. Congratulations, well done! - Giman shiteru (Be Proud) Thank you for representing the Okinawa Karate and Cultural Center - Academy of World Champion Nestor Folta. ....

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  • Master Folta Says "In through the nose, out slowly through the mouth!"

    Breathing is a fundamental aspect of life – an automatic process that keeps us alive and functioning. But what if I told you that there's more to breathing than simply staying alive? Master Folta is here to shed light on the importance of breathing correctly and how it can positively impact your well-being in countless ways. So, let's take a deep breath and dive into the wisdom Master Folta has to offer. The Power of Breath: Master Folta's mantra, "In through the nose, out slowly through the mouth," holds profound significance beyond just the act of breathing. It emphasizes the importance of mindful breathing – a practice that has been revered for centuries in various ....

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