Category: Qigong in San Diego

Qigong practice in San Diego

Kokusai Butokukai Summer Camp 2017 at ZBBK

zbbk zen bei butoku kai

The annual  International Kokusai Butokukai Summer Camp will take place July 30 to August 5, 2017. This year’s camp is hosted by the Zen Bei Butoku Kia (ZBBK) at their excellent facilities in Santa Cruz, California, USA. The camp includes

Happy Holidays 2016


Happy and healthy holiday season for all, from Full Potential Martial Arts in San Diego!!! Here is a martial-arts/karate themed Happy Holidays card I designed.  Can you recognize the techniques in the artwork? (Answers below)

Tai Chi Seminar with Jeff Day – October 2015

Tai Chi Circle Ying Yang Carmel-Valley San-Diego 92130

October 2015: Tai Chi and Internal Martial Arts Seminar in San Diego An excellent Tai Chi and Internal Martial Arts seminar is scheduled for October:

Memorial Training in Celebration of the Life of Ken Del Toro


A deep thank you to all who participated in the memorial training to celebrate the life of our student Ken Del Toro. Ken passed away in March after battling cancer. In conducting his life, Ken demonstrated true warrior spirit (Budo).

Kokusai Butokukai International Martial Arts Training Camp 2015

Sensei Jean Chalamon

Our friends at the Kokusai Butokukai are having their International camp this summer!

Ten Martial Arts Tips for Jump-Starting Your New Year


As the holidays are winding down and the New Year rolls around, here are ten martial arts tips to give you a jump-start on the New Year by helping boost your energy, increase your fitness level, improve your self-defense skills

Carmel Valley Dojo Anniversary Celebration, 2014

Carmel Valley / San Diego Martial Arts dojo Anniversary, 2014

We had a great time yesterday celebrating the dojo’s two year anniversary teaching martial arts in San Diego / Carmel Valley. with a special training and a tasty dinner. My thanks to the students. It is YOU who make our

Martial Arts Camp at Mono Hot Springs, 2014

Mono Hot Springs Martial-Arts Camp 2014

Many thank to Sensie Louis Jemison, Sensei Paul Billimoria and Sensei Jeff Day for the excellent martial arts camp at Mono Hot Springs in the California Sierra Nevada mountains this weekend! Especially notable were the qigong and standing mediation training,

The Road to Mastering Martial Arts and Self Defense

Kanei Uechi, son of Uechi-Ryu founder Kanbum Uechi, performing Sanchin kata

Recently, a student at our San Diego dojo asked me: ”I read somewhere that the Naihanchi katas, by themselves, teach one how to defend themselves. In other words, if one knew the Naihanchi katas, they would automatically be able to defend

Internal Martial Arts Seminar

Standing meditation practice

Deep thanks to Sensei Louis Jemison of the Zen Bei Butoku Kai, as well as the Santa Cruz crew from Sensei Rod Sanford’s dojo, for hosting an excellent internal martial arts camp in Lake Tahoe last weekend! It was great