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whistlekick Martial Arts Radio

Jun 22, 2020

Shihan Charles Garrett is a practitioner and instructor of Okinawan Shorin-Ryu Matsumura Seito Karate-do based in California.

To me, martial arts is the best thing to keep us from having to get in a fight because our energy tells us automatically where the disturbance is. On the other hand, we have a requirement of being a guardian because when you really master the martial arts, you truly become a guardian of where you live. You have to learn to protect those that need to be protected because they don't have their own ability.

Shihan Charles Garrett - Episode 512

If you're going to learn martial arts for the first time in a military setting, you're in to get the real pain. Shihan Charles Garett learned martial arts through his drill Sargeant while stationed in Japan and eventually studying under Grandmaster Hohan Soken. Presently, Shihan Garett is a gatekeeper of the art of Okinawan Shorin Ryu Matsumura Seito Karate-do and he founded an organization for it; Soken Hohan's Orthodox Karate-Do Association. Listen in as Shihan Charles Garett shares his journey to the martial arts, how he ended up studying in Okinawa, and imparts the wisdom of a lifelong practitioner.

Show Notes

In this episode we mentioned Shihan Mike Sartwell and Grandmaster Hohan Soken

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