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Lucas F. Big congratulations are in order for Lucas, the Hikari Ryuza Center’s newest “Student of the Quarter!” Lucas has earned this recognition because he’s consistently and persistently strived to better himself. When you meet Lucas you will find him to be polite, helpful, maybe even a little quiet… but under the surface there’s a daring, Read More

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Manakai P. Big congratulations are in order for Manakai, the Hikari Ryuza Center’s newest “Student of the Quarter!” Manakai has earned this recognition because he’s the kindest person we know; always the first to help someone, and when he does it’s with all of his heart. Besides his tremendous compassion, he’s quick-witted, studies hard outside of, Read More

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Julian J. Big congratulations are in order for Julian, the Hikari Ryuza Center’s newest “Student of the Quarter!” Julian has earned this recognition because he’s the hardest working Tiny Dragon and he’s at the Dojo all the time. At 3 years old he’ll amaze you with his powers of concentration and he knows his lineage like, Read More

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Sophie S. Big congratulations are in order for Sophie, the Hikari Ryuza Center’s newest “Student of the Quarter!” Sophie has earned this recognition because of her tremendous self-discipline and caring heart. She may be little, but she’s big on the inside, in more ways than one. In class we never have to call twice for her, Read More

Most of us realize that stress impacts our lives in uncomfortable ways, but few of us understand the full impact that stress has on our health and well-being. Different kinds of stress affect us in varying ways. Excessive excitement can also create stress, though often perceived in a good way. Of the two types, Read More

supplements

The Big Picture As you well know, we take total health and wellness seriously here at the Hikari Ryuza Center. In addition to a healthy diet and exercise, proper dietary supplementation is a sure way to ensure your body is receiving all of the micronutrients it needs on a daily basis. The supplements that, Read More

Martial Arts Teach Non-Violence

Martial arts training, when it is taught properly, as in, it involves an emphasis on character building, leads to improved self-esteem, confidence, respect, and self-discipline, as well the ability to defend oneself and/or others unable to defend for themselves against potential physical harm. How does that relate to non-violence? By developing the qualities listed, Read More

Graduation

During my graduation ceremony from Sierra College, one of the key speakers made a profound impact on me. I’m sad to say I don’t remember her name, but her words and emotion I will never forget. It was one of those moments when you are unexpectedly pulled out of the mundane and feel intimately, Read More