Jesus Dojo, Week Two
Here are a couple of the documents from our Week Two session.
The first is called “Synthesizing Chart”. This is an handout to help you organize your study of one of the Gospels. Remember, your goal is to make an thoughtful list of the “attributes of one who follows the Jesus-Way.” This list will include:
- Unique traits of the way that Jesus lived, particularly those behaviors which shocked the people of His time (with the sick, affirming the marginalized, confronting religious power structures, etc.)
- Commands of Jesus as to how He believed a whole person would live their life (don’t hate in your heart, sell your possessions, etc.)
- Descriptors of a virtuous life (love the Lord your God, obey my commandments, etc.)
The second document is simply a write up of our Portland context discussion.
The Jesus Dojo Abbot Team
USA Karate moved to its present loaoticn in April of 2000. The USA Karate dojo was located at Firdale Village in Edmonds, WA for 6 years and due to an old sign that the property management never removed, The Hie family became aware of our karate school which appeared to be in their neighborhood. In 2003, once Jon and Denise found our school, now in Shoreline, WA, it was clear to me that the whole family had been searching for a karate school that would meet their high standards. Having trained for serveral years before hand, Jon and Denise along with their children Emily and Sarah had attained high ranks. Their previous experience in martial arts was different in style, but the lessons of service to the dojo was greatfully carried over to the benefit USA Karate.It is a difficult concept for new and not so new dojo members to understand that yes, tuition must be paid (this is for the operation of the facility), but voluntary service to the dojo is essential for the upkeep, maintenance of the dojo, and helps keep tuition prices affordable for the whole community. Jon’s service to the dojo along with his Denise, Emily and Sarah will deeply be missed. USA Karate is committed to maintaining our ties with the Hie family where ever they may be. Our martial arts family continues to thrive and it is my hope that the example of selflessness of Jon, Denise, Emily and Sarah in service to the dojo and the community at large will encourage the existing members of USA Karate to realize how important their volunteer service is to us all.