A few years ago my son started following a website called Days of the Year (daysoftheyear.com). Every day, they post what day it is. For example, today, October 2nd, is Name you car day. It is also Farm Animals Day.
Some of the days they post are funny and useless, others like Mental Health Day help bring awareness to certain issues such as disease, or a fact of history etc...
According to them, there is no Martial Arts or Karate day.
I want to change that!!!
I think that having a Karate Day or Martial Arts day to help get people involved in the Martial Arts can only help. Getting kids into Martial Arts schools helps get them off the streets. It helps get them away from their screens. It teaches values, and patience, and shows them that hard work and dedication pays off.
I am going to start pushing for Karate Day to be added to the calendar on November 10th every year. Why November 10th? That was Funakoshi Sensei's birthday. He is known as the grandfather of modern Karate and the founder of Shotokan, which is perhaps the most studied form of Karate.
But Karate day isn't only about Karate, it is about Martial Arts in general. To help promote the Martial Arts and to get people of all races, ages, gendres and cultures to try a Martial Art and hopefully get involved in Martial Arts.
If you support this idea, please tweet this blog and add Days of the Year to the tweet. You can tag them (www.twitter.com/daysoftheyear) or you can hashtag daysoftheyear and karateday.
Lets make this a thing!!!
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