Belen Goju Ryu Uniform Patch LayOut

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Fold the Uniform Top as Shown before Pinning Patches on the Uniform.  This ensures the patches look correct when top is being worn.

Do Not Use Bleach when laundering.

  This will turn the patches brown

The ironing and all adhesive glues do not last up to the physical training and laundering.  Some like to iron patches in place instead of pinning but

ALL PATCHES WILL NEED TO BE SEWN.

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Chojun Miyagi's Fist

Red Kanji translates:

Top three - Goju Ryu (Hard Soft System)

Bottom three- Karate do (Empty Hand way)

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United States of America flag

Our Kan (house) Patch

The helmet represents our daughter and all who serve in our armed forces.  We practice to defend ourselves, our families, our community, andour country.  We are proud Americans, thus the American flag background.  Our systems' (Goju Ryu) root is White Crane Kung Fu, by Fang Quiniang,  which is represented by the figure the crane pose.  The three rivets in the helmet represent Body, Mind, and Spirit which are the three battles of our fundamental kata of Goju Ryu, Sanchin.

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The Presidential Active Lifestyle Award

This challenge we do once a year and have participated in since 1992.  This challenge is for anyone, from students to seniors, but it's geared toward people who want to set themselves on the road to a healthier life through positive changes to physical activity and eating behaviors.  We offer this program to all our Karate classes, Aerobic classes and Goju Nei Gong classes in the beginning of April every year.

 Adults (18 yrs. and older)

Physical Activity: You need to be active 30 minutes a day, at least 5 days a week for 6 out of 8 weeks.

Youth (4 -17 yrs.)

Physical Activity:  You need to be active at least 60 minutes a day. (This can be accomplished in small amounts of activity to total the 60 minutes goal for that day)

Healthy Eating:  Each week set a healthy eating goal: Make half your plate fruit & vegetables; Make half the grains you eat whole grains; Choose fat-free or low fat (1%) milk, yogurt, or cheese; Drink water; Choose lean sources of protein' Watch your sodium intake; Eat some seafood; Pay attention to portion sizes.