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About Joelle White
I am a middle-aged matron who began training in Karate in June of 2014 after 27 years away from the art. My daughter and her Senseis challenged me to get back into the dojo (THANK YOU!!!) I don’t know much about Karate, but I’m learning. I’m told I will always be a beginner because I will always be learning something new. That’s what I love about Karate.

Pushups & Kata – Challenge Declared

December 24, 2015 Joelle White Posted in stories

Modern Warrior Vision My modern warrior vision?  Hmmm…  I fight constantly against myself.  I want to stay in my nice cozy little cave and veg out.  So getting off my duff and into the dojo is a victory.  Once […]

Joelle White – 2015 Year in Review

December 13, 2015 Joelle White Posted in stories

Reflection My daily life is more-or-less controlled chaos as I strive to balance work, life, and Karate. I am up at 5:00 most mornings and by 7:45 AM I’ve already walked the dog for an hour.  During dark winter […]

Mostly Good

May 1, 2015 Joelle White Posted in stories

Have you succeeded or failed in achieving your goals? Partial success.  The first three weeks went well.  I have improved.  But here’s my excuses for last week and this week: 1) Extra hours at work – I substitute teach […]

Rehabilitating from Injury

March 29, 2015 Joelle White Posted in stories

I began training in Karate in June of 2014.  I have been struggling with pain in latissimus dorsi muscles off an on for the last six months.  A good hard punch sets me up for it, the rest is […]

Two Beginnings – Five Inspirations

December 5, 2014 Joelle White Posted in stories

To be quite frank, the first time I entered a dojo it was out of curiosity, not inspiration. I was thirteen and had always wondered about that dojo across the street from the ice skating rink. At first, I […]

Strengthening My Weaknesses

December 4, 2014 Joelle White Posted in stories

My past goals when I started training this year were: Don’t die Stay off the floor Lose weight I have very much succeeded in all three in the last six months! These are my goals Goal 1 I want […]