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July 2009 Blog Posts (15)

What do kids get from the martial arts?

Each martial art focuses on different skills. Some focus on grappling, others focus on striking, some on kicking, and still others on meditation. Despite the apparent focus on any given skill, every martial art will teach its students a core set of skills. Physical fitness, self-discipline, and self-confidence all are examples of those skills.



Physical Fitness

From the moment they begin class to the minute they end, kids are moving. Whether it’s kicking, punching,… Continue

Added by Robert Hean on July 30, 2009 at 11:16am — No Comments

TAPWATER PLAYS FREE LUNCH SHOW @ PIONEER SQUARE (7.30)

[author note: this is late-breaking. I will try to get future announcements to the network admin in advance. JK]



TAPWATER PLAYS FREE LUNCH SHOW @ PIONEER SQUARE (7.30)



World Twang Is Here! Thursday Noon, July 30th. Join Tapwater, Portland OR's hottest musical inspiration, in Pioneer Square. Hosted by KINK FM Noon Tunes - Bring your lunch and dancin' shoes...Let's celebrate the end of this record setting heat… Continue

Added by Jeffrey J Kingman on July 30, 2009 at 10:04am — No Comments

How Toxic is the air in your neighborhood?

I found this very interesting resource from USA Today online, a search that lets you look up schools and find out what they rank on the toxicity of their air, what's in it and where it comes from - I have children at Mary Reike Elementary in SW and my oldest still at Laurelhurst in NE and, frankly, ew!



To check your neighborhood, plug in the name of the closest school to you:…



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Added by gaabi on July 26, 2009 at 9:34am — No Comments

Portland Blog - This Week in Portland - July 25 - August 1, 2009

It's another gorgeous Portland morning, and here I sit on my back deck with cup of coffee and laptop, writing this week's Portland blog. From my deck, today's background sounds include the neighbor's power tools as he works on his back deck (reminding me of my neglected front porch step that needs repair), and my other neighbor's flock of chickens clucking happily away. Today, I am dying to get away from my computer and go on a hike. Sadly, I have not been on one in a while, and there is no… Continue

Added by Lorri E. on July 25, 2009 at 9:00am — 1 Comment

Who Should Take a Martial Art?

The martial arts are for everyone, not just exceptionally gifted athletes. Everyone can benefit from the lessons learned training a martial art, from the physical conditioning to the mental discipline, there is something of value for you in training a martial art.



Close your eyes and think about the martial arts. What is the first thing that comes into your head? A bunch of big guys pounding each other senseless? An insanely skilled practitioner doing seemingly impossible acrobatics?… Continue

Added by Robert Hean on July 21, 2009 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Portland Highland Games

We spent all day, Saturday, a the Highland Games at Mount Hood Community College. There weren't so many people there in the morning but by early afternoon, it was packed. There were, of course, lots of fantastically gorgeous men in kilts, not too bad beer at the beer tent, great music and good meat pies although bland bangers and outrageously overpriced. One of the best things about this event is the people watching: all kinds of kilts from classic clan tartans to leather, druid-y people pacing… Continue

Added by gaabi on July 19, 2009 at 10:42pm — 2 Comments

Mark Randall SOLO art show

Mark Randall SOLO art Show
Albina Press
5012 SE Hawthorne
Runs thru the month of July
Open daily
Large format xerox multi media on wood. canvas, paper and corrugated steel
see yelp website for review, google albina press coffee house!!!!

Added by mark randall on July 18, 2009 at 3:05pm — No Comments

Portland Blog - This Week in Portland, July 18-25, 2009

It's another bright and sunny Portland Saturday, and once again there are several great things going on around the city this weekend! Just last night, we stopped into the neighborhood market and while we were there we ran into 3 band members from Sophe Lux who were just on their way to go perform a show at Dante's. So, we headed over there and enjoyed the show (they rocked it!)--I love being spontaneous like that--there is always so much going on in Portland pretty much every day of the week.… Continue

Added by Lorri E. on July 18, 2009 at 8:00am — No Comments

Where should I train a martial art?

Where should I train a martial art?



The martial arts have been a popular activity in this country since Karate Kid was on the big screen (if not before!). Back in the day your town might be lucky enough to have one Karate school, and if you were really lucky enough your parents would bring you there for lessons. Today in Portland you find three different school teaching five different martial arts on your way to work. So what should you look for when looking into the martial… Continue

Added by Robert Hean on July 14, 2009 at 4:31pm — No Comments

Portland Blog - This Week in Portland, July 11-18, 2009

A-h-h, Portland summertime, is there anything finer? It's hot, it's sunny, and best of all, many favorite Portland events are in full swing, like today's Mississippi Avenue Street Fair. If you like crowds, people watching, shopping the booths, and eating and drinking good stuff, then come out today. Our website member John K has a booth this year and will be featuring his great photography...many of his… Continue

Added by Lorri E. on July 11, 2009 at 7:00am — No Comments

Hawthorne Urban Farmers' Market is Getting New Blood This Week

We had such a great opening weekend this last week, complete with music from Demon Squirrel, Denali and the bluegrass sensation more often seen at the White Eagle, Student Loan, we're totally stoked to be bringing even more new vendors this week.



Some of the folks who've contacted us about joining for… Continue

Added by Hawthorne Urabn Farmers' Market on July 10, 2009 at 10:00am — No Comments

Portland, Oregon 2010 Americymru International Film Festival on icWales

So, since the last blog I posted, the events I'm working on have gotten HUGE and now we have this announcement and especially for filmmakers, I really want to get some Portland filmmakers interested.





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Added by gaabi on July 9, 2009 at 1:21pm — No Comments

Finally here - woo hoo!

Things came together quickly and I moved to Portland June 18th! I have been busy with getting school started but can now start sticking my nose out of its little corner!

Added by Cynthia on July 7, 2009 at 9:07pm — 5 Comments

Portland Blog - This Week in Portland, July 4 - 11, 2009

Happy Independence Day, Portland! It looks to be another scorcher out there today, they say it will get up to 93 degrees. It got so hot yesterday, I finally caved in and put the window air conditioner back in, so at least *part* of my house can stay cool. I found all my dogs piled up on the rug in front of the air conditioner shortly after I turned it on. :-) If you're looking for the best places to stay cool in Portland, here are a few suggestions...



Portland Parks with Swimming… Continue

Added by Lorri E. on July 4, 2009 at 8:30am — 1 Comment

How to pick a martial arts school

A very common question I get from parents is “Is this is the best martial art for my child?”. As much as I would love to say yes and get another student at my school, I never do. I almost always answer with two questions. The first is “Do they have fun doing it?”, and the second is “Do you think what we teach is valuable?”.



One of the most important things about a martial art (or any activity) is that you enjoy it. If you absolutely hated it and never had fun, why would you do it? I… Continue

Added by Robert Hean on July 1, 2009 at 4:30pm — No Comments

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