Letter to the editor 5, Dec. 10, 2015
I just read James Parry’s article (Your Local Journal, December 3, page 10) and I must thank him sincerely. This has to be one of the first times that a reporter has captured the essence of what Tora Karate does so accurately and I really like the tie-in to the “cultural-appropriation” Yoga situation. I think the ability to respectfully draw on another culture’s healthy activities is one of the strengths of any clear headed country.
I can tell you the Japanese do the same with baseball. They take their enthusiasm for the game to a whole new level.
I also believe that the sharing of these “cultural” activities rejuvenates the originator’s enthusiasm.
Thanks again for getting it right.