After 20 years of training in Shotokan Karate at Takahashi Dojo in Amityville, karate has become a part of me. Yes, it has improved my physical balance, strength, flexibility and movement, yet it has also built upon my spirit, inspiration, motivation and dedication. All of katate’s attributes with its philosophy and traditions helped me with focus in my profession, family, community and perfection of character. It is a never-ending lesson, both in the dojo and in life. It’s that good book you can’t put down. You should try it, it’s not just for kids!! It’s the “fountain of youth.”
My own EMPI Collection evolved from training in this traditional Japanese karate. I feel jewelry should have balance, be timeless, personal, and reflect the wearer's individual spirit, sense of integrity and uniqueness. Shotokan Karate inspires power, grace and movement, inspiration that is infused in all my designs.