|About||The official page of Sensei Rick Hotton and the West Wind Dojo.|
A different kind of association - celebrating the Karate Journey!
SMK is a non-exclusive karate community, advancing a spiritual as well as physical approach to the study of karate. Unlike a traditional organization, we do not issue rank or accreditation, but rather offer resources via various forms of media (in the members section of this site), along with seasonal training retreats designed to provide the individual with materials to construct and augment their individual karate practice. It is our desire to create an environment that gives room to the independent journey, and a community that collectively and respectfully celebrates the process of becoming a martial artist.
Welcome to the journey!
"Although the doorway is narrow, go deeply inward."