Wednesday, December 3, 2014


December 3, 2014-Baytown, TX

Dr. Bernick

Dr. James Bernick, MD, invited Chief Instructor of Kim Soo Karate of Baytown, Melissa Nichols (Kyosanim) to speak at his quarterly MDVIP health and wellness seminar. Held at the Baytown Community Center the seminar was open to senior citizens and their friends and family. The topic of the seminar was Managing Stress. Life can be stressful, and with the holidays, even more so. Dr. Bernick, whose wife (also a physician), is a student of Chayon-Ryu at the Baytown school (Dr. Pam Bernick), asked if there were some methods utilized in Chayon-Ryu that might give his patients new insight into different methods for managing stress.

Kyosanim spoke for an hour on utilizing Chayon-Ryu principles and techniques learned in the dojang to manage stress in every day life. Deep breathing, stretching, mindful meditation and decompression techniques were demonstrated by Kyosanim Nichols, as the class followed along.
Kyosanim said by applying basic Chayon-Ryu principles to everyday living we can better manage our stress. By finding a balance between our physical and mental self, avoiding stressful situations, or individuals, decompressing by breathing, walking, meditation, we can improve our lives and longevity.  The next seminar will cover self defense for senior citizens and will be held in May 2015.

Approximately 30 were in attendance.

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