This photo essay captures the heart and spirit of two dojos founded by Sifu Robert Brown. He has practiced martial arts for over 35 years. Martial arts was his vehicle for overcoming cerebal palsy and dyslexia; now it is his vehicle for helping children and adults respond well to challenges in and outside the dojo. The photographs reflect the culture of "Partners, not Opponents." I've benefited greatly by the kindness and wisdom of my fellow students.
I am indebted to Sifu Brown, Miss Donahue, Mr. Scott, and Mr. Donahue for guiding me on my own learning journey.
Maureen Electa Monte