Bullying comes in various shapes and sizes and is a fairly complex problem with no easy, single solution. Sometimes ignoring someone is best. Sometimes reporting them to others is appropriate. Sometimes we need to physically stand up to the bullies. We sometimes discuss & practice such things in our youth Karate classes and to a […]
News & Announcements
Some of our black belt members took the opportunity to spend the weekend in San Diego, training under the watchful eye of the amazing Sensei Steve Ubl. Everyone was excited and humbled by Ubl Sensei as we went through kihon, kata and kumite that all involved advice and critique based on functional form. There is […]
Current/Upcoming Events/Announcements: We have 14 youth Karate classes/week and 10 adult classes/week (including a few that are open to some kids as well). We also have self-defense classes and workshops, along with guest instructor events and more. See our schedule here. In our weekly kata classes on Saturday mornings, we are now doing Unsu for […]
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. For many years, members of our dojo have worn pink belts in October to build awareness. Please contact Sensei Keeling if you would like to order a belt for just $5.
We are now working on the kata Unsu (雲手). This is the last in our syllabus kata, so after this we will soon start the cycle over with beginning kata (Tekki Shodan for Advanced). The name Unsu means literally “cloud hands.” You can see techniques that look like hands parting the clouds in the opening of the kata. […]
The annual August Shinkyu Shotokan tournament on August 25 was a relatively small competition this year but, as usual, a high-quality event. We had just three competitors representing our dojo and they only took part in kata. Yet they managed to take home a total of six medals at this event. Keshav, Gaku and Sophie […]
The next kata for our Saturday classes is Wankan (王冠). Wankan literally means “king’s crown.” The second character in the name can also mean a “great achievement,” suggesting that this kata could be the crowning achievement of someone who has practiced for many years. We don’t see this kata practiced often, so the coming month will be a good […]