Friends and family welcome. Bring a snack…and a pillow if you want. we will be watching the movie from the floor as it is projected onto the wall.
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 […]
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 […]
Our kata-of-the-month is now Gojushiho Dai (五十四歩大), the companion to Gojushiho Sho, which we just completed. Gojushiho means “Fifty-four Steps.” Gojushiho Dai is “Gojushiho the Greater.” In Shotokan karate we typically practice these two variants of the older Gojushiho kata. If it looks like the movements in Gojushiho Sho are in fact bigger than those in Gojushiho […]
Not sure what to do with the kids at the end of their summer break, just before getting them back to school? How about signing them up for a self-defense class? Please consider enrolling your kid(s) in self-defense and also taking a class yourself. This is an important life-skill that should be on everyone’s to-do […]
Sensei Brodeur has been studying Shotokan since 1982 and has a long history of tournament successes and extensive training in traditional Shotokan with Ubl Sensei and others. For more, please see: http://ecole.shotokan-canada.com/dojos/budokan/professeurs-et-senseis/guy-brodeur Seminar will be Saturday, August 31, 1-3pm. It will be open to adults and teens of all levels but focusing on mostly brown […]