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Judge/Referee Clinic, Feb 10

Judge/Referee Clinic Sunday, February 10, 12:00-2:30pm. This clinic will be helpful for all levels. Are you a competitor interested in learning more about the rules and calls? A new black belt, interested in getting into judging? An experienced judge who wants to review and compare notes with others? No matter which applies to you, this […]

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Kata of the Month: Gankaku

We are now studying Gankaku for the advanced kata in our Saturday classes. (back to Heian Shodan for the basic kata) Gankaku is another old kata that, like Empi (our last kata-of-the-month), is meant to conjure an image of a bird. In contrast to Empi’s darting in and out and jumping up like a swallow, […]

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Kata of the Month: Empi

We are now studying Empi for the advanced kata in our Saturday classes. (Heian Godan for the basic kata) Empi means “flight of the swallow” and contains movements that resemble a small bird darting in & out, up & down. This kata is derived from a very old kata, Wanshu, which may have been brought […]

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