We are always connected with our karate family. Sensei Christina was back in Miami, Florida to celebrate 18th year Dojo Anniversary with Miami Shotokan Karate Club– enjoying festivities with Beach Training at Key Biscayne, FL. Train with some of USA team members, family and friends.
We are back from JKA/AF National Training Camp in New Orleans (blog https://jkanorcal.org/archives/821).
Sensei Kunio Kobayashi was truly an example of the high standards of JKA instruction. He inspired us to strive for continuous improvement and encouraged instructors to create the right environment for development. Furthermore, it was so nice to reconnect with all our friends – learning, communing and playing together – good spirit of karate. Congratulations to Sensei Khim, Christina and John for qualifying on their JKA certifications!
Glad to be back here in the Bay Area. We are preparing for our upcoming Belt Promotion test for JKA NorCal/Prime Time students on 6/18/11. Summer training is definitely heating up – dojo students are preparing for their rank test.
Black belt students are supporting Sensei Khim in helping him train for the upcoming 12th Funakoshi Gichin Cup World Karate-Do Championship 2011 to be held in Pattaya, Thailand (Aug18-Aug21) hosted by JKA Thailand (details on event). Anyone interested in traveling to support the team, feel free to contact us if you want more details how to travel with the team. So proud to be cheering on the USA team who are comprised of JKA/AF members as well as our affiliate JKA from Sensei Masataka Mori’s students – GO TEAM USA!
There are a slew of exciting karate camps offered by JKA this summer …
If you enjoy and want more of the South Louisiana hospitality, consider 2011 Annual Acadiana JKA/AF Karate Training Camp and Dan Exam (Aug 5-7) in Lafayette, LA. It is their 9th annual event hosted by JKA instructors Scott Decuir and Lane Nevils and will feature Master Mikami (JKA 8th Dan) the entire camp!
One overseas is a really fun camp in Germany – the Gasshuku held in Herford hosted by JKA/WF EUROPE on Aug1-Aug5. It is Sensei Ochi’s National Training Camp held annually every summer. They have a panel of distinguished JKA instructors (from Europe and JKA HQ) offering a selection of class for only 100EUR … and furthermore, stocked with beer tent every night and disco night! Our JKA karate family around the world … train hard and play hard. If anyone is interested in attending, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
But something closer to home that you can plan for is our 2011 JKA/AF Nationals & Collegiate Goodwill Tournament to be held at the University of Miami, in Coral Gables, Florida (Nov 12-13). An all SHOTOKAN competition at an exciting venue with many international countries planning to be in attendance (Goodwill Tournament). Anyone interested in participating or attending, feel free to contact us at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
SAVE THE DATE … check out this video on the upcoming event.