All South Karate Championship

The Louisiana Karate Association hosted their “All South Karate Championship” last weekend and featured Sensei Khim and Sensei Christina on the flyer! See the link below to check out the great action shots:

Here are the photos:

Sensei Christina is happy to demonstrate this punch to anyone sparring with her.
Standing around on one leg? Sensei Khim is going to sweep you!

Kyu Testing Results (1/23/10)

Conratulations to JKA NorCal’s students on their new belt promotion:

(1 )  – RON DRABKIN
(1 )  – BRIAN NG
(2)   – JOHN-BAPTIST ANDRE
(2B) – JOEY MAYEN
(4 )  – JUSTIN HUWE
(4B) – AUDREY DURAZZO
(5 )  – BRIAN LEE
(5 )  – PATRICK LEE
(5 )  – BIANCA YEPEZ
(5 )  – CHRISTIAN YEUNG
(5 )  – GARREN LUM
(5 ) – CAMRI STUHLER
(5 ) – CIARA STUHLER
(5B) – ISABELLA EVANS
(5B) – MATHEW ENG
(5B) – RILEY HUGHES
(5B) – JOHNNY SUSOFF
(6 ) – DEVON RAMOS
(6 ) – IRMA SCHLEUSZ
(6 ) – JOSHUA ALDANA
(6 ) – ZURI YUP
(6 ) – JEFFREY WITZ
(6 ) – BRENDAN BROWN
(6 ) – GABRIELLA SCHLEUSZ
(6 ) – JACK HICKEY
(6 ) – WILLIAM URRUTIA
(6B) – SOPHIA ALARAJ
(6B) – AIDEN DENTON
(6B) – NICHOLAS BALCH
(6B) – IVAN ALVARO
(6B) – MELINA SHAPIRO
(7 ) – DANTE DAMONTO
(7 ) – BETHANY LUTZ
(7 ) – PATRICK HOSKINS
(7 ) – JOSEPH LEE
(7 ) – CYLIE STUHLER
(7 ) – ASHER WHITTEN
(7 ) – CHRISTOPHER YU
(7B) – BRETT KUWAHARA
(7B) – ALI ALAOUI
(7B) – JUNJUN CHAN
(7B) – ASHLEY GONG
(7B) – HANNAH GONG
(7B) – MIA GREEN
(7B) – GABRIEL SHERR
(7B) – CHERILYN YU
(8 ) – CAMERON COWAN
(8 ) – LIAM MCGRATH
(8 ) – SONNY BATASIN
(8 ) – DOREEN BAIRES
(8 ) – CARRIE LEI
(8B) – ADEL GHEZARAT
(8B) – LILI GHEZARAT
(8B) – LAINE SCHLEZINGER
(8B) – KYRA SCHLEZINGER

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The belt promotion is at 1pm on January 23rd at Primetime in Burlingame.

After the promotion is the Little League shotokan karate tournament, at 3:30pm.

Talk to Sensei Khim for details about these events. Please be early for both events to allow time for warm up!

Osu!

JKA NorCal 2010 Calendar

JKA NorCal 2010 Calendar
Sensei Christina has put together a 2010 calendar for our students and members with some great photos from last year. There are photographs from our grand opening demonstrations, Kata performances, Sensei Takayuki Mikami’s visit and belt testing, the Prime Time karate league, JKA NorCal team at Nationals… On the calendar, Sensei has added many of the coming year’s events including dates of this year’s belt promotions. You can download and print it from the link below:

JKANorCal_2010_Calendar.pdf (5.5MB download)

(You’ll need Adobe Reader to open or print the file.)

Printing instructions:
To make a wall calendar with a printer that prints on two sides, set it to print flip on long side. Add spiral binding along the top long side and it can flip up and hang on the wall with the photos above the calendar.

Have a great year training and Happy New Year!

Sensei Mikami visit

sensei_mikamiOur founding chief instructor of the JKA/AF, a JKA 8th degree blackbelt will be here on Saturday 5/2 to inaugurate our JKA NorCal dojo Grand Opening and conduct our first Kyu-Exam.  We will celebrate with a karate demonstration prepared for him and also inviting other Bay Area karatekas to participate in the clinic Sensei will be instructing. Sensei Mikami is one of the first generation of JKA instructors being the first to graduate from JKA instructor’s course. He is also a former All Japan Kumite and Kata champion. For more on Mikami Sensei, see: http://jkaaf.org/founder.html

Here are the details:

Date: Saturday May 2nd
Location: Prime Time Athletic Club, 1730 Rollins Road, Burlingame, CA.    (Studio #1)

Schedule:
3:00-4:00pm Kyu-Exam
4:00-4:30pm Grand Opening/JKA NorCal Demo
4:30-5:15pm Beginner/Intermediate Clinic for Color belts
5:15-6:15pm Advanced Clinic for Brown & Black belts
6:30-8:30pm Dinner with Sensei (TBD location) – All invited

Cost: Beginner/Intermediate $50 with pre-registration by April 27th or $60 at the door on May 2nd; Advanced (both classes) $60 with pre-registration by April 27th or $70 at the door on May 2nd

For visiting participants, this will include a day pass to Prime Time Athletic Club which we have purchased in advanced for the event.

For pre-registration, make check payable to: JKA Northern California with the following information (Name, Rank, Dojo, Beginner or Advanced Clinic and Email-for notification upon receipt of registration) and Send check to:

JKA Northern California
PO Box 282596
San Francisco, CA 94128

Please spread the word and forward to your friends not to miss a chance to train with a great instructor who has not been in this area for at least 13 years. All karatekas are welcome from any organizations and/or styles. For more information, feel free to email info@jkanorcal.org

We are up and running

We are up and running as of today (2/1)

We are up and running as of today (2/1) as JKA NorCal, a not for profit dojo operating out of

Prime Time Athletic Club
1730 Rollins Road, Burlingame, CA 94010
Phone: 650-697-7311

The address for JKA of Northern California is:

JKA Northern California Inc.
PO Box 282596
San Francisco, CA 94128

So far, we are planning to have Mikami Sensei in May for our grand opening, clinic and testing.

Stay tuned, Christina