JKA/AF Nationals 2012

We had a great time in New Orleans for the JKA / AF Nationals 2012.

JKA NorCal competitors at JKA/AF Nationals 2012
The JKA Nor Cal competitors

Fourteen students and both senseis from our dojo competed in New Orleans this year. Most of the competitors brought home medals in their divisions:

Cylie Stuhler: 1st place Kata, 1st place Kumite
Yuki Torres: 2nd place Kata, 1st place Kumite
Ciara Stuhler: 2nd place Kata, 1st place Kumite
Camri Stuhler: 3rd place Kata
Rosh Torres: 2nd place Kata, 1st place Kumite
Brian Ng: 3rd place Kata
Zuri Yip: 2nd place Kata, 3rd place Kumite
Christina Foo: 2nd place Kata (Sr Black Belt), 2nd place Kumite (Sr Black Belt), 3rd place Kata (Black Belt), 3rd place Kumite (Black Belt)
Hans Schultz: 2nd place Kata, 1st place Kumite
Khim Torres: 2nd place Kata, 2nd place Kumite
Emerson Malalos: 3rd place Kata

Youth Team Kata: 3rd place (Camri, Ciara, Zuri)
Men Team Kata: 2nd place (Khim, Emerson, John)
Women Team Kumite: 3rd place (Christina, Jenn, Joyce)
Men Team Kumite: 3rd place (Khim, John, Mathew)

Here are some photos from the tournament:

Thank you to the families for their support!

The full JKA Nor Cal Team and Parents
The JKA Nor Cal Medalists and Families

 

Self Defense Class Photos (3/30/10)

Self Defense: Prepare yourself for a “fighting chance” …

We devote ourselves and our family to wellness and well-being – eating healthy foods, exercising regularly and surrounding ourselves with good friends and family. A discipline in itself to best prepare you to “seize the day”, “take on life’s challenges” and “be the best you can be” everyday – at work, at school, among friends and family. Then there’s that harsh reality of “the chance” you may find yourself “in a sticky situation” – how prepared are you?

How prepared are you to be more aware of your surroundings?
How prepared are you to continue to breathe while you are gripped with fear?
How prepared are you to react, create an opening for an escape?
How prepared are you to control yourself? control the situation?

Prime Time’s Karate Instructor Khim Torres and Japan Karate Association (JKA) Northern California students will be hosting a Self Defense class on Thursday March 30th from 7:30pm – 8:30pm in Studio 2. A free seminar open to any Prime Time member (men and women).

The class will introduce you to some basic techniques – “how to” get out of an unwarranted embrace; “how to” breath calmly so as not to panic and pass out; where to hit to be most effective; “how to” use your hands, your elbows, you knees when you have no weapons as defense and much, much more.

They will also share with you their passion for martial arts and how the training and discipline prepares them for self-defense – the muscle memory, the controlled breathing, the body conditioning, the alertness and reaction; and all around wellness – good posture, better balance, limberness and self-control.

Come join in and take advantage of the different programs offered to you here at Prime Time Athletic Club – learn how to better prepare yourself to take on the day!

Some highlights from the Self Defense Class.

Album name: Self Defense Class

To receive a copy of any image, please email Kore Chan at jkanorcalphotography@gmail.com with the album name and photo number of each desired photo. (Photo numbers can be found in the captions of each image)

Some video clips of the demo:

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…and some pictures:

Photos on Karate Promotion and Joint Training (2/6/10)

It’s been a year .. JKA NorCal passed our first year anniversary 2/1/10. What better way to celebrate this milestone than to stand up and train! And train jointly with our Prime Time karate kids – to get to know them better, role model and demonstrate good techniques and training discipline they can aspire for. It was also a great opportunity for their family to meet & greet the rest of JKA NorCal members.

Many thanks to Prime Time for the pizza & cake for this celebration. And congratulations to all who received their new promotion ranks and acknowledgement for good training!

Photos are up from the promotion and joint training!!!

Album Name: Karate Promotion and Joint Training

To receive a copy of any image, please email Kore Chan at jkanorcalphotography@gmail.com with the album name and photo number of each desired photo. (Photo numbers can be found in the captions of each image)

Samples displayed below:

Photos on Belt Promotion (1/23/10)

The pictures from the exam are finally up!!!

To receive a copy of any picture, please email Kore Chan at jkanorcalphotography@gmail.com with the album title and picture number  of each desired photo. (Photo numbers can be found in the photo captions)

Album Title (Pre-exam ranks):

Before Examination (Click to view)

White Belts

Yellow Belts

Orange Belts

Green Belts

Purple Belts

Brown Belts

After Exam

Sample of images below: