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Karate training Summer 2022!

Welcome back to summer! Last week, Wednesday June 1st, was our last day of the Spring karate training season. We've had SO MUCH progress and clear change in every participant and I'm humbled, having the opportunity to work with all of you.  Our summer training season continues next Monday and Wednesday, June

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Addressing Bullies

As Sensei (先生), coaches, leaders, and teachers, we are not only tasked with imparting martial arts skills but also bear the weighty responsibility of safeguarding our students and communities from the influence of fascists and bullies. This privileged leadership position demands the constant exhibition of exemplary moral character, serving as

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Opening & Closing Class

From "Gōjū-Ryū Karate-Dō Desk Reference 剛柔流空手道 机参照: Volume 2: Dōjō Auxiliary, Glossary & Terminology 道場の補助、用語集 と 辞書" Opening & Closing Class The opening and closing of class although ceremonial is necessary to establish order in the class as well as: Respect for the training, Those who have created the training,

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Updating the schedule

Now that the debut of Karate-do is completed in the Olympics, we are back with on site - in person training combined with "ZOOM"! All access doors (for indoor training) will remain open, regardless of climate and face masks shall remain MANDATORY, unless the Covid / Corona transmission rate is R0≤1.

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Suparinpei kata as we close out June

This month we close out June having extensively reviewed Suparinpei. For tutorial purposes, please use the following example of Suparinpei kata with Furukawa Tetsuya, noting he exemplifies a basis for competition where-as, for our club we are using the basics 1st method (hands then feet and hands) along with other

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Karate Olympians

The list of qualifying Olympians for the 202one (2020 / 2021) Olympics has been updated after this past weekends qualification event in Paris France. This list now includes: EVENT NAME COUNTRY RYUHA Male Kata Damian Quintero Spain Shito-Ryu Male Kata Ryo Kiyuna Japan Ryuei-Ryu Male Kata Ali Sofuoglu Turkey Shotokan-Ryu

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May has past to June at last

For all 'experienced' class participants and team members near and far (North Nor-Cal and interstate), June is here and you should now have a firm grasp of: Shimabukuro no Sai dai ichi Nanahon Kumite and Oyo Ido Anan kata We will continue to advance through the coming months with: Shimabukuro

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Available on Amazon: Gōjū-Ryū Karate-Dō: Desk Reference – Volume 1: Introduction & Historic Chronology

Now shipping worldwide via Amazon. 130500 words, 450 pages, 950 revisions and 7 years in the making, A must have for every dojo, researcher and karate nerd. Goju-Ryu Karate-Do Desk Reference 剛柔流空手道 参考書  - Volume 1: Introduction & Historic Chronology 武道, 武術の歴史.  UK - https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B0BJTJ352F/ Denmark - https://www.amazon.de/dp/B0BJTJ352F/ France - https://www.amazon.fr/dp/B0BJTJ352F/ Spain - https://www.amazon.es/dp/B0BJTJ352F/

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Ariel Torres team USA

https://www.goodmorningamerica.com/culture/video/meet-karate-superstar-hoping-compete-tokyo-olympics-77213273 This is a heartwarming story of Ariel Torres. A member team USA heading to the Summer Olympics in Tokyo Japan. Coached by his Sensei Robert Young, Ariel is a shining star of pride and joy for his family, his Goju Ryu Karate Dojo "Kenseikan" in Miami, the United States,

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