9 Benefits of Martial Arts for Kids Who Learn and Think Differently By Peg Rosen At a Glance Martial arts are self-defense practices, like karate,
There is a saying “The devil is in the details” and this is especially true for Kata. Attention to detail sets practitioners apart. The best
TAI CHI/QIGONG TRAINING EXERCISE Much of the training in the internal martial arts in the early stages is simply going back to our childhood breathing
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When practicing karate it is very common to form fast and enduring friendships. It is part of the fun of learning karate. A family is
Sensei Donner working with new yellow belts to refine their understanding of Kata.
Practicing Tai Chi brings friendships that may very well last a lifetime…..
Throwback Thursday 1991 AAU/USA World Championships in Italy. With (among other)team members G. Kotaka, J. O’Hara, S. Robinson, D. Yanos, C. Yu-Robinson, E. Au, J.
Sensei Mirza instructing Black Belts with respect to applications for Empi Kata During Sunday morning class October 13,2019
During the late 1930s, Funakoshi’s students built a rather large Dojo for their teacher. Over the front door, one of them mounted a wooden plaque that said “Shotokan.”
In Japanese, the word “kan” means house or building, so “Shotokan” is literally “Shoto’s House,” or “Shoto’s Place” (basically, the Funakoshi Building).
Funakoshji’s students never referred to the karate that they practiced as “Shotokan.” Instead, they only used the word “Karate” or “Karate-Do” to refer to their art. It was Japanese people outside of Funakoshi’s circle who referred to his system as Shotokan.
Since other instructors were naming their styles of karate things like Shito-Ryu, Wado-Ryu, or Goju-Ryu, it must have seemed strange that the other major style was just “Karate,” so they started referring to it as “Shotokan Karate.”
This basically amounts to “The karate they do in the Shotokan.” This came to represent Funakoshi’s system of martial arts as we practice it today.
–The Martial Way
1999 WKO World Karate Championships – Bochum, Germany
1999 AAU National Championships – Orlando, Florida
1998 WKO World Karate Championships – Orlando, Florida
1998 AAU National Championships – Orlando, Florida
1997 As a member of the AAU/USA Karate Team
Competed in the 1stWKO Pan American Championships – Hamilton, Bermuda
As a Member of AAU/USA Karate Team
Competed in the WKC World Karate Championships – Arezo, Italy
Olympic Training Center – Colorado Springs, Colorado
Chosen as a member of the USNKF Karate Team
1996 AAU National Championships – Riverside, California
Won Grand Championship title in the Women’s Kumite Finals
As a Member of the AAU/USA Karate Team
Competed in the WKO World Karate Championships – Toronto, Canada
USANKF National Championships – Seattle, Washington
1995 AAU National Championships – Greenville, South Carolina
1994 AAU National Championships – Chicago, Illinois
1992 AAU National Championships – Cincinnati, Ohio