Congratulations to those who tested on Dec. 17th and 18th!  Great job and keep up the good work!  Not pictured is Joshua P.!

Adam, Makenzie, Jack

Adam, Makenzie, Jack

Lily , Alayna, Georgia, Samuel

Lily , Alayna, Georgia, Samuel


IMG_0464Thank you to everyone in our CMAC family who contributed to our Christmas collection for Hope Valley Elementary!  Your giving heart and unselfishness never seize to amaze me!  We also had enough donations to help with another school, Merrick-Moore Elementary! Pictured are some of the items that were donated and Kristin Tate – asst. principle, Sensei Gurganus, Micah Copeland – principle, Erika Bloodworth and Shandra Blount – school counselors!  Thank you for helping to make a difference for so many families this Christmas season!  God bless!


Kiyoshi Yamazaki

Kiyoshi Yamazaki

Max Lee

Max Lee

Training in California!

Training in California!

Mina Yamazaki

Mina Yamazaki

On a recent trip to California and Hawaii, Sensei Gurganus had the pleasure to train at several dojos. Kyoshi and Mina Yamazaki of Japan Ryobu-kai(Anaheim, CA) and Sensei Max Lee of Okinawan Goju-ryu(Maui)!  He also had the chance to visit with Sensei Chuzo Kotaka and his wife at their home in Honolulu, Oahu.  Domo arigoto!

 

 


Evelyn demonstrates proper form and technique used for a reverse punch in kumite(sparring)!  Body is low, back leg is bent and pushing off the ball of the foot!  Her back is straight, keeping her hips under her shoulders for maximum power!  She has a nice straight wrist with her punching arm with good extension and a full recoil with her other arm!  Her chin is tucked in slightly and she has good focus with her eyes on the target!  Wow, that’s a really good technique!  Thanks to Evelyn for demonstrating for us!  Great job!  Domo arigato!

Evelyn demonstrates reverse punch!

Evelyn demonstrates reverse punch!


Congratulations to everyone who tested recently!  It’s great to see everyone working so hard to get to the next level!  Great job again!  Sensei

Evelyn, Elijah, Luke

Evelyn, Elijah, Luke


Congratulations to everyone who tested in August!  Everyone looked very good and did a great job!  See you in your new classes!  Sensei

Naia, Matias, Leon

Naia, Matias, Leon

Collin, Kevin

Collin, Kevin

Brian, Taylor, Micheal, Cali

Brian, Taylor, Micheal, Cali

Atticus, Marc, Eva

Atticus, Marc, Eva


 

Shihan Gurganus/Shihan Price

Shihan Gurganus/Shihan Price

 

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Kyoshi Yoshiko Dometrich was here for a kobudo seminar Aug. 2nd!  It was a great day of training covering bo and sai.  Sai basics was emphasized and the review of the kata Chikinshitahaku no Sai, Chatan Yara no Sai, Hamahiga no Sai, and Kugusuku no Sai!  Bo basics were also covered and the kata Yuniga no Kon was reviewed!  Domo Arigato Kyoshi Dometrich, we all look forward to the next time we see you!

Seminar Participants!

Seminar Participants!


No classes, Saturday, August 2nd!  Kyoshi Yoshiko Dometrich will be here teaching a kobudo seminar from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.!  Seminar will cover basics, kata, and applications.  Testing and advancement will be available for those who are ready.  Seminar cost is $50 and we will all be going  out to eat lunch afterwards.

Kyoshi Dometrich/Shihan Gurganus

Kyoshi Dometrich/Shihan Gurganus


Fumio Demura, David Henshall, Chuzo Kotaka

Fumio Demura, David Henshall, Chuzo Kotaka

Congratulations to Nancy Chase and Nathan Henshall for their recent outstanding performances at the AAU National Championships in Florida!  Nathan received Silver medals in both kobudo and kumite!  Nancy received Gold in both short and long kobudo, Silver in her age group kata, and Bronze in mandatory kata and kumite!  Great job!  Don’t forget that AAU Nationals are in Raleigh, N.C. next year!

Nathan Henshall

Nathan Henshall

Nancy Chase

Nancy Chase