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!
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
Congratulations to everyone who tested in August! Everyone looked very good and did a great job! See you in your new classes! Sensei
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!
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.
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!
Shihan Gurganus received the Living Legends award for lifetime achievement in the martial arts and over forty years of training, teaching, and community contributions! He received the award at the Traditional Shorin-ryu/Shorinkan tournament in Raleigh, N.C. on April 29th. Thank you to all who had a hand in the nomination!