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Austin kicking through the hoop!

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Kyoshi Yoshiko Dometrich

Hanshi Yoshiko Dometrich


IMG_0354Great to have Sensei Jesse Knowles, 6th Dan, visit and train with us this week.  Sensei Knowles was in town for a autism conference!


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International Night participants!

International Night participants!

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Thank you to everyone who came out to help with our demo at International Night on April 20th!  Our group of Sensei Bill, Sensei Andrew, Sindi, Cat, Shannon, Brian, Cullen and Lindsay did a great job!  We demonstrated basics, different levels of kata, self-defense, iaido and kobudo!


Anya!

Anya!

Hadden!

Hadden!


Zoe, Daniel, Grace!

Zoe, Daniel, Grace!


While on spring break, I had the chance to visit my old friend and student, Todd Irvine!  Todd was one of my original students at the UNC-Chapel Hill fencing room in 1991!  We worked on kata, six count blocking and six count ground drills!  Old acquaintance Larry Griffin was there from IKKU.  Jesse Knowles was also there.  Sensei Knowles helps Todd with classes and will be visiting Carolina Martial Arts Center on Wed., May 3rd, while in town for a conference!

Hall County Karate!

Hall County Karate!

Larry Griffin, Todd Irvin, Kevin Gurganus, Jesse Knowles!

Larry Griffin, Todd Irvin, Kevin Gurganus, Jesse Knowles!

Sparring with Todd, 1989!

Sparring with Todd, 1989!

Mike Holliman and Todd Irvin-UNC, summer1991!

Mike Holliman and Todd Irvin –  summer 1991!



2017 Conference Instructors!

2017 Conference Instructors!

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2017 Conference Participants!

2017 Conference Participants!


April is Autism Awareness Month and April 2nd is National Autism Awareness Day!  “Autism is a journey I never planned for, but I sure do love my tour guide!  I’m an Autism dad!”  Sensei  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wjHb0ivKNPA

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