Monday, July 27, 2015

Reminder! Schedule change

Dojo Family:

The week of 8/3/15 we are moving the kids classes from Thursday the 6th to Tuesday the 4th.  Saturday's kids classes will be canceled.  It is only one week.  Please pick from the five classes offered those days and attend.

Adult classes will stay the same.


Isshin Ryu Hall of fame Update

The IHOF "Hall of Fame" tournament went really well.  I had a great time talking with old friends and spending time with Sensei Mitchum.

Dale Mitchell and Nathan D. competed and did well.  Nathan and Dale took 1st place in both weapons and kata.  With the exception of a glance, I did not get a chance to see anyone compete, but the hardware was evident!!  More important than the hardware was the comments I received about the honor and respect shown by Nate.  You added honor and respect to the Dojo by conducting yourself appropriately.  Comments from other Sensei about your conduct were so appreciated.  These trophies of life will serve you well.


Monday, July 13, 2015

UIKA Updates

Dojo Family!!
I attended the UIKA annul symposium this past weekend.  The UIKA and Tokushin Kobudo held a joint event in Tampa, FL.  I was able to polish some kata and had a great time.  John and Cindy Ingram are great hosts and along with their daughter Sheri made the event memorable.

In particular I got to spend some time with Sensei Mitchum and it is always good to get time one's Sensei.  He is incredibly supportive and I appreciate his knowledge and willingness to share.  Additionally, I was able to spend time with Sensei Bartusevics, Tokumura San and members of his group.  There were a lot of old friends, making new memories, and just having down time.

Pictures are coming!

Monday, June 29, 2015

K.I.A.I. National Championships

Dojo family:

I attended the K.I.A.I. national Championships this weekend.  The tournament is hosted by Southfield Martial Arts/Master Willie Adams. Conell Loveless helped and promoted the tournament.

Friday I participated in the KIAI seminar and taught both bunkai and Oyo bunkai using Seisan kata.  I saw many old friends and had a wonderful time.

I was honored to sit in for Sensei Mitchum and accepted his award for the "Legion of Honor".  The K.I.A.I. is always fun, great hosts, providing valuable information.  Most of all it is a fun weekend.