Tuesday, October 14, 2014

New Classes

Dojo Family:

I am proposing two more opportunities for classes.  We will launch them when we get an initial sign up of 6 new students in each class.

The first is an adult/advanced class on Thursday afternoons.  Tentatively, this class starts at 5: 15 pm and ends at 6:30 pm.  The class is for advanced students 12 + years old with a green belt.  In addition, any adult can attend, beginners or advanced students.  This class falls under our normal program cost structure.

The second class is a women's only class on Saturdays.  Tentatively, the class will start at 12:00 noon and end at 1:00 pm.  We will start with basic punch, block, and kick techniques, then follow with a heavy emphasis on self defense and fighting.  The class is for beginners and advanced students.  The cost for this class is $50.00 per month.

Dan Holloway Sensei

October News and Updates

Dojo Family:

Sensei Mitchum Update!

I spoke with Sensei Mitchum this past week and he was doing well.  He is adjusting to his new surroundings and with that all the new things that goes with moving.  Getting used to a new area, doctors, grocery stores, and people can be monumental.  Keep Sensei in your prayers as he adjusts in his new home.  His son Jim is just around the corner and helps insure his comfort.

October brings us to an emphasis on safety.  We want all the kids to practice stranger danger rules, wear clothes that make you easy to see, and watch for traffic at all times.  Parents should follow many of those basic rules as well.

Sensei Dan Holloway

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Fluid......

Dojo Family!

We have been talking about fluidity of movement in the kata.  Our style emphasizes fluidity not only in the teaching of kata, but in the Kanji that represents our style.  Every component of the Kanji has an element of fluidity attached.

This young lady has that element of fluidity, more than that she captures the element of focus.  Enlarge and pay attention to the first 10 seconds.

Japan's Rika Usami The Undisputed Queen of Karate Kata - Shito-Ryu


Wednesday, August 27, 2014

UIKA Pictures !

Dojo Family:

Here are a few pictures of the UIKA Symposium.  I'll add more as we get them in from the many photographers.

 Sensei Holloway receiving his Ku Dan promotion.
 Sensei John Bartusevics, Sensei John Ingram, and Sensei Dan Holloway with Ku Dan certificates!  A hearty CONGRATULATIONS came from Sensei Mitchum!
 Our UIKA kids participants, an outstanding group to work with!
Our participating directors for 2014, (L-R) Cindy Ingram, Dan Holloway, John Bartusevics, and John Ingram.  We missed Sensei Mitchum, but know that we will see him at the next gathering.

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Brent Seegraves Instructional Primers are available!!

Mr. Brent Seegraves the Grand Master of video production has an instructional video ready, and I have to say it is first class.  If you need to better understand your basic exercises and vocabulary this is the video for you!

This is a first class instructional tool that is amazing.  We have them at the Dojo and proceeds will help us keep the "fires" burning.  We are selling them for $10...yes $10.  Beginners, and parents of kids wrestling (that is "raslin" for some of us), with the Japanese pronunciations, this is for you!