Advance Bunkai & Kata Seminar | July 13, 2014 at 9 AM

Hi Everyone,

This is a reminder, we are hosting a seminar. Senior ranked instructors from our association will be going over the Seisan and Sanseiryu bunkai along with Ryukyu kata. All brown belts and above are invited. Please drink plenty of water to hydrate the day before.

Institute of Okinawan Karate-Do
28 Chestnut Street
Quincy, MA 02169
U.S.A.

Training Seminar with Nakahodo, Higa & Nakasone

Dear Karateka,

The Okinawan Karate Dojo is pleased to announce hosting of a training camp for all practitioners of Shohei‐Ryu and Uechi‐Ryu on August 4 through 9, 2014, in celebration of the dojo’s 40 th  anniversary.  We are excited to announce that Master Tsutomu Nakahodo, 10th  dan Hanshi and council member of Okikukai, Master Toshio Higa, 10th  dan Hanshi and the President of Okikukai, and Asao Nakasone, 4th  dan, kata champion in 2010, 2011 and 2012 of the Okikukai World Championship and secretary general of Okikukai Chatan dojo, are the special invitees.

DeCosta sensei recently traveled to Okinawa, Japan, where he was promoted to 9th dan by his sensei, Master Nakahodo, and Master Higa.  DeCosta has been studying karate for over 50 years and is a member of the Okikukai Association and the Uechi‐Ryu Association.

The training seminars will be held at two locations in North Attleboro, Massachusetts:
Main dojo ‐ 24 North Washington Street
Freemason Lodge  ‐ 46 South Washington Street

Morning Classes:
Monday, Wednesday and Friday ‐ 10:30am to Noon at the main dojo
* Limited to first 25 sign‐ups received and is only available to attendees selecting
‘All Evening Sessions’

Evening Classes:
Monday through Friday ‐ 6:30pm to 8:30 pm at the Freemason Lodge

A dan test for 6th dan and above will be held Saturday, August 9, and farewell banquet will follow.  Further information will be forthcoming on these two events.

Prices and class training sessions are listed on the application form.  Please register early as space is limited.

Domo Arigato,

Ed Decosta ‐ 9th Dan

IOK Open Workout on Nov 3 at 9AM

Hello to all,

On November 3rd at IOK we are having an open workout starting at 9 AM.  Several instructors from other dojo’s will be attending. We are going to go through kata, bunkai, point sparring, foot sweeps etc…

We are planning on small sessions in order to cover several items.  Brown belts and above are invited.  Hope to see you all there.  If anyone notices missing names, please spread the word.

Thanks
Russ

3rd Thursday of the Month – Advanced Classes (sparring, pad work, footwork, takedown defense, cardio)

I will be teaching every third Thursday night of the month (advanced class), starting on Thursday, 2/21/13 (7:00-8:30 PM).  The class will be a lighter version of my Sunday class.  Please bring gloves (boxing gloves are preferred), shin pads, mouth piece, and cup.  The class is very safe (and fun) and you don’t have to spar if you don’t want to.

You will find that most of what we do is rooted in Uechi Ryu karate.

You can go at your own pace and watch parts that you don’t want to participate in. As we progress with the class we can customize it to the needs of specific requests. Please let me know if there are any areas that you are interested in exploring.

The following is a representation of the class curriculum:

1.       Warm up: light exercises for 10 minutes ( could be cardio kata or other drills)

2.       Partner work outs (bag work, kicking drills, combination drills, foot work drills, trigger drills, etc): 15 minutes

3.       Pad work: 30 minutes

4.       Pummeling, sticky hands, ground defense or take down defense (15 minutes)

5.       Light sparing (15 minutes) (20%)

6.       Stretching (5 minutes)

I am hoping to have a lot of fun with the class and I look forward to working with everyone.

– Michael A DeGiso