Awards Presentation will be held on Saturday January 26, 2013

Our annual awards presentation and New Year’s Training will be held on Saturday January 26, 2013.  During the event training sessions for Shotokan students and Tiny Tigers will be offered followed by a pot luck lunch and the awards presentation for the Most Improved students of 2012.

Please join us for this fun event.  For full details please see the flyer below:

www.seishinshotokan.com/index_files/2012awards.pdf

 

 

Holiday Schedule – December 2012/January 2013

Dear Members,

Here is our holiday schedule for the coming weeks:

Saturday December 22: Last day of classes for 2012

Tuesday December 25 – Wednesday January 2: Closed for the holidays

Thursday January 3: First day of classes for 2013

Saturday January 19: Special New Year’s Training and Annual Awards Presentation (exact schedule TBA)

Happy Holidays to all of you!  Thank you for all of your efforts and support throughout 2012.  Be safe and come back stronger than ever in 2013!

Merry Christmas and Best Wishes for a Happy and Prosperous New Year!

Paul Walker, Chief Instructor, Seishin Shotokan Karate

 

December Testing Schedule

Tuesday December 4, 2012

6:30—7:30pm Shotokan open class (White to Purple belts)

7:30—8:45pm Shotokan open class (Brown & Black belts)

Wednesday December 5, 2012

5:30 – 6:00pm Tiny Tigers open class (All ranks)

6:00—7:00pm Junior Shotokan testing (White to Blue belts)

7:00—8:15pm Shotokan open class (Purple to Black belts)

Thursday December 6, 2012

5:00 – 6:00pm Junior Shotokan testing (White to Blue belts)

6:00—6:30pm Tiny Tigers testing (All ranks)

6:30—7:45pm Shotokan open class (All ranks)

Friday December 7, 2012

5:30—6:30pm Shotokan testing (White, Yellow, Orange & Green belts)

6:30—7:45pm Shotokan open class (Green belt and above)

Saturday December 8, 2012

9:30—10am Tiny Tigers testing (All ranks)

10:00—11:00am Shotokan open class (Green belt and above)

11:00 – 12:00pm Shotokan testing (Purple & Brown belts)

 

Testing fees are $25 for Tiny Tigers students and $30 for Shotokan students, and are payable on or before the day of the test.  If you cannot make your scheduled testing time, then please let me know in advance.

Las Vegas Tournament results

On November 3rd some of our tournament team members participated in the Las Vegas Friendship Tournament and did very well.  Here are the results:

Jessymarie Ocana – Gold in Kata, Silver in Kumite

Jesse Ocana – Silver in Kata, Bronze in Kumite

Clarice Grove – Gold in Kata, Bronze in Kumite

Ryan Lee – Gold in Kata, Silver in Kumite

Katrina Papke – Gold in Kata, Gold in Kumite

Some of our team members even stepped up divisions and competed against older kids and still came out on top.  I’m very proud of our team members.  Congratulations to all of you.

Dojo Facebook Page

Hi to all of our Members,

Our club website has many resources as you can see but we also have a Facebook Page, where updates are posted and where members can connect with one another.

Please be sure to add our page to your likes by visiting us at www.facebook.com/seishinshotokan

Each week updates, news, useful links and articles are added so please be sure to keep the club Facebook page a part of your weekly information visits.

Thank you for your continued support of our dojo.

New Lesson Schedule – Effective October 1, 2012

Tuesday:

6:30 – 7:30pm Shotokan (White to Purple)

7:30 – 8:45pm Shotokan (Brown & Black)

Wednesday:

5:30 – 6:00pm Tiny Tigers (All ranks)

6:00 – 7:00pm Junior Shotokan (White to Blue)

7:00 – 8:15pm Shotokan (Purple to Black)

Thursday:

5:00 – 6:00pm Junior Shotokan (White to Blue)

6:00 – 6:30pm Tiny Tigers (All ranks)

6:30 – 7:45pm Shotokan (Purple to Black)

Friday:

5:30 – 6:30pm Shotokan (White to Purple)

6:30 – 7:45pm Shotokan (Brown & Black)

Saturday:

9:30 – 10:00am Tiny Tigers (All ranks)

10:00 – 11:00am Shotokan (Green to Black)

11:00 – 12:00pm Team Training

Private lessons are available by appointment on Tuesday – Friday during the 3:45 – 5:15pm timeframe or on Thursday evening after the final class at 7:45pm.

September Testing Schedule

Testing Schedule – September 2012

Saturday September 1, 2012

10:00 – 11:00am Shotokan testing preparation class for White, Yellow & Orange belts

11:00 – 12:00pm Shotokan testing preparation class for Green, Blue, Purple & Brown

Tuesday September 4, 2012

5:30—6:30pm Junior Shotokan testing (Orange, Green and Blue belts)

6:30—7:30pm Shotokan open class (White to Purple belts)

7:30—8:30pm Shotokan open class (Brown & Black belts)

Wednesday September 5, 2012

5:30 – 6:00pm Tiny Tigers testing (All ranks)

6:00—7:00pm Junior Shotokan open class (White to Purple belts)

7:00—8:00pm Shotokan testing (Purple & Brown belts)

Thursday September 6, 2012

5:00 – 6:00pm Junior Shotokan testing (White, Yellow & Orange belts)

6:00—6:30pm Tiny Tigers testing (All ranks)

6:30—7:30pm Shotokan open class (White to Purple belts)

7:30—8:45pm Shotokan open class (Brown & Black belts)

Friday September 7, 2012

5:30—6:30pm Shotokan testing (White, Yellow, & Orange belts)

6:30—7:45pm Shotokan open class (Green belt and above)

Saturday September 8, 2012

9:30—10am Tiny Tigers open class (All ranks)

10:00—11:00am Shotokan open class (Green belt and above)

 

Testing fees are $25 for Tiny Tigers students and $30 for Shotokan students, and are payable on or before the day of the test.  If you cannot make your scheduled testing time, then please let me know in advance.

Nikkei Games Results

This past weekend six of our karate team competed at the Nikkei Games and all put in some great performances. Here are the medals:

Katrina Papke – Kata 3rd, Kumite 2nd

Ryan Lee – Kata 3rd

Clarice Grove – Kata 1st, Kumite 2nd

Max Mendez – Kata 3rd

Jessymarie Ocana – Kata 3rd, Kumite 2nd

Also a shoutout to Jesse Ocana for a good performance in his first tournament competing as a black belt.

Congratulations to all of our team!  You have made our dojo proud once again!!

New Website

Important Notice to Members:

As you can see our club website has changed.  I am currently in the process of migrating all of the old info and resources over to the new website platform.  My hope is that the new website will be easier to navigate, more interactive and also easier in terms of adding new content and updates.

All of the curriculum resources will be offered in relevant categories in the menu bar on the right side of the page.  Please be patient as I make all of the updates.  I know that testing is coming up soon and therefore it will be a priority to have all of the curriculum resources available as soon as possible.

Thank you and let me know what you think of the new website by sending me an email at pwalker@seishinshotokan.com.

Also remember to check out our dojo Facebook page at www.facebook.com/seishinshotokan.