We had 11 kids enter a tournament this past Sunday. And 11 of them won medals and/or trophies (one of them is not in the photo). Great job, kids!
This is the chance to try out our classes for FREE! This will NOT be a
typical introductory class, where new people are taught a few basic
moves on the side of the room. We will all participate in class
together and will go through various basics, simple kata and kumite. New people will get an idea of what the class is really like, through first-hand experience with regular students.
It will be safe and very controlled. But there will most likely be a little sweating involved... ;-)
We will also have the same thing at
each class (kids/teens/adults) in our Cubberley location on
April 14 (Monday) and at the Buddhist Temple (kids only) on April 15 (Tuesday). Please email email@example.com with questions or to request a spot.
One of the WORLD's biggest and best Karate camps is to take place in Palo Alto, CA, March 26-30, hosted by our dojo! FIFTEEN or more instructors, all of whom have lived in Japan, will be teaching a total of at least FIFTY seminars. Instructors from various locations, including Indonesia and Brazil. Participants are coming from around the world as well. This is the fourth ever seminar of this type, anywhere. And it is happening right HERE! Please plan to be there. http://www.hoitsugan.com/hoitsuganseminars4.html
All area Shotokan black belts invited to participate in our special Instructors' Classes. Next session is Feb 8 (Saturday), 8:30-11:00am. We focus on becoming better instructors; not simply training harder or learning more complex kata (which we may also do ;-) ).
We will have our annual "Shotokan Kata Review" in our Redwood City dojo on Saturday, January 11, 8-10am. In this 2 hours, we will do a minimum of 27 kata, twice each. Everyone who knows at least a few Shotokan kata is welcome to attend. Just $10 fee for non-members!
In our adult class, we did a total of 4028 repetitions (2014 kicks + 2014 punches). In our kids' and teens' classes, we did 400-900 in each of 6 classes. Official total for the week: 6064 kicks + 2014 punches for charity. We brought in a total of approximately $5000 (including company matches expected to come in over the coming weeks).
We had several children take part in tournaments the past few weeks. As usual, they all took either first or second in their divisions.
We will have our annual charity kick-a-thon events the week of December 16-20. In our kids' classes, we will perform hundreds or kicks. In our adult class on December 19, we will be performing 2014 punches and 2014 kicks.
For more information, please see the following:
Ubl Sensei will soon be back to teach more seminars at our dojo in
Redwood City. Ubl Sensei is considered by many to be among the very best
instructors of Shotokan to have ever lived. He was a very close personal
student of both Nakayama Sensei and Nishiyama Sensei and was the first
resident of the Hoitsugan Dojo, Nakayama Sensei's personal dojo in
Seminar schedule is TENTATIVELY set as follows (please email firstname.lastname@example.org for updates):
Friday, Dec 6, 7:00-8:00pm: all levels, teens & adults only
8:00-9:00pm: brown & black belts only, teens & adults only
Saturday, Dec 7, 9:00-10:00am: all levels, all ages (kata focus)
10:00-11:00am: brown & black belts only, all ages (kata focus)
1:00-1:45pm: all levels, adults only (kumite focus)
1:45-2:30pm: brown & black belts only, adults only (kumite focus)
$30 for 1 session
$55 for 2 sessions
$75 for 3 sessions
$90 for 4 sessions
$100 for 5 sessions
$110 for 6 sessions
*full-time student discount: $5 off for 1-2 sessions; $10 off if 3+ sessions.
*WTKO members: $5 off for 1-3 sessions $10 off for 4+ sessions.
(Yes, discounts can be combined)
The next Instructors' Class will be Saturday, October 19th, in our Redwood City dojo. 8:30-11:00am. Black belts only.