Sunday, October 30, 2011

Karate Shiai Make-Up Date & Menjo Ceremony Change

The raindate for the youth karate shiai will be Saturday November 5th at 10:00am.

There will be no adult shiai.

Also, the menjo ceremony will be held on Sunday 11/6 AT THE DOJO, at 12:00 noon, and NOT at VanCortlandville Elementary.

Sensei Carol's 5th dan test will be given during the menjo ceremony, and not on Thursday, November 3rd, due to the current power outage.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Lil' Dragons Rank Advancement - October 2011

Congratulations to the following Lil' Dragons karate students, who advanced in rank on October 29th 2011:

Brandon Van Valkenburg - orange stripe
T.J. Conti - orange stripe

Noah Angelico - green stripe

Alex Enea - purple stripe

Jacob Solomon - orange belt

Diego Vasquez - yellow belt

Daniel DeChristopher - double blue stripe

Omedetou gozaimasu!!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

NEW! Self Defense Seminars now available!

Self Defense Seminar - private and semi-private classes are now available.

This 2 1/2-hour private or semi-private workshop is geared toward individuals with no prior martial arts background, and who don't have the time or desire to commit to a long-term training regimen. It will consist of an overview of self defense theory and concepts, and will include many basic techniques, focusing primarily on releases and controls, as well as pressure points. You will also learn how to deal with various confrontations, including escapes from wrist and lapel grabs, headlocks and holds, hair pulls, chokes, body grabs, and mugs; defense against unarmed attackers as well as those armed with knives, clubs, and guns, and rape situations will also be covered, if applicable. Basic ukemi (breakfall), striking, and choking techniques may be covered if desired. We are open to exploring any other circumstances or issues raised by the participant(s).

Self Defense Seminars are available Tuesday through Friday from 9:00 - 11:30am or 12:00 - 2:30pm. Please call or e-mail us to arrange your seminar. The cost of your seminar will vary depending upon the number of people in your group.