Thursday, October 16, 2008

2008 Ozawa Cup International Karate Tournament

2009 Ozawa Cup International Karate Tournament In honor of Shihan Osamu Ozawa: 1925-1998 Original founding member of the JKA, will be held on April 9-12, 2009 at the Las Vegas Hilton in Las Vegas, Nevada USA. The Masters' seminars include, TAKAYUKI MIKAMI, FUMIO DEMURA and TOMOHIRO ARASHIRO"Ozawa Cup website.

Friday, October 10, 2008

2008 Summer SKIF-USA Seminar in Houston

Summer SKIF-USA Seminar 2008

In June several Austin Shotokan Karate members participated in a 3-day SKIF-USA seminar in Houston at the Post Oak YMCA (hosted by Shadi Barazi, Sensei) covering kata, kumite and kihon. Pictured above are Kancho Kanazawa, SKIF President, Gerald Mendoza, Norman Scott Monroe, Sensei (Instructor of Austin Shotokan Karate) and Joe Formica, Sensei.

Shotokan Karate Kata

Here you may download for free the best Karate kata videos for your reference. Use these videos to help you practice and to remember your kata; it's probably not a good idea to try to learn kata from these videos. Please take note that these Karate Shotokan kata are performed in the typical JKA-style way, which is very popular but slightly different from what we practice.

AmericanShotokan Karate Academy 2008 Invitational

AmericanShotokan Karate Academy 2008 Invitational
The American Shotokan Karate Academy is having an invitational tournamenet on Saturday, October 18, 2008 in Copperras Cove, TX. They have asked us to share their event with interested parties. A link for registration is enclosed.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Welcome To Austin Shotokan Karate

Welcome to the Austin Sotokan Karate Blog
Periodically, we will be posting news, information, pictures, video and other items of interest for the members of Austin Shotokan Karate and for others in the karate community at large. We hope that youwill visit our site often or that you will subscribe through the atom widget.