Saturday, May 30, 2009

Construction at Austin Recreation Center

Construction at Austin Recreation Center

FYI: From The ARC Recreation Program Supervisor:




Starting August 17th – August 30th that ARC will be partially closed in order to replace the entire HVAC system (Air conditioning). The reason it is partially closed is because contract instructors will have the option of either continuing classes as normal with the knowledge that there will be no air conditioning in the entire facility and ARC will provide as many fans as possible & safe. The second option is to cancel services until the project is complete and A/C is restored. I understand that August seems like a long way away, but I just wanted to give you as much notice as possible, so you can inform your participants before deciding what to do. Once you have made a decision please let me know so appropriate signs can be posted on-site informing participants also.

Stacey D. Clack
Recreation Program Supervisor

ISKF Mountain Region Summer Camp




The ISKF Mountin States Region under Master Yutaka Yaguchi, 9th Dan, will be hosting its annual summer camp in Denver, Colorado starting July 30, Thursday and end on Aug. 2, Sunday. Mark your calendars and look for more information regarding this event will be coming soon. For more info in the interm contact Gary Swain at:
pepcoach@comcast.net

















43rd ANNUAL ISKF MASTER CAMP
INTERNATIONAL GOODWILL TOURNAMENT
JUNE 12 - 19, 2009 CAMP GREEN LANE, PENNSYLVANIA USA
This international karate camp is open to all Shotokan practitioners, regardless of affiliation. It is a full week of instruction for beginners to black belts with separate training facilities and instructors for each rank.No other Shotokan camp is comprised of such high-ranking internationally well-known masters and is attended by Shotokan karate-ka from over 40 countries. For mor info: click (here).
Instructors:
Teruyuki Okazaki ISKF/US 10th Dan
Hirokazu Kanazawa SKIF/Japan 10th Dan
Yutaka Yaguchi ISKF 9th Dan
Hideo Ochi JKA/Europe 8th Dan
Masaru Miura SKIF/Italy 9th Dan

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Valentin Runs Green Bay Marathon





Valentin Panayatov of Austin Shotokan Karate ran the Green Bay Marathon last week. He completed the 26 mile race in 3 hours and 33 minutes. His time both this year and last, qualifies him for both the New York and the Boston Marathons.
Congratulations Valentin!

5.24.09 Video Training; Kanku Sho

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Saturday, May 23, 2009

Kancho Kanazawa/Nobuaki Seminar In New Hampshire


SKIF-USA 2009 Tour Kanazawa Kancho/Nobuaki Sensei Seminar June 20 & 21, 2009 Rochester, NH OPEN COURSE SCHEDULE

SESSION SCHEDULE SATURDAY, JUNE 20

10:00 AM -12:00 NOON
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

SATURDAY, JUNE 20
GROUP DINNER WITH KANCHO
Warren's Lobster House, Kittery, Maine (5:30 - 7:45)

SUNDAY, JUNE 21
10:00 AM - 12:00 NOON

*KYU & Dan Testing (3d KYU & Higher Only) 3:00 PM
*Grading for SKIF Members only – Applicants must be registered for the entire two day seminar and applications for grading must be received by June 1, 2009. Contact Mike Cook for applications. Work# 207 778-0413 Cell# 207 491-5874 E-mail: gunnermfc@gwi.net

Additional Classes
FRIDAY, JUNE 19*
Tai Chi with Kanazawa Kancho
7-8:15 PM
SUNDAY, JUNE 21**
Kanazawa No Bo Kata Class
1:00 - 2:30 PM

TRAINING FEES:
Adult2 Day Course: $145 1 Day Course: $85
Youth (Sixteen and under)2 Day Course: $65 1 Day Course: $40
TAI CHI with Kanazawa Kancho - $40.00*Limited to those with Tai Chi experience*
KANAZAWA No Bo Kata Class - $40.00**Must attend at least a one-day seminar to participate in this class.**
Spectator Fee: $3.00 per day
Per Kanazawa Kancho, NO video taping at the seminar this year.Kanazawa Kancho Seminar Registration FormTAI CHI with Kanazawa Kancho Registration FormKANAZAWA No Bo Kata Class Registration Form
The Kanazawa No Bo Kata Class - This Bo kata was created by Kanazawa Kancho over 30 years ago and it is only now, in 2009, that it will become available to all of us and will officially become part of the SKIF syllabus. The Kanazawa No Bo Kata DVD will be available for purchase at the seminar.
DINNER MENU
Hotel Information:
There are many hotels in the Seacoast area of New Hampshire and near the training site. The link below provides information on hotels and motels in the local area. There are three airports within 1- 1.75 hours to Portsmouth, Boston, Portland, ME and Manchester, NH. Rental cars are available.
Link to Traveltoday - Rochester, New Hampshire
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites ROCHESTER83 FARMINGTON ROADRochester, NH United States 03867Phone 603 994-1175
Group Name: SKF Karate. There are 14 rooms blocked off @ $99.00 per night/ 5 mini-suites blocked off @ $127.00 per night
Driving Directions from Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites ROCHESTER to the Dojo at 150 Wakefield St, Rochester, NH (Rochester Recreation Center Building)
A: 83 Farmington Rd, Rochester, NH 03867-43291: Start out going SOUTHEAST on FARMINGTON RD/NH-11 toward CRANE DR. 1.1 mi 2: Stay STRAIGHT to go onto N MAIN ST. 1.1 mi3: Keep LEFT at the fork to continue on N MAIN ST. 0.5 mi4: Turn LEFT onto WAKEFIELD ST. 0.7 mi5: End at 150 Wakefield St Rochester, NH 03867-1300 Estimated Time: 7 minutes Estimated Distance: 3.41 miles
Additional moderately priced motels
Holiday Inn Express Durham - UNH 2 MAIN STREETDurham, NH 03842(603) 868-1234
Comfort Inn & Suites Weeks CrosingDover, NH 03820(603) 750-7507
Dover - Days Inn Durham/Downtown 481 Central Ave.Dover, NH 03820Rt 16N, Exit 7603 742-0400
Microtel Inns and Suites Dover 31 Webb PlaceDover, NH United States 03820
Best Western Wynwood Hotel & Suites580 US Highway One Bypas, Interstate Traffic CirclePortsmouth, NH 03801603 436-7600
Holiday Inn Portsmouth,NH 300 Woodbury Avenue, Portsmouth, NH 03801Phone 603.431.8000Please do not hesitate to contact me by e-mail or phone if you need additional information.
Mike Cook - gunnermfc@gwi.net
Day Phone (207) 778-0413 Cell (207) 491-5874

5.20.09 Video Training Kumite #18

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Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Austin Shotokan Karate Video Training




Video Training
"Watching yourself practising techniques in a full length mirror is a very useful way to correct the form of your techniques. Errors in posture or body alignment are readily apparent and can easily be corrected. Using a video camera to tape yourself is even better as the tape can be replayed, if necessary in slow motion, to highlight strengths and weaknesses in the performance of karate techniques. Clearly identifying a fault is the crucial first step in eliminating the error; simply practising techniques without any form of correction will almost certainly make a fault worse."
Harry Cook, Sensei
Many of the students at Austin Shotokan Karte have noted how different they perceive themselve executing kata, kihon and kumite once they view a video of themselves performing. I hope that these training videos of ourselves help us to view ourselves in a different light and help us to correct an improve. The videos that we have been posting on the blog allow for analysis, almost frame by frame useing the timer and the pause button
Oss!

Last Sunday of the Month Lunch

Please plan on joining us--if you are able--for our regular, "Last Sunday of the Month" social luncheon on Sunday, May 31st after class. We will go to a nearby restaurant or cafe for fellowship and conviviance after class.
The month before last we went to Austin Java, last month we had a great time at The Tavern on 12th and Lamar. This months location TBA.

Recent News

Mr. Formica forwarded an article about Jiyu Kumite (free sparring) by a SKIF-USA director, Glenn Stoddard that appeared in Master Magazine. Please check your email for a link to that article. Thank you Mr. Formica!

Also, the videos of the 2nd/1st Kyu Kihon sequences that we did last week can be seen on the blog (www.austinshotokankarate.blogspot.com). Just click at the bottom for older posts for all videos.

Oss!Scott Monroe

Sunday, May 17, 2009

5/17/09 Video Training Brown Kihon

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