Sunday, June 28, 2009

Rank Tests: Congratulations

Rank Tests at Austin Shotokan Karate

Congratulations to the following people who passed their Kyu exams today (Sunday, June 28): Tabitha Down, 7th Kyu; Valentin Panayatov, 2nd Kyu; and Randy O'Brian, 1st Kyu. They faced an extra challenge because the air conditioning was out in the Recreation Center! Our thanks to Mr. Joe Formica for administering the exams and to Jackson Keeney and Gerald for assisting.

Congratulations to Desiree Garcia, Simon DuMortier, Gerald, and Jayant Vohra on their fine efforts in Wednesday night's Kyu exams. Desiree passed to the rank of Seventh Kyu (orange belt). Simon and Gerald had good exams overall and were given some specific parts of them to work on for a retest in a month. Jayant took the test for experience only.The Fourth of July holiday shouldn't affect our class schedule. Please remember to register for the month of July at the front desk of the Rec. Center. We didn't do our end-of-the-month lunch after class today, so we'll try to do it next Sunday.

Oss!Scott Monroe

Monday, June 15, 2009

Basic Karate Terminology

Basic Karate Terminology

(Link Submitted by Randy)

Basic Karate Vocabulary

karate (kah-rah-tay):
“empty hands”
dojo (doe-joe):
school or training room
kata (kah-tah):
practive form
kiai (key-eye):
“spirit shout”, focus of energy
kumite (koo-mee-tay):
sparring, fighting
gohon kumite (go-hone koo-mee-tay):
five-step sparring
Shotokan (show-toe-kahn):
“House of Shoto”
karateka (kah-rah-tay-kah):
practitioner of karate
gi (gee)(g is hard as in gun):
uniform, ie. karate-gi “karate uniform”
reigi (ray-gee):

kihon (key-hone):

waza (wah-zah):
tsuki(zuki) (zoo-key):
uchi (oo-chee):
uke (oo-kay):
dachi (dah-chee):
keri(geri) (gary):
do (doh):
way, ie. karate-do “the way of karate”
budo (boo-doh):
martial way, the way of preventing violence
Intermediate Terms
embusen (em-boo-sen):

floor pattern/ the lines of a kata

bunkai (boon-k’eye):
application of kata techniques
ippon kumite (oo-pohn koo-mee-tay):
one-step sparring
yakusoku kumite (yahk-so-koo koo-mee-tay):
“promise”/premeditated sparring
gohon kumite (goe-hone koo-mee-tay):
five-step sparring
jiyyu kumite (jee-you koo-mee-tay):
free-style sparring
ashi-barai (ah-shee bah-rye):
foot sweep
yori-ashi (yoh-ree ah-shee):
sliding of the feet
jishin (jee-sheen):
hombu dojo (home-boo doh-joe):
central dojo (of an organization)
focus of power
kime (key-may):
maai (mah-eye):
kamae (kah-my):
tai-sabaki (tie sah-bah-kee):
body shifting
shomen (show-men):
“front” of the dojo
kami dana (kah-mee dah-nah):
ceremonial altar at shomen
shinnen (sheen-nen):
ryuha code, dojo creed
gashuku (gah-sh’koo):
gathering of entire dojo for training
Shuri-te (shoo-ree tay):
old name for the Shotokan style

Advanced Terms

shorin (show-reen):
light/fast style karate
shorei (show-ray):
solid/strong style karate
hiki (hee-kee):
“to pull”
hikite (hee-k’tay):
opposing (pulling back) hand
awase (ah-wah-say):
“the two” or both
ryo (row) (roll the r):
kensai (ken-say):
nage (naw-gay):
kokyu (koe-k’yoo):
deep breathing
kuzushi (koo-zoo-shee):
loss of balance


narande (nah-ron-day):
line up
keiretsu (kay-ret-sue):
line up by rank
yoi (yo-ee):
kio-tsuke (key-oh t’skeh):
seiza (say-zah):
kneeling position
mokuso (mok’soo):
deep breathing meditation
shomen ni (show-men nee):
face front (of the dojo)
sensei ni (sen-say nee):
face the instructor
sempai ni (sem-pie nee):
face the senior student
otaigai ni (oh-tie-guy nee):
face each other
bow, respect
rei (ray):
za rei (zah ray):
traditional kneeling bow
matte (mah-tay):
hajime (hah-jee-may):
yame (yah-may):
yasume (yah-soo-may):
relax or rest
naore (nay-ore-ray):
return to shizen-tai
age-te (ah-gay tay):
raise hands (guard position)
kamae-te (kah-my tay):
“guard up” or fighting posture
mawatte (mah-wah-tay):
turn around


onegai shimasu (oh-nay-guy shee-mahss):
“I make a request” or “I welcome you to train with me”
(domo) arigato
thank you
gozaimasu (doh-moe ah-ree-gah-toe go-zah’ee-mahss):
thank you (very much)
hai (h’eye):
osu (ouss):
“I understand and will try to do my best.”

Major Concepts

zanshin (zahn-sheen):
Continuing of mind and heart.“following through” a technique while maintaining awareness.
sen (sen):
sen no sen:
Seizing the initiative earlier. Attacking at the exact moment your opponent attacks.
go no sen:
Seizing the initiative later. Let opponent attack first to open up targets for counter-attack.
sen sen no sen:
Seizing the opponents “sen no sen”. Attacking before your opponent does.
sun-dome (soon-doe-meh):
“Three centimeters”. Stopping a techniques just prior to contact.
ikken hissatsu (ee-ken he-sat-soo):
“To kill with one blow”. Emphasizes a decisive technique.
karate ni sente nashi:
“Karate does not include the first move.”


ichi (eech-ee):
ni (nee):
san (sawn):
chi (shee):
go (goe):
roku (row-koo):
shichi (see-chee):
hachi (hah-chee):
ku (koo):
ju (joo):
ju-ichi (joo eech-ee):
ni-ju (nee joo):
ni-ju-ichi (nee joo eech-ee):
twenty one
hyaku (h'yah-koo):
one hundred

Directions and Facings

mae (my):
yoko (also sokumen) (yoh-koh) (soh-koo-men):
ushiro (oo-she-row):
hidari (hee-dar-ree):
migi (mee-gee) (hard g as in gun):
gyaku (g’yah-koo):
reverse form
naname (nah-nah-may):
45 degree angle
jodan (joe-don):
head level
chudan (chew-don):
gedan (gay-don):
low level
tate (tah-tay):
otoshi (oh-toe-shee):
tobi (toe-bee):
jumping or flying
zenshin (zen-sheen):
koshin (koe-sheen):
ue (oo-eh):
shita (shee-tah):
soto (soh-toe):
uchi (oo-chee):


go-souke (goe-sew-kay):
master, reserved for the head of a style
renshi (wren-shee):
one who has mastered oneself an expert instructor
hanshi (hawn-shee):
master, honorary term for the highest black belt in an organization
shihan (she-hawn):
master intructor (of an organization) or "teacher of teachers"
sensei (sen-say):
shidoin (shee-doh-een):
assistant instructor
sempai (sem-pie):
senior student
kohai (koh-high):
junior student (to oneself)/comrade
kyu (k’yoo):
grade or class, used for ranks before black belt ranks, which are referred to as dan.
mudansha (moo-don-shaw):
students without black-belt ranking
obi (oh-bee):
belt, sash
dan (don):
degree, level, or rank, used for black belt ranking.
yudansha (you-don-shaw):
black belt holder (any rank)
shiro-obi (shee-row oh-bee):
white belt
ki-obi (key oh-bee):
yellow belt, 10th kyu
ao-obi (ah’oh oh-bee):
blue belt, 9th and 8th kyu
midori-obi (mee-doe-ree oh-bee):
green belt, 7th and 6th kyu
murasaki-obi (moo-rah-saw-kee oh-bee):
purple belt, 5th and 4th kyu
cha-obi (chah oh-bee):
brown belt; 3rd, 2nd, and 1st kyu
kuro-obi (koo-row oh-bee):
black belt, all dan lavels
shodan (show-don):
first black, student (sen)
nidan (nee-don):
second black, disciple (go no sen)
sandan (sawn-don):
third black, confirmed disciple
yondan (yone-don):
fourth black, expert (sen no sen)
godan (goe-don):
fifth black, spiritual expert
rokudan (row-koo-don):
sixth black, spiritual expert
shichidan (shee-chee-don):
seventh black, specialized expert
hachidan (hah-chee-don):
eighth black
kudan (koo-don):
ninth black
judan (joo-don):
tenth black


shodan (show-don):
first, eg. first level of
nidan (nee-don):
sandan (sawn-don):
yondan (yone-don):
godan (goe-don):
dai (die):
greater, major
sho (show):
lesser, minor
hasen kata (haw-sen):
a series of kata, performed “in waves”
Taikyoku (tie-key’oh-koo):
First Cause
Heian (hay-on):
Peaceful Mind
Tekki (tek-key):
Iron Knight or "Iron Horse"
Bassai (bah-s’eye):
“To Penetrate a Fortress”
Kanku (kan-koo):
“To View the Heavens”
Jion (jee-ohn):
Buddhist temple name, translates to “Loving Grace” or “Gentle kindness”
Hangetsu (hawn-geh-t’soo):
“Half Moon”
Empi (em-pee):
“Flying Swallow”
Chinte (cheen-tay):
“Unusual Hands” or “Extraordianry Hands”
Jitte (jee-tay):
“Ten Hands” or “Technique Hands”
Jiin (jee-een):
“Place of Mercy” or “In the Shadow of Kindness”
Nijushiho (nee-joo-shee-hoe):
“Twenty-four Steps (or Directions)”
Gankaku (gahn-kah-koo):
“Crane on a Rock”
Sochin (soe-cheen):
“To Keep the Peace” or “Grand Suppression”
Gojushiho (goe-joo-shee-hoe):
“Fifty-four Step (or Directions)”
Unsu (oon-soo):
“Cloud Hands”
Meikyo (may-ee-k’yoe):
“Bright Mirror” or “Clear Mirror”
Wankan (wahn-kahn):
“King’s Crown”

Dachi Waza : Stances

shizen-tai (she-zen-tie):
natural stance/posture
hachiji dachi (hah-chee-jee dah-ch):
open-legged stance (yoi)
heisoku dachi (high-soh-koo dah-ch):
feet together stance
seiza (say-zah):
kneeling posture
musubi dachi (moo-soo-bee dah-ch):
attention/bowing stance
zenkutsu dachi (zen-koot-soo dah-ch):
front stance
kokutsu dachi (koe-koot-soo dah-ch):
back stance
kiba dachi (key-bah dah-ch):
straddle/horse stance
fudo dachi (foo-doe dah-ch):
rooted stance (fighting stance)
hanmi dachi (hahn-mee dah-ch):
half facing stance
kosa dachi (koh-saw dah-ch):
cross-legged stance
neko-ashi dachi (nek-o ah-shee dah-ch):
cat-leg stance
renoji dachi (ren-o-jee dah-ch):
hangetsu dachi (hawn-get-soo dah-ch):
wide hourglass stance
sanchin dachi (sawn-cheen dah-ch):
hourglass stance
sochin dachi (soh-cheen dah-ch):
diagonal straddle stance
tsuru dachi (t’soo-roo dah-ch):
crane stance (Gankaku)
sagi ashi dachi (sah-gee ah-shee dah-ch):
crane stance (Jitte)
shiko dachi (shee-koe dah-ch):
square stance

Uke Waza : Blocking Techniques

age uke (ah-gay oo-kay):
rising block
gedan barai (gay-don bah-rye):
down block
uchi (ude) uke (oo-chee oo-day oo-kay):
inside (forearm) block
soto (ude) uke (soh-toe oo-day oo-kay):
outside (forearm) block
shuto uke (shoo-toe oo-kay):
knife-hand block
gyaku uke (g’yah-koo oo-kay):
reverse-form block
nagashi uke (nah-gah-shee oo-kay):
sweeping block
haiwan nagashi uke (high-wahn nah-gah-shee oo-kay):
sweeping back forearm block
osae uke (oh-sigh oo-kay):
pressing block
morote uke (moh-roh-tay oo-kay):
augmented block
kosa uke (koh-sah oo-kay):
crossing block
empi uke (or hiji uke) (em-pee oo-kay) (hee-jee):
elbow block
tate shuto uke (tah-tay shoo-toe oo-kay):
verticle knife-hand block
juji uke (joo-jee oo-kay):
te nagashi uke (tay nah-gah-shee oo-kay):
sweeping hand block
kakiwake uke (kah-kee-wah-kay oo-kay):
reverse wedge block
haishu uke (high-shoo oo-kay):
back-hand block
manji uke (man-jee oo-kay):
half-swastica block
sukui uke (soo-koo-ee oo-kay):
scooping block
otoshi uke (oh-toe-shee oo-kay):
dropping block
tsukami uke (soo-kah-mee oo-kay):
grasping block
teisho awase uke (tay-show ah-wah-say oo-kay):
combined palm-heel block
teisho morote uke (tay-show moh-roh-tay oo-kay):
double palm-heel block
haishu awase uke (high-shoo ah-wah-say oo-kay):
combined back-hand block
sokumen awase uke (soh-koo-men ah-wah-say oo-kay):
side combined block
kake uke (kah-kay oo-kay):
hooking block
tekubi kake uke (tay-koo-bee kah-kay oo-kay):
hooking wrist block
mawashi kake uke (mah-wah-shee kah-kay oo-kay):
circular hook block
hineri uke (hee-ney-ree oo-kay):
twisting block
seiryuto uke (say-ree’oo-toe oo-kay):
ox-jaw hand block
kieto uke (kigh-toe oo-kay):
chicken-head wrist block
suri uke (sir-ee oo-kay):
sliding block
hiji suri uke (hee-jee sir-ee oo-kay):
sliding elbow block
shuto kakiwake uke (shoo-toe kah-kee-wah-kay oo-kay):
knife-hand wedge block
haito kakiwake uke (high-toe kah-keh-wah-kay oo-kay):
ridge-hand wedge block
koko uke (koh-koh oo-kay):
tiger-mouth block
yama uke (yah-mah oo-kay):
mountain block
ryowan uchi uke (row-wahn oo-chee oo-kay):
double inside block
hasami uke (hah-sah-mee oo-kay):
scissor block

Tournament Terms

aka (ah-kah):
shiro (shee-row):
sanbon shobu (sawn-bone show-boo):
three point match
otegai ni rei (oh-tee-guy nee ray):
bow to each other
hajime (hah-jee-may):
begin the match
yame (yah-may):
hantei (hawn-tay):
(aka/shiro) no kachi (no kah-ch):
(red/white) winner
waza-ari (wah-zah-a-ree):
half point
ippon (ee-pon):
full point
jogai (joe-guy):
out of bounds
ai-uch (eye-ooch):
clash, same time techniques
chui (choo-ee):
hansoku (hawn-soh-koo):

Tsuki Waza : Punching Techniques

oi zuki (oh-ee zoo-key):
lunge punch
gyaku zuki (g’yah-koo zoo-key):
reverse punch
choku zuki (choe-koo zoo-key):
straight punch
morote zuki (moh-roh-tay zoo-key):
parallel punch
kizami zuki (key-zah-mee zoo-key):
ura zuki (oo-rah zoo-key):
close punch
kage zuki (kah-gay zoo-key):
hook punch
oi-gyaku zuki (oh-ee g’yah-koo zoo-key):
lunging reverse punch
ren zuki (or nidan zuki) (wren zoo-key) (nee-don):
double punch
san zuki (sawn zoo-key):
triple punch
heiko ura zuki (high-koh oo-rah zoo-kee):
parallel close punch
hasami zuki (hah-sah-mee zoo-kee):
scissor punch
otoshi zuki (oh-toe-shee zoo-kee):
dropping punch
ippon ken zuki (ee-pone ken zoo-kee):
single-point fist punch
awase zuki (ah-wah-say zoo-kee):
yama zuki (yah-mah zoo-kee):
mountain punch
tate zuki (tah-tay zoo-kee):
verticle punch
mawashi zuki (mah-wah-shee zoo-kee):
circular punch
nagashi zuki (nah-gah-shee zoo-kee):
flowing punch
teisho zuki (tay-show zoo-kee):
palm heel punch
yumi zuki (yoo-mee zoo-kee):
“bow” punch

Keri Waza : Kicking Techniques

mae geri keage (my gary key-ah-gay):
front snap kick
yoko geri keage (yoh-koh gary key-ah-gay):
side snap kick
ushiro geri (oo-shee-row gary):
back kick
mawashi geri (mah-wah-shee gary):
round kick
mae geri kekomi (my gary keh-koe-mee):
front thrust kick
yoko geri kekomi (yoh-koh gary keh-koe-mee):
side thrust kick
uchi mikazuki geri (oo-chee mee-kah-zoo-key gary):
inside crescent kick
soto mikazuki geri (soh-toe mee-kah-zoo-key gary):
outside crescent kick
kage geri (kah-gay gary):
hook kick
gyaku mawashi geri (g’yah-koo mah-wah-shee gary):
reverse round kick
fumikomi geri (foo-mee-koh-mee gary):
stomping kick
nami-ashi geri (nah-mee-ah-shee gary):
returning wave kick
tobi geri (toe-bee gary):
jumping or flying kick
nidan geri (nee-don gary):
double kick
ono geri (oh-no gary):
axe kick
fumikiri geri (foo-mee-kee-ree gary):
cutting kick
kansetsu geri (kahn-seh-t’soo gary):
kick to the knee
kesa geri (kay-sah gary):
“across” or diagonal kick
kesa mawashi geri (kay-sah mah-wah-shee gary):
diagonal round kick

Uchi Waza : Striking Techniques

tettsui uchi (tet-soo-ee oo-chee):
hammer-fist strike
uraken uchi (oo-rah-ken oo-chee):
back-fist/knuckle strike
hiraken uchi (here-rah-ken oo-chee):
flat fist/fore-knuckle strike
uchi shuto uchi (oo-chee shoo-toe oo-chee):
inside knife-hand strike
soto shuto uchi (soe-toe shoo-toe oo-chee):
outside knife-hand strike
haito uchi (high-toe oo-chee):
ridge-hand strike
uchi haito uchi (oo-chee high-toe oo-chee):
inside ridge-hand strike
shihon nukite (shee-hone new-kee-tay):
four point spear
nippon nukite (nee-hone new-kee-tay):
two point spear/fork
ippon nukite (ee-pone new-kee-tay):
single-point spear
tiesho uchi (tay-show oo-chee):
palm heel strike
kumade (koo-mah-day):
bear claw/hand
koko uchi (koe-koe oo-chee):
tiger-mouth strike
haishu uchi (high-shoo oo-chee):
back-hand strike
sieryuto uchi (say-re’oo-toe oo-chee):
ox-jaw hand strike
washide (wah-shee-day):
eagle-beak strike
hasami uchi (hah-sah-mee oo-chee):
scissor strike
wanto (wahn-toe):
sword arm strike
keito uchi (kay-toe oo-chee):
chicken-head strike
otoshi uchi (oh-toe-hee oo-chee):
dropping strike
furioroshi uchi (foo-ree-oh-row-she oo-chee):
downward swinging strike
kansetsu uchi (kahn-seh-t’soo oo-chee):
strike to a joint

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Rank Test Date Questionnaire

Dear Austin Shotokan Karate Members,

Please check your email for an important questionnaire regarding the next rank test.

Sunday, June 7, 2009

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Saturday, June 6, 2009

37th Annual Mountain States Open Summer Camp

37th Annual Mountain States Open Summer Camp
July 30-Aug. 2, 2009
23rd Master Nakayama Memorial Tournament
Saturday, Aug. 1st Brown & Black Belt Only
Special Guest Instructor, Shihan Okazaki 10th Dan
Chief Instructor, ISKF
ISKF Technical Committee Instructors
Sensei James Field, Vice-Chairman
Sensei Cathy Cline, Secretary
Sensei David Jones, Canada
Sensei Larry Loreth, Canada
Sensei Gary Swain, Mt. States

Hosted by
Yutaka Yaguchi
Chairman, Technical Committee
Chief Instructor
Mountain States Region, ISKF

Check-in 4:00pm-7:00pm
All Training 7:00pm-8:00pm
Free Time 8:30pm

Friday and Saturday Training
Wake Up 6:00am
All Training 6:30am-7:30am
Breakfast 7:30am-8:30am
Blk Belt Trng 10:30am-11:30am
Colored Blt Trng 10:30am-11:30am
Lunch 11:30am-1:00pm
All Training 3:30pm-5:00pm
Dinner 5:00pm-6:30PM
Free Time 7:00pm

Wake-Up 6:00am
All Training 6:30am-7:30am
Breakfast 7:30am-8:30am
Dan Exam 9:30am-10:30am
Check-out 8:30am
End Camp 10:30am

On Saturday also:


Brown and Black Belt Only: Tournament Time: 12 – 2:30 PM Saturday KATA and KUMITE

Camp Fees
____PLAN 1: 1 NIGHT/2DAYS $270 U.S.
____PLAN 2: 2 NIGHTS/3DAYS $340 U.S.
____PLAN 3: 3 NIGHTS/4 DAYS $375 U.S.
ALL UNDER 13 yrs REDUCED--$250 or $25 off

One Event No Chg $30
Two Events No Chg $35


If paid before July17th deduct $25.* *Applies to all regular fees. No reduced fees qualify
Instructor Training classes will be held on Friday. The fee is $20 in cash and that should be given to the person collecting the fees at the door. Bring you Instructor books with you so they can be signed by Master Okazaki right after the training. If you have any questions, please address them before the classes.
Any black belt is welcome in the class and there is no additional charge. The only charge is for Instructor Trainees.
Dan Examination
New Requirements

Sunday 9:30am

Testing Fees:
1st-$80.00, 2nd-$100.00, 3rd-$120.00,
4th-$150, 5th-$200
Fees payable to Kushi Kai

Dan Certificate Fees:
1st-$85, 2nd-$115, 3rd-$160,
4th-$215, 5th-$265
Fees payable to ISKF July 24th IS THE FINAL DEADLINE

Dan Certification papers must accompany Request for Dan Exam. Without the application and the 2 photos plus the appropriate check, Dan exam will not be allowed.

Requirements-Current ISKF card; Shodan and above must have Dan registration number and written permission from your instructor if you are not a Mountain States Region member. Plan to be there 30 minutes early.
Camp Participants:

It gives me great pleasure to invite you to the 23rd Annual Master Nakayama Memorial Tournament and our 37th Annual Mountain States Region Summer Camp.

Master Okazaki will be providing outstanding instruction for us. Assisting in the instruction will be members of the ISKF Technical Committee led by Sensei Field.

I look forward to seeing you at our 37th Annual Summer Camp. Please take advantage of this unique opportunity to meet new and old friends and build your enthusiasm and understanding of karate-do.

Yutaka Yaguchi
Chief Instructor

226 S. Broadway, Denver CO 80209
PH# 303-733-8326 FAX# 303-733-1226

Camp Coordinator, Gary Swain 303-797-6608
Parents of
Young Campers

It is highly encouraged to have all colored belts attend the camp, regardless of age. The training is outstanding and the friendships that can be started are some that will last a lifetime. However, it is necessary to have all youth supervised by a responsible adult while they are at the camp. In addition to the karate training there is also a swimming pool, climbing wall, tennis courts, movies downtown and many other things for young people.

To encourage parents to bring their children and enjoy the camp there are special rates available for those who are supervising and not training.

Rates for Non-training Participants

Room and Board Only

Plan 1: 1 night, 2 days $135
Plan 2: 2 nights, 3 days $175
Plan 3: 3 nights, 4 days $215

These rates are base on 4 people per room, which is the standard housing in the dorm. If special arrangements are called for then the rates would be adjusted accordingly.


Each dormitory suite has 2 bedrooms with 2 single beds each. Each room is designed to handle 4 people. Linen and blankets are provided at no extra charge. Meals begin at the University Friday morning and there are also many good places to eat in town.

Check-in and lodging Lawrenson Hall
Meals Holmes Dining Center
Training Rec Center Gym

There are facilities available for swimming, volleyball, tennis and golf. The main activity is karate training, however, be sure to take advantage of these other fine facilities, if you are interested.


The University of Northern Colorado is located in Greeley, about 60 miles northeast of Denver. There are at least three methods of transportation:
1) Car rental from Denver International Airport, which you arrange on your own. Please call ahead of time.
2) Rocky Mountain Shuttle from DIA to Greeley. The one way fare is about $31 and the round trip is about $60. The phone number is 1-970-356-3366. You will need to call to arrange your times. If you have a group, lower rates may be possible. You can also book on line at
3) Be at the headquarters dojo by 1:00pm on Thursday, Aug. 11, and you can ride with other students up to Greeley. There will be regular class from 11:45am - 12:45pm on Thursday and you're welcome to train.

Please arrange your own transportation from the airport to the camp or to the dojo.


Get your team ready to compete. Each year we seem to have a different champion from different parts of the country. Competion is fabulous and the cheers are unbelievable. Food is out of sight. Time is always too short so we need to be ready to spike and dive.

If you have questions,
please contact
Gary Swain,
Camp Coordinator