Saturday, January 30, 2010

Annual ITKA Toornament and Seminar in Chicago

ITKA Tournament in Memory of Sima and Zahra Bambouyani in on March 27 & 28th. We need your support. Please check for tournament info and updates on the web at During this event we are offering the WKF Referee Course with Kata, Kobudo and Kumite seminars. Hope you will be able to join us and please send us your input.


Sensei Bambouyani

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Congratulations Mr. Young Kwon!

Austin Shotokan Karate is pleased to congratulate Mr. Young Kwon on the attainment of his Nidan (second degree black belt) in Houston this past weekend.


Scott Monroe, Instructor
Austin Shotokan Karate

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Seminar Reminder

We are happy to invite you to join us in this great event providing the highest levels of traditional karate training, friendship, and a wonderful learning experience. This event is open to all karatekas (13 yeard old or older) from any traditional style with 9 months training experience or more, or youth karatekas (under 13) who are 5th kyu or higher. We hope to see you there.

Camp Instructors:

Sensei Manabu Murakami, Chief Instructor (SKIF). Sensei Murakami is a world renowned instructor known for his great demonstration skills and for his abundant energy. He reigned as SKIF All Japan kumite champion for the years of 1990, 91, 92, 93, 94, 98, & 99 and as SKIF kata champion for 1989, 90, 92, 93, 94 & 99. He is also SKIF World Kumite Champion 1994 and 2nd place in Kata in both 1988 & 94.

Sensei Fumitoshi Kanazawa, (Godan SKIF Japan) Sensei F. Kanazawa is the youngest son of Kancho Kanazawa. He is SKI World Champion 2006 and SKI Japan Champion
7 times (2003-2009)

Training Schedule

Saturday January 23

7:30-8:20 AM. Check in & registration
8:30 AM-10:30 AM. Training

3:00-3:30 PM. Check in & registration
3:45-5:45 PM. Training

Sunday January 24

9:00-11:00 AM.

3:45-5:45 PM.


General Information:

Location: Trotter Family YMCA, 1331 Augusta Drive, Houston, Texas 77057 (713) 781-1061

Accommodation: Comfort Suites 3-STAR, 6221 Richmond Avenue, Houston, Texas 77057.
(713) 787-0004. (866) 482-8611. $79.00 per room for two queen size beds up to 4 people (Breakfast included).
For 4-STAR accommodation consult the internet for any hotels near the Galleria using PRICELINE.COM. Typically you can room around $100+.

Fees: Youth (12 and under all ranks) $80.00. Students 4th kyu or lower $80.00. Brown belts and Black belts $120.00.
One day fee: $70.00

Black belt Test: Will be announced on during the Saturday morning session (tentatively set for Sunday 2:00 PM). Please make sure all paper work is completed before test time and that you have 3 pictures.