SKA, our national organization, holds semi-annual Special Training events, intensive training periods designed to allow participants to discover and overcome mental blocks and other perceived limitations. A week ago, Winter Special Training for the US East region was held in Washington, DC, and the Carolinas had a prominent and strong showing, with 5 members from […]
SKA dojos administer Kyu tests twice a year, in November and April, the months of Master Funakoshi’s birth and death, respectively. Kyu tests help students understand the level of training to which they have progressed. For the November 2018 Kyu tests, the Chapel Hill (NC), Coastal Carolina (SC) and Charlotte dojos held their Kyu tests […]
At last Saturday morning’s practice we were honored to be joined by five members of SKA’s Charlotte Dojo, including two while belts and Maurice Baker (yodan), the dojo’s leader (left in front row in picture below). As most Saturdays, Chapel Hill senior and dojo founder LH Lazarus (godan) led one of his vigorous trademark practices with uncompromising […]
Over the October 5-7 weekend, six members of SKA dojos in the Carolinas participated in the 2018 Memphis Kumite Clinic and competed in the tournament. As every year, the event was hosted with supreme hospitality by SKA’s Memphis dojo, and lead with superb instruction and drills by Memphis seniors Bobby Bird (godan) and Keith Kirk […]
Due to the adverse weather caused by hurricane (even if meanwhile tropical storm) Florence, practice is canceled for tomorrow, Saturday, September 15. In the event that severe weather conditions persist into Monday, a separate message will be posted about Monday’s practice. If no update, classes will resume as scheduled on Monday. Everyone please stay safe!
On Saturday September 8, the Chapel Hill Shotokan Karate dojo dedicated its practice to the memory of former member Mirta Mihovilovic, who passed away unexpectedly on August 5. Mirta’s memory inspired an exceptionally spirited class, led by LH Lazarus, godan, with whom Mirta began practicing in 1985. The practice drew both dojo alumnae who had […]
Shotokan Karate of America and affiliate members from all over the country and world traveled to the Shotokan Ohshima Dojo this past weekend for godan testing and Ohshima Sensei’s 88th birthday celebration. Also, on the Saturday the 62nd annual Nisei week tournament and exhibition was held at Cal Tech in Pasadena. Five members from the […]