We’ve enjoyed having Daniel (seated) in class these past couple of years–a boy mature enough to practice with adults. We wish him luck as he moves back to Ohio and hope he’ll be back in North Carolina at some point.
Congratulations to the Chapel Hill Dojo members who participated in a challenging Summer Special Training in June, led by the inspiring Maurice Baker (Charlotte Dojo; front row, fourth from right in picture below): Jason Peck, Nora Favorov, Kim Guzan, Matthew Lubin, and Jesse Berg, as well as our former (but forever) member Cynthia Hsu. Sorry we didn’t manage a Chapel […]
We are thrilled to have welcomed over the past few weeks many new members, who, as on this occasion, sometimes equal the number of “old-timers.” Also, our new Japanese members will no doubt help our Japanese pronunciation! We have also welcomed a number of children into our practice, and as a result we are now […]
On Sunday a week ago, members of the Chapel Hill (NC) and Coastal Carolina (SC) dojos came to the Charlotte (NC) dojo for a joint special practice, led by Maurice Baker (yodan), the Charlotte dojo’s leader. After warming up with combinations, we went through a series of drills to train, among other things, precision, breathing, […]
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 […]