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 […]
Class canceled for Saturday Sep 15 due to Florence
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!
A Spirited Memorial Practice
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 […]
Remembering Former Dojo Member Mirta Mihovilovic (1946-2018)
Ohshima Sensei’s 88th birthday celebration (and more)!
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 […]
Getting ready for Summer Special Training
Fitting Right In
Spring in the South 2018
Thanks to everyone who traveled to Chapel Hill/Durham and helped us make Spring in the South 2018 and our dojo’s 40th Anniversary a resounding success. Godan John Teramoto left us with a great deal to work on as we practice what we are aiming to do rather than what we are doing. A special thanks […]
Celebrating 40 years
Forty years ago this month, in April 1978, Dr. Larry Lazarus opened the Chapel Hill Dojo. Forty years later, Dr. Lazarus, who obtained the rank of Godan–SKA’s highest–in 2000, continues to lead practices on most Saturdays in his signature style of highly demanding and highly inspiring instruction. This morning, the last Saturday in April of […]