33nd INVITATIONAL BENEFIT TOURNAMENT — Sunday, APRIL 22, 2018

Another year has started and preparations are already underway for our 33nd annual benefit tournament, the fourth Sunday in April. Each year we work to make the event run smoothly and charge reasonable fees for competitors and spectators, so everyone may attend. American Isshinryu members will receive a $5.00 discount. As always we will create extra […]

FEBRUARY 2018

FEBRUARY 2018 OPEN HAND KATAS Seisan:  From Shorin Ryu. Emphasizes a straight-forward stance, seiken tzuki blocking (straight punch), the mae geri (straight forward), and rapid technique. Seiunchin: From Goju Ryu. Emphasizes a strong, low stance in which the heels are shoulder-width apart and the feet are pointed out on a 45° angle. It also stresses […]

FEBRUARY 2018

FEBRUARY 2018 OPEN HAND KATAS Seisan:  From Shorin Ryu. Emphasizes a straight-forward stance, seiken tzuki blocking (straight punch), the mae geri (straight forward), and rapid technique. Seiunchin: From Goju Ryu. Emphasizes a strong, low stance in which the heels are shoulder-width apart and the feet are pointed out on a 45° angle. It also stresses […]

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THOUGHT 460

Talking negatively about a person doesn’t define who THEY are.  It defines who YOU are.  Myron Wideman

THOUGHT 459

“Your mental attitude is something you can control outright and you must use self discipline until you create a positive mental attitude – your mental attitude attracts to you everything that makes you what you are.”    Napoleon Hill

THOUGHT 458

If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor. ~Desmond Tutu