Long Valley Benefit Tournament: Saturday, October 19

lvbenefitkick_smallThe seven-year-old daughter of a Washington Twp. police officer, has been undergoing treatments for a malignant brain tumor for many months, with many more to go. We are helping the Washington Twp. Police Department PBA 301 and the Hackettstown Police Department PBA 369 conduct a Children’s Kata Tournament to help raise funds to defray the cost of treatment.

The age range for kata competition for the day is from 5 years of age to 16 years of age. There are separate divisions for boys and girls in each age group and ability level, depicted on the entry form. If any division is large, it will be divided to enhance the enjoyment and competition of the day.

The event will be held at the Long Valley Middle School, 51 West Mill Road, Long Valley, NJ 07853 on Saturday, October 19, 2013. The doors will open at 8:30 A.M. for day of the tournament registration and the tournament will begin at 10:15 A.M..

All funds raised will go directly to the family to help pay the extreme costs of treatment. All tax deductible checks for sponsorships and registration fees should be written to “Washington Twp. PBA 301 / Good & Welfare.”

Download the pre-registration and entry form.

If you, or anyone you know, is interested in advertising in the tournament program, please download sponsorship information.

Please mail all entries and sponsorships to:
Isshin-ryu School of Karate
P.O. Box 7127
Hackettstown, NJ 07840

28th BENEFIT TOURNAMENT AWARD WINNERS

Divisions DIV FIRST SECOND THIRD
         
TEEN BLACK BELT WEAPONS 74 Justine Wollman Eli Bailey Christina McDonale
MEN’S BLACK BELT WEAPONS 72 Joe Marotta Erik Williams Scott Fawett
WOMEN’S BLACK BELT WEAPONS 73 Stephanie Cher-Haiser Cassandra Brown Heather Fuenzalida
TEEN BROWN BELT WEAPONS 83 Miclael UmHoltz Paul Berster Kristen Wheeler
ADULT BROWN BELT WEAPONS 82 Shirley Zavala Kamini Patel John Tumminello
         
TEAM 6 – 11 NOVICE 76 Team Tatsuo Quest #1 Team Tigers
TEAM 6 –  11 ADVANCED 77 Girls Rule Brown is Down  Monsters
TEAM KATA 12 – 17 NOV 78 Green Dragons    
TEAM KATA 12 – 17 ADV. 79 Team Animal Tenchi DoJo Team Penguin
TEAM KATA ADULT NOV. 80 Team Njmaa Moms Rock  
TEAM KATA ADULT ADV. 81 I.S.K Team Awesome Tenchi DoJo – Team A Black is Back
         
HANDI – CAPABLE 75 Cathy Taft    
         
MIGHTY MITES BOYS KATA – (5 – 6) 1 David Kraus Jr. Ryan King Erik Stopka
MIGHTY MITES GIRLS KATA 2 Jillian Geroulo Kassidey Neebig Tehya Pallotta
MIGHTY MITES GIRLS SPARRING 4 Hannah Markney Natalie Sroka Jillian Geroulo
         
PEE WEE BOYS KATA #1  (7 – 8) 5 Justin Geroulo Tyler Kometani Nicholas Kushch
PEE WEE BOYS SPARRING #1 7 Nicholas Kushch Maio Cruz Ryan Weber
PEE WEE BOYS KATA #2 5A Eric King Dennis Carrion Jonathan Abraham
PEE WEE BOYS SPARRING #2 7A James Wachenhelm Sean S’imon Mathew Sroka
PEE WEE GIRLS KATA 6 Melanie Gilmore Charlotte Steinruck Samantha Graff
PEE WEE GIRLS SPARRING 8 Samantha Graff Daniya Raimadon Charlotte Steinruck
         
         
JUNIOR BOYS NOV. KATA #1 (9 – 10) 9 Nick Danziger Bruce Bermel Nick Genzrai
JUNIOR BOYS NOV. SPARRING #1 11 Nic Curcio Nick Danziger Landen Tanyeri
JUNIOR BOYS NOV. KATA #2 9A Jonathan Jon Gavin Hendricks Jarod Gajda
JUNIOR BOYS NOV. SPARRING #2 11A Jonathan Jon Pablo Legaz Josh Kerrstan
JUNIOR GIRLS NOV. KATA 10 Nina Mazzarine Sarah Ramadan Torre Berkowite
JUNIOR GIRLS NOV. SPARRING 12 Sarah Ramidan Heather Oallw Nina Muzzin
         
         
JUNIOR BOYS ADV. KATA 13 Ian Gaburo Steven Charle Bois Aditya Shukla
JUNIOR BOYS ADV. SPARRING 15 Steven CharlesBois Ian Gaburo Aditya Shukia
JUNIOR GIRLS ADV. KATA 14 Ashley Kraus Lilly Berstlan Varsha Thampi
JUNIOR GIRLS ADV. SPARRING 16 Varsha Thampi Ashley Kraus Lily Berstlan
         
TEEN “A” NOV. KATA (11-13) 17 Jeet Patel Grace zhasbrouck Steven Mchugh
TEEN “A” NOV. BOYS SPARRING 18 Steven E. Mcthgh Xavier Lopez Robert E. Synder
TEEN “A” NOV. GIRLS SPARRING 19 Laura Sefcik Grace Hasbrouck Caelin McDonnel
TEEN “A” INTER KATA 20 Shantell Gonzalez Shayne Davies Amanda Cubberly
TEEN “A” INTER BOYS SPARRING 21 Zachary Kilduff Matt Gilmore Jake Brader
TEEN “A” INTER GIRLS SPARRING 22 Shantell Gonzalez Tahis Bassett Amanda Cubberly
TEEN “A” ADV. KATA 23 Tony Shafron Ryan Latella Paul Bestler
TEEN “A” ADV. BOYS SPARRING 24 Ryan Latella Paul Bernstien Andrew Simon
TEEN “A” ADV. GIRLS SPARRING 25 Samantha Agens Neelima Jythiraj Jordan Chapman
         
         
TEEN “B” NOV. KATA (14 – 16) 26 Jesse Micari Kasey O’Donnell Evan Rapp
TEEN “B” NOV. BOYS SPARRING 27 Evan Rapp Jesse Micari  
TEEN “B” NOV. GIRLS SPARRING 28 Kasty O’Donnel Kharli Arthomew  
TEEN “B” INTER KATA 29 Ashley Banks Carolyn Kulick Dabiel Rupert
TEEN “B” ADV. KATA Boys 32 Greg Fawcett Elijah Bailey Robert Agen
TEEN “B” ADV. KATA Girls 32A Justine Wollman Krystyn Wheeler Kimberly Platt
TEEN “B” ADV. BOYS SPARRING 33 Hunter Dunn Tyler Kilduff Marcus Jones
TEEN “B” ADV. GIRLS SPARRING 34      
         
TEEN “C” ADV. KATA 41 Erik Williams Angela Tumninello Gregory Chapman
TEEN “C” ADV. BOYS SPARRING 42 Erik Williams    
TEEN “C” ADV. GIRLS SPARRING 43 Angela Tummiminello Christina Mc’donald  
TEEN “C” ADV. GIRLS SPARRING 43A Justine Wollman Kimberly Platt Kacey Kagds
         
MEN UNDER GREEN BELT KATA 44 Richard Baker Branden Butler Peter Galicki
MEN UNDER GREEN SPARRING 45 Richard Baker Branden Butler Peter Galicki
WOMEN UNDER GREEN KATA 46 Christine Nevhig Terri Grenot  
WOMEN UNDER GREEN SPARRING 47 Ferni Grendt Christine Newbilt  
         
         
SENIOR NOV. KATA (35 – 45) 60 Jerry Marcuso David Kraus Fawne Berkowitz
SENIOR NOV. MEN’S SPARRING 61 Todd Mickus Jerry Marcuso David Kraus
SENIOR NOV. WOMEN’S SPARRING 62 Fawne Berkowitz    
SENIOR ADV. KATA 63 Scott Fawcett Joe Marotta Cassandra Brown
SENIOR ADV. MEN’S SPARRING 64      
SENIOR ADV. WOMEN’S SPARRING 65 Cassandra Brown Heather Fuenzalida Stephanie Chee-Haiser
         
EXECUTIVE  NOV. KATA (46 & OLDER) 66 Cindy Attinello Terry Brooks Juan Palleija
EXEC. NOV. MEN’S SPARRING 67 Ricky Batholoma Guy Odhnd Tom Schroeder
EXEC. NOV WOMEN’S SPARRING 68 Cindy Scott Nancy Maier Pat Keegen
EXEC. ADV. BROWN BELT KATA 69 Cidy Scott Scott Conroy John Tumminelo
EXEC. ADV. MEN’S BROWN BELT SPARRING 70 John Tuminello Scott F. Glasser  
Exec Adv Brown Belt Women Sparing   Carol Kagdis Ele Scisson  
Exec Adv Black Belt Belt  Kata   James Thaxton Tom Ammermann Ele Scisson
         
BLACK BELT MEN’S KATA 56 Tony Curcuruto Tyler Kurtz Brian Kovacs
BLACK BELT MEN’S SPARRING 57 Jawaan Lambright Brian Kovacks Pawel Zieleniak
BLACK BELT WOMEN’S KATA 58 Carrie Hinkley Michelle Giranados Natalie Montone
BLACK BELT WOMEN’S SPARRING 59 Natalie Montone Michelle Giranados  

2013 Benefit Tournament

28th INVITATIONAL BENEFIT TOURNAMENT
Sunday, April 28, 2013


Another year has started and preparations are already under way for our 28th annual benefit tournament. It will be the last 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 for pre-registering by the cut off date.

As always we will create extra divisions for adults and children if the number of competitors in a division is large to make the competition fair and enjoyable for everyone.

Many friends have been made and renewed each year. Those of you who have hosted tournaments know the stress created as I hope each judge will work honestly and each student will act in the manner fostered by our karate systems. I hope you and your student will be able to attend to help us raise funds for the American Diabetes Foundation and the high school sports program. Diabetes and obesity are growing in this country because of the eating and exercise habits of our population. Because of some more recent media presentations, people are becoming aware of the problem and strides are being made with research technologies. Hopefully a cure will be found in the not too distant future.

Our team empty hand kata competition will be improved to have from 3 to 5 competitors, instead of just 3 members.

We will continue to be a NO CONTACT tournament for all competitors. This includes all students from white belt to black belt. The philosophy that is stressed is that CONTROL should be able to be demonstrated by all competitors. Students must wear protective hands, feet, headgear, mouth guards and groin protection in addition for the men.

Download Information:
2013 Tournament Info and Forms

ANY QUESTIONS – PLEASE DO NOT HESITATE TO CALL.

Kyoshi John E. Hughes
8th Degree Black Belt
(908)852-5855
karatedo@goes.com

HANSHI DUESSEL’S 85th

Home from Pittsburgh after attending the party to wish Hanshi William H. Duessel a HAPPY 85th BIRTHDAY, actually May 30th.  What other imprtant thing happened on this date that affected the Isshin-ryu world.  Check out the photos on the web page.

2012 ISK Benefit Tournament

27th INVITATIONAL BENEFIT TOURNAMENT
Sunday, April 29, 2012


Another year has started and preparations are already under way for our 27th annual benefit tournament. It will be the last 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 for pre-registering by the cut off date.

As always we will create extra divisions for adults and children if the number of competitors in a division is large to make the competition fair and enjoyable for everyone.

Many friends have been made and renewed each year. Those of you who have hosted tournaments know the stress created as I hope each judge will work honestly and each student will act in the manner fostered by our karate systems. I hope you and your student will be able to attend to help us raise funds for the American Diabetes Foundation and the high school sports program. Diabetes and obesity are growing in this country because of the eating and exercise habits of our population. Because of some more recent media presentations, people are becoming aware of the problem and strides are being made with research technologies. Hopefully a cure will be found in the not too distant future.

We will continue to be a NO CONTACT tournament for all competitors. This includes all students from white belt to black belt. The philosophy that is stressed is that CONTROL should be able to be demonstrated by all competitors. Students must wear protective hands, feet, headgear, mouth guards and groin protection in addition for the men.

Download Forms:
ISK_Tournament_Directions
2012 ISK_Tournament_Package

ANY QUESTIONS – PLEASE DO NOT HESITATE TO CALL.

Kyoshi John E. Hughes
8th Degree Black Belt
(908)852-5855
karatedo@goes.com

Home from Maine

We are officially back in NJ from Maine.  We started our vacation visiting friends at the MIKA weekend event at the More To Life campgrounds.  Friday evening Rebecca Pushard and Josh Buck earned their fourth degree black belts.  Senseis Jodi, Clem and Mat earned their third degree black belts.  Saturday morning after a bo and sai seminar, I biked the 20 miles to Castle Island Camps through the rolling (?) hills of the country side.  The week at Castle Island consisted of eating three great meals a day, kayaking, biking, fishing, relaxing and spending great times with family and friends.  Friday morning Fayth, Elizabeth and I biked to Mt. Vernon for a cool drink before returning to the island.  Friday evening’s heat prompted us to leave after dinner for home, knowing there was not going to be much sleep even if we left before breakfast.  Moose, our German Shepherd, was at Happy Tails Resort . . . and was said to have played nicely with the other dogs.  He is now home chasing his Frisbee before it becomes too warm.  My catching up at the dojo is done and I am now going to finish my chores before resting a bit.  Thanks to my friends at MIKA, Castle Island and here at the dojo for making it possible for Linda and me to do our annual vacation, re-energize and return to start kicking . . .

TRAINING SESSION – ARCH TO KNOWLEDGE – PROMOTION

Our recent training sessions started at 6:59 PM Friday evening accompanied by rain that lasted until 1:18 AM.  The Friday sessions were for Black Belts and Brown Belts who are hoping to finalize their travel toward becoming a Sho Dan, First Degree Black Belt.  Saturday sessions continued early and ended with a demonstration in our training center with family and friends in attendance.

Congratultions are extended to Ashley Banks – junior orange belt, Arshdeep Singh – junior pruple belt #1, Shirley Zavala & Scott Conroy – brown belt #3, Kristyn Wheeler – brown belt #2,  Trevor Silva – brown belt #1, Anthony Curcuruto & Joseph Reinbold – first degree black belt, Roger Pollina – second degree black belt, Jeff Adler – third degree black belt, Edward Grace – fourth degree black belt.

IWKA UPDATE

We are home from Indianapolis and the IWKA World Championships.  The trip there took thirteen hours because of the need to replace the muffler and tailpipe on my Dakota.  Coming home was a mere eleven hours.  Indy Bushido, the host group, did a tremendous job running the event with the help during the competitions of Heidi Gauntner of Ohio.  In between seminars and the tournament, many friends were met again and new friends were made.  This is one of the best reasons to attend any event of this nature.  The following is a listing of award winners:

Adam Masur – Third Place KataScott Miller – Third Place Kata,  Joe Marotta – Second Place Weapons,  Natalie Monone – Second Place Weapons, Third Place Kata, Third Place Sparring,  Lee Gugler – Second Place Weapons, Second Place Kata, Third Place Sparring,   Tony Curcuruto – Second Place Kata, Second Place Weapons,  Ryan Ammermann – Fourth Palce Kata, Fourth Place Weapons,  Frank Henderson – Fourth Place Kata, Fourth Place Weapons

A few photos are below in the preview section.

The 2013 event will be in Ohio.

THE NEW DOJO

BECAUSE OF THE EFFORTS OF MANY OF OUR STUDENTS, THE NEW DOJO WILL BE READY FOR MONDAY, MAY 2, 2011.  LET THE TRAINING CONTINUE!

MOVING DOJO – MAY 1st

 

STARTING MONDAY, MAY 2, 2011 OUR DOJO WILL BE LOCATED AT THE METHODIST CHURCH’S COMMUNITY CENTER IN INDEPENDENCE.

IT IS ABOUT 3 ½ MILES WEST OF HACKETTSTOWN ON ROUTE 46 – – ½ MILE ON THE RIGHT PAST ECONO COURT MOTEL AT THE BASE OF THE HILL IN INDEPENDENCE.

LARGER SPACE

AMPLE PARKING
OUTDOOR TRAINING AREA
PARENT / FRIEND WAITING AREA