OUR 26TH BENEFIT TOURNAMENT FOR DIABETES AND THE HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS PROGRAM WAS A TREMENDOUS SUCCESS LARGELY DUE TO THE HELP OF STUDENTS, FAMILY AND FRIENDS. We had about 160 competitors. The event started on time and finished at about 2 PM. Many of the scores were close looking at the tally sheets, which speaks to the quality of competition and judging.
Congratulations to Joseph Marotta who earned his promotion to FOURTH DEGREE BLACK BELT. Joe started his training January of 1990 and received his first degree black belt November 16, 1997. He trains diligently and richly deserves this promotion.
The “AMERICAN ISSHINRYU, INC” organization works to unite Isshin-ryu Karate in our country and the world. April 9th Lars Anderson from Denmark was in Branchburg to work with interested students about his views of Isshin-ryu Karate and self-defense concepts that relate to our kata. Life membership is $35.00. All Life members will get their new lifetime certificate, membership card and two sleeve patches. Seminars cost just $20.00, which is very reasonable considering that instruction is generally by 6th Degree Black Belts and above. Thank you to those of you who have already finalized memberships. See me if you have any questions. http://americanisshinryu.com/application-form
FUTURE DATES: Mark your calendars
1. Karate Training Sessions at Renshi and Kyoshi Hughes’ – – July 8 & 9, 2011
2. Saturday May 14. at the Bridgewater Middle School. Foothill Rd and Maryweather near the Green Knoll Fire house – Bridgewater. 9am to 6pm
Mr. Vangilson will be training kata & Mr. Advincula will be demonstrating eschrima
$40.00 check made to American Cancer Society – – Adults – if interested see Kyoshi
3. ISSHINRYU WORLD KARATE ASSOCIATION TOURNAMENT
JUNE 23 to 25, 2011
There are 3-day packages for seminars, banquet and tournament
for under brown belts, and brown / black belts or individual events may be registered also.
JOHN HOFFMIRE – 317-835-8802 – www.isshinryu2011.com
MARRIOTT EAST INDIANAPOLIS – 1-317-352-1231 – www.marriot.com
PEOPLE WHO ARE A MEMBER OF THE W. H. D. AFFILIATION, OR WHO WOULD LIKE TO BE, PLEASE GIVE YOUR ANNUAL REGISTRATION FEE TO KYOSHI NO LATER THAN MAY 20TH SO I MAY SEND THEM TO HANSHI BY HIS BIRTHDAY THE END OF THE MONTH. THANKS!
We are in the process of ordering jackets for the dojo (pictured above) that are going to be worn by the members of the dojo that are going to the upcoming IWKA World Tournament in Indiana this June. The logo (also above) will be embroidered on the left chest in white. These jackets are available in children’s and adult sizes. The cost will be $42.00.
For adults there are black three button polo shirts with a yellow or gold embroidered logo on the left chest as above. The cost will be $19.00
For adults and children there are heather gray t-shirts printed both sides. The lettering on the silk-screened shirt may be a bit different depending on the available font at the printer’s. The cost will be $8.50.
Orders will be taken for all members of our dojo and family by Thursday, May 12th.