CONGRATULATIONS to the following people who earned promotions since our last newsletter. Samantha Heinrich, Ty Schroeder – Junior Yellow Belt – Caelin McDonnell – Senior Green Belt
MARK YOUR CALENDARS
Saturday, June 21 – – Karate Training Session at Hanshi and Renshi Hughes’ home
Friday & Saturday, August 15 & 16 – – Karate Training Overnight
As the school year draws close to another ending, it is the beginning of the summer months of fun and frolic. Remember to make time to continue to read. Schooling may end but learning never does. An example is below – a quotation I found while reviewing for my classes and as I prepared for an recent presentation. I share it with you because it ties together many concepts: Education, a Principle from our karate training, a long view of Life and a continuing of a long – yet newly understood Vision.
The Road goes ever on and on
Down from the door where it began.
Now far ahead the Road has gone,
And I must follow, if I can,
Pursuing it with eager feet,
Until it joins some larger way
Where many paths and errands meet.
And whither then? I cannot say.
Remember the dojo schedule is the same throughout the summer months. Plan to attend classes and stay on top of your training, learning and improvement.
AGAIN – our dojo is hosting the 2015 I.W.K.A. Championship Event in Princeton, NJ. It is not too early to register for events, seminars, breakfast(s) & banquet tickets or room accommodations.
Thursday, August 6, 2015
Self defense and Naihanchi kata seminar with Master Duessel, 10th dan, assisted by Master Wallace, 9th dan
Dojo group kata demonstrations showcasing Isshin-ryu skills
Black belt meeting with Master Shimabuku and Master Duessel
Gather by the pool to meet old friends and make new ones
Friday, August 7, 2015
Breakfast buffet available
Open kata training time
Brown belt and black belt seminar with Master Shimabuku
All ranks seminar with Master Shimabuku
Tournament begins with black belt (3rd dan and higher) kata, kumite and weapons competition
followed by kyu rank weapons
Saturday, August 8, 2015
Breakfast buffet available
Grand championship competition
This event happens every two years. We have hosted the 1999 event and the 2007 event. Both have been the among largest Isshin-ryu competitions and gatherings held to date. Isshin-ryu Karate students from across the country and around the world will attend.
DO YOU HAVE A FAVORITE RECIPE? One of the fund raising ideas is to create an Isshin-ryu Cook Book. Submit it to Hanshi Hughes and even order your personal cook book. Hopefully, we will have entries from around the world. The Cost will be just $10.00 and include at least 150 recipes ( appetizers, entrees, deserts & pastries ).
The sponsorship information for the event is available. See Hanshi if you may know the owner of a business that might benefit from the exposure on our dojo web site and in the Tournament Booklet.
THE DOJO WEB SITE IS NEARING THE 800,000 MARK. THERE IS A GREAT DEAL OF INFROMATION AND THE PLACE TO VIEW TO LEARN ABOUT EVENTS, INFORMATION AND UPDATES. CHECK IT REGULARLY. http://www.isshin-ryu.com
We had our first meeting of parents, karate students and friends for the I.W.K.A. CHAMPIONSHIP EVENT. These are a few of the areas discussed.
WAYS TO BUILD REVENUE COSTLY ITEMS THINGS TO BE DONE
Sponsorships Awards for Competitors Banquet Power Point
Banquet Fees Registration Materials LCD Projector
Buffet Fees Certificates Cordless PA
T-Shirts Hanshi Tournament Booklet
Spectator Fees Shimabuku Photographer
(Areas Below) Competitors Certificates
Special Recognition Score Materials
IWKA Banner Update Sponsor Signs
Tournament Booklet Competitor Bags
T-Shirts Organize Team Practices
Sponsorships, Car Washes, Garage Sale at the Dojo, Movie Night at the Dojo, Parents Night at the Dojo, Candy Sale, Recipe Book, Raffle (if paperwork can be completed), Mama’s Gift Certificate Sales, Pancake Breakfast, Bar BQ
MOST NEEDED – – YOUR HELP AND SUPPORT