Jan 7 & 8: Winter term begins for Karate at APP Lincoln and Thurgood Marshall.
Jan 10: New Karate 101 beginners class.
Jan 15: Adult class evaluations
Feb 9: 8th Annual Kick-A-Thon
Feb 22-24:Association of Women Martial Arts Instructors Conference, Las Vegas NV
Feb 23: Hayashi-ha Cup Tournament, Edmonds Community College.
March 8 & 9: IKF Black Belt Test, IKF University Dojo, Honolulu HI
March 19: Kobodu testing
March 20 & 21: Winter Term ends for Karate at Thurgood Marshall and APP Lincoln
March 25 & 26: Spring Term begins for Karate at Thurgood Marshall and APP Lincoln
April 6: AAU Regional Qualifying Tournament
April 11: New Karate 101 beginners' class
April 13: WSKF Invitational/USA KarateQualifier Tournament, Edmonds Community College
April 28: 42nd Annual Spring Demo
May 21: Adult class evaluations
June 10 & 11: Spring Term ends for Karate at Thurgood Marshall and APP Lincoln
July 16: Kobudo testing
July 17-21: NWMAF's Women's Martial Arts Conference, Naperville IL
October 12-14: PAWMA Camp, Turner OR
Nov 23: 54th Annual All-Hawaii State Karate Championships, Manoa District Park Gym, HI
There are many sources for karate history and philosophy. These pages were written by our students. Some were essays required for black belt promotion, others just for their own sake.
Why karate? Because one time, I quit. Maybe it’s true that you don’t know what you’ve got until it’s gone. About eight years ago, I got busy with other priorities, became frustrated, and quit karate. I was a blue belt at the time. I had just started learning pinan ni-dan. For the next two years, any time someone would mention martial arts, I told them excitedly about my wonderful karate school. My face would light up, my arms begin to move wildly, and after a while I would sheepishly realize I had probably been talking far too much. I would remember the cheerful pale green walls, the hard-working, friendly women, and the tired contentment I felt at the end of every work-out. As soon my life settled down . . . Read More>
Historically, karate had been passed from one generation to the next as a well guarded secret. Mabuni broke with this tradition, believing karate should be available to all honorable students. He moved to Osaka in the 1927 to spread karate on the mainland. Popularizing karate in Japan was a long and arduous task, but . . . Read More>
There is philosophy behind the art, which every student must understand before becoming a true adept. It is vital for karate students to learn to discipline their minds as well as their bodies, to respect their teachers, fellow students and the art, to strengthen their spirit, and to develop the correct attitude. Included in these teachings are the seven principles of IKF: . . . Read More>