Traditional Karate Tournament Returns!
After a two year break, Tyler's ONLY traditional karate and kobudo tournament returns! This year's event will once again be hosted at Lane's Chapel UMC, and promises to be a banner year. Don't miss this much anticipated chance for good fellowship, great competition, and the best in sportsmanship!
More information can be found here!
2019 OSMKKF Gasshuku
Kise Isao, Kaicho of the Okinawa Shorin-ryu Matsumura Karate and Kobudo federation returns to Tyler, Tx this June for the 2019 OSMKKF gasshuku.
Translating to mean “lodging together,” the gasshuku is a budo tradition that immerses the students in a training environment quite different than the common atmosphere of their home dojo. While workshops and seminars are normally geared towards new material, gasshuku serve as an extension of regular class curriculum in a more intense atmosphere, where training takes place several hours a day for several days.
Guro Parra JKD/Kali seminar Sept 22 - 23
Wow, what a weekend! A dozen people poured their hearts out on the floor, struggling at times, to keep up with the fast paced and ever exciting instructions of one of Texas's more advanced JKD/Silat practitioners. Tuhon Parra is always a pleasure to work with, and this weekend was no exception. But if you missed it, you can come by our Wed. night kali class and get a preview, so you're ready to jump right in next time we have him in town!
Women's Self-defense seminar Sept 15
Eight people attended this fantastic seminar that had everyone smiling, working, sweating, and thinking by the time the morning was over. If you missed this one just stay tuned, we'll be having them more regularly now that we have our own space again!
GRAND OPENING / advanced workout Sept. 8th
We had 14 people (driving in from across three states!) join us on the floor, and several in support at the back of the room, for our new locations grand opening kickoff. It was an amazing day and we are immensly thankful for not only the outpouring of support for our new adventure, but for the hard work and dedication that was displayed both on and off the floor.
Domo areigato gozaimashita!
Demo for Optimist Club
Words cannot express how proud we are of the students that participated in the demo. We will be donating the money they Optimist Club gave us to the summer camp savings account to help pay for camp. Thank you all for your dedication to making our school the best it can be.