Where the tradition of Karate continues to grow.

Sharpen Your Tools

Carpenters, mechanics and other tradespeople all have their own tools of which they rely on to get the job done. Maintaining and sharpening their tools assures that when the time comes to use whatever it is that they need, they have confidence in that tool’s ability to work as desired. As karateka, the obvious tools at our disposal are namely our hands and feet used to strike and/or block. Hands are very versatile tools in that we can form fists,…

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Pennell Sensei: Wanshū Kata

Wanshū Kata is perhaps one of my favourite Kata.  There are several Kata under various styles of both Okinawan and Chinese martial arts that hold the name “Wanshū.” There are several different meaning as well, each appropriate for either the style in which the kata is demonstrated; for example in Mandarin, “Wanshū” means, “Excellent Wrist” due to the nature of several of the techniques that exist within a Chinese version of the Kata.  Additionally, the term “Wanshū” is also meant…

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Eihachi Ota 2017 Karate & Kubodo Seminar

Folks, I am happy to announce the dates for Eihachi Ota’s 2017 Karate & Kubodo Seminar/Tournament. June 23, 2017: 6pm to 9:00pm: New Gardena Hotel: 1641 W. Redondo Beach Blvd, Gardena California 90247. June 24, 2017: (8:00am to 3:00pm.): Rush Gym: 1651 W. 162nd Street, Gardena California 90247. June 25, 2017: In the morning (Exact time TBA): Honbu Dojo: 1601 W. Redondo Beach Blvd, Gardena California 90247. To register, please contact Sensei Eihachi Ota, Shorin-Ryu Karate and Kobudo Association. 1601 W. Redondo Beach Blvd., Gardena…

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