2016 JKA/AF Nationals results

Congratulations to our dojo members who participated in the 2016 Nationals, Collegiate and Goodwill Championship tournament this past weekend in New Orleans, LA! Here are the results of our team members:

  • Hans placed 2nd in Mens Senior Kumite
  • Our Mens Team (Andre, Jovany and Gianni) placed 2nd in Kata and 1st in Kumite
  • Individually, Jovany placed 3rd in Kumite and was 4th overall in Kata
  • Andre placed 1st in both Kata and Kumite and was named tournament Grand Champion.

Congratulations on your success gentlemen and to all the competitors for a great tournament! We look forward to celebrating your victory upon your return! Way to go MSKC!

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The US Team brings home medals

Miami Shotokan Karate club is extremely proud of our US Team members that competed in Santiago, Chile this past weekend at X Campeonato Sudamericano.

The US Men’s Kata Team (Andre, Khim and Tony) placed 2nd and the US Women’s Kata Team (Rachel, Dahlia and Grace) placed 3rd. Grace also took home first place in kids’s kata and 8th place in kids’s Kumite.

Congratulations Team USA! We are so proud of all of you! And thank you to all of our dojo family and friends who contributed to our GoFundMe campaign to support our US Team members.

Additional results
Women’s Team Kata 1st Place – Brazil
Men’s Team Kata 1st Place – Chile
Women’s Team Kumite 1st Place- Argentina
Men’s Team Kumite 1st Place- Brazil

Throwback Thursday – Sunrise Practice Training

One of our time-honored dojo traditions is our annual sunrise beach training in Key Biscayne. Because this event is coming up in just a little over a month, we thought we’d share some moments from last year’s event.

In case you haven’t joined Miami Shotokan Karate Club for one of our beach practices, this year is our 23rd year in which we meet in Key Biscayne at 6 a.m. We start with a quick walk/jog to the beach, where we train basics, sparring drills and end with a friendly kata competition. Mostly in the ocean. Once we finish, we camp out in Crandon Park where we BBQ, play baseball, trade stories and enjoy the company of the dojo.

The event is open to both kids and adults, from white belts to black belts. We are also lucky to have friends from other dojos join us for the fun.

Here’s a few pictures from last year’s event, courtesy of our friends at Fandango PicturesDerek Latta Photography and dojo member, Caryn Cravens.

 

2016 Winter Camp

We just wrapped up a week of training with Kobayashi Sensei, and what a great camp! Sensei Kobayashi taught several classes on kata, kihon and kumite drills, with special focus on relaxation.

In between classes, we enjoyed the opportunity to take Sensei to a day trip to Islamorada, and we enjoyed several dinners. As always, our members and other dojos enjoyed the opportunity to learn and train and continue to build camaraderie. Below are some photos from the event.

Thank you Kobayashi Sensei for the great camp! We look forward to more!

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