Sensei Ferrand teaches workshop in Haiti

This past weekend our Sensei, Jose Ferrand, traveled to Port-au-Prince, Haiti to teach a workshop to close to 50 people. JKA Haiti hosted the event with the goal of advancing the practice of karate in Haiti.

Throughout the weekend, Sensei Ferrand taught advanced kumite technique, kihon and basic katas to close to 50 students. Two of our dojo members from the US Team, Jovany and Andre, also joined Sensei.

Thank you JKA Haiti for hosting such a great event! Oss!

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

Unsu Demonstration

As we are ramping up our YouTube channel, we wanted to share this demonstration of the kata, Unsu that Sensei Jose and dojo member Andre Fiallos recorded recently. In this demonstration they show the bunkai of each movement. For those of you not familiar with the term, bunkai means the practical application of the technique.

Enjoy!