Last month we had yet another successful beach practice, in celebration of our founding. We met at the Crandon Park Beach at 8 a.m. for training, and then spent the day playing baseball, grilling and celebrating with our dojo members. Once again, our friends at Fandango Pictures beautifully captured this event.
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.
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.
Check out Miami Shotokan in action! Our friends at Fandango Pictures captured the true spirit of our dojo in this amazing video.