Support Miami Shotokan

Miami Shotokan Karate Club is looking to represent both Miami and the USA in both tournaments and camps this year. And we need your support!  Coming up in September, our sensei and some of our dojo members will be representing the US Team in the South American Championship in Chile.

We’ve started a GoFundMe account to help our dojo pay for the honor of representing the US team in Chile, and we would love your support! All donations will be used to assist with travel costs to and from tournaments and camps.

Thank you for your support!

You’re invited to Miami Shotokan’s Movie Night

Join us on Saturday, June 25th at 7:00 p.m. to watch the 13th Funakoshi Gichin Cup World Karate Championship. This worldwide tournament took place in Tokyo in 2014 and Miami Shotokan had several dojo members participate as part of the US Team. Our Sensei also participated as one of the US Team Coaches.

Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for children and there will be food and beverages for sale. All proceeds from the event benefit Miami Shotokan Karate Club’s dojo members representing the US Team in the South American Championship in Chile this September.

We look forward to seeing you all on Saturday!

JKA/AF 2016 National Training Camp

Miami Shotokan recently attended the 2016 National Training Camp hosted by JKA/AF, and enjoyed the opportunity to train with guest instructor, Koichiro Okuma, 6th Dan JKA.

The camp, held in New Orleans, covered a variety of trainings over the weekend of June 9th, 2016. Our dojo members greatly appreciated the opportunity to learn and train with our fellow KarateKas from other dojos.

Thank you JKA/AF for hosting another great training camp! Osu.

Photo Credit: Mery Aguilera de Martinez

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!

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!

Osu