Springwoods Park Dojo 8/23/12

Small class but we covered a lot!

Added some variations on the wrist escapes, focusing on the core moves (circles and intent) reinforcing the basics and those principals. We also talked about maintaining contact, body placement and the variety of options available within a technique. Escaping vs engaging.

Found another bunkai application for Fukyugata Ichi, as well.

A question camp up about blocking kicks, hands vs legs. We’ll look a that soon!


Springwoods Park dojo 8/16/12

Basics (blocks) and then we moved into a hu bud drill.

Everyone looked very good, after the break!

Remember the circle and make a complete block, even then. Intent!

Ippon kumite – Like always, step-stance-technique

Escapes – The group is getting the moves down. Remember to keep a good stance and elbows in!

Discussion: We talked about the 4 stages of competence and how it relates to karate and the precepts of karate.

We had a visitor and a good example of dojo pride!

WRKK in Top Ten in DFW!!

In a recent poll by cityvoter.com White Rock Kenshinkan Karate & Kobudo Dojo placed 7th overall and was the ONLY Traditional Martial Arts school to make the Top Ten!!
If you’ve ever been interested in martial arts or are looking to return to training, come see what makes us the #1 Traditional Karate dojo in DFW!!
Don’t forget to check out our new Kids/Pre-Teen class!
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Athens Black Belt Class

All day class at Athens Karate School for the Certified Instructor candidates.

As a student I get so much from training not only with Shipes Sensei but also with my fellow yudansha. As much as I learn about refinements to my technique from Sensei, I learn as much just talking with my fellow students. Discussing the things we have learned in training and teaching really helps polish skills and furthers the “walk down the path”.

To that end remember to train seriously on your own as well as with your fellow students and share!

Promotion Notice

White Rock Kenshin Kan News

October 11th, 2007 – White Rock Kenshin Kan
Karate & Kobudo Dojo is pleased to announce the promotion of one of it’s
students. Chris Carroll of Plano was promoted to 6th kyu green belt in Okinawan
Kobudo (weaponry), on September 9th, 2007. He received his certificate from
the federation headquarters in Okinawa on October 11th at White Rock Kenshin
Kan Karate Dojo. Chris demonstrated knowledge of basic techniques and kata
(forms) using the 6-foot bo (staff).

“The bo is the first defense weapon we learn.”
said Paul Wilson, head instructor of White Rock Kenshin Kan, “It is
a key tool to understand, since you can almost always find a stick. Understanding
the basic concepts of using a bo allows the student to understand ranges and
techniques that also apply to empty hand techniques in karate. To a degree
it replaces fear of a weapon with understanding, which is another key concept
in self defense.”

Wilson Sensei and Carroll Sempai

Promotion Notice

September 9th, 2007- White Rock Kenshin Kan
Karate & Kobudo Dojo is pleased to announce the promotion of one of it’s
students. Shawn Mahan of Garland was promoted to 8th kyu white belt, on September
9th, 2007. Shawn admirably demonstrated knowledge of basic techniques, protocol,
self-defense concepts and techniques and empty-hand kata(forms).

“There is more to karate than just the physical part.
Shawn has shown dedication to the school and a desire to continually improve
on what he has already learned. He’s not just trying to learn it all, right
now.” said Paul Wilson, head instructor of White Rock Kenshin Kan. “Shawn
also demonstrates a key factor in personal development of a martial artist.
He trains hard in the dojo(karate school) but knows that family and work come
before martial arts training.”

Wilson Sensei and Shawn with certificate