Movie night at the Mt Kisco dojo this weekend featured Kuro-obi (黒帯), “Black Belt” a Japanese film directed by Shunichi Nagasaki. Great film, but the real treat was Sensei Takahashi shared his own movies of training sessions in Japan. Sensei’s form is jaw dropping – kata and kumite.
Michiyo will be performing some Japanese songs with her clarinet group “NY Licorice Ensemble” this coming Sunday in Central Park at the Japan Day celebration. Stage time is 10:50 am– 11:05am
This Eighth-Degree Black Belt Is 70 Years Old and Still Going Strong
The septuagenarian martial artist is alive and kickin’ in Mount Kisco.
By William Dyer, Westchester Magazine
After 55 years of relentless training, eighth-degree black belt Masakazu Takahashi has cultivated a loyal following in his Mount Kisco dojo of students from all ages and backgrounds. Writer William Dwyer reports that the 70-year-old master hasn’t slowed down one bit.
Sensei Masakazu Takahashi of Armonk is an eighth-degree black belt and the head of the US Kenkojuku Karate Association. Impressed? You should be, especially considering that Takahashi is also 70 years old and hasn’t slowed down one bit...read more
May 12, 2017 @ Amityville Dojo – Black Belt Promotion Exam: There will be a 6:15 class followed by the promotion exam. No 7:30 class. All should attend to show strong dojo spirit, and support for the exam takers.
Many thanks to Sensei for an excellent Special Training. It’s been a while since we went 3 straight hours. Oss!