April’s Special Training focused on fundamentals (starting with our most basic kata – Taikyoku Shodan), timing drills (to improve our footwork), bunkai (the basic application of kata) and kumite (2 attack sparring). A welcome reminder to all that we need to balance our focus on kata and weapons training with the application of these techniques.
Congratulations to our new 6th degree Black Belts ( Rokudan):
- Nancy Beckerman
- Robin Wilson
Congratulations to our new 2nd degree Black Belts ( Nidan):
- Barry Choate
- Rosa Colindres
- Robert Conrad
- Hitomi Kihara
- Holly Rivlin
Congratulations to our new 1st degree Black Belts (Shodan):
- Amelie, (age 10)
- Amoolya (age 10)
- Ayana (age 10)
Every year, the students and friends of the Takahashi Karate Dojo collect new toys to donate to families in need in our local area. We have proudly engaged in this holiday tradition for nearly 20 years
Here’s how our Toy Drive works:
If you wish to make a donation, please purchase a new toy, gift wrap the package, and attach a tag describing the contents, as well as its appropriate age group and gender.
Bring your donation to the dojo on or before our annual Holiday Party on Saturday, December 8th (12:00 noon to 2:00 p.m.). A team of dojo students will then deliver the toys to local charities. Donations to our Toy Drive are voluntary. All contributions are greatly appreciated.
Let’s bring in a big haul for a good cause!
The Takahashi Karate School and the Mt. Kisco Fire Department are teaming up this Saturday to give the gift of life. Please sign up here to give blood to the New York Blood Center or show up at the Mt. Kisco Fire Department on Saturday, October 27.
Where: Mt. Kisco Fire Department
99 E. Main Street
When: 11:30am – 4:00pm
Thank you for being a blood donor.
Thank you for saving lives!!!