Landmark Celebration: 50 Years Teaching Shotokan Karate; Apr 3, 2022

Mt. Kisco and Amityville Dojos convened at Apr 3rd Special Training to celebrate Sensei Takahashi's very special landmark: 50 years of teaching Shotokan Karate
Mt. Kisco and Amityville Dojos convene at Apr 3rd Special Training to celebrate Sensei Takahashi’s very special landmark: 50 years of teaching Shotokan Karate

50 Years of Teaching Kenkojuku Shotokan Karate

Sensei Takahashi started teaching Kenkojuku Shotokan Karate in 1976. The 50th anniversary was actually last year (2021), but due to issues related to Covid-19, we postponed the celebration until we could get together face to face. This happened on April 3, 2022, during our Special Training event. The Captains & Co-Captains from Amityville and Mt. Kisco Dojo’s organized the ceremony, expressed their sincere appreciation, and then gave Sensei Takahashi a sets of plaques (hand made by Ray Reddy; Amityville Dojo) to commemorate the event. It was a very Special Training…

Captains & Co-Captains presenting Sensei Takahashi Commemorative Plaques Celebrating 50 years of teaching Shotokan Karate at the Amityville & Mt. Kisco Dojos
Captains & Co-Captains presenting Sensei Takahashi Commemorative Plaques Celebrating 50 years of teaching Shotokan Karate at the Amityville & Mt. Kisco Dojos

Congratulations Sensei Takahashi for reaching the amazing landmark of 50 years of teaching Shotokan Karate… OSS !!

Special Handmade Plaque (by Ray Reddy) Commemorating 50 years of teaching Shotokan Karate
Handmade Plaque (Ray Reddy) Commemorating 50 years Teaching Shotokan Karate
Congratulations Sensei Takahashi on this monumental milestone
Congratulations Sensei Takahashi on this monumental milestone

Pics: Apr 2022 Special Training/50 Year Landmark Celebration (courtesy Rick King & Michael Heffner)

Thank you Sensei Takahashi for your amazing dedication to our Mt. Kisco & Amityville Dojo’s. You are a lifelong inspiration to all of us. OSS !!

Mt Kisco & Amityville Dojo's celebrate a special landmark event with Sensei Takahashi !
Mt Kisco & Amityville Dojo’s celebrate a special landmark event with Sensei Takahashi !

Special Training – January 2020

Special Training

  • We completed our first special training session of the 2020 today.
  • It was special, with a great turnout from Mt Kisco and Old Bethpage (AKA the Amityville Dojo).
  • Basics were covered in detail along with several kata.
  • A takeaway from today’s special training is to apply the techniques we practised to all our kata.

Special Training- Fall 2019

Sensei Takahashi Birthday
Happy Birthday Sensei!!!

We had another great session combining the students from the Mt. Kisco and Long Island Dojo’s.  The focus was exclusively on basics – with a strong emphasis on footwork, timing, control and distance (“ma” in Japanese).  We went the full 3 hours and concluded with a lively celebration of Sensei’s birthday.  Winter Training will be the 3rd Sunday of January

.Special Training-Fall 2019

Special Training- July 2019

July’s Special Training focused on the 5 Heian Kata (Shodan, Nidan, Sandan, Yodan & Godan),  Bo Kata and Bo Kumite.  It was 100 degrees outside but everyone’s spirit ran strong. Many thanks to Sensei for leading us through a challenging session! And a special thanks to all of our students who travelled to attend the event. 

Special Training- April 2019

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.