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.
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.
SAVE THE DATES JUNE 8, 9 and 10
Dojo Training Weekend for Adults…Purple Belt and Above
Where: Wilmington Vermont…(10 miles south of Mt. Snow in Southern Vermont)
Hosted by student Larry Debany at his Vermont farm
Large barn with wood floor..including indoor basketball court
Friday evening arrival (if possible)
Friday social event depending on interest and amount of students who plan to arrive by early Friday evening.
Morning class from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm
12:30 – 3:00 pm…Lunch on own..free time.…1.5 miles from the town.
Afternoon class from 3:15 pm to 5:15 pm
Followed by barbecue on the property for students and families.
AM class from 10 am to 12 pm.
Further information including hotel accommodations (group rates to be obtained for 2 night stay Friday and Saturday) . For spouses and family members there are things to do in the area. Ski mountain runs the ski lift for mountain views. Hiking trails. Town has tourist shops..arts and crafts…clothing stores, etc.
(Approximately 3.5 hours from Mt.Kisco)