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Jiyu Kumite Seminar & Long Beach Tournament Workshop

CSU Long Beach &  CSU Fullerton Shotokan Karate Club cordially invites all SKA members to our "Jiyu Kumite Seminar & Long Beach Tournament Workshop" for white belts and brown belts. In addition to creating a safe environment for our juniors to express their strongest technique, this Workshop also allows black belts to practice refereeing and maintaining a safe tournament environment.

We hope that all black belts will encourage your white and brown belts to participate. We also hope that black belts will attend to support their juniors and practice their refereeing and corner judging skills. Black belt participation from other dojos is particularly needed to foster a truly unbiased experience for the fighters.

In anticipation of the tournament, we have several key events to prepare white, brown and black belts alike.

(Tournament spaces will be limited to 16 slots per division, but the workshop is open to all)
    • Tuesday, Sept 30th - "Intro to Jiyu Kumite" Workshop @ Garden Grove Dojo
    • Saturday, Oct 4th - Refereeing Clinic @ CSULB
    • Saturday, Oct 18th - Don Depree Memorial Jiyu Kumite Camp @ SOD
    • Saturday, Oct 25th - Jiyu Kumite Seminar & Long Beach Tournament Workshop @ CSULB

                        (For more details, please see events below)

The goal of these clinics and the tournament is to further build our base of strong fighters and referees. The top priorities and focus of the tournament will be clean technique and control to ensure safety of all involved. We are truly excited to host this event for all of our juniors and appreciate your support. Thank you!

"Introduction to Jiyu Kumite" Workshop

Monthly workshops to help introduce participants to jiyu kumite (free sparring) training. The first workshop will be:

Instructor: Dusty DePree, sandan

Date: Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Time: 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Location: Garden Grove Dojo
10102 Stanford Ave., Garden Grove, CA 92840
Fee: $10 donation to Garden Grove Dojo
Ranks: All ranks and skill levels welcome

Contact: Dwaine Miller, (909) 996-5669, dwaine.miller@gmail.com

CSULB Refereeing Clinic

In preparation for the Long Beach Tournament, SKA Black belts interested in officiating and refereeing are encouraged to participate in this Refereeing Clinic. Brown belts are welcome to practice jiyu kumite. This clinic is FREE! Tournament rules and regulations will be covered as well as participating in refereeing and judging. Please review SKA Tournament Rules and Regulations and bring your whistles.

Date: Saturday, October 4, 2014
Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: CSULB Dojo (KIN-60)
Ranks: Black Belts and Brown Belts

Contact: Andrae Miller, (925) 270-7125, andraem76@gmail.com


3rd Annual Don Depree Memorial Jiyu Kumite Camp

Leaders: Godan Ken Osborne & Tom Muzila

Date: Saturday, October 18, 2014

Time: 11:00 am – 3:30 pm
Location: Shotokan Ohshima Dojo
Rank: Open to all levels

Fee: $40.00 (Checks payable to “Shotokan Karate of America”)
Registration: Please go downstairs to register before practice.

Details: Ken Osborne and Tom Muzila continues the annual Jiyu Kumite Camp in honor of Don DePree. Mr. Don DePree was the original partner with Ken in past jiyu kumite camps. This year will mark the 9th annual event. Ken and Tom will combine their kumite knowledge giving over 95 years of experience for this camp. They will introduce technical and mental approaches giving the participant special insight into Jiyu Kumite. Each will share the essence of their unique methods and styles of fighting to all those attend.

Bring hand gloves, chest/groin protectors, and mouth guards. CSULB Host. Feel free to bring your own meals between practices, a few refreshments with light snacks and drinks will be provided.

Contact: Andrae Miller, (925) 270-7125, andraem76@gmail.com

 "Wisdom of the Old into the Energy of the Young"

"Body goes down, Mind must come up." -- Don DePree"The 
-- Don DePree

Jiyu Kumite Seminar & Long Beach Tournament Workshop

Date: Saturday, October 25, 2014

9:30 am – Registration
10:00 am – 11:30 am - Jiyu Kumite Seminar
12:00 pm – 4:00 pm - Long Beach Tournament Workshop

CSULB East Gymnasium
Kinesiology (KIN) Building
1250 Bellflower Blvd.
Long Beach, CA 90840

White belts, Brown belts, & new members of SKA
(Black belts are invited to help with refereeing)

White belts - $5.00
Brown belts - $10.00
Black Belts – Donation
*Portions of the Proceeds will go towards SOD Funding Project

This Workshop is an introductory level training on jiyu kumite (“free sparring or matching”) for white belts, brown belts, & new members of SKA. The Jiyu Kumite Seminar will cover concepts of kumite drills & footwork, fighting strategies, and applying kumite techniques with an opponent. Following the seminar will be the Long Beach Tournament. This mini tournament will be a mock competition designed for participants to experience “free sparring”, and apply their kumite techniques and fight abilities with other competitors in a safe and friendly exchange environment. The seminar will be led by top competitor black belts sandan Trung Pham & nidan Andrae Miller. The tournament will be conducted by SKA black belts going over tournament rules, and concepts of officiating and refereeing. We welcome all SKA members to participate in this workshop and please invite friends and family to come and observe.

Contact: Trung Pham @ email: shotokanemptyhand@yahoo.com or mobile: 714-454-2072

(Tournament spaces will be limited to 16 slots per division,
but the workshop is open to all)

Women's, White Belt, & Brown Belt