Tuesday, October 31, 2017

No Karate Tonight, Halloween, 10/31/2017.  I hope everyone has a safe and happy night.  I will be sending out information by e mail with more information about the national tournament (Nov 10-12), the Thanksgiving holidays and the kyu test on 12/2/2017 and all the pre tests surrounding it.  Thanks.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

The Karate School Will be closed Friday, 9-22-17, due to farmer's day activities associated with the Sugar Cane Festival.  Classes will resume as normal on Monday, 9-25-17. Happy Farmer's Day everyone!  OSU, Sensei Scott

Friday, September 1, 2017

Update on the dojo.  We did get some high water, but thankfully none got in the dojo.  Thanks for your concerns and your patience at weathering the storm.  Classes will resume as normal.  Remember that Monday is Labor Day and we will have no Karate on this holiday.  Everyone try to make a few Friday classes to make it up.  Thanks and Happy Labor Day!  OSU,  Sensei Scott

Monday, August 28, 2017

The roads around the karate school are badly flooded and so is the parking lot at the karate school.  So, reluctantly, we are going to have to cancel class for tonight at Karate.  This is certainly in the best interest of self defense.  We have not gotten any water inside the dojo yet, but it has come up close to the door.  Sorry for the inconvenience and I will see you all next class.  Stay safe and dry.

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Thank you to everyone for a very successful karate camp and test.  Although we had fewer participants this year, the camp was smooth and very spirited.  The graphic below are the results of your Kyu Test.  If you click on the image, it will get bigger and easier to read.  I thought everyone did well and made at least some progress.  Not everyone that tested this weekend earned their next belt, but everyone got better and that is what really counts.  If everyone was always promoted on every test than the ranks and the test would mean nothing.  It takes real effort and hard work to achieve in karate, but all the students at NIKI have what it takes to succeed.  I would also like to acknowledge some new black belt ranks achieved.  Lori Dartez earned her Shodan (1st degree black belt).  Dr. LeAndre Odom and Marco Flores both achieved Nidan (2nd degree black belt).  These are very difficult accomplishments and lifetime achievements, so please let them know how proud you are of them.  I am proud of all the students who tested this weekend for their effort and ability to endeavor.  We do have a few small camp t shirts available at the dojo for $20 each if you would like to purchase one and help out the JKAAF team.  Thank you again.  OSU,  Sensei Scott