A video was recently shared on YouTube about some of the major figures in the development of karate in Panamá and we wanted to share it with the greater ISKA community. After being in the Strategic Air Command in the mid-to-late 1950's, Master Cruz was then transferred to the Canal Zone in Panamá, where he spent a few years and taught hundreds of students. There has been a long lineage of great karateka from Panamá. This is not a complete list, but mentions many of the most famous players in the last 50 years.
For Black Belts and Brown Belts Only • Free to Join
Please Reserve your spot via the Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/258967531881108/
Limited to 100 Participants - be sure to join early
Meeting ID: 854 7423 5731 Password: 942832
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Tips for Productive Virtual Training:
ISKA members and members of other dojos that practice traditional Shotokan karate are invited to join. Fees are $10 per class or if you want to join all sessions for the remainder of the month, the cost is $95. Payment can be made through Venmo or through the link below and a link to join the Zoom session will be emailed to you. These classes are best suited for ages 9+.
At this point, we intend to continue training virtually in California through at least May 31st. We will continue to send out regular updates regarding reopening of the dojo and cessation of virtual classes.
Update: Monday, March 9th, 2020
Due to Covid-19 outbreak, we are cancelling
The 23rd ISKA Winter Seminar on March 14th
Dear ISKA Family,
In light of recent developments related to the Covid-19 outbreak and out of an abundance of caution, we have decided to cancel the 23rd ISKA Winter Seminar, scheduled for Saturday, March 14th, 2020 in San Bruno, CA. We feel that the benefits of canceling this event at this time far outweigh the potential risks and we are heeding the advice of local and national health agencies. The health and safety of our instructors and students is paramount in our minds.
This was a difficult decision, since the genesis of this event was an annual seminar conducted by Hanshi Vincent Cruz at the Shotokan Karate Academy, Benicia, 23 years ago, and we have continued holding this annual event to keep his legacy alive.
We apologize for any inconvenience this cancellation may cause and look forward to you attending future ISKA events. We will continue to monitor this fluid situation and will communicate regarding potential impacts to other future planned events. Please visit our website at www.santenkarate.com for regular updates.
We will issue full refunds to anyone who has already registered for the ISKA Winter Seminar online. We will send an email in the next couple of days to confirm that your refund has been issued. Please direct any questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hanshi Rick Llewelyn and Hanshi Robert Stevenson
The 23rd Annual ISKA Winter Seminar
Saturday, March 14th, 2019 at Dojo USA, San Bruno, CA
The 23rd Annual ISKA Winter Seminar will be taught by Hanshi Rick Llewelyn, Hanshi Robert Stevenson, and Special Guest Instructor Kyoshi Steve McCann, 7th Dan.
EXPLORE ADVANCED KARATE CONCEPTS
We are announcing the dates of the 2020 ISKA Black Belt College Series below. Please plan ahead to attend these quarterly sessions. The theme of each session will vary, but will be geared towards advanced black belt concepts. Brown belts are permitted, with Sensei approval, on a case by case basis.
First Session of 2020:
2020 ISKA Black Belt Schedule:
The last session of 2019 of the ISKA Black Belt has concluded, which was graciously hosted by Hanshi Robert Stevenson in Fresno on Sunday, Nov. 17th. Thank you to all who participated. See you next year!
Instructors: Hanshi Robert Stevenson, Hanshi Rick Llewelyn, Sensei Cephra Raja
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For the serious Black Belt student and Instructors (Brown Belts with Instructor approval). Students should have a working understanding of most advanced Shotokan kata and come prepared for light kumite.
We focus on advanced concepts in body dynamics, bunkai, kumite, mobility and flexibility, conditioning, and kata dissection/history in different ways in each session.
33rd Annual ISKA Master's Seminar
October 19th & 20th, 2019
featuring Sensei Avi Rokah, 7th Dan
at Dojo USA, San Bruno, CA
REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN
for the 2019 ISKA Summer Camp, Aug. 9-11th, 2019 at YMCA Camp Jones Gulch in La Honda, CA.
"Welcome to Summer" Beach training is coming up on Sunday, June 2nd!
Training is free - potluck to follow; please bring something to share.
Hosted by Sensei Rick Llewelyn and the International San Ten Karate Association
Sunday, June 2nd, 2019
Stinson Beach, Marin County, CA
Parking Lot opens at 9am; Training will begin at 9:15am
Potluck to follow around 11:30 or Noon
Other dojos are welcome, but please let us know in advance that you are planning to join.
Contact Sensei Llewelyn for more info:
Email: email@example.com Phone: (510) 599-0581
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Thank you to all who attending the April 28th Black Belt College session at Sacramento Traditional Karate. Save the date for the next session on Saturday, June 8th in Benicia!
The next session of the ISKA Black Belt College is coming up Sunday, April 28th in Sacramento, hosted by Sensei John Leggett. Hanshi Llewelyn, Hanshi Stevenson, and Sensei Leggett will be the featured instructors for this session. See details below.
Sacramento Traditional Karate
at the Gold River Racquet/Sports Club, 2201 Gold Rush Drive, Gold River, CA 95670
Sunday, April 28th, 2019 from 1-4pm
$20 for current ISKA-Members, $40 for Non-Members (please be sure your membership is current).
Shotokan based Kumite drills (*Note- this will not include free sparring)
Please contact Rick Llewelyn at firstname.lastname@example.org or (510) 599-0581.
Sensei Llewelyn to be Guest Instructor at the 1st Inaugural California Spring Keiko with Sensei Rick Hotton - April 12-14th
Sensei Rick Llewelyn has been invited to be a Guest Instructor at the 1st Inaugural Spring Keiko with Sensei Rick Hotton on April 12-14th, 2019 at Tony Hunt's Seishin Shotokan in Auburn , CA.
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$125 for Sunday Morning Keiko Members
$150 for Non-SMK Members
For more information and to register, please visit the Sunday Morning Keiko website:
There are a few hotels in Auburn. We recommend the Best Western Golden Key, located about 10 minutes from the dojo.
If you have any questions, please email us at email@example.com or contact SMK directly.