Team, festival was cancelled for weather today. No need to show up for shifts. Booth is taken down and site is clear. Thank you!
Note: Attendance is Required for all NoVA Isshinryu Instructors and Students, and is optional but recommended for all OES Karate Students & their Parents!
Plan to attend!
with Sensei Dane Sutton, Hanshigo, Kudan
When: Saturday, September 29, 2018
Time: 11:30 noon-5:30pm
Location: Kent Gardens Elementary School Gymnasium Address: 1717 Melbourne Drive McLean, VA 22101
Sponsors: Renshi Mami Gebereegziabher, 5th Dan – Kent Gardens Karate Club; Kyoshi Paul Cote, 7th Dan, PSKC Advisor
Time Table and Agenda:
11:30am-12:00noon Arrival and Dress in Gi, Sign Cards, Warm-up on your own, Ready to line up at 11:55am
12:00noon-1:00pm Early-Bird ‘Renshi Circle’ (evaluated by Kyoshi in attendance)
Each Renshi Group teaches 4 rotating study group levels for 15 minutes each group
Renshi Jen and Jaeson Kosarsky: Jodan Uke/Uraken Uchi: Progressive Applications from KataRenshi Kotanchick and Willey: Gedan Uke: Progressive Applications for Kyu and Dan RanksRenshi Keefer and Gebereegziabher: Shuto Uke: Progressive Applications from KataRenshi Gulik and Kendall: Body Positioning Techniques and Strategies for Self-Defense(Note: The 4-group Renshi Circle and 4-study groups will run concurrently during this hour) (Note: We will formally greet Hanshi Sutton upon his arrival during this hour)
1:00pm-1:05pm Finish Renshi Circle and Short Break
1:05pm-1:10 Formal Bow-In: Hanshi Sutton, 9th Dan
1:10pm-1:40pm Kyu and Dan Promotions: Hanshi Sutton, 9th Dan
1:40pm-2:00pm Group Photos: (1) Entire Group, Including Youth; (2) Adults (for LaVie)
(3) Hanshi, Kyoshi, Renshi; (4) Hanshi & Kyoshi; (5) Hanshi & Renshi
2:00pm-2:05pm Short Break
2:05pm-3:05pm Evaluation of Kata Groups by Hanshi Sutton and Kyoshi Dang
Seisan/Seiunchin Group (White thru Orange Belts): Kyoshi Cote
Naihanchi Group (Blue Belts): Kyoshi Marmon
Wansu Group (Green Belts): Kyoshi R. Miller
Sunsu Group (Brown Belts/Dan Ranks): Kyoshi J. Miller
(Note: Kata Groups will run concurrently during this hour)
3:05pm-3:15pm Short Break
3:15pm-4:15pm Seminar: Kyoshi Marmon: Pathways to a Life-Long Study of Karate (Lecture/Demo/Some Hands-On Training)
4:15pm-5:15pm Seminar: Kyoshi Cote: The Three Circles and Mother-Child Hands (Demo/Hands-On Training)
5:15pm-5:30pm Adjourn: Bow Out, and Re-Dress
5:30pm-5:40pm Go to Social (at Sensei Gebereegziabher’s home)
Team NoVa isshinryu – Remember no workout this Friday due to the festival. If you have not signed up for a time at the festival booth please do so soon.
When: Saturday, September 8th 9:30AM-5:00PM and Sunday, September
Where: On the main Conservancy Grounds at 6060 Burke Centre Parkway,
Burke, VA, 22015
Booth Number: This year, we are in the back of the festival, at
booth number 15! (good location))! When you arrive, please grab a
map, and proceed to our booth.
Parking: Unless you are loading/unloading, it is best to park at one
of the community centers and take the free shuttle to and from the
Shuttle information can be found here:
What to bring with you: Please wear your Club T-shirt, and its also
a good idea to bring your gi. We will be working on basics padwork
and teaching kata while we staff the booth. Bringing Sunscreen and water/refreshments are highly recommended.
Team, as our Club continues to grow it is time to order t-shirts again. In advance I need to know the size and quantity you would like to order. For active club members this is required.
I will let you know if an online form gets set up, but for now please send me your size and quantity. I will order and provide the final price for the shirts. Please use $15.00 per shirt for planning purposes. The t-shirt company states sizes are standard so order what you normally wear (YS, YM, YL, S, M, L, XL, XXL)
The shirt will be Navy Blue with club logo, as our current shirt, and be made of the same performance material.
Please let me know at Friday’s workout so I can arrange for production and shipping. My plan is to place the order this weekend.
Where: Glasgow Middle School – Map/Directions
When: Saturday 25 March 2017 Arrive NLT 1:30 PM
This year we are performing at 2:50 PM. Please arrive NLT 1:30 PM in order to change, warm up and be ready by 2:30 PM to accomodate program changes. If you would like to have lunch please arrive NLT 12:00 PM.
See you there!
From our discussion on sparring gear and gi orders at last night’s workout, please go to the Gear and Gi Order page and use the sparring gear sizing chart and let me know what sizes you need for the gear. If you comment your sizes on that page I will post on the page when they were ordered and the price. Also send me an e-mail for backup, but please use the page so we can assess its usefulness for tracking orders. Thank You!
The timeslots for personnel at the booth is based on the minimum required to be at the booth. If you would like to sign up for a time that is already showing full please let me know and I will add to positions to the timeslot. Thank you!
We are almost ready to order t-shirts and in advance I need to know the size and quantity you would like to order. For active club members this is required.
Please send me your size and quantity and I will order and provide the final price for the shirts. Please use $15.00 per shirt for planning purposes. The t-shirt company states sizes are standard so order what you normally wear.
The shirt will be Navy Blue with club logo, as our current shirt, but be made in a performance material.
Please let me know by Friday’s workout so I can arrange for production and shipping.
Volunteer opportunities for the annual Burke Centre Festival are now open. Remember this is an opportunity to recruit and demonstrate our learning. We need a minimum of 2 people per session except opening and closing time slots where we need 4. This is a great opportunity to work on checksheets and focused training as well as represent NoVa Isshinryu to the community.
Please click on the following web link (or copy it into your web browser if clicking doesn’t work) to go to the signup sheet:
To sign up, just follow the instructions on the page. It only takes a few seconds to do.
Thank you for volunteering!
Nova Isshinryu Club – the calendar has been updated too reflect the dates Jim Miller Sensei announced last week. Please check the calendar and plan to attend required events.
Be sure to get your checksheets completed ahead of testing and promotion this Friday!