- Written by Mark Cramer
This coming May 30, 31, and June 1 Great Lakes Seiwa Kai JKF Goju Kai will be hosting a series of Seiwa Kai Seminars and the Seiwa Kai Friendship Tournament. The Seminar will be taught by Vassie Naidoo who is President of both the USA Seiwa Kai (7th Dan) and the JKF Goju Kai USA. Not only does he serve as the Chief Instructor of the USA Seiwa Kai, he also teaches seminars throughout North America, South America, Asia, Africa, and Australia. Take advantage of this opportunity to train with one of the world’s great instructors of Goju Ryu.
- Written by Ken Maunz
Once again we are going to Cumberland Gap to train and play! The trip will be June 26th Thursday thru
June 29th Sunday. This is a family friendly national park with plenty to do in the area. Once again there is no charge for training. Camping in the park is 18$ a night for electric sites per night. We are hoping to get t- shirts this year with GKK logo and year and park on it. But we need to know if you would like to go to order shirts for size and price.
- Written by Rich Stamper
Did you know when Mr. Nimrod Astel of Israel joined the GKK about eight years ago he had no dojo and no students? He now has a dojo he built and about one hundred students including ten dan rank members. He has sponsored visits by Yamakura Shihan to Israel two times, and traveled to the USA two times including attending our 50th Anniversary event. He has added yoga and combat fitness to his curriculum recently. His hard work, dedication, enthusiasm, concern for his students, great personality, and family support have resulted in a wonderful success story with no end in sight. We are fortunate to have him.
- Written by Motoo Yamakura
Here are a few pictures of my recent trip to Japan
I visited Ise Jingu which is a shrine complex composed of a large number of Shinto shrines.
- Written by Dwight A. Scales, Sr.
We are excited to come to you with the information about our Spring Seminar and Annual Meeting and are especially excited to let you all know that a decision has been made to add a small tournament to the weekend activities.
The dates for all of this are, May 23rd and 24th (Friday and Saturday). This will take place at The Clay Avenue Community School, 1030 Clay Avenue, Toledo, Ohio, 43608.
Friday – May 23rd
Black Belt Promotion – 6pm
Saturday – May 24th
Seminar (All Ranks) – 9am until 11am
(Green belts and above) – 11am until 12:30pm
(Black Belts) – 12:30 until 2pm
Officials Meeting – 2pm
Competition – 2:30
Banquet and Annual Meeting – 6pm.
Tournament - $5 one division, $7 both kata and kumite. No participant will go away empty-handed.
Seminar - $10 one session, $15 two sessions, $20 all three, $30 for non-GKK members, $5 more for anyone without a patch
Please review your records and submit the names of members eligible for promotion to Sho Dan and above to me as soon as possible. We want no one to miss the opportunity to advance as they should.
Prices for the seminar and tournament will be determined soon. Rest assured they will be reasonable. I am sending this notice so that everyone can make travel plans.
We are all part of the GKK family. As family members, we all have ownership in how the family is maintained. We need to see representatives from all regions for this to be a successful venture!
- Written by Rich Stamper
We are pleased to announce our most recent GKK school, the Cohoes Community Goju in Cohoes, NY. The school is led by Mr. Josh Welch, a student of Mr. Frank Matt.
Congratulations to Mr. Josh for establishing his school and sharing the good things the GKK has to offer.