Friends from the Netherlands

It is often the case that training with someone creates a bond that is hard to describe in words. One of the most interesting aspects of karate training, and Kyokushin in particular, seems to be the connections you share with others you have never before met. This, I suppose, comes from the shared understanding of what it means to train …

Rota Mini Summer Camp

Green-belt Michelle finished up a two-week summer camp for kids and Edgar had to go pick her up. He decided to stay an extra day in the area at Rota Lodge for some family fun and a little training. Having invited everyone to partake, a couple of us decided to take Edgar up on his offer. We hurriedly packed the …

First Belt Testing at New Dojo a Great Success!

Wow! We just finished our first belt testing at the new dojo. While this is a nice milestone for us, a physical dojo does not make the test. It is the people and their spirit that make the day special and we had plenty of both. Everyone made this a great day for each other… since expending your energy is …

Future Summer Camp Location

Sempai Edgar has thoroughly researched and field tested the location for our first summer camp in 2010. We might even plan a Fall 2009 retreat and mini-camp! in the meantime, please enjoy photos of some of Edgar’s test procedures. Osu!

Kyokushin’s Georges St. Pierre UFC 100 Fighter Profile

Georges St. Pierre UFC 100 Fighter Profile: The new wave and the future mold of professional mixed martial artists; is what UFC welterweight champion (18-2-0) Georges “Rush” St. Pierre has been called by many who follow the sport of MMA from a close range. more…

A Small Taste…

The Window graphics were installed today. It really looks great — you have to see them in-person. 😉 Osu!

A Little Closer…

The builders are on the home stretch… we are approaching a new beginning. Everything is shaping up nicely. There is a lot to do, but it is all fun work. The outside sign went up today. :’-)

Dojo Update

The mats were delivered today while I was running wiring. Tomorrow a rug gets installed in the viewing room and a tile floor in the front bathroom. Once that’s done, the bathroom can be finished (toilet finally moved — see post below) and floor molding installed. Also tomorrow or soon thereafter the outside signage will be installed. Then the cleaning …

Bad Toilet Placement

We’ve asked them to move the toilet as we feel this leaves the user too exposed.