Thank You Sensei Schlosser

We would like to thank Sensei Kraig Schlosser of Shuri Ryu Karate Academy for coming out to Chardon and teaching this afternoon. We learned about pressure points, joint locks, some self defense applications and even a new kata.

Also thanks to Kevin for being the sacrificial uke for the demonstrations.

Neil Earns Jukyu

On May 21st, Neil took his first test and earned his jukyu certificate. He’s been working hard on his techniques and it showed on his test. He’s already on his way to the next one. Great job Neil!

Saturday Summer Hours

Beginning on June 1st, we will return to our “open mat” class format on Saturdays throughout the summer.

The dojo will be open on Saturdays from 10:30am until 12:00pm for Little Dragon, junior, and adult students. There will not be a formal class – students are expected to come prepared to work on their own material. Black belt instructors will be present to assist and work with students individually when needed.

Students may come and go at any time, but they must train for at least one hour to receive class credit towards their next rank. There will be a sign-in sheet on the desk for students to sign in and out.

Saturday summer hours will run June 1st through August 24th. The dojo will be closed on Saturday, August 31st for Labor Day, and we will return to our regular Saturday schedule on September 7th.


* Please note: this picture was not taken in Chardon

Tai Chi Schedule

Below is the Tai Chi class schedule for the next few weeks before the summer break.

  • Wednesday, May 8
  • Monday, May 13
  • Monday, May 20
  • Wednesday, May 29
  • Monday, June 3

Classes will resume in September after school starts. More information coming soon. Enjoy the summer!

Holiday Schedule

There will be no tai chi classes on December 24th and 31st.

There will be no karate classes on December 25th and January 1st.

All other classes will be held as usual (weather permitting).

Josh Earns Nikyu

Here’s Josh with his well-deserved nikyu (2nd class brown belt) certificate. This is a long test with many bogyu and kumite waza, but Josh pushed through with strong techniques and even managed to hold his own against some challenging kumite opponents. One more brown belt to go and he’s on his way to shodan. Great job Josh!