Adult Rank Advancement, September 2018

Rank advancement was conducted for our adult class on September 15, 2018. After a rigorous and challenging test, Bob and Jennifer Lazzarini were promoted to 3rd Kyu, Brown Belt in Shorin Ryu karate.     Pictured (Left to Right): Jennifer Lazzarini, Pedro Bernardy, Bob Lazzarini, Bill Northlich, Igor Akkerman, Bob Jinkins, Bob Gorman     Videos:  

Home Dojo Remodel Update: October, 2018

Photos of our home dojo taken during and after my trip to Italy when Senpai “Uncle” Bob Gormen and his Project Team worked feverishly over the course of several days.  Their combined efforts resulted in a beautiful Shomen wall adored with cedar panels milled specifically for our dojo.  Although still a work in progress the dojo…

Ten Commandments of Karate, by Sensei Jesse Enkamp

Ten rules to consider for effective and sustainable martial arts training  As Sensei Jesse Enkamp writes, the practice of karate (or any other martial art) is not a religion but instead another tool for improving our lives and the lives of those we touch. Please read this article and apply what works for you.   

Itosu Anko and His Contribution to Okinawan Martial Arts

This article, written by my student Robert Jinkins,  details the history and legacy of this karate innovator.  If not for Itosu Sensei efforts we may have never heard of karate in any form.  Please read Bob’s work and leave any question or comment you may have regarding it.  Thank you. ITOSU ANKO AND HIS CONTRIBUTION…


This article was written by my student Robert Gorman as part of his 1st Degree Black Belt (Shodan) test.  Bob offers a look into this mental and emotional state that is sometimes referred to as “Being Masterful”, devoid of excessive thought or action, to accomplish specific tasks.  Please take a moment to read and comment on this. Be well, stay…