Sensei Figgiani Workshop in Ireland –Nov 14-15

Workshops taught by Sensei Jerry Figgiani, 8th Dan and Founder/President of SRKDI

Dates:

November 14-15, 2015

Training times:

Saturday 14th, 10am – 12. Seniors.
4pm – 6pm. Seniors

Sunday 15th, 12 – 1pm – Children’s class.
3pm – 5pm – Senior’s.

Location:

St. Mary’s Karate Club
St. Mary’s Hall
Northgate Street
Athlone, Ireland, UK

In conjunction with Matsubayashi Ireland.

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Doshi Kai: August 15, 2015

Martial Arts Doshi Kai Training Session

 

Date: Saturday, August 15, 2015

Time: 11 AM – 3 PM

Location:

Shorin Ryu Karatedo International Headquarters
161 Middle Country Rd.
Middle Island, NY 11953

Cost: Members $40.00 • Non-Members $60.00

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Tamaki Sensei Named SRKDI Technical Director

Tamaki Sensei Teaching in the Tokashiki Dojo

Tamaki Sensei Teaching in the Tokashiki Dojo

It is a great honor to announce that Tamaki Sensei is now the official Technical Director of Shorin Ryu Karatedo International. Sensei brings amazing skills, knowledge, and history to the organization. Tamaki Sensei is the most senior student to come out of the Nagamine Dojo, and I look forward to working with him in the near future.

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Sensei Figgiani Receives 8th Dan Certificate

    Sensei Jerry Figgiani Receiving 8th Dan Certificate from Sensei Takeshi Tamaki

Sensei Jerry Figgiani Receiving 8th Dan Certificate from Sensei Takeshi Tamaki

On July 12, 2015, I was truly honored to receive an 8th Dan certificate from Takeshi Tamaki Sensei in Okinawa. This is definitely one of the highlights in my martial arts career.This honor culminated a week of training at the Tokashiki Dojo, in which we explored kihon, various kata, bo basics, and bo kata.

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2015 All Matsubayashi Shorin Ryu Training Weekend

Come join us May 15 – 17, 2015, for a weekend of training with no political agenda…open to all practitioners regardless of association or organization..,simply training and sharing ideas and concepts to help better understand our practice of Shorin Ryu Karate. This weekend is open to the first 60 people who sign up. The only requirements are that you come with an open mind and you are Shodan and above. There is no fee for this event. Hopefully, this can turn into an annual event with other dojos hosting across the country.

Training Itinerary:

Friday, May 15, 2015

4:00pm-6:00pm – Meet and Greet
6:30pm-7:15pm – Sensei Nestor Ramos
7:30pm-8:30pm – Sensei Jerry Figgiani
8:30pm-9:00pm – Questions and Answers

Saturday, May 16, 2015

9:00am-10:30am – Sensei Michael Mitchell
10:45am-12:00n – Sensei Jack McPeek/Sensei Jeff Leistner
12:00n-1:00pm – Lunch
1:00pm-2:15pm – Sensei Steve Roffman
2:30pm-4:00pm – Sensei Jerry Figgiani
4:00pm-5:00pm – Questions and Answers

Sunday, May 17, 2015

9:00am-10:30am – Sensei Jerry Figgiani
10:45am-12:00n – Sensei Terry Maccarrone

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Sensei Jeff Mancilla Reviews Sensei Jerry Figgiani’s Training Workshops

Sensei Jeff Mancilla expressed these words of enthusiastic appreciation for Sensei Jerry Figgiani’s Practical Bunkai workshop held February 28, 2015, at the Omine Karate Dojo in San Bruno, California:

 

Jeff Mancilla ReviewFiggiani Sensei is a consummate martial artist. His karate skills are electric, and his knowledge of Matsubaysahi-ryu and Okinawan karate, in general, is very impressive. His instruction of two man flow drills and bunkai (which consists of seizing, grappling and throwing techniques) is not only lucid, but it is very practical and easy to follow. The flow drills and bunkai taught are a breakdown of practical kata applications which elicits true combat self defense. The seminars are non-intimidating, educational, and very fun.

 

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Exploring Unity in Diversity at Sensei Figgiani’s California Seminars

CA Seminars Feb 2015

Seminar Poster

Sensei Jerry Figgiani recently returned from California after teaching action-packed seminars hosted by Sensei Jordan Duval of the Sunnyvale Shorin Ryu Karate Club and Sensei Jeff Mancilla of the Omine Dojo in San Bruno. Jerry Sensei had an absolute blast teaching fourteen hours of content-rich sessions and working with many amazingly dedicated karateka and senseis, and he is thankful for the warm reception and the gracious hospitality of his hosts, Sensei Jordan Duval and Sensei Jeff Mancilla.

Omine Dojo

Training at Omine Dojo

The workshops clearly challenged the participants physically and encouraged students and instructors to take their own training to a new level of intensity and understanding. Jan Smudski commented, “My legs are killing me as proof of how hard we trained, and it was worth it! I’ve gained a whole new enthusiasm for karate!”  Cody Burford thanked Jerry Sensei for leading these seminars and commented, “It was a great workout and very instructive, and it was awesome to go there and see such a similar way of thinking about the different techniques. Now we have even more conditioning and training drills to help our students understand and broaden their view of kata and karate. Thank you again for a fantastic seminar!”

Sensei Jordan Duval

Sensei Jordan Duval

Figgiani Sensei approaches his seminars with an open mind, encouraging participants to break down barriers that divide martial artists and to see the commonality of technique, application, and spirit that should unite us. Indeed, the martial arts boasts amazing diversity, yet within the differences there is much that unites and can bring practitioners together. Michael Tobin picked up on this message, noting, “Great teachers don’t always do it the same way all the time. There is no learning without variation. I will teach something one way, then another way, then another way, and the result will be the same. There are many paths to the top of a mountain, yet the top remains the same.”

Successful seminars inspire participants toward excellence and encourage them to see the familiar in new or unexpected ways. Jan Smudski commented that attending these workshops was an “incredible learning experience.” Sensei Duval expressed his gratitude to Jerry Sensei for organizing and teaching these seminars and stated, “Your seminar has been a huge source of inspiration for us, opening our eyes to the bunkai possibilities hidden in plain sight.”

 

Reporting by Sensei David S. Hogsette

 

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Sensei Jerry Figgiani Bunkai Workshop in Cocoa Beach–Feb 7

Date: Feb 7

Time: 1pm-6pm

Location: Cocoa Beach Karate, 1355 North Atlantic Avenue / A1A, opposite the International Palms Resort

Background: Sensei Jerry Figgiani has been training in karate since 1977 and has been teaching for over 25 years. Sensei Figgiani has trained with Grandmaster Nagamine and in 1991 was a participant in the demonstration ceremony for his 85th birthday and the 55th anniversary of the Nagamine Dojo. At that time he traveled with his Sensei, Joseph Carbonara, who was a world delegate for the World Matsubayashi Karate Federation.

Sensei Figgiani was the subject of featured articles in the New York Times, Newsday, and most recently Masters Magazine. In addition, he is also a published author.

As a nationally rated forms and fighting champion, Sensei Figgiani has won numerous tournaments across the country from 1988 to 1996. In 1995, he was rated the number one fighter by the Professional Karate League (P.K.L.).

Sensei Figginao has also released a DVD entitled Simplicity in Understanding Kata Bunkai which we at CBK have used and look forward to Sensei Figgiano’s Seminar.

RSVP: Des Chaskelson (senseides@yahoo.com) or complete the e-mail form below:

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