Isshin-ryu karate seminar

Come join us at WNY Karate Center on Saturday, March 2 from 2:30-4:30 for an ISSHIN~RYU KARATE seminar with Kyoshi Curt Sawyer and Kyoshi Matt Dorsey. This seminar is open to all adults with a purple belt or higher ranking and all children with a junior black/red belt or higher. The cost is $20 per person. Bring your weapons too!

4th of July and WNY Karate Family Picnic

  • All classes are cancelled for the 4th of July. All classes resume on Thursday, July 5th. Have a great and safe holiday.
  • The WNY Karate Center Summer Picnic is Saturday, July 28th at Beaver Island State Park, Shelter 1B from 12-5 PM. Please fill out the flyer at the dojo and turn it into the office by Saturday, July 21st.

Isshin-Ryu Karate-Do: An Instructor’s Manual by Shihan Bill Reynolds

We are happy to announce Shihan Bill’s new book titled, Isshin-Ryu Karate-Do: An Instructor’s Manual. As Shihan Bill states: “I wrote this book for students who have earned a Brown Belt to help them in their preparation to become an instructor at our dojo. Per the description I wrote for Amazon, “this book is to serve as a resource to help Isshin-Ryu students to better personalize their understanding of this martial arts system and to be able to better able to train others. Not only basics, kata, and sparring are covered, but also the history, philosophy, and culture underlying Isshin-Ryu are addressed.” If you are interested in purchasing a copy of the book, you can purchase a copy at WNY Karate Center or via

Also, this fall, Sensei Scott Cvetkovski and Shihan Bill Reynolds will be having a workshop at WNY Karate Center where students will be aided in learning how to best use the book as part of their training and the training of others. Keep an eye out for date and time.

Upcoming pre-tests and Black Belt Test


  • Phase I – Wed. April 11th @ 8:00 pm
  • Phase II – Wed. April 25th @ 8:00 pm
  • Phase III – Wed. May 9th @ 8:00 pm

FINAL EXAM – May 12th @ 12:00 noon


  • Sempai Laura Biddle
  • Sempai Tina Hartlaub
  • Sempai Tonia Molnar

Reiki Sessions with Sensei Scott

Sensei Scott Cvetkovski will be at WNY Karate Center from Dec. 18th-27th administering Reiki Healing sessions. To book a 30 or 60 minute session, please see the front office for times and cost.

Final Black Belt Pre-Test

The final Black Belt Pre-Test, before Saturday’s Black Belt test, is tomorrow. All are welcome to come watch and support those testing.