WNY Karate Family Picnic

This year’s annual WNY Karate Center Family Picnic will be held on Saturday, July 30, 2016 in Shelter 1B on Beaver Island State Park from 12-5PM. See the flyer that is being handed out in class.

Upcoming Black Belt Test

WNY Karate Center is having an adult black belt test this coming Saturday, May 21, 2016 from 12PM to 7PM.

The following candidates are grading for:

  • SHO-DAN (1st Degree Black Belt)
    • Sempai Don Seel
  • SAN-DAN (3rd Degree Black Belt)
    • Sensei Matt Hout
    • Sensei Rick Potvin
  • YON-DAN (4th Degree Black Belt)
    • Sense Jim Ando
    • Sensei Alicia Hargadon

This will be the first time in over 23 years that a female candidate will be testing for Yon-Dan (4th degree Black Belt) so come by and support Sensei Alicia in this historic event!

Meeting Sifu Donnie Yen

This past Saturday, Hanshi Jim and some other members of Western New York Karate Center were fortunate enough to take a trip to Toronto, Canada to see a screening of Wu Xia. The screening was followed by a question and answer session by Sifu Donnie Yen. Hanshi Jim was even able to get an autograph and some pictures with Sifu!

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Great test and class last night.

It was a very busy night last night at the dojo. There were four individuals that tested last night. Two were promoted to Blue Belt and two were promoted to 1st Degree Brown Belt.  While this was going on, Shihan Bill led a great class of White to Orange belts on basics. In addition, many other students practiced their material during the open workout class. A great night and congratulations to all those promoted. Pictures of the night can be found by going to http://wnykaratecenter.com/march-2016-test-and-class-images/.


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