Please join in congratulating Hanshi Jim on his promotion to 9th Degree Black Belt in Kenpo and 9th Degree Black Belt in Kenpo Jiu-Jitsu by Grand Master Ernie McPeek. Congratulations Hanshi!
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!
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!
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/.
WNY Karate Center is now offering spring jackets. For further details go to the spring jacket order form (opens in a new window as a PDF file). Print out the form and bring it in to the dojo. Below are some images of what the jackets look like.
WNY Karate Center currently has a Groupon deal listed at https://www.groupon.com/deals/western-new-york-karate-center. Now is a great time to sign up for classes, either for yourself or as a gift.
EXAM DAY-BELT GRADING is this SAT. Feb. 13, 2016.
- Children-12:30 pm – Please be here by 12:15 pm
- Adults-1:30 pm – Please be here by 1:15 pm