June 20 thru June 28: 2108 JKO Japan Trip:
JKO’s 18 Black belts Elite Team members, lead by Hanshi Miki are training at the Kindai University, which are incredible 22 National Collegiate titles and produced many WKF World Champions, and All Japan Champions.
Fortunately, All Japan Collegiate Championship will be held on June Sunday 24, in Nagoya, Aichi Gymnasium. This event usually held in November. But, this year, Japan is hosting FISU World Collegiate Championship in July at Kobe Port Pier Park, Japan so that we are able to observe this most excitements event of Japan, you will be able to watch current and future All Japan, All Asian and WKF World Champions. All of the Japan ‘s National Team athletes, coaches, officials, are alumni of Japanese Collegiate group.
In 1987, the first International Collegiate Championship were held in Kobe Port Pier Gym, JKO athletes were participated as USA team members. Debbie Lance and other female team captured the 1st place team Kumite division. Hanhsi M. Miki was the chief of the USA chief delegation and a member of WKF Referee councils.
July: The Road to the Nationals Camp:
The five days Road to Nationals seminar will be held the first week of July.
It is highly recommended that students entering the National Championships attend these sessions as it the last week to specifically focus on intensive training for the competition.
Monday July 02 & Tuesday July 03. There will be a break for the Wednesday 4th of July holiday. Seminars will resume on Thursday 07/05 and run each day until Saturday 07/07.
Sessions will start at 9 am and end around noon for lunch. After lunch the participants will go to the beach and then return for regular afternoon classes. The cost for the week is $150. Single daily sessions will cost $40 per day. Remember to bring water, a lunch and snacks, bathing suit and beach towel.
The USA NKF National Championships:
The 2018 U.S. National Championships and Team Trials will be held in Reno, Nevada from July 10-15, 2018. Details are available onteamusa.org.
Saturday, August 04:
The Obon Festival Demonstration will be held from 12:15 PM to 1 PM at the Japanese Friendship Garden at Balboa Park. Please let Hanshi know if you like to participate in it, it’s a fun event.
Sunday, August 05:
The Nikkei Games Karate Tournament will be held in Long Beach, CA. Please speak with Hanshi about the
tournament if you plan on participating. Details can be found at nikkeikarate.com.The annual Ninja Camp:
Monday, August 06 through Friday August 10.
The Ninja Camp will be $125. Sessions will start at 9 am and end around noon for lunch. After lunch the participants will go to the beach and then return for afternoon classes. Single daily sessions will cost $40 per day.
Remember to bring water, a lunch and snacks, bathing suit and beach towel.
We are need of volunteers to help drive and chaperone children while at the beach. Please see Hanshi if you are interested and available.