A Celebration of Sensei R.L. Fusaro
Sep
7
2:00 PM14:00

A Celebration of Sensei R.L. Fusaro

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Dearest friends and students of Sensei Robert Fusaro,

We would like to invite you to a celebration of Sensei’s life on what would have been his 86th birthday, Saturday, September 7th, 2019. The celebration will commence around 2PM. Absolutely everyone is welcome. We currently plan to celebrate him at his dojo, Midwest Karate Association in Minneapolis.

All will be informed if the venue must change due to demand. Please RSVP as soon as possible if you are planning to be there so we can get an accurate count of our attendees. Please note if you would like to speak at the celebration. Time will be allotted for all if possible.

Light refreshments will be served.

We invite all karateka of any level to attend our regular classes on Saturday morning and we plan to keep the dojo open all day. Beginner classes are at 9am, Intermediate-Advanced from 10-noon.

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Aug
26
to Aug 30

Summer Camp for Kids, week 3

Instructor: Gina Wood, 2nd Dan, special guest instructors daily
Cost: $225 per student per week, only $200 if registered by April 1st!

Our annual summer camp for kids is offered 3 weeks this year! Camp still runs all day, M-F, from 8:30AM drop off to 5PM pickup. We will cover our usual karate and kid safe self defense but each week will have a different theme, so students could attend all three weeks without a repeat of the curriculum. Snacks and craft supplies will be provided, students are asked to bring a bag lunch from home. No experience or uniform required. It's easy to register. Download the form. Fill in the form. Mail in the form, with payment made out to Midwest Karate Kids. Register early for the best price and to guarantee your child a spot!

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Jul
22
to Jul 26

Summer Camp for Kids, week 2

Instructor: Gina Wood, 2nd Dan, special guest instructors daily
Cost: $225 per student per week, only $200 if registered by April 1st!

Our annual summer camp for kids is offered 3 weeks this year! Camp still runs all day, M-F, from 8:30AM drop off to 5PM pickup. We will cover our usual karate and kid safe self defense but each week will have a different theme, so students could attend all three weeks without a repeat of the curriculum. Snacks and craft supplies will be provided, students are asked to bring a bag lunch from home. No experience or uniform required. It's easy to register. Download the form. Fill in the form. Mail in the form, with payment made out to Midwest Karate Kids. Register early for the best price and to guarantee your child a spot!

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Jun
17
to Jun 21

Summer Camp for Kids, week 1

Instructor: Gina Wood, 2nd Dan, special guest instructors daily
Cost: $225 per student per week, only $200 if registered by April 1st!

Our annual summer camp for kids is offered 3 weeks this year! Camp still runs all day, M-F, from 8:30AM drop off to 5PM pickup. We will cover our usual karate and kid safe self defense but each week will have a different theme, so students could attend all three weeks without a repeat of the curriculum. Snacks and craft supplies will be provided, students are asked to bring a bag lunch from home. No experience or uniform required. It's easy to register. Download the form. Fill in the form. Mail in the form, with payment made out to Midwest Karate Kids. Register early for the best price and to guarantee your child a spot!

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WTKF World Championship
Oct
22
to Oct 28

WTKF World Championship

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The following people will be representing our region as part of the USA team at the World Championships in Newfoundland, Canada: Athletes - Al Kotula, Dennis Olson, Tom Hauwiller, Jeffrey Davila, Meghan Wilson, Cassi Le Judges - Art Wong, Trung Le, Laurie Elliott Hotel, tournament rules, and tournament information can be found on the WTKF website. http://www.wtkfkarate.org/traditional-karate-do-renaissance-festival/ The Delta hotel is the host hotel for the event and it has a skyway connection to the arena.

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Fall NCR Shiai
Oct
6
12:00 PM12:00

Fall NCR Shiai

The fall NCR shiai is set for Saturday noon Oct 6 at the Mpls dojo. Use the shiai to sharpen your kata and kumite skills for your next examination, tune up for the Oct 22- 28 World championships if you are athlete or judge, or come to have fun meeting and competing with your fellow karatekas.

$10 for first event, $5 additional events, Max fee $30

Kata

Kumite

Team Kata - Enbu (no fee - demonstration only with feedback)

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End of Summer Camp + 60th Anniversary
Sep
8
9:00 AM09:00

End of Summer Camp + 60th Anniversary

Classes: Friday 3 - 4:30PM and 6:30-8PM

Saturday 9am - 12pm and 2pm - 5pm

Classes led by Sensei Chris Smaby and Sensei Jerry Marr, with special guests Craig and Seth Rosendahl and possibly featuring a lecture from Sensei Bob Fusaro himself!

Cost: $120 for entire seminar or $75/day. Families, added members 1/2 price.

All are encouraged to join us for the party at 5:15pm right after class. We are accepting donations for dinner at the celebration. Please RSVP via Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/267561394078724/ or email: info@midwestkarate.org

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End of Summer Camp + 60th Anniversary
Sep
7
3:00 PM15:00

End of Summer Camp + 60th Anniversary

Classes: Friday 3 - 4:30PM and 6:30-8PM

Saturday 9am - 12pm and 2pm - 5pm

Classes led by Sensei Chris Smaby and Sensei Jerry Marr, with special guests Craig and Seth Rosendahl and possibly featuring a lecture from Sensei Bob Fusaro himself!

Cost: $120 for entire seminar or $75/day. Families, added members 1/2 price.

All are encouraged to join us for the party at 5:15pm right after class. We are accepting donations for dinner at the celebration. Please RSVP via Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/267561394078724/ or email: info@midwestkarate.org

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Kumite Judging Review Seminar
Aug
18
11:00 AM11:00

Kumite Judging Review Seminar

In preparation for the NCR Oct 8 shiai and the Oct 22 World Championships, we will be conducting a kumite review/drill judging seminar. Brush up on your knowledge/skills as a kumite judge, or you want to become a future judge, and/or you are an athlete who wants to know the kumite judging terms, hand signals and procedures. We will review the AAKF kumite Japanese terms, hand signals, and conduct model matches to sharpen your eye and flag coordination and help reinforce your understanding of the competition rules. Feedback will be given to improve your skill and knowledge of the competition rules. Please read up on the AAKF kumite competition rules before the seminar.

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Sensei Mark Minarik Seminar
Apr
20
to Apr 21

Sensei Mark Minarik Seminar

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Saturday sessions begin at 9:00 AM.
 

Sensei Mark Minarik is a 6th degree black belt registered with the International Traditional Karate Federation, under Hidetaka Nishiyama. He is currently ranked as a Provincial Level A, National level A, and an International Level B official with the respective Traditional Karate governing bodies.  More info at: http://ncr-aakf.org/

 

 

There will also be NCR shodan-sandan exam Saturday afternoon.

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President's Day kid's camp
Feb
19
8:30 AM08:30

President's Day kid's camp

We're happy to offer our first ever one day camp! We'll be teaching karate and kid-safe self defense curriculum to kids ages 5-13. We provide snacks and crafts as well as games and free time. Lunch is not provided. Camp is only $55 for all day, 8:30AM-5PM. To reserve your spot, email gina@midwestkarate.org and complete payment online by clicking on the photograph below.

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Oct
7
11:00 AM11:00

Regional Shiai Tournament

Next Saturday, October 7th is another regional shiai (tournament) to test our skills with our fellow karateka from ours and other local dojos. I encourage participation by all as an exercise to stretch ourselves and our comfort zones. It's a great place to observe others and improve our own karate. The tournament begins at noon. For more information or to register online click here.

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