Monthly Archives: September 2018

Master Shimabuku’s 110th Birthday!

島袋龍夫

Over a century ago, in the small village of Chan, on a small island in the south pacific, a boy was born. One day he would become a Karate Master whose art would reach beyond the shores of Okinawa and spread across the globe.

“Dragon Man” of Isshin Ryu, Shimabuku Tatsuo Sensei
(September 19, 1908 – May 30, 1975)

Karate Fitness Class – Registration Open

Isshin Ryu Karate will be offered at University Park campus this fall as part of the Penn State Campus Recreation’s Fitness & Wellness instructional fitness classes.  Registration is now open.  There is a cap of 40 students for the fall semester.

https://pennstatecampusrec.org/Program/GetProgramDetails?courseId=991e87d7-7396-433b-8fde-5c93a89e8316&semesterId=d8308e0d-18bd-4499-8762-46458e5aa083

The Isshin Ryu instructional fitness class registration is open to all Penn State students, and faculty/staff/community-members with Penn State Recreation Memberships*.  You must be registered for the class to participate.  Remember to bring your PSU ID or Recreation Membership pass.  No previous experience is required.

https://studentaffairs.psu.edu/campusrec/membership-access

This 90min class meets on in IM Bldg on Tues/Thurs/Sun.  Tues 7:30-9:00pm, Thurs 8:30-10pm in Rm 7, and Sun 7:30-9:00pm in the Room15 (mat room).  Tentative start date 9/25.

First meeting of the PSKC special interest group

The new student club will be holding its first meeting on:

Monday 9/10
5:30 pm
103 Osmond

It will include a presentation of the 2018 Okinawa Karate International Tournament’s Opening Ceremonies including Okinawan Karate history, music/dance/cultural demonstrations.

Contact Ian James Wietecha-Reiman for more information: ivw5030@psu.edu

A schedule for the Isshin Ryu Karate classes offered through Campus Recreation’s Fitness & Wellness program will be announced in the near future.

Fall Karate Schedule TBA!

We’re getting a lot of great interest in Karate classes this fall!

Penn State Karate will be offered among the Penn State Campus Recreation programs.  A fall 2018 schedule and additional information will be announced soon.

Keep our website bookmarked and check back periodically for updates.