Sandan is 3rd degree in our Black Belt rank system. At Sandan the student is deemed capable of teaching independently as a teacher.
Video from a 2014 Karate Day exhibition. Approximately 1000 Okinawan practitioners gathered at the Tambus Square for a Karate Day memorial event.
You can see clips of Master Tsuyoshi Uechi with some Isshin Ryu students around the 39min mark.
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.
On Tuesday, September 19th, the Penn State Karate Club will celebrate the birth of Tatsuo Shimabuku (9/19/1908) with a special presentation of Isshin Ryu Karate and an introduction to Okinawa, the birthplace of Karate. Audience members will be invited to participate in some self-defense applications following the demonstration.
This Embu Taikai (martial arts demonstration) will begin at:
7:30PM in 106 White Building on Tuesday the 19th.
Remember to bring your PSU student ID, it is required to access White Building.
Returning & interested Penn State students need to complete the 2017-2018 Club Sports participation-agreement and registration process to become involved with the Penn State Karate Club.
Visit the Penn State Club Sports website link below and look on the left side for:
All new club members must fill out a 2017-2018 Participation Agreement in order to participate in a Club Sport.
PSKC instructors traveled to Augusta, Maine to attend seminars with Grand Master Kichiro Shimabuku and compete in the IWKA 2017 World Championship Tournament. The event this year was hosted by Senseis Rob & Rebecca Pushard of Maine Isshinryu Karate Academies.
PSKC finished with five 1st places, four 2nd places, and seven 3rd places. Competition included empty hand forms, weapons, and sparring.
The IWKA 2019 World Championship will be hosted by Goshin Isshinryu Karate in London, England on July 27 & 28th.
Congratulations to PSKC competitors at Young’s Tournament on April 8th! Master Young awarded PSKC with the Team Trophy for accumulating the most points in Kata, Sparring and Breaking events.
Three PSKC Black Belts won first places in their divisions and competed in the Grand Championship events, achieving Grand Champion in Men’s and Women’s Black Belt Sparring.