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IWKA 2019 World Championship LONDON

Dear Isshinryu Karateka,

2019 has now arrived and the tournament preparation is well underway. We hold great pride in being able to host the first IWKA World Championship in Europe.

Goshin Isshinryu Karate would like to invite you to London to join us in celebrating the 42nd Anniversary of IWKA Championship. We are expecting participant from all over the world and are hoping to make this tournament not to be forgotten.

O’Sensei Kichiro Shimabuku will be gracing the event and will be hosting seminars alongside Sensei Michael Calandra.

Please find attached all details for the event. Please do not hesitate to contact me on

We hope to see you all there!

Yours sincerely,

Sensei Muthusamy Ramathas
5th Degree Black Belt Renshi-Go
President of Goshin Isshinryu Karate Association
Member of IWKA
General Secretary of WUKF Asia

Fall 2018 Involvement Fair – 8/22/18

Look for the Penn State Karate Club table at the Fall 2018 Involvement Fair.  The Involvement Fair is one of the best opportunities to get involved in campus life at Penn State.  Student Organizations set up displays and have members on site talk to visitors one on one about what their organization does on campus. Involvement in co-curricular experiences is one of the most important parts of having a successful college career!  You will make friends, learn all about Penn State, and develop invaluable skills you will use in life beyond Penn State.

Date: Wednesday, August 22, 2018
Time: 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Location: HUB Lawn

1st Okinawan Karate International Tournament

Hai sai gu su-yo-chu-uganabira.” (Hello everyone.)

I would like to say a few words regarding The 1st Okinawa Karate International Tournament.

“Okinawan Karate”, one of the representatives of Okinawan culture, has been brought up in the environment of Okinawa where peace and observance of courtesy are highly valued, and passed down until today as a martial art which aims to strengthen one’s body, skills and character.

Preserved and handed down generation after generation, we have inherited karate from our ancestors. Today it is practiced across the world and will be included in the events in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

Okinawa Prefecture has been striving to preserve, pass on and develop Okinawan Karate, and has also established the “Okinawa Karate Kaikan” as a symbolic facility providing information to both Japan and abroad. It opened to the public on March 4th.

We have decided to utilize the Okinawa Karate Kaikan for “The 1st Okinawa Karate International Tournament” in August 2018.

We hope that through this tournament Okinawan Karate enthusiasts can gather and build connections to properly inherit and develop the skills and spirituality of Okinawan Karate, which was systematized and handed down by our ancestors, and to further promote the development of Okinawa Traditional Karate and Kobudo.

I hope many karate enthusiasts will join the tournament from around the world, learn the essence of Okinawan Karate as well as properly pass on and develop Karate.

Gusu-yo-nui menshe-ruku twuu machiso-ibin.
(We look forward to welcoming everyone sincerely.)

2017 March
The 1st Okinawa Karate International Tournament Executive Committee Chairperson
Okinawa Governor Takeshi Onaga

Matsuri 2018 – April 1st, 4-7:30PM, Alumni Hall

The Penn State Karate Club will be participating in the Japanese Friendship Association’s Matsuri 2018 on Sunday, April 1st at 6:30PM.  The Matsuri event itself starts at 4PM.

It will include traditional Japanese dance performance, Soran Bushi.  Demonstrations by Kendo, Karate, Kimono, Taiko, Tea and Asian Classical Music Clubs.  Interesting Japanese trivia and fun facts during intermission.  FREE FOOD provided by Say Sushi, and tons of Japanese delicious snacks…and most importantly, FREE ADMISSION to everyone!!

島袋 龍夫 Tatsuo Shimabuku Embu Taikai

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.

Happy 2017!

PSKC members participate in the Resolution Run 5K on New Year’s Eve and gather at the 2017 Ice Sculpture on Allen Street for a post-run picture.

2017 Ice Sculpture on Alan Street, State College. Post-Resolution Run 5K.

2017 Ice Sculpture on Allen Street, State College. Post-Resolution Run 5K.