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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 Thursday, September 18th, 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.   This Embu Taikai (martial arts demonstration) will begin at 8PM in 106 White Building on Thursday the 18th.  Admission is free.

Okinawan Performing Arts at the Kennedy Center – Sept 6th

The Okinawa Prefectural Government presents “Okinawan performing Arts” at the Kennedy Center on the 6th of September.  It is part of the “Okinawa Culture and Spirit Promotion project.”

Top level performers will perform Ryukyu traditional dance, traditional karate, and so-saku Eisa.

Admission is free but the seats are first come-first served. Please bring your friends and introduce them to rich Okinawan Culture.  You don’t want to miss this great event!

Please read the attached flyer for more details.

The link below gives you an introduction of the performers that will be coming from Okinawa.

The Kennedy Center website will post this event at a later date.  It will be at:

PDF Attachment:

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2012 Lennox Legacy Tournament

On November 3rd members of the Penn State Karate Club traveled to Akron, OH for the Lennox Legacy Tournament.

PSKC Lennox Legacy Tournament

Sensei Gabel – 4th Kata, 3rd Kobudo, 1st Kumite
Alan Klein – 3rd Kata, 3rd Kumite
Breanne Decker – 3rd Kata, 1st Kumite
Laura Egan – 2nd Kumite
Michael Johnson – 2nd Kata, 3rd Kumite
Aaron Wilson – 5th Kata, 1st Kumite

Congratulations everyone!

PSKC Lennox Legacy Tournament 3

PSKC at the Lion Garden

PSKC Lennox Legacy Tournament 2

PSKC at the Lion Shrine back at PSU