The Penn State Campus Recreation Isshin Ryu class will be offered in Spring 2020 on Sundays and Wednesdays from 7:30-9:30 in the Intramural Building. Classes will be divided into 3 sessions.
Spring 2020 schedule & registration information is available here:
5 PSKC instructors embraced the cold with over 500 other runners to complete the Nittany Valley Half-Marathon on Sunday, December 8th, 2019. Set your goal. Progress step by step. Make adjustments along the way. Keep moving forward until you reach the finish line.
Sunday the 1st is still part of the PSU Thanksgiving Break. No Karate class tonight. We’ll pick up again on Wednesday the 4th.
Isshin Ryu was spread to the U.S. by servicemen and women that studied in Okinawa. The Penn State Karate Club owes a great debt to Sensei Carol Liskai and Sensei Stuart Dorow. Both served in the Marines and were first generation students of Grandmaster Tastsuo Shimabuku.
On this day in 1936, prominent Okinawan masters gathered in Naha and formally adopted the term Kara-Te 唐手 (empty hand). The masters present included Hanashiro Chomo (1869-1945), Kyan Chotoku (1870-1945), Motobu Choki (1871-1944), Miyagi Chojun (1888-1953), Kiyoda Juhatsu (1886-1967, Chibana Chosin (1885-1969), and Shinpan Shiroma (1890-1954).
*The three highlighted in bold text are Shimabuku Tatsuo’s teachers.
Large Karate demonstrations, like the following video, are held in Okinawa on October 25th to commemorate the Meeting Of The Masters and celebrate the Okinawan art of Karate.
The declaration of KARATE NO HI (空手の日) KARATE DAY
A few members of the Karate Club take fitness from the dojo to the street in support of the 2019 THON 5K at the University Park campus on Sunday, October 13th.
The Naha Great Tug-of-War Festival features the world’s biggest straw rope, recorded in the Guinness Book of World Records. The Shurijo Castle Festival highlights the Ryukyu Dynasty Emaki Gyoretsu Parade by a total of approx. 700 people. On Karate Day, more than 2,000 Karate enthusiasts demonstrate together. Also, The Okinawa-no Sangyo Matsuri (Okinawa Industrial Festival), which puts made-in-Okinawa products on display all in one place, will be held in late October.
Do not miss these big events that represent Okinawa!
🔹The Naha Great Tug-of-War Festival
Saturday, October 12 to Monday, October 14, 2019
– Saturday, October 12: Shimin Engei Minzoku Dentou Geinou Parade (citizens’ entertainment and traditional folk arts parade) [Kokusai Street]
– Sunday, October 13: Naha Otsunahiki and Otsunahiki Gyoretsu (The Naha Great Tug-of-War and Great Tug-of-War Parade) [Kumoji crossing on Route 58]
– Saturday, October 12 to Monday, October 14: RBC Shimin (civic) Festival & Orion Beer Paradise [Onoyama General Athletic Park]
🔹Ryukyu Dynasty Emaki Gyoretsu Parade in Shurijo Castle Festival
12:30 to 14:30, Sunday, October 27, 2019 [Kokusai Street]
🔹Karate Day Anniversary Demonstration Festival
15:30 to 17:00, Sunday, October 27, 2019 [Kokusai Street]
🔹43rd Okinawa-no Sangyo Matsuri (Okinawa Industrial Festival)
10:00 to 19:00, Friday, October 25 to Sunday, October 27, 2019 [Okinawa Prefectural Budokan, Onoyama Park]
For information about events in Okinawa：