Free Trial Fitwell Karate Class in IM Bldg Rm7 Tonight!

Fitness and Wellness Karate Class starts at 7:30PM. Room 7 is on the lower level of IM Bldg. Wear your white Karate gi if you have one, or exercise clothing. For safety, please remove all jewelry, watches, etc. before class begins.

Fitwell Karate Class registration info:
https://pennstatecampusrec.org/Program/GetProgramDetails?courseId=991e87d7-7396-433b-8fde-5c93a89e8316&semesterId=2f587999-1394-4d89-bcb1-0e23d19ef168

Fall 2019 Student Involvement Fair

RESCHEDULED!
Date: Thursday, August 29
Time: 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Location: HUB Lawn
Check In Time for Groups: 10:00 AM


The Involvement Fair is one of the best opportunities to get involved in campus life at Penn State. Student Organizations, like the Penn State Karate Club, 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. There are over 1,000 student organizations to choose from. Wondering where to start? Look for the Penn State Karate Club at the Involvement Fair!

https://studentaffairs.psu.edu/involvement-student-life/get-involved/involvement-fair

Welcome Back PSU Students!

Karate Club meetings will be every Friday from 7:30-9:30 PM this fall in 260 Willard Building, starting 8/30.

Campus Recreation Fitness and Wellness Karate Classes will be on Wednesdays in Rm7 IM Bldg. and Sundays in Rm15 IM Bldg. from 7:30-9:30 PM, starting 9/11. Registration required starting 9/18. For more information on the Fitness and Wellness Karate Class visit:
https://pennstatecampusrec.org/Program/GetProgramDetails?courseId=991e87d7-7396-433b-8fde-5c93a89e8316&semesterId=2f587999-1394-4d89-bcb1-0e23d19ef168

Congratulations PSKC Competitors

PSKC competitors at IWKA 2019 banquet with tournament host and Grandmaster Kichiro Shimabuku

Congrats to all competitors this year and special congrats to our Black Belts that finished in the top 3 of their divisions.

Sensei Breanne Decker – 3rd Kata, 3rd Kobudo, 2nd kumite
Sensei Eliza Gabel – 3rd Kumite
Sensei Joe Kotanchik – 3rd Kumite
Sensei Sara Wall – 3rd Kobudo

IWKA 2021 World Championship will be hosted by Sensei Ramathas in India.

Passing of Isshin Ryu’s Dragon Man


Isshin Ryu Karate’s founder Shimabuku 島袋 was born in Chan village on September 19,1908, Meiji 41 – year of the “Monkey”.  His given Okinawan name was “Kana” and his given Japanese name was “Shinkichi“.  As an adult, he chose the name “Tatsuo” – 龍夫 Dragon Man. He studied Karate under Okinawan Masters Kyan Chotoku 喜屋武 朝徳, Miyagi Chojun 宮城 長順 and Motobu Choki 本部 朝基. He further pursued Kobudo training with Master Taira Shinken 平 信賢. Shimabuku combined their teachings with his insights to form his own style. On January 15th, 1956, he announced the name of his style as Isshin Ryu 一心流, One-Heart Way. Isshin Ryu’s Dragon Man passed away on May 30th, 1975. His Karate lives on.