Penn State Karate Club Black Belts keeping fit by participating in the Virtual Beaver Stadium Run to continue their support for Special Olympics of Pennsylvania.
All Penn State Karate Club classes and events are cancelled for the spring 2020 semester. To keep your skills and fitness honed, set aside time for individual practice at home.
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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.
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!
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.