Last week, the entire school took the two-day belt test and all passed. Congratulations to everyone who are now higher ranks and thank you to those who helped make the test a success.
W. Hock Hochheim’s Scientific FIghting Congress
Close Quarter Combat and Pacific Archipelago Combatives Seminar
October 17 and 18
$150-2 days. $100-1 day
12 noon to 6 pm Saturday, 10 am to 4 pm Sunday
Hosted by Eddie Cavazos. Email him at email@example.com
Special Presentations on:
- Hand * Stick * Knife * Gun “Stop Six” Self Defense Survival Combat Scenarios
- Unique knife fighting subjects
- Mixed weapon combatives
- Special session on Filipino Double Sticks and Double weapons
- Your next course rank progressions
Romeoville is 25 miles southwest of Chicago down Interstate 55.
Seminar will take place at the Romeoville Recreation Center, 900 West Romeo Road (Take Interstate 55 to Weber Road South to Romeo Road West.)
Best Western: 815-372-1000 (Best Recommendation / Closest to the Rec Center / Good Rates)
Comfort Inn: 630-226-1900
Country Inn and Suites: 630-378-1052
Extended Stay America: 630-226-8966
Traveling in? Staying overnight and with a group? Bring your whole affliated, work-out group, 5 or more people on up to 20 people for only $650! (You cannot beat this deal!)
Contact Eddie Cavazos for more information:
Pre-register if you like, or just pay at the door.
Remember we need to see instructors about once a year!
For more information goto www.hockscqc.com/shop/product265.html
Hock gives a great seminar and is well worth the trouble.
In international news, Grandmaster Masao Kawaoe promoted students to First through Third Dan Black Belts at a weeklong clinic and test. It is great to see so many people involved in martial arts across the world. Hopefully it will inspire others to follow the path and embrace the art.
I feel that if everyone practiced the arts, crime and abuse would be greatly diminished.
I usually post every day a new article on Kempo and martial arts in general. However, due to some other projects I’ll need to slow the pace down a bit. My new goal is to post every other day so stay with me as I transition to the new posting schedule. When possible, I’ll put a few extra posts out to keep you guessing.
Thanks again for following and for your comments.
On a side note, I want to start posting notices for upcoming tournaments, seminars and demonstrations. So please send me pertinent information, an email with links, and pictures if you have them. Then I will post a notice here.
That’s all for now.
“Bruce Lee passed 36 years ago today in Hong Kong from an cerebral edema caused by an allergic reaction to pain medication. We pay homage to the awesomeness that was Bruce Lee! He lives on in our memories today!” (Facebook’s Bruce Lee group)
An inspiration to martial artist all across the world.
A good article on how Kickboxing is not the end all, it needs Karate.
Master Haymore tells the reporter that many young men join to be MMA fighters and want to study kickboxing. Yet to be ready, they need more than that. They need the whole art. I interpret this as adding the mind and spirit to the body. He articulates what many martial artist know, the sport is not the whole package. It’s just a small part.
A good article about Hawaiian Karate history so read it here at the Honolulu Advertiser.
Hamilton Library exhibit celebrates spread of the martial art from Okinawa at the University of Hawai’i – Manoa. It is filled with old photos of private training, whole katas (step by step) and other goodies. It’s a treasure trove of great historical information on the Okinawan influence of Karate into the Islands and eventually to the mainland.
Read the full story about Boston Karate Students to Help Build “Black Belt Garden” in Local Green Space
What I like about this article is how it demonstrates the community focus of martial arts schools. Extending the dojo to the garden is a great idea on how to link the agricultural roots of Karate to the modern world in a way that improves the land. It also makes it useful to others without being selfish.
Kudos to the Boston Karate students and their instructor for a great job. Between this school and King Karate, from a previous post about gardening and karate, there seems to be a new, promising trend among martial arts teachers.
Actor David Carradine found dead in Bangkok
Read the story here at Yahoo news.
As stated in my bio, his role as a Shaolin monk in “Kung Fu” inspired me spiritually and physically to start training in martial arts. I enjoyed the show immensely and mildly enjoyed his other roles in various movies and television shows. He was a great villain in the “Kill Bill” movie series.
I read his book, “Spirit of Shaolin” and found it interesting. It seems his role as Kwai Chang Caine inspired him too.
It is sad he may have taken his own life prior to filming another movie. David, thank you for inspiring generations of people to train industriously in the martial arts including me.