It is with great pride that we announce that @umabrooklyn is hosting the First SAMI-CS Panantukan Intensive Course and Tomahawk Workshop in the NYC area!! 🙏 •
Join us April 19-22, 2018 with Georg Platzer and Robert Exl who are two of the highest level instructors under Peter Weckauf. •
This course and workshop is open to all, and for both students and those that are interested in becoming instructors in SAMI-CS. •
Testing will be held on Sunday April 22, and is only for those that want to become instructors and are already instructors. •
The Tomahawk workshop will be for 2 hours on Friday, April 20th after the Panantukan course that day. •
More information will be posted and our website will be updated with a link to reserve your spot for this event. Save the dates!! •
🥋: UMA Brooklyn
📍: Williamsburg, Brooklyn
Part 3: Magazine Review: Black Belt August 1990, Vol. 28, No.8
Portrait Of A Shotokan Master: Former Kamikaze Pilot Osamu Ozawa Survives Plans Crash to Become Karate Great by Jim Coleman "Ozawa gathered up what money he had and enrolled at a card dealer's school, eventually landing a job at a Hacienda Hotel and casino on the Las Vegas Strip."
"Karate has always been a part of Ozawa's life." "Only a handful of individuals exist today who can say they received their black belt from Gichin Funakoshi, the man who brought karate to Japan and created the Shotokan Style. Osamu Ozawa is one of them." "It was not widely accepted since it orginated from China and Okinawa. But Ozawa managed to convince his parents to allow him to practice the art."
"On the wall of his school hangs a picture of Funakoshi and the late grandmaster's Dojo Kun-Funakoshi's five percepts of karate training. They are: endeavoring to build character; being faithful to your study; cultivation of courage and tenacity; attaching great significance to etiquette; and being wary of foolishness." #martialarts#mma#karate#Shotokan#osamuozawa#YMCA#sponsor#casino#karate#China#Japan#Okinawa#California#dojo#mentalhealth#characterbuilding#improvement#success