Oct 10, 2014

Nov 7-8 UConn Fall Mini-Camp and Tournament

This year's UConn Fall Mini-Camp and Husky Cup Competition will be held on Nov 7-8 at UConn. As in past years, this will be a great learning experience for students to be introduced to competition in a less formal and intimidating envirnoment. The competition will also give budding (and experienced) judges the opportunity to practice and get feedback. Note that the Saturday morning practice will include a judging seminar.
There will be junior events and if there's enough interest, separate categories for older (9-13 yrs) and younger (5-8 yrs) children.
Details are attached and posted on our web page:
Hope to see you there!

Sept 23, 2014

Karate training day change Thursdays 7pm

Hi all,
Due to circumstances beyond our control, we are forced to moved training from Wednesday to Thursdays beginning this week. So please meet in room J on the 5th floor (same as Monday) on Thursdays at 7pm.
Sorry for any inconvenience, but there is nothing we can do this semester due to construction.

Aug 29, 2014

Fall Karate start date Sept 8

Hi all,
I hope everyone is enjoying the end of summer and had a great one. The plan is for karate to start on Monday September 8th. We will meet on Mondays and Wednesdays from 7-8 pm in the 5th floor basketball court of Payne Whitney Gym . For those interested, Dawn and I will be teaching our self defense class for 6 Mondays directly after class from 8-9 pm.

Hope to see you all then!

Aug 29, 2014

Karate camp and fall tournament

Hi all,
Attached PDF file is the information for Fall Karate camp being held in Albany on Friday and Saturday, September 19th and 20th. Different from past years, the tournament is also being held in Albany on Sunday, sept 21st, so it essentially a 3 day event if anyone chooses to go to the entire camp and tournament. Of course, you can attend as much or as little as you want. As always, the club will pay for tournament participation fees.
The camp and tournament is for ALL LEVELS. No need to be nervous if you want to attend both or either. Those planning on taking black belt exams in December should make an effort to attend.

Aug 05, 2014

Karate over for summer

Hi all,
Karate is over for the summer and we will begin again in September. I have certificates for Rachel, rodrigo, and Goran. If you want me to mail it to you, please let me know, otherwise I will give it to you in September.

See you soon. Enjoy the rest of summer!!

July 21, 2014

Remainder of Summer Training

Hi all,
This wed, we will have a short class followed by a grading exam for 5 beginners. I will be away next week, so there will be no class on Monday, but Dawn will teach on Wednesday. The following week, I will teach the last two classes of the summer session before our August break.

May 17, 2014

karate summer class

Summer Class will start week of June 2. Classes will be Mon & Wed 5:30p-6:30p on 6th floor of Payne Whitney Gym .

April 24, 2014

Yale karate gym bags

Hi all,
Yale JKA (japan karate association) gym bags are in!! See the attached pic. These are very high quality, and we can offer these bags for a mere $20 each.
Please bring payment next week if you are interested. We only have 10, so first come, first serve

YSCK Gym Bag

April 24, 2014

Karate testing/party April 30th

Hi all, karate testing for rank and the party will be next wed, april 30th. As always, dinner is free to all members.
The fee for grading is $20, plus dues if you haven't paid them. A short class will precede the test. Even if you can't make class, please join us for the party!!!!!

April 13, 2014

JKA Summer Camp

The 45th annual JKA summer camp will be July 10-13 at Mitchell College. Summer Camp Brochure

March 12, 2014

Spring Tournament

April 26th is the JKA regional tournament. See link for details. Tournament will be held at Tyl Middle School Gym in Oakdale, CT (near Mohegan Sun Casino).

March 10, 2014

Spring Training Camp April 11-13

Please see attached as well as on our web page details for this year's SKDI Spring Training Camp (April 11-13). As in previous years, Sensei Mori will be teaching on Sat and Sun.
JKA Spring Training Camp at U Connectcut

March 10, 2014

Team Shiai

Attached is the info for this year's team shiai on Saturday April 5th.
If you have students who think they are not ready to go to the "big tournament" then as you may know the shiai is the perfect venue to acclimate them to competition.

The Japan Karate Association of Montville invites you and your club members to attend a team competition to be held on Saturday April 5. The competition will follow a training session conducted by Bob Jacobs – 6 th Dan UConn instructor.

February 03, 2014

Karate cancelled (Monday 2/3)

Hi all,
Due to the weather, karate is cancelled tonight. Lets hope for better weather for wed.

February 01, 2014

Karate calandar of events

Below is the link to the 2014 jka calandar. For anyone interested in going, I go to the ny dojo during the instructor classes each month. Please note tournament and camp information.


January 22, 2014

Wed karate cancelled

Hi all,
I'm canceling wed karate class.

I got about 10" of snow around my house, and travel is a little rough. Also, the temp is going to be only 15 degrees and I'm sure the gym will be freezing. See you all Monday.

January 06, 2014

Karate NEW HOURS (M 7:00-8:00pm; W 5:45-7:00pm)

Hi all,
I hope everyone had a fantastic break. My plan is to start karate classes on Monday, January 13th.

Please note the new time for Mondays: 7-8pm in room J (tentatively).

At this time, wed class will be held as before, 5:45-7 t 5th floor basketball court in the Payne Whitney Gym
Hope to see you all then!

January 06, 2014

Self-Defense Class (M 8-9pm)

For the first 6 weeks, immediately following class, I will be holding the self defense classes in the same room from 8-9pm. The class will include gun disarming for those interested.

Details about the self-defense course can be found in the Yale Gym physical education course listing (direct link to pdf file).

December 15, 2013

JKA 2014 calendar of events

JKA of NY has posted 2014 calendar online (Download pdf file here)

September 10, 2013

Karate Fall NEW HOURS (M,W 5:45-7:00pm)

As I previously mentioned, I expected some changes this semester because of room availability at the gym since there is some construction. Because a lot of activities are scheduled in the basketball court, our practice time needs to be changed, at least in the short term (or permanently if people like the times). Therefore, classes will be held on Monday and Wednesday 5:45-7:00 at 5th floor basketball court in thePayne Whitney Gym.

If there is interest, an additional 30 minute black and brown belt class can be held following the regular class.

Classes will start tomorrow on 9/11.

September 5, 2013

Fall Self Defense Course

If anyone is interested in taking the self defense class, it meets starting Monday 9/9 at 8pm at Payne Whitney Gym 5th floor in room J. It is a 6 week class meeting every Monday.

Details about the self-defense course can be found in the Yale Gym physical education course listing .