News


May 8, 2015

Summer Classes

Summer Karate Classes will begin week of June 1st and go for 8 weeks

Clases times will be Mon/Wed 5:30-6:30pm on the 6th floor of Payne-Whitney Gym


May 1, 2015

Facebook page

Please check out our new Facebook page "Yale Shotokan Karate"

Thank you to Yick for setting up the page!!!


April 25, 2015

Congrats to our karate winners

Hi all,
Please join me in congratulating our team who participated in today's tournament. Here are the results:
Yick : 1st place men's 1st degree black belt kumite (sparring) and 2nd place men's 2nd degree and up kumite.
Trevor: 3rd place in green belt kata and kumite
Sujit: 3rd place white belt kumite
Congratulations to all and thank you for participating. Also, as always, a big thank you to Dawn for being "the glue that holds a tournament together"

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April 17, 2015

Grading April 27th SPECIAL GUEST INSTRUCTOR

Hi everyone,
I'm very please to announce that we will have a special guest instructor on monday, April 27th for class, grading, and the party.

Sensei Margaret Thomas holds a 6th degree black belt with the Japan Karate Association and is one of the highest-ranking women in the country. Sensei Thomas started studying karate in 1975 in Philadelphia. She moved to Connecticut in 1979 where she completed an M.S. in Geology. She has been teaching traditional Shotokan Karate to students of all levels for many years.
In 1995, Sensei graduated Master Masataka Mori's (9th Dan) advanced Shotokan Karate-Do International Instructors Course in NYC. She was the Assistant Chief Instructor of the University of Connecticut JKA Karate Club from 1995-2003.
Sensei Thomas is also an accomplished competitor in sport karate. She has been a member of the USA Karate Team numerous times and has received regional, national, and international awards spanning more than a decade. Sensei is an internationally certified JKA Instructor, Rank Examiner, and Tournament Judge.

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April 04, 2015

Karate Wednesday Schedule Change

Hi all.
It seems our Wednesday time slot is in jeopardy for the remainder of the semester. It looks like intramural dodgeball has trumped us. Unless you hear otherwise, our Wednesday class will have to meet from 8-9 pm. I apologize, but unless some magic happens, we are at the mercy of the gym.
Hopefully you can all make it.


April 17, 2015

Spring Karate tournament

Hi all,
The karate tournament will be held next Saturday, April 25th. As an added incentive, if you compete in the competition, your grading fee of $20 will be waved. Additionally, if you win a match in kata or kumite (sparring), you will pass that portion of your rank exam!!

White belts will compete doing heian shodan and 3-step sparring. Green belts will compete with heian 3 and 4 and be one step sparring. Brown/black belts will compete with free sparring and heian 1-thru tekki shodan. You can do both events or just one (kata and/or kumite). The club pays the entry fee.

It is a great method of training and meeting some great new people from other area clubs. Even if you just want to come to watch or help.


March 22, 2015

JKA Spring Championships

2015 JKA/SKDI Spring Championshipwill be April 25 at Leonard J. Tyl Middle School (google maps link) in Oakdale, CT (near mohegan sun).

Download Annoucement PDF


March 20, 2015

JKA Spring Camp

2015 JKA/SKDI Spring Training Camp will be April 10 - 12 at University of Connecticut Hawley Armory Gymnasium (google maps link) in Storrs, CT. Sensei Masataka Mori, 9th dan, Chief instructor of Shotokan Karate-Do International will be teaching Sat and Sun classes.


Jan 20, 2015

Karate Class Schedule

Hi all,
Classes are set now for the semester. Mondays and Wednesdays 7-8. Wednesdays class will be in the 5th floor basketball court next to the judo/wrestling room.


Jan 19, 2015

2015 Guest Instructor

Well, I hope everyone is ready for an exciting semester. I hope to have a guest instructor come midway through the semester. I have invited sensei Margaret Thomas to teach a class.

Sensei Thomas holds a 6th degree black belt with the Japan Karate Association and is one of the highest-ranking women in the country. Sensei is also an accomplished competitor in sport karate. She has been a member of the USA Karate Team numerous times and has received regional, national, and international kata and kumite (sparring) awards spanning more than a decade. Sensei is an internationally certified JKA Instructor, Rank Examiner, and Tournament Judge.

Remember that winter camp is right around the corner and is a great opportunity to have instruction by some of the worlds leading instructors at a very affordable price. If you need me to forward the information again, please let me know. Several students have already expressed interest, so car-pooling is probably very possible.


Jan 19, 2015

Self Defense Class Mondays 8-9pm

Also, following the Monday class, Dawn and I will be holding a 6 week self defense class that will include self defense techniques and gun disarming. It's a very fun class, the cost is minimal (I think around $20 for all 6 classes), and it has received a very warm reception in the past. This class is different from the one that was held in september.
All are welcome to join us following the Monday class from 8-9 on the 5th floor of Payne Whitney Gym . Even if you cannot make Monday karate classes, feel free to come to the self defense class.


Jan 03, 2015

2015 Yale Karate Start Date

Hi all!
I hope you are all enjoying vacation!! Save the date: karate will start on Monday January 19th. Same schedule.
Winter karate camp will be local this year in new London during the last weekend of January. I will forward the information, and it is a great opportunity to be taught by sensei Mori and sensei Takahashi.
See you then!!!

Karate meets on Mondays and Wednesdays from 7-8 pm in the 5th floor basketball court of Payne Whitney Gym next to judo/wrestling room.


Jan 03, 2015

JKA Karate Winter Camp

2015 JKA/SKDI Winter Camp will be Jan 31 - Feb 1 at Leonard J. Tyl Middle School (google maps link) in Oakdale, CT (near mohegan sun). Winter Camp will be taught by Sensei Mori \& Sensei Takahashi.
Full details available in attached announcement PDF


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:
http://jkaconn.com/huskycup.htm
Hope to see you there!