Belize Shotokan Karate is sending a strong team of five to Master Camp 2013 in Philadelphia. Three clubs are being represented- Toledo, St Joseph’s and Princess. We wish them successful and fulfilling training and safe travels. John Nunez, Philip Zuniga, Francisco Garcia, Floyd Lino and Shona Griffith.
The dates for the eighth annual BSKA karate camp have been set—August 9,10, and 11th at Black Orchid Resort in Burrell Boom. We are pleased to welcome again, Sensei James Field 8th Dan from the International Shotokan Karate Federation.. He will assist Sensei John Nunez and Sensei Leonard Nunez, BSKA.
Please save the date and help us make this the biggest camp ever. There will be more details in the coming weeks. Families are welcome, and karatekas of all ages are encouraged to make this a must-do summer event.
Here are some updates on the December 16 - 18, 2011 BSKA Winter Camp featuring guest instructor Master Teruyuki Okazaki.
Friday December 16, 2011:
8pm Welcome Dinner
Saturday December 17, 2011:
9:00 -11:00am Instructor’s Class
1:30 – 2:30pm Clinic/General Class
2:30 – 4:00pm Kyu Exam
4:30 - 7:30 Tournament
Sunday December 18, 2011:
8:00am Flight to Punta Gorda
9:30am – 11:30am Insructors Class
2:00pm Clinic/General Class
3:30pm – 5:00pm Kyu exam and Dan Exam
8:00pm Dinner with Mayor/Area Rep
More details on registering for camp, costs, hotels, and transportation will be coming shortly!
December 16th – December 19th 2011
20 Year Reunion in Belize
In 1991 Belize was honored to host one of the founders, the Chairman and Chief Instructor of the International Shotokan Karate Federation (ISKF), Teruyuki Okazaki Shihan. Okazaki Shihan is a 10th degree black belt who trained under the “father” of modern day Shotokan karate, Master Gichin Funakoshi. Okazaki Shihan was the head coach for the original group of instructors, including Takayuki Mikami and Hirokazu Kanazawa, in what is now known as the legendary Japanese Karate Association (JKA) instructors’ program.
In 1961 he was sent to the US to promote traditional Shotokan karate-do as described in the teachings of the Dojo Kun and Niju Kun, and later in 1977 formed the ISKF. Today, the ISKF is comprised of over twenty-eight Pan American countries including Belize, and over thirty-two countries from Europe, Asia, the Middle East, and Africa.
Twenty years following his first visit, the Belize Shotokan Karate Association (BSKA) is proud to welcome 80 year old Okazaki Shihan back to Belize, and back to the headquarters of the BSKA in Punta Gorda. Chief Instructor of the BSKA, Sensei John Nunez has received most of his training at ISKF Headquarters in Philadelphia,Pennsylvaniaunder Teruyuki Okazaki, Shihan.
While in Belize,Okazaki will be conducting ranking exams for colored and black belt levels across the country, in addition to technical clinics and instructor training sessions. All training sessions will be open to other karate associations nationally and regionally, and the BSKA is planning an elaborate schedule of events to commemorate his return including a public Shiae and cultural presentations.
Master Okazaki is the author of two books, “The Textbook of Modern Karate”, and ”Perfection of Character: Guiding Principles For The Martial Arts & Everyday Life”. He was chosen as Black Belt magazine’s Man of the Year in 1982 and belongs to their Hall of Fame.
We are pleased to announce that world renowned karate instructor James Field, 8th Dan, ISKF will visit Belize in August 2011 for our annual BSKA summer camp. Camp dates are Friday, August 5 at 3:00pm – August 7 at 1:00pm.
More information will be posted shortly. In the meantime if you have any questions or would like to join us, please email email@example.com.