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Meriden Martial Arts Club Kyu Test 5.1.16

Here are a few quick pics from our recent kyu test at the Meriden Martial Arts Club.  Thanks to all who tested and helped out.  Congrats! Advertisements

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The Cranky Kenny Learns Karate Children’s Book is Finally Here!

It’s been nearly three years in the making, but the children’s book I wrote in collaboration with local artist and illustrator Marissa Dziedzic is finally here!  It is published on Lulu.com and is available in electronic and print versions.  Here’s the … Continue reading

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MMA Club Training Videos 9.7.14

Here are some recent training videos from a workout at the the Meriden Martial Arts Club.  We’re just getting started, but we have five regular members who train in Shohei-Ryu karate and Gracie Jiu-Jitsu.  Take a look and let us … Continue reading

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Shohei-Ryu Karate Masters Camp and Dan Test 2014

What a Great Week! Ed and Jean DeCosta hosted a training camp on August 4 through 9, 2014, in celebration of the dojo’s 40th anniversary. Congrats again to Ed and Jean, and thank you for your many years of dedication … Continue reading

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Shohei-Ryu Karate Training with the Masters 2014

If you practice Uechi-Ryu or Shohei-Ryu karate in New England you likely know that my senseis, Ed and Jean DeCosta, owners of the Okinawan Karate Dojo are hosting a training camp on August 4 through 9, 2014, in celebration of the … Continue reading

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Finally! An Update on Our Karate Children’s Book!

Like a million years ago (ok, last December) I announced that local artist, Marissa Dziedzic, and I wrote and illustrated a children’s book all about Shohei-Ryu karate.  The title is Cranky Kenny Learns Karate, and, if you couldn’t guess, it’s all … Continue reading

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The Old Ways of New Masters: Interview with Michael Bacon

My interview with Michael Bacon is a perfect example of what The Old Ways of New Masters series is all about.  A godan (5th degree black belt) in Shohei-Ryu Karate, Michael has been training steadily since childhood.  After joining Ed … Continue reading

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The Samurai Spirit of Karate

ALar and I are a bit tied up right now working on some BIG NEW PROJECTS!  Well, I’m starting a new blog that all the dads out there will love, and he’s going back to school–specifically to learn how to … Continue reading

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In Defense of Kata Part 2

This post is a continuation of the kata commentary I wrote a few weeks ago. I hope we continue the good discussion on Reddit, Facebook, and on this blog. Read on and let us know some of your thoughts about … Continue reading

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String Break!

Ok, ok. The title would have been a bit more apropos back in March or April. Whatever. Here’s a video of me practicing a tricky board break I saw Walter Mattson complete at a demo many years ago. He dangled … Continue reading

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