TKRI/Seijinkai Gasshuku 2010 – Preliminary Afterthoughts

The 2010 TKRI/Seijinkai Summer Camp was a blast- and boy did it ever go by quickly! Under the direction of Mssrs. Robert Miller, Harry Cook and Elmar Schmeisser,  we plowed our way through timing and slipping drills, Aiki-jutsu-inspired partner work, instruction in core stabilization and corrective stretching,  agility and reactivity drills, a lesson in basic Capoeira, a shodan grading, a sandan grading and a godan grading,  a panel discussion on the future of karate, and a whole lot of happy jamming in the key of “thump and grind.” It was a great weekend with great people and great training.  I think that I speak for all of us when I extend a huge thanks to all who participated, taught,  and helped with the meals and organizational details.

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4 responses to “TKRI/Seijinkai Gasshuku 2010 – Preliminary Afterthoughts

  1. I am curious, but how does capoeira apply to karate training?

    (besides the strength and unique acrobatics and developing a sense of rhythm, plus its a unique game and cultural heritage in its own right).

  2. There are a few capoeira schools here in St. Louis- capoeira in St. Louis has been around since 1995 and perhaps before that.

    Capoeira Angola
    http://www.capoeirastl.webs.com/

    Capoeira Regional schools
    http://www.capoeirastl.org/
    http://www.cdo-stl.com

    also on Sundays at Delmar Loop Market- sometimes after 4 PM there are capoeira players at the drum circle, sometimes they have a few games.

  3. All your own answers plus it’s fun!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! as well as good to try something completely different.

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