Karate at the Epicenter at Edgewood

Karate at the Epicenter at Edgewood The Karate class at the EPICENTER at Edgewood is a branch of the Japan Karate-Do Ryobu-Kai of Maryland.
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Operating as usual

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06/14/2021

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MARK YOUR CALENDARS!

JKR International Virtual Seminar: Quick Hits

Sensei Howard High, Sensei Mina Yamazaki, Sensei Paul Belle Isle, and Sensei Fabio Rodriguez

Date: June 19, 2021

Location: Microsoft Teams

Time: 8:00am PDT / 9:00am (Mexico) / 11:00am EDT / 11:00am (Venezuela) / 4:00pm GMT (UK)
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Please consider making a donation to help JKR maintain operations and provide virtual seminars like this one. You can donate here:
www.jkr.com/events
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NOTE: To attend this seminar, you will need to have done the following:

1. Download and install Microsoft Teams.
2. Create a Teams account
3. Please tell your instructor PRIOR TO THE EVENT that you would like to be added to Teams. Your instructor can provide your name and email address to Sensei High at [email protected] so that you will have access. (You will only need to do this one time; you will be able to access all future Microsoft Teams events after that.)

Sensei Fabio RodríguezMember, International Yudanshakai Executive Council5th Dan, JKR - Deputy Head Instructor, Kansas S...
05/10/2021

Sensei Fabio Rodríguez
Member, International Yudanshakai Executive Council
5th Dan, JKR - Deputy Head Instructor, Kansas

Sensei Rodríguez started training karate in 1984, in his native Bogotá, Colombia. He practiced a style of Shotokan karate called Kenkojuku under the guidance of Shihan Jose Noe García and Sensei Mario Medina. Both were direct students of Shihan Hiroshi Taninokuchi, the pioneer of Japanese karate in Colombia.

Sensei Rodríguez studied Kenkojuku until the age of 17, in 1992. He moved to the US in 1993, and attended the University of Kansas, where he earned a BFA in painting.

In 1999, while taking taekwondo classes at the University of Kansas, Sensei Rodríguez met the founder of JKR Kansas, Sensei Howard High and started training at his dojo. Subsequently, he joined the Japan Karate-Do Ryobu-Kai organization, achieving the rank of Shodan in 2000. That same year he began teaching - first, as an assistant to Sensei Gerry Allen, then with his own junior karate program.

Since that time, Sensei Rodríguez has continued teaching Shindo Jinen Ryu karate in the Kansas City area.

MARK YOUR CALENDARS!
JKR International Virtual Seminar: Seipai Kata
Sensei Fabio Rodriguez
Date: May 15, 2021
Location: Microsoft Teams
Time: 8:00am PDT / 9:00am (Mexico) / 11:00am EDT / 11:00am (Venezuela) / 4:00pm GMT (UK)
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Please consider making a donation to help JKR maintain operations and provide virtual seminars like this one. You can donate here:
www.jkr.com/events
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NOTE: If you do not have Microsoft Teams, you will need to do the following:
1. Download Microsoft Teams
2. Contact your Sensei and request admission to JKR Teams PRIOR TO THE EVENT (Not on the same day of the event. You will only need to do this one time; you will be able to access all future Microsoft Teams events after that.)

Sensei Fabio Rodríguez
Member, International Yudanshakai Executive Council
5th Dan, JKR - Deputy Head Instructor, Kansas

Sensei Rodríguez started training karate in 1984, in his native Bogotá, Colombia. He practiced a style of Shotokan karate called Kenkojuku under the guidance of Shihan Jose Noe García and Sensei Mario Medina. Both were direct students of Shihan Hiroshi Taninokuchi, the pioneer of Japanese karate in Colombia.

Sensei Rodríguez studied Kenkojuku until the age of 17, in 1992. He moved to the US in 1993, and attended the University of Kansas, where he earned a BFA in painting.

In 1999, while taking taekwondo classes at the University of Kansas, Sensei Rodríguez met the founder of JKR Kansas, Sensei Howard High and started training at his dojo. Subsequently, he joined the Japan Karate-Do Ryobu-Kai organization, achieving the rank of Shodan in 2000. That same year he began teaching - first, as an assistant to Sensei Gerry Allen, then with his own junior karate program.

Since that time, Sensei Rodríguez has continued teaching Shindo Jinen Ryu karate in the Kansas City area.

02/14/2021

MARK YOUR CALENDARS!

JKR International Virtual Seminar: Rohai

Sensei Paul Belle Isle (USA)

Date: February 20, 2021

Location: Microsoft Teams

Time: 8:00am PST / 9:00am MST / 10:00am CST / 11:00am EST / 12:00pm (Venezuela) / 4:00pm GMT (UK)
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Please consider making a donation to help JKR maintain operations and provide virtual seminars like this one. You can donate here:
https://www.paypal.com/donate/?hosted_button_id=LEK8NUDZJ5BMN&fbclid=IwAR2t57RZfGheu-iAtPpeIXSfKTKAJWoKIU38m_qPpOwlGDM0zv71Hqb4bxs
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NOTE: If you do not have Microsoft Teams, you will need to do the following:

1. Download Microsoft Teams
2. Contact Sensei High at [email protected] for admission to JKR Teams PRIOR TO THE EVENT. (You will only need to do this one time; you will be able to access all future Microsoft Teams events after that.)

Ryobu-Kai International
12/18/2020

Ryobu-Kai International

REMINDER!
JKR International Virtual Winter Gasshuku
Kaicho Kiyoshi Yamazaki and Sensei Mina Yamazaki

Date: December 19, 2020
Location: Microsoft Teams
Time: 8:00am PST / 9:00am MST / 10:00am CST / 11:00am EST / 12:00pm (Venezuela) / 4:00pm GMT (UK)
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Please consider making a donation to help JKR maintain operations and provide virtual seminars like this one. You can donate here:
https://www.paypal.com/donate/?hosted_button_id=LEK8NUDZJ5BMN&fbclid
__________________________

NOTE: If you do not have Microsoft Teams, you will need to do the following:

1. Download Microsoft Teams
2. Contact Sensei High at [email protected] for admission to JKR Teams PRIOR TO THE EVENT. (You will only need to do this one time; you will be able to access all future Microsoft Teams events after that.)

Ryobu-Kai International
10/15/2020

Ryobu-Kai International

REMINDER!

JKR International Zoom Seminar Master Class
Time: October 17, 2020 11:00am Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Kata Tai Sabaki Nidan with Sensei Martin Materano (Venezuela)

Access information available on the Ryobu-Kai Members group page.

Ryobu-Kai International
09/11/2020

Ryobu-Kai International

JKR International Zoom Seminar
Time: Sep 19, 2020 11:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Kata Seiryu with Sensei Jonathon Smart (Mexico)

Access information available in the Ryobu-Kai Members group.

09/10/2020

So far, the gym is not expected to be open for our class through 31 October. Thank you for your patience.

03/21/2020
Kiyoshi Yamazaki

Kiyoshi Yamazaki

To all JKR International members,

As you are no doubt aware, the world is experiencing a pandemic. Times are challenging, and humanity is beset by an invisible enemy.

Despite current circumstances, I hope that you continue to take pride in yourself as karateka. Be sure to maintain good practice habits - even if they are limited - seek to improve your character, respect others, and keep yourself healthy and safe.

Soke Konishi and her family are all well, as am I.

I know that you will find the strength in your hearts to overcome the challenges we currently face, and to do what you can to help make things right.

Sincerely,
Kaicho Kiyoshi Yamazaki
Japan Karate Do Ryobu-Kai

02/13/2020
FIRST LADY Trailer (2020) Romance Movie

Friday Karate Class at the Epicenter is canceled.... WHY? Because some of us will be going to watch one of our black belt members act in a movie! Remember Gabriela Kostadinova? She's in a movie called "First Lady," which will be showing nation-wide. Locally, it will be showing at the AMC White Marsh 16. If you're free, this weekend, go watch it! Show times for Friday, 14 February:
12:20pm, 3:00pm, 5:30pm, 8:00pm, and 10:30pm

Theater address:
Located in: THE AVENUE at White Marsh
8141 Honeygo Blvd, Baltimore, MD 21236
https://www.amctheatres.com/movies/first-lady-62040

Here's the trailer for the movie:
The Trailer: https://youtu.be/rooY9hdyYIM

The movie's web site:
https://www.firstladymovie.com/

Hope some of you can go watch!

FIRST LADY Trailer (2020) Romance Movie © 2020 - Renaissance Women Productions

01/07/2020

There will be class tonight. The Epicenter will be open! But take caution when driving to the class!

08/20/2019

The Epicenter will be closed for the rest of the month. Therefore, Karate classes are canceled until 3 September.

01/29/2019

The Epicenter is closed tonight due to inclement weather. Therefore , no karate class tonight! Stay safe!

The Epicenter at Edgewood is closed due to weather. Therefore, there will be no karate class tonight.See you on Friday!
03/20/2018

The Epicenter at Edgewood is closed due to weather. Therefore, there will be no karate class tonight.

See you on Friday!

Sensei Howard S. High
03/15/2018
Sensei Howard S. High

Sensei Howard S. High

I hope many people will attend this year's Spring Gasshuku! There will be more refined training with the new curriculum. There's also an opportunity to get a GREAT discount for DISNEYLAND! :-)

2018 March JKR Newsletter | Japan Karate Do Ryobu-Kai International
03/11/2018
2018 March JKR Newsletter | Japan Karate Do Ryobu-Kai International

2018 March JKR Newsletter | Japan Karate Do Ryobu-Kai International

2018 March JKR Newsletter 03/10/2018 Minako Yamazaki March 2018 JKR International Newsletter Teaching Tools: What is a “growth mindset”? TED stands for Technology, Entertainment, and Design. Ted Talks are where leading experts from all different disciplines give a presentation on all sorts of id...

Happy 2018 from Kaicho Kiyoshi Yamazaki | Japan Karate Do Ryobu-Kai International
01/11/2018
Happy 2018 from Kaicho Kiyoshi Yamazaki | Japan Karate Do Ryobu-Kai International

Happy 2018 from Kaicho Kiyoshi Yamazaki | Japan Karate Do Ryobu-Kai International

Happy 2018 from Kaicho Kiyoshi Yamazaki 01/10/2018 John Paul Gonzalez I hope you had great and joy-filled holidays! As we head into a new year, I wanted to take a moment to look back as well as look ahead. 2017 brought momentous change to our organization. Soke Konishi worked for decades to build th...

07/03/2017

No class on Tuesday, July 4th.... HOLIDAY! Enjoy the fireworks, and stay safe!

05/30/2017
Sensei Howard S. High

Sensei Howard S. High

Kaicho Yamazaki presents an overview about Shindo Jinen Ryu.

#Ryobu-Kai #JKR #History #Philosophy

Japan Karate Do Ryobu-Kai USA
04/26/2017
Japan Karate Do Ryobu-Kai USA

Japan Karate Do Ryobu-Kai USA

From Howard High, Chairman, International Yudanshakai Executive Council

Attention JKR USA Members!

In USA, 38 kids die every week because of cancer. This is unacceptable. I am compelled to do something. Previously, I ran in races for saving kids with cancer. However, my knees no longer can handle the punishment of running. Therefore, I started a JKR USA Bicycle Team to fight for Kids against cancer. If you have a bicycle, please join the team and together we can fight the righteous fight against cancer! Please join the team. But if you do not have a bicycle, please donate to our cause. Thank you!

https://greatcyclechallenge.com/Teams/JapanKarate-DoRyobu-Kai

Ryobu-Kai International
04/25/2017

Ryobu-Kai International

It is with sadness that the members of Japan Karate Do Ryobu-Kai announce that Soke Yasuhiro Konish, 10th dan, Shindo Jinen Ryu, passed away in the early morning hours of April 9th.

The Konishi family held a private funeral in Japan, and Soke Konishi’s remains have been cremated.

Soke Konishi was a generous and deeply knowledgeable instructor, who made it his life’s work to grow Japan Karate Do Ryobu-Kai and foster training in the style of karate his father created.

Mrs. Konishi understands that the JKR family, as well as other members of the martial arts community, may wish to express their condolences or send gifts or flowers. She requests, however that you do not do so at this time.

If you would like to convey your sympathies, please send a card to the JKR USA Hombu dojo, and Kaicho Yamazaki will present them to the Konishi family in July, when he visits Japan.

You may send cards to:

Japan Karate Do Ryobu-Kai
12800 Garden Grove Blvd, Suite J
Garden Grove, California, CA 92843

Thank you,
Howard High
7th dan, Shindo Jinen Ryu Karate Do
Chairman, JKR International Yudanshakai Executive Council

04/14/2017

Reminder: No class tonight- Friday 14 Apr 17. The Epicenter is unfortunately closed tonight

Timeline Photos
04/13/2017

Timeline Photos

04/08/2017
Mina Yamazaki - USA Karate

Mina Yamazaki - USA Karate

This was my first time in #Maryland. I was very honored to be invited out by Sensei Howard S. High. We had a great class with enthusiastic young people, good food, and great beer! I'm looking forward to coming out again. Thanks for having me! #JKR #Ryobukai #shindojinenryu #unafamilia #senseibeyonce #minayamazaki

Japan Karate Do Ryobu-Kai Maryland
04/01/2017

Japan Karate Do Ryobu-Kai Maryland

Another successful Kyu Examination!Thanks to David Cobbs, Paul Cobb, and Gary Kenner for helping with the administration...
04/01/2017

Another successful Kyu Examination!
Thanks to David Cobbs, Paul Cobb, and Gary Kenner for helping with the administration of the exam!

03/14/2017

No class tonight : EPICENTER is closed due to weather. See you Friday night - Tuesday 14 March 17

Sensei Howard S. High
03/03/2017

Sensei Howard S. High

Sensei Kiyoshi Yamazaki has been elevated to the position of Kaicho, or President. In this position, Sensei Yamazaki is responsible for leadership of all JKR schools throughout the world and the continued development of the organization. It is extremely rare for a someone based outside of Japan to be promoted to such a position. Congratulations, Sensei Yamazaki!

In the photo:

Shohei Shimoyamada (JKR Hidaka branch), Tokuyuki Yoneyama (JKR Tsukishima branch), Yoshio Yamada (JKR Yokosuka Branch and Chairman of JKR Japan Shibu-Kai), Kiyoshi Yamazaki (JKR Kaicho), Hideko Konishi (Madame Soke), Mikio Kikuchi (JKR Tokai branch), Ryuichi Yamagata (JKR Hitachi Branch), Ryoji Sato (JKR Sagamihara Branch), Masahiro Ide (CEO at Champ Inc.)

Back row from left to right:
Housei Shinoda (JKR Tokyo Mita Dojo Branch), Keita Atsumi (JKR Kawasaki Branch), Ikuo Wada (JKR Shobukai Branch and Vice Chairman of JKR Japan Shibu-Kai)

Japan Karate Do Ryobu-Kai Maryland
02/11/2017

Japan Karate Do Ryobu-Kai Maryland

Sensei Howard S. High
01/07/2017

Sensei Howard S. High

Are you an average person? If you already earned a black belt, you're not. If you haven't attained the black belt level yet, strive for the highest standards of excellence -- then you will not be an average person. And then you will earn you black belt.

12/28/2016

We found out that the Epicenter is closed upon arrival. I guess it was miscommunication between the staff there and us. The facility will not be open for us until 2 January. So out next class will be on Tuesday, 3 January 2017. See you next year!

Sensei Mina Yamazaki is wondering if you will be attending the 50th Annual JKR International Tournament and Seminars, 4-...
12/17/2016

Sensei Mina Yamazaki is wondering if you will be attending the 50th Annual JKR International Tournament and Seminars, 4-7 May 2017, to be held at the Irvine Marriott in Irvine, California..

If you are, you can reserve your room at the Irvine Marriott for only $115 per night! To get the special rate, go here to reserve your room: goo.gl/YjtKJT

Sensei Mina Yamazaki is wondering if you will be attending the 50th Annual JKR International Tournament and Seminars, 4-7 May 2017, to be held at the Irvine Marriott in Irvine, California..

If you are, you can reserve your room at the Irvine Marriott for only $115 per night! To get the special rate, go here to reserve your room: goo.gl/YjtKJT

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