Summer Picnic and Promotional- July 29

On July 29th we will be holding our annual summer picnic and promotional exam at Bethlehem Town Park located
at Elm Ave.

Instead of our usual paper forms, we will be doing registration for the test online and then you will bring your payment into the dojo before the test.  You must have 2 stripes before signing up for the exam!

Click here to go to the registration form.

We will begin the testing at 10:00 am sharp, so all students testing for an upgrade will need to be there
by 9:30 am in uniform (no t-shirts for the test; you are welcome to change after the promotional ceremony is completed).

Please consider bringing a dish to share at the picnic and enough drink for you and your family / guests.
There will be a sign up sheet at the dojo or you can use the electronic version: Click here for the picnic food sign-up sheet.

Schedule of events for the Day:

  • 8:30 am Black Belt Meeting / Set Up
  • 9:00 am Student / Family Arrival
  • 10:00 am Testing begins
  • 12:00 noon: Start the grills / serving lunch (hamburgers / hotdogs provided by the dojo)
  • 1:30 Awards / Certificates
  • 2:00—4:00 Pool / Seminars
  • 4:00 Clean up

Upcoming special Events:

September 3rd Hanshi Judnick Seminar

Please see Sensei Tony Dissaro for more information or email him at Koshotony@gmail.com

September 10th Black Belt Clinic

All Black Belt (Dan) Ranks are strongly encouraged to attend: (10:00 am – 3:00 PM)
Cost is $30.00
Please sign up early for this event.

September 17th Kyu Clinic

Sunday 10:00 – 2:30 PM
All Kyu Ranks are strongly encouraged to attend:
Cost is $30.00
Please sign up early for this event. (see sign up sheet)
Kyu clinics are designed to give each participating student detailed instruction and information to assist them in mastering specific test requirements for each level. Each student will receive an updated syllabus with illustrations; everybody attending will receive two class credits towards their next promotional exam.

Want to learn everything you need to know for your current Kyu rank? Attend the Kyu clinic!

Kyu Clinic to be held Sunday May 21st

  • What’s a Kyu Clinic?
    • It’s a chance to get focused training on material specific for your rank.
  • When is the Kyu Clinic?
    • The Kyu Clinic starts at 8am.
  • Who should go to the Kyu Clinic?
    • If you are hoping to be eligible to test at the summer test/promotional/family picnic (save the date- 7/29), this is a great opportunity to make sure you learn your specific material.
  • How much does the Kyu Clinic cost?
    • This additional training opportunity is just $20 for 3 hours of training.

We look forward to seeing you next Sunday morning! Osu!

Start 2017 off right- join us for our New Year’s Day workout!

Kigami biraki (literally: “opening the mirror”) is a traditional Japanese ceremony to mark the new year (click to learn more about traditional Kigami biraki). We and many other dojos use it as an opportunity to have our first workout of the year.

The workout will begin at 11am on Sunday January 1st.  Everyone is welcome!  We look forward to celebrating the New Year together!

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: Dojo closed Monday 11/21/2016

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: Dojo closed Monday 11/21/2016

Today while a group of students were training at the dojo, they discovered that the dojo was recently impacted by the weather and several roof leaks were found to contribute to some severe damage. Most of the mats were pulled up and are being cleaned and disinfected for safety reasons.

I will need to close the dojo down for tomorrow (Monday 11/21/2016) to make the repairs and get the dojo clean again. This should only take a day to complete the repairs. We fully expect to be open for Tuesday, but if that changes I will be sure to let you know.

I am very sorry for any inconveniences this brings to you. The Land lord and superintendent of the building has been notified.

As always, I am grateful for your support and patience as we make these repairs.
Shihan Brian Dewey