Monday, August 22, 2011

Happy Birthday Chantel :)

I just wanted to take the time to say HAPPY BIRTHDAY to my amazing wife Chantel. I love you more and more every day Chantel. Thanks so much for being the best wife and friend that anyone could ever ask for. You have made my life so complete. Maddie, Morgan and myself have such a better life because of YOU!! I love you honey.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Sean Kelley Seminars - Sept 16-18th, Bradford, PA

Hi Everyone,

If at all possible, don't miss this great opportunity to train with the Chinese Karate Federation (CKF) President, Sean P. Kelley, in Bradford, Pennsylvania, September 16-18th. The seminars are being held at Michael Miller's Dojo. The cost of the event is only $50 for all non-Miller dojo students.


Friday, Sept. 16 (6:00-7:00pm): Adult Class
Topic: Returning the Storm

Saturday, Sept. 17 (10:00am-11:00am) Children's class
Topic: “Buddy Day” Karate Class with a Kenpo Legend

Saturday, Sept. 17 (1:00 – 2:00pm) Adult Class
Topic: Speak with a Knife: Part 2 (bring practice knives)

Saturday, Sept. 17 (2:30 – 4:00pm) Adult Class
Topic: The “What if” and Formulation Phases of Kenpo

4:00 to 4:30pm Open sparring (Adult blue belts and up only)

Special Sunday:

Brown and Black belt class 11:00am – 1:00pm

Topic: The following techniques:

Intercepting the Ram
Deceptive Panther
Destructive Fans
Unfurling Crane
Grasping Eagles
Parting of the Snakes
Thrusting Lance

Chris Newsome and Dana Broadhead: 2nd Degree Brown Belt Promotion

On July 27th, Chris Newsome and Dana Broadhead were both promoted to 2nd Degree Brown Belt in American Kenpo Karate. The testing was 2 hours in duration, and consisted of forms, sets, self-defense techniques, and sparring. Both of these students were phenomenal and put forth an outstanding effort.

At my school, all Brown belts and higher participate in the testing to enhance their skills, although only those being graded receive rank. Attached are a few photos from the event.