We were very honored to host Shihan Sensei Hannu Nietosvuori of Finland for a Master Class this March. With the new dojo having only opened one week prior, this gathering was the perfect grand opening celebration for the new space and all the students. The weekend began with a special opening ceremony honoring the new…
Our Competition Team is busy at work, training for the upcoming Kickin’ It Tournament on Oct. 19th here in Gainesville, FL.
Why I Train, with Amelia and Samantha Rojas
I’m excited to interview my youngest member at Hall of Martial Arts this month Amelia Rojas and her mother Samantha Rojas. Amelia is a wonderful student with so much spirit and curiosity. Amelia, how old are you and how long have you been training karate? I think I’ve been training karate like a…
Why I Train, with Arlo and Kate Sawicki
This month I am excited to be featuring an interview with Arlo and Kate Sawicki, who have been working with me for the past 3 years. Arlo has made me very proud to be his Sensei and it was a lot of fun for me to see how he thinks of his time at the…
Why I Train, with Eli Hall
One of the best experiences I’ve had in martial arts was my first trip to Japan in 2010. I was 19 years old and had never left Florida before. During that trip I competed in the Renshinkan International Friendship Tournament and met people from all over the world who are as passionate as I am about karate. That experience inspired me to continue to travel, and every year I make it a priority to plan a trip to train or compete.