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【USA】JKA Budo Karate Seminar (Los Angeles, USA)

【USA】JKA Budo Karate Seminar (Los Angeles, USA)

【USA】JKA Budo Karate Seminar (Los Angeles, USA)

JKA Budo Karate Seminar (Los Angeles, USA)

March 1st to 5th, 2023, JKA Los Angeles hosted a Budo Karate Seminar in Los Angeles, California under the instruction of Tatsuya Naka Shihan.
This seminar was held as an event to commemorate the 5th anniversary of the opening of JKA Los Angeles.
More than 250 people from different dojo in the United States participated in a total of 4 days, and we were able to receive various instruction on each schedule.

On the first day, JKA Los Angeles students, especially elementary to high school school students, were taught the basics, including the Heian katas, and it was a very enjoyable instruction with a smile from beginning to end.
In addition, a judge clinic was held on the same day with a practice match, and we received instructions; such as, detailed points to be aware of in judging.

On the 2nd day (as 1st day of the general seminar), we were tough how to use the body, especially moving the center of gravity, breathing, shifting the two plates without turning the body, etc. Also, we learned Heian Kata’s detail movements as well.

On the second day of the general seminar was held at BudoKan in Down town LA, we received guidance on Katas. For the kata, we learned the detail of Jion movements first, and after that, we spent a lot of time and carefully instructed by Naka Shihan on the kata of Meikyo and Chinte.

On the 3rd day of the general seminar, we received guidance on how to practice, focusing on kumite, based on the basic movement of the center of gravity and breathing techniques, and how to speed up the movement of the kumite. We practiced a lot in groups of 4 people. Also, at the end, we had a practice match, and we had a qualification exam as well.

At this JKA Budo Karate Seminar, we were able to receive various guidance from Naka Shihan, and the seminar was held from beginning to end in a very friendly and homely atmosphere with constant smiles and laughter.
This seminar was attended by various JKA instructors and students from all over the United States, as well as students and instructors from new dojos who joined JKA recently in this year, and the seminar was a great success.
I believe that many of the participants in this seminar realized that JKA karate is wonderful.
I would like to express my sincere gratitude to Naka Shihan for his exceptional guidance. I also would like to express my deepest gratitude to all the staff and volunteers at the JKA Los Angeles Dojo, as well as to all the people who participated in the practice.



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JKA WF Los Angeles
Yoshiaki Harada


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