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Current Events

October 21st, 2018

August 2018 – ISKF Pan American Games

Shaka Smith represented SKHR as a member of the US Team at the Pan American Championships.  He is a kumite team gold medalist for 2018, and a medalist in several international ISKF competitions.

September 2018

ISKF East Coast Fall Camp – Green Lane PA.

October 2018 – William & Mary Aki Matsuri Fall Festival

Dojo members and student members of the WMSKC demonstrated basics, kata and kumite at this event.

November 2018 – Testing on the 10th!

December 2018 – Holiday Tournament and Pot Luck!  Date TBA


2018 Fall Testing

October 21st, 2018

10 November 2018

Testing is scheduled for November 10, 2018!  Youth start at 11 am, Adults will test shortly after the kids finish.

Advance registration is available, bring your receipt to the table on test day and confirm you are on the test list!

Remember, your test will not include any material you have not demonstrated during training!  There are no surprises except for your sparring partner.

We will have dinner together after the test at Sushi Yama – behind the iHoP on 143.  Dinner is usually at 5 or 5:30 – please sign up at the desk so we can reserve the right number of seats!

Fall Exams, 2016 – Holidays

November 10th, 2016

We had a great test at the end of October.  Rielly Sensei gave us great feedback about our practice and we look forward to another visit from him in the future.  As usual, whenever there’s a test the real answer after your grading is … Keep Training!

The holidays are nearly here.  Right after Nationals (12-13 November in Valley Forge, PA!) we’ll be bracing ourselves for Thanksgiving.  Right after that it’s holiday shopping madness.

One of the ways to stay sane during the holiday season is to come to the dojo and focus on your practice.  This is true any time, but especially when the pressures of the holiday season are at hand.  Please come regularly!

We will have a holiday party (TBD) as usual, at the dojo. ALL are welcome.  Bring a dish! Bring your kids!  Bring a lot of paper towels… no we’ll handle that.  We look forward to seeing everyone for that – keep an ear out at the dojo for the planning!

Spring Testing – 25 April 2015

April 22nd, 2015


Testing will be at the dojo.

11 AM start time for youth, registration opens at 10:30 AM.  If you can register in advance, please do.

Adults will test at 1:30 PM.

Please bring your ISKF membership cards to the exam as you must be a member in good standing!

As usual there will be a clinic before the exam which is open to everyone, even those not taking a test!

Winter tournament and holiday party

December 14th, 2014

The annual winter tournament went very well, stiff competition and good spirit from all the participants.  Four kata teams demonstrated kata from Heian Nidan through Enpi.  The SKHR mens team did a demostration, also!

Then that evening was the annual holiday pot luck.  Some members brought home-made specialties like chili, lemon-poppy seed scones or curry chicken while others brought cakes, cookies, drinks or other snacks.  One amazing cake featured different colored segments and gingerbread karate-ka!  For entertainment, the main draw was the the extreme sled-dog:


Early Summer 2014

June 22nd, 2014

ISKF Master Camp was a big success this year, with good training and new friends all around.  Dojo sempai (senior student) tested successfully for go-dan (5th degree)!

The dojo sent six members to the camp, most of whom were able to stay for the whole week!  Other club sempai covered classes during that week, allowing those members who could not go to camp to still train.  Thank you very much to all who instructed and kept the dojo spirit alive during Master Camp 2014!

Here’s last year’s group photo, since we didn’t get one this summer!