Saturday, March 20, 2010


It has been a busy week in Rochester for testing. Congratulations are in order for the following:

Third Kyu
Cyndi Lovejoy
Peter Veazie
Fourth Kyu
Jordan Bell
Fifth Kyu
Amanda Fisher
Sixth Kyu
John Botsford
Michael Chabalik
Peter Lee
Kimberly Sherer
Daniel Sickels

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Nazareth Demo

Thanks to Steve, Bret, Judy Warner, Candy, Ryan, and Hugh for putting on a great demo for a group of middle school students held at Nazareth College on Wednesday March 10th. The audience's attention was grabbed from the first solid splat of Bret as he was thrown by Steve and held and they got to experience principles like unbendable arm and, my personal favorite, Nikyo!

Special thanks to Jordan's family for the use of their portable mats.

Saturday, March 13, 2010


I was looking at Bujin Design's site today and they are having financial difficulty. They have provided a good product, I personally love their Gi tops. Join me in wishing them well.

From their site:
"This news comes with little warning, and for that we apologize. Bu Jin® Design's belt-tightening recession measures just haven't been able to ward off an unhappy turn of events. With little more to squeeze, and facing the end of our lease at the end of this month, we have had to do a lot of pencil chewing.

The conclusion is - Bu Jin® Design either needs a new owner with a ready-reserve or it needs to close. So if you or anyone you know is interested in owning a venerable old martial arts manufacturing company, please contact us immediately at"

Friday, March 12, 2010

Black Belt Class This Saturday at 11am

Come play with new ideas from Camp!

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Cobblestone Class

Just a last minute reminder that there is no Cobblestone Class today, March 9th!

The next out of session day is April 20th.

Hope to see everyone tonight!

Monday, March 8, 2010

Winter Camp: Another Success

Another great Winter Camp. Sensei showed interesting new tweaks to techniques like Kaiten Nage and Ryo Moshi Kokyu Nage (scarf throw) just to name two.

We had great tests from Ryan, Ray, Christian, and Mark. Please come Tuesday night to help congratulate them on jobs very well done!