A Great Place to Learn Kenpo - Kenpo Orphans Welcome!

Sacramento Kenpo Karate is a very warm and friendly school teaching the art of self-defense. It's a great place for women to feel safe and for men to smack the heck out of each other, if that's what they want. The men can feel safe too. :)

Wednesday, June 05, 2013

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SACRAMENTO KENPO KARATE MONTHLY NEWS & UPDATES

JUNE 2013

 

Wow!  Wonder Valley Kenpo Camp hosted by GL Kenpo of Fresno was totally awesome.  We hung out with the usual suspects, as well as, new ones.  We recommend that you should attend the next one in 2015.

 

Make sure you check out Amy Long Kenpo channel on Youtube.  We have put up the videos for SKK's curriculum from yellow to purple belt.  More are on the way.

 

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05-28-2013 BELT PROMOTIONS

Children

Elizabeth Cotillo – Orange

 

Adult

Ethan Harms – Orange

Sarah Lievens – Purple

Kameron Montgomery – Green

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((((((((   ((((((   ((((((     ATTENTION      )))))   ))))))  ))))))))

Keep your receipt for the monthly tuition to Cordova Recreation and Park District. The amount of students attending and the amount of students enrolled through the Park District are very different. Thank you.

Our children class has a maximum capacity of 25 students.  Returning students please make sure your parents pay your tuition on time.

((((((((   ((((((   ((((((     ATTENTION      )))))   ))))))  ))))))))

 

SKK terminology as presented in…

Ed Parker's Encyclopedia of Kenpo

The Zen of Kenpo

Infinite Insights Volumes 1 – 5

Secrets of Chinese Karate

 

ACCUMULATED FORCE – (Ed Parker's Encyclopedia of Kenpo, pg. 1)

The amassing of diverse sources of power which, when properly synchronized, produce an accumulative solitary force of proportionate effectiveness. this concept

PATTERN ADDICT – (Ed Parker's Encyclopedia of Kenpo, pg. 90)

One who is caught up in traditionally prescribed movements.

To over-extend is to over-expose.  (The Zen of Kenpo, pg 74)

 

In the DOJO

 

            Children class is moving along pretty steady.  We have a great bunch of kids.  I really appreciate their patience and hard work.  I realize they are all trying very hard to get stripes and promoted.  Speaking of stripes, remember, we are allowing only one stripe a week.  I am thinking of adding a stripe for learning how to tie your own belt; no more blaming the parents. 

 

            Adult class is becoming very colorful.  We miss that.  All colors except yellow are currently being represented.  Remember to show up at 7:15 to get your warm-up in before class begins.  If you know anyone whether, a beginner or an 'orphan' feel free to bring them by so they can experience a friendly atmosphere and still learn how to 'move the meat bag'.  We would love to have more adults in class.  So get the word out.  To all of the adults who are helping to teach, we would like to say Thank You!!!  See you at the gym…   

           

**********SKK REMINDERS **********

Please pay your dues by the 10th of every month.

Make sure you keep your receipt when you pay your dues.

·  All students must wear a karate uniform or workout clothes. Male students must wear a groin protector.

·  Hygiene is a good thing. Please make sure your karate uniform is clean, finger and toe nails are trimmed, and remove jewelry in class. These reminders are for the safety of your fellow students. Thank you.

·  Please, let us know by phone or e-mail if you cannot show up for class.

·  Ms. Long's information

§  Cell – 916-690-1682

§  Email – kenpokaratechick@gmail.com

·  Mr. Nakamoto's information

§  Cell – 916-832-2882

§  Email – ronnak4967@gmail.com

·  We charge a $10.00 belt fee for all belt promotions.

·  The SKK patch is on sale for $10.00 each or $16.00 for two.

·  Karate uniforms range from $20.00 to $25.00 depending on size.

             

American Kenpo Karate is a hard/soft style designed to promote good self-esteemconfidenceself-reliance, excellent defensive skills and is a lot of fun. If you want to learn the ultimate in self defense, we teach Kenpo Karate in Rancho Cordova for the Cordova Recreation & Park District at Mather Sports Facility

 


Wednesday, May 01, 2013

SACRAMENTO KENPO KARATE NEWS& UPDATES

 

May 2013

Allergies!!! Allergies!!! Wow!!! This season seems to be really tough on everyone with allergies. Please take care of yourselves.

May 24-28 Wonder Valley Kenpo Camp.

Attention to all Kenpoists. We now have a series of videos up on Youtube –Amy Long Kenpo is the name of the channel. Our goal is to have the SKK curriculum up.

To the parents whose children attend our class – Please, make sure your child/s are hydrated and groomed. We appreciate your patience and continued support.

ATTENTION ATTENTION ATTENTION

Make sure that you get and keep your receipt for the monthly tuition to Cordova Recreation and Park District. The amount of students attending and the amount of students enrolled through the Park District are very different. Thank you.

ATTENTION ATTENTION ATTENTION

Our children class has a maximum capacity of 25 students. Returning students please make sure your parents pay your tuition on time.

SKK terminology as presented in…

Ed Parker's Encyclopedia of Kenpo

The Zen of Kenpo

Infinite Insights Volumes 1 – 5

Secrets of Chinese Karate

DOUBLE FACTOR – (Ed Parker's Encyclopedia of Kenpo, pg. 45)

It entails utilizing dual movements to defend yourself. These moves can incorporate any combination of blocks, parries, and checks. It also refers to sophisticated moves which are dually defensive and offensive. REVERSE MOTION is an integral part of this concept.

ATTENTION– (Ed Parker's Encyclopedia of Kenpo, pg. 16)

(1) The erect, motionless posture of students in readiness for another command. (2) A command to assume this posture..

ATTENTION STANCE – (Ed Parker's Infinite Insights into Kenpo Volume 2, pg. 49)

1. Eyes focused and forward

2. Chin up / Head erect

3. Back Straight

4. Hands placed at your side

5. Feet together and weight equal (50/50) Heel to Heel / Toe to Toe

As mental attitudes improve, so does confidence. (The Zen of Kenpo, pg 6)

Uncontrolled anger can lead to uncontrolled fighting. (The Zen of Kenpo, pg 120)

In the SKK Dojo –

Well, our children class is moving along pretty good. I believe everyone is having an excellent time. Please, check out the You tube videos that we have recently uploaded. The videos have Ms. Long and I going over the techniques for the lower belts. I need to mention that although, it is very chaotic at times in class, I appreciate the students patience. I also want to mention, that the more the children practice and pay attention in class, the sooner they are to get promoted. I will try and get to everyone throughout the month and apologize ahead of time if I do not.

Some of our new adults are almost ready for promotion. I would like to re-iterate that we want you to work on your intent / certainty. We are looking for your techniques to have some energy and power. Of course, we also want you to exercise control. Otherwise, keep up the excellent work. You are all awesome students and we love what you bring and do for the class.

**********SKK REMINDERS **********

Please pay your dues by the 10th of every month.

Make sure you keep your receipt when you pay your dues.

· All students must wear a karate uniform or workout clothes. Male students must wear a groin protector.

· Hygiene is a good thing. Please make sure your karate uniform is clean, finger and toe nails are trimmed, and remove jewelry in class. These reminders are for the safety of your fellow students. Thank you.

· Please, let us know by phone or e-mail if you cannot show up for class.

· Ms. Long's information

§ Cell – 916-690-1682

§ Email – kenpokaratechick@gmail.com

· Mr. Nakamoto's information

§ Cell – 916-832-2882

§ Email– ronnak4967@gmail.com

· We charge a $10.00 belt fee for all belt promotions.

· The SKK patch is on sale for $10.00 each or $16.00 for two.

· Karate uniforms range from $20.00 to $25.00 depending on size.

American Kenpo Karate is a hard/soft style designed to promote good self-esteem, confidence, self-reliance, excellent defensive skills and is a lot of fun. If you want to learn the ultimate in self defense, we teach Kenpo Karate in Rancho Cordova for the Cordova Recreation & Park District at Mather Sports Facility

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Sincerely,


Ronald Nakamoto  
Kenpo Karate Dude

Wednesday, April 03, 2013

Sacramento Kenpo Karate April Announcement



April 2013
So here we are in the beginnings of Spring.   I hope everyone had a nice Easter vacation?  Ours was pretty mild.  No special announcements for April. 



ATTENTION             ATTENTION             ATTENTION
Make sure that you get and keep your receipt for the monthly tuition to Cordova Recreation and Park District. The amount of students attending and the amount of students enrolled through the Park District are very different. Thank you.

ATTENTION             ATTENTION             ATTENTION
Our children class has a maximum capacity of 25 students.  Returning students please make sure your parents pay your tuition on time.

SKK terminology as presented in…
Ed Parker’s Encyclopedia of Kenpo
The Zen of Kenpo
Infinite Insights Volumes 1 – 5
Secrets of Chinese Karate

DARKNESS – (Ed Parker’s Encyclopedia of Kenpo, pg. 38)
A term used in self-defense techniques, that refers to attacks initiated from your rear or flank.  Because these moves stem from the unknown (areas which you can’t see), the terms DARK or DARKNESS are used.

DESTRUCTION – (No references)
Generally refers to attacks originating from the left side.

SELF DEFENSE – (Ed Parker’s Encyclopedia of Kenpo, pg. 108)
The ability to protect one’s self, relative, friend, or property.

Never discard knowledge that is not applicable to you, but store it.  (The Zen of Kenpo, pg 126)

In the SKK Dojo –
Well, the children class is getting some very nice students.  Kudos to those students who work out and practice before class starts.  Always a pleasure to work with children who want to be there.  Excellent Job boys and girls.

Our adult class is moving along quite well.  We have an excellent group of students and it is always a pleasure to be working with you guys and gals.  For those who are teaching, keep up the good work and thank you.  Always, work on the “intent” of the technique, as well as, the attacker.  OSSS!!!

**********SKK REMINDERS **********
Please pay your dues by the 10th of every month.
Make sure you keep your receipt when you pay your dues.

·  All students must wear a karate uniform or workout clothes. Male students must wear a groin protector.
·  Hygiene is a good thing. Please make sure your karate uniform is clean, finger and toe nails are trimmed, and remove jewelry in class. These reminders are for the safety of your fellow students. Thank you.
·  Please, let us know by phone or e-mail if you cannot show up for class.
·  Ms. Long’s information
§  Cell – 916-690-1682
§  Email – kenpokaratechick@gmail.com
·  Mr. Nakamoto’s information
§  Cell – 916-832-2882
§  Email – ronnak4967@gmail.com
·  We charge a $10.00 belt fee for all belt promotions.
·  The SKK patch is on sale for $10.00 each or $16.00 for two.
·  Karate uniforms are $25.00. 

Thursday, February 28, 2013

SACRAMENTO KENPO KARATE NEWS & UPDATES


January / February / March 2013

WOW!!!  Time flies by so fast.  We are already starting our 3rd month of the year.  Yikes!!!

So I am hoping that everyone enjoyed their holidays and celebrations.  We are now looking at St. Patrick's Day, Palm Sunday, Good Friday and Easter Sunday.  My oh my!!!

 

 

ATTENTION             ATTENTION             ATTENTION

Make sure that you get and keep your receipt for the monthly tuition to Cordova Recreation and Park District. The amount of students attending and the amount of students enrolled through the Park District are very different. Thank you.

ATTENTION             ATTENTION             ATTENTION

Our children class has a maximum capacity of 25 students.  Returning students please make sure your parents pay your tuition on time.

SKK terminology as presented in…

Ed Parker's Encyclopedia of Kenpo

The Zen of Kenpo

Infinite Insights Volumes 1 – 5

Secrets of Chinese Karate

 

TECHNIQUES IN THE AIR – (Ed Parker's Encyclopedia of Kenpo, pg. 122)

Refers to practicing self-defense techniques without a partner.  Training in this manner requires visualizing an imaginary opponents attacking you, and then applying defensive and offensive moves in answer to his attack.  Executing techniques properly in empty space (in the air) requires imagination and a great deal of practice.  You must be focused on the point where each move of your composed sequence is to be placed, in addition to anticipating your opponent's reaction stemming from these moves.  This in no way refers to AIR-BORNE Techniques.

 

SALUTATION – (Ed Parker's Encyclopedia of Kenpo, pg. 106)

A series of moves and/or gestures in Kenpo to indicate respect to one you are greeting or competing against at a tournament.

 

BASICS – (Ed Parker's Encyclopedia of Kenpo, pg. 17)

Simplified moves that comprise the fundamentals of Kenpo.  They are divided into stances, maneuvers, blocks, strikes, punches, kicks, finger techniques, parries, specialized moves and methods.

 

There are only a set number of basic moves –else are variations of the same.  (The Zen of Kenpo, pg 8)

 

Wasted inches are wasted time.  (The Zen of Kenpo, pg 120)

 

In the SKK Dojo –

The children class is moving along pretty steady.  All of our boys and girls are doing an excellent job at being the best students they can be.  Parents, please make sure your student/s ready to go before class starts.  We are averaging about 16 to 20 students a night and I really appreciate everyone's patience when it comes to us teaching your child/children.  I am trying my best to make sure everyone is learning something and in a timely manner.    

 

Our adult class is averaging one new student monthly.  It sure is nice to see our class have the full spectrum of colored belts, makes teaching all the more interesting.   As always, thank you to those who help teach both the children class and the adult. This month we are going to have upper belt testing and it will be well deserved and well earned.  Good luck to those involved in this process.

 

**********SKK REMINDERS **********

Please pay your dues by the 10th of every month.

Make sure you keep your receipt when you pay your dues.

·  All students must wear a karate uniform or workout clothes. Male students must wear a groin protector.

·  Hygiene is a good thing. Please make sure your karate uniform is clean, finger and toe nails are trimmed, and remove jewelry in class. These reminders are for the safety of your fellow students. Thank you.

·  Please, let us know by phone or e-mail if you cannot show up for class.

·  Ms. Long's information

§  Cell – 916-690-1682

§  Email – kenpokaratechick@gmail.com

·  Mr. Nakamoto's information

§  Cell – 916-832-2882

§  Email – ronnak4967@gmail.com

·  We charge a $10.00 belt fee for all belt promotions.

·  The SKK patch is on sale for $10.00 each or $16.00 for two.

·  Karate uniforms range from $20.00 to $25.00 depending on size.

             

American Kenpo Karate is a hard/soft style designed to promote good self-esteemconfidenceself-reliance, excellent defensive skills and is a lot of fun. If you want to learn the ultimate in self defense, we teach Kenpo Karate in Rancho Cordova for the Cordova Recreation & Park District at Mather Sports Facility

 


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Sincerely,


Ronald Nakamoto  
Kenpo Karate Dude

Wednesday, December 05, 2012

SACRAMENTO KENPO KARATE NEWS & UPDATES

December 5, 2012

Wooohooo!!! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!! The music, the shopping, edible goodies, the decorations, Santa, and best of all time to spend with family and friends.

 

PROMOTIONS - 

Mark Petrosean - Yellow belt. 12-04-12

Kevin Barnes - Yellow belt. 12-04-12

David Barnes - Yellow belt. 12-04-12

Flying Eagle Claw – Orange belt. 11-20-12

Jessica Long - Orange belt. 11-20-12

Kameron Montgomery - Blue belt. 11-20-12 (due to supply issues they were promoted 12/4/12)

James Harvell - Blue belt. 11-20-12 (due to supply issues they were promoted 12/4/12)

 

 

DUE TO MAINTENANCE AND CLEANING DURING THE WEEK OF DECEMBER 10-15

KARATE CLASSES HAVE BEEN CANCELLED

ATTENTION             ATTENTION             ATTENTION

Make sure that you get and keep your receipt for the monthly tuition to Cordova Recreation and Park District. The amount of students attending and the amount of students enrolled through the Park District are very different. Thank you.

ATTENTION             ATTENTION             ATTENTION

Our children class has a maximum capacity of 25 students.  Returning students please make sure your parents pay your tuition on time.

SKK / ED PARKER'S ENCYCLOPEDIA OF KENPO

 

TIMING – (pg. 127)

1.     Is the sophistication and punctuation of rhythm.

           

STRETCHING – (pg 116)

1.     Exercise methods used to extend and stretch the muscles before engaging in heavy workout.

 

Don't get caught up in the SEQUENCE of motion, but the PRINCIPLES of motion.  (The Zen of Kenpo, pg 95)

 

Learning requires listening as well as talking.  (The Zen of Kenpo, pg 62)

In the SKK Dojo –

Wow.  The children class is coming along pretty good as far as attendance.  Please make sure that you go over the rules of the dojo with your parents.  If you did not receive the packet please come and see me, Sensei Nakamoto, and I will get you a copy.  Also, students need to make sure they have a current technique list. 

 

Our adult class is slowly coming together.  Our students and black belts are some of the best people around.  It is a treat to work with all of you.  Thank you, for coming to our humble dojo. 

 

 

**********SKK REMINDERS **********

Please pay your dues by the 10th of every month.

Make sure you keep your receipt when you pay your dues.

·  All students must wear a karate uniform or workout clothes. Male students must wear a groin protector.

·  Hygiene is a good thing. Please make sure your karate uniform is clean, finger and toe nails are trimmed, and remove jewelry in class. These reminders are for the safety of your fellow students. Thank you.

·  Please, let us know by phone or e-mail if you cannot show up for class.

·  Ms. Long's information

§  Cell – 916-690-1682

§  Email – kenpokaratechick@gmail.com

·  Mr. Nakamoto's information

§  Cell – 916-832-2882

§  Email – ronnak4967@gmail.com

·  We charge a $10.00 belt fee for all belt promotions.

·  The SKK patch is on sale for $10.00 each or $16.00 for two.

·  Karate uniforms range from $20.00 to $25.00 depending on size.

             

American Kenpo Karate is a hard/soft style designed to promote good self-esteemconfidenceself-reliance, excellent defensive skills and is a lot of fun. If you want to learn the ultimate in self defense, we teach Kenpo Karate in Rancho Cordova for the Cordova Recreation & Park District at Mather Sports Facility