Shoka Magazine April 2023 – Shoka News

Shotokan Karate Leadership School® Newsletter

April 1, 2023 

A BIG Welcome to our newest students!  

❖ Logan Purtill, Jovanni Garcia, Alejandro Rojas, Jacob Fertino, Riley Stanbro, Elliot  Zapadinsky, Juliann Finn, Avery Finn, Liam Finn, Patrick Finn, Ed Estrada

Upcoming Events and Activities 

  • Saturday, April 1st next Santa Rosa Invitational Karate Tournament: 10:30a-12:30p
  • April 10-17th Sensei Callahan’s Japan Trip  
  • Friday and Saturday, April 28-29 Sensei Kevin Warner back to teach classes
  • Saturday, May 6th – Spring 2023 Award Ceremony and Potluck Dinner  
Santa Rosa Invitational Karate Tournament – Saturday, April 1, 2023

You are probably receiving the Shoka Magazine and Shoka News after this tournament. The  results will be available in the dojo. Not everyone will want to compete but those who do  generally progress faster through the ranks. We’re hoping to hold the next tournament in  October.

Japan Trip – April 10 to 17, 2023

I will be travelling to Japan and joining our friends from Shotokan International Alliance to do  some sightseeing and karate training. I will have a full report when I get back. You’ll hear all  about it in the May issue of Shoka Magazine.

April 28-29 – The Return of Sensei Kevin Warner, 7th Degree Black Belt from Riverside

Sensei Kevin Warner, Instructor Extraordinaire will be here to teach classes and give a Black  Belt Exam on Friday evening, April 28. Then on Saturday, April 29, he’ll teach a few more  classes. Space is limited so be sure to sign up in advance. Sign-up sheets will be on the front  counter.

Spring 2023 Award Ceremony and Potluck Dinner, Saturday, May 6th from 5:30p to 8p.

Our semi-annual Award Ceremony, Potluck Dinner and Samurai Sword Cake Cutting will be  held at the Finley Center on Saturday May 6th.

Shoka Magazine:

We’re mailing it to your house. We hope you’re getting it. If not let us know.  It’s also coming by email in an electronic format that we recently discovered called Issuu. Check  it out and let us know what you think… good or bad. And don’t worry, you won’t offend us. We’re  probably more critical of our selves than you might be of us. We accepted a long time ago that  we’re not perfect and that the way to get better is to recognize this and fix whatever we can  when we can. We’ll teach your kids to do the same. This will serve them well the rest of their  lives.

Our Covid Policy

Wear a mask if you are unvaccinated. Decide for yourself if you are vaccinated. We will never  ask you to do anything that will put you or your family at risk. You always have the opportunity to  opt-out of any activity or event that you deem is unsafe.


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