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Shinsa - January 13, 2013

Shinsa - January 13, 2013
Mr. Biondi and Mr. Payne (holding diplomas) earn Dan ranks. Judges (left to right): Pineda, Frank, Gottwirt, Abrams, and Tullo.

In-House Tournament - 6/17/12

In-House Tournament - 6/17/12
Some dojo members at our In-House Tournament 6/17/12. 'Well done' to all. Osu!

Ariana Pineda and Sam Abrams (the next generation) perform kata.

Sam and Ariana perform ippons.

Mr. Saravia and Mr. Pineda execute tomoe nage; Hans Koopman performs kata.

Mr. Saravia and Mr. Pineda execute an ippon from Unsu, and o-uchi gari.

East Coast Summer Open 6/3/12

East Coast Summer Open 6/3/12
Sensei Frank entered the East Coast Summer Open and repeated his March tournament results: 1st Place - Kata (Gojushiho Dai), 1st Place - Kobudo (Seishi no bo), but this time added the Grand Championship award. Congratulations!

January 15, 2012 Shinsa Examination Board

January 15, 2012 Shinsa Examination Board

Tokubetsu Shinsa 10/9/11

Tokubetsu Shinsa 10/9/11
Examination Board: Jerry Saravia, Dexter Frank, Shihan Gottwirt, Jose Pineda, & Ron Payne with a perspiration-drenched Jonathan Abrams (holding menjo).

Sensei Abrams demonstrates kata.

Impression of Sensei Abrams' back patch (see inset) in moisture on the mat from exhausting ground fighting.

Yamanni Ryu seminar - 8/13/11

Yamanni Ryu seminar - 8/13/11

Mr. Abrams joins in as the newest Yamanni Ryu black belt.

Mr. Abrams (right) practices with Mike O'Donnell and Caron Keppler

Mr. Abrams and Mr. Payne practice Kian no Sai

Jon A., Pierre M., and Mr. Saravia study with Sensei Dong Tran

Kai Leung Tournament 5/22/11

Kai Leung Tournament 5/22/11
Paul B - Gold Medal, brown belt kata. Sensei Abrams - Bronze medal, black belt kata.

Paul B performs Ni-Ju-Shi; Sensei Abrams performs Kishaba no Sai-sho.

L-R: Paul B, Sensei Abrams, Master Miyazaki, Shihan Gottwirt, tournament host Kai Leung, Sensei Frank, & Mr. Jose Pineda.

Paul B, Clayton Conanan, Sensei Frank, Sensei Abrams, Mr. Ron Payne & Shihan Gottwirt,.

Bushi Challenge - 9/19/10

Bushi Challenge - 9/19/10
Sensei Jon Abrams competes in Self-Defense with Mr. Ken Scarola.

Mr. Ken Scarola competes with tonfa in Kobudo division.

Mr. Ken Scarola competes with Sensei Abrams in Self-Defense division, and Sparring.

Mr. Ron Payne competes with sai in Kobudo division, and performs Empi in Kata division.

Sensei Jon Abrams performs bo in Kobudo division.

Yamanni Ryu seminar - June 26, 2010

Yamanni Ryu seminar - June 26, 2010
Mr. Steve Gottwirt, Clayton Conanan, Mr. Ron Payne, Shihan Toshihiro Oshiro, Mr. Jonathan Abrams, & Mr. Kyle Rabin.

Mr. Jonathan Abrams performs Shukina no Tonfa at the block party prior to the seminar.

At dinner after the seminar. Sitting at Mr. Ron Payne's right arm are (right to left) Shihan Toshihiro Oshiro and Yamanni Ryu black belts Cleve Baxter, Kowa Chhe, and Phil Carter.

East Coast Summer Open - June 6, 2010

East Coast Summer Open - June 6, 2010
Paul B (photo left) and Jon Abelack (photo right) practice for upcoming East Coast Summer Open.

Jon Abelack (in gi left) and Paul B (in gi right) took First Place in Kata and Kobudo for their respective age divisions. Others pictured: Clayton Conanan, Shihan Gottwirt, Mr. Ron Payne, & Pierre Mocombe.
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