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Dan Exam at JSU

Posted on July 5, 2017

Headed by Sensei Bob Scarano, JSU Shotokan holds some of the foremost high level karatekas from the Inland Region. On July 1st, they held a dan exam for one of their own - Matt Sintek. Sitting at the judges table were an impressive collection high ranking karatekas, culminating more than 40 years of karate experience. They were, Bob Scarano, Glen Ross, Henry Austin, Leo Shortle, Buddy Irwin, Dan Taylor, Scott Haga and Frank Almeida. If that wasn't intimidating enough, Matt was solo going for the test that day, and coming off a two hour class before the test, he had to dig down to summon his warrior spirit. He went through three of his katas, several bunkai, a series of grueling questions and three sparring sessions at the end. Finally, he succeeded and advanced to shodan. Congratulations Matt!


RFK Kyu Exam 1st quarter

Posted on March 25, 2017

We kicked off 2017 with our first quarter kyu exam on March 25th. Congratulations to those who advanced and thank you to all our senseis, senpais and brown belts for participating at the judges table. Depending on the examinee's belt level, the exam grading requires proficiency in their respective kata, kihon, kumite, impact, body action analysis and sparring.

There were a lot of folks who tested ranging from 9th to 7th kyu, as well as, both kids and adults. As with any test, nerves were high and the pressure was on, especially with family watching. A couple of students double tested, while other students kept their pace. Most of them did well on their katas, but the kumite was not quite up to par. Many did also well on kihon and impact, exhibiting their understanding of basic concepts. A few showed some surprising skills during the sparring sessions and displayed their tenacious fighting spirit. Overall there were strengths and weaknesses, but they all showed heart and determination.


Riverside Lunar Festival

Posted on January 28, 2017

The annual Riverside Lunar Festival celebrates the Asian Pacific American heritage and its influence in the Inland Region. Alongside observing the Chinese New Year, the celebration includes an Asian market place with cultural foods and shops, a spectacular parade, dance performances, arts and crafts displays, live music, fireworks and more.

This year it was on January 28th and Reading for Kicks made its presence once again. Typically, the students would pass out flyers, mingle with the crowd and promote the dojo; but this time, they decided to kick it up a notch. To get people's attention, the students performed various group katas and bunkai performances. The group katas included various belt levels, and their team spirit were very impressive. The bunkai performances showed the application of katas in a fighting scenario, and although it was intense, they were very exciting to watch. Judging by the crowd, the students really showed exceptional karate and the essence of karate spirit. Great job everyone! Let's do it again next year.

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Upcoming Events

  • July
    15

    RFK 10th Anniversary Celebration

    The Reading for Kicks dojo will be hosting it's 10th Anniversary Celebration on Saturday, July 15th. Please come and Join us.

    Details

    Celebration will be at the Riverside Woman's Club at 4092 10th Street in Riverside from 12pm to 4pm. Our current students will be there and we hope that many former students will come as well. Too, we've invited many of our fellow instructors and karate-ka to meet you and share karate experiences. As our get-togethers always are, the party will be pot luck and BYOB. In case you invite someone who hasn't yet been to our dojo, we've attached our Event Flyer and Dojo Flyer.

  • JULY
    15

    RFK Kyu Exam 2nd quarter

    RFK will be conducting the 2nd quarter of 2017 Kyu exam on July 15th. Best of luck to those who are testing and train hard. Following the exam will be the anniversary celebration.

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  • AUG
    7-30

    Reading and Writing Event - Reading Rascals City of Riverside

    Make reading fun and easy by developing student's comprehension and phonics skills. This course is designed for teaching first-time readers, as well as accelerating beginner readers to an intermediate level.

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