Instructors & students give Okinawan Karate demonstration in Burlington

Instructors & students give Okinawan Karate demonstration in Burlington

Okinawan Martial Arts today performed a karate demonstration in Burlington, WI. The demonstration was part of a Martial Arts open house hosted by Veneration BJ and Karate 360 which share a studio in the Racine/Walworth County area. The demonstration showcased classical Shōrin-Ryū kata or ‘forms’ (as some martial arts refer to them) and weapons combat or kobudō with traditional Okinawan weapons like the bō. The demonstration ended with free-sparring as well as some opportunity for guests...
Okinawan Martial Arts is Lannon’s drop-off location for food drive

Okinawan Martial Arts is Lannon’s drop-off location for food drive

Okinawan Martial Arts is thrilled to announce their participation in an area-wide food drive. Other corporate participants include Reich Tool and Die, Athletico Physical Therapy, and the Orthopaedic Hospital of Wisconsin. The food drive is organized by Milwaukee Barbarians Rugby and in coordination with the Lakefront 7s – the largest summer rugby event in the US. The food drive benefits the hungry in south-eastern Wisconsin via the Hunger Task Force. Okinawan Martial Arts is the...
Isshin-ryu martial arts expert visits Lannon dojo

Isshin-ryu martial arts expert visits Lannon dojo

Recently we were fortunate to host Mr. Andy Sloane — a very experienced and knowledgeable martial arts practitioner — for a full evening of seminars and shared learning. Mr. Sloane, shown above left Sensei Brian Ounkham, holds a 6th Dan rank in the Isshin-ryu style of Okinawan karate and has trained with Mr. Ed Johnson, a first-generation student of Isshin-ryu’s founder, Sensei Tatsuo Shimabuku. Currently, he is the primary assistant instructor for Tsuyoshi Uechi...

Black Belt Ceremony

Menkyo Ceremony  What: Menkyo Ceremony  Where: Okinawan Martial Arts  When: Friday February 3, 2017 @ 7:30pm  Who: ALL friends, family members and guests of any student at Okinawan Martial Arts Tom Aidich (Nidan and Kobudo Shodan) Victor Drover (Shodan) Jessica Mickevicius (Shodan) Matthew Samuel (Shodan) Bob Olson (Kobudo Shodan) Veng-Ly Tong (Kobudo Shodan) Maura Braatz (Kobudo Shodan) Michael Braatz (Kobudo Shodan) *We will have our customary celebration afterwards with food, conversation, fun and family...

Winter Break begins Friday December 23rd

We will be closed for Winter Break Friday December 23rd through Monday January 2nd. Classes will resume as scheduled on  January 3rd. Have a safe and enjoyable Holiday...

Shodan Ho Promotions 2016!

We had 11 students eligible for the rank of Shodan Ho with individual student time and grade varying from 7 years to 3.5 years and it showed! The testing was outstanding and delivered in front of a supportive full house! Congratulations to the following students; Shodan Ho Level II: Ella O. Alexander O. Shodan Ho Level I: Tazia M. Katelyn L. Soumaya D. Allan V. Evan B. Jackson G. Noelle U. Sujaya D. Isabella...