Wednesday, August 17, 2016

About our group training sessions:

We meet at a park on the weekends, and are casual (training in streetclothes, rather than uniforms). It can be a nice way to make new friends/acquaintances and learn how to defend yourself and also learn a classical art that has been handed down for generations.

If the coach/instructor and student(s) are both enjoying the training, the training environment is much more productive. If you the art appeals to you, talk to the senior students of the dojo to find out more about the training and expectations etc.

Saturday, May 14, 2016


Ryu-Te Supplies website:  http://ryu-te-supplies.com
This is the website for supplies for Taika Seiyu Oyata's life-protection arts.


Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Okinawan weaponry suppliers:

Murasaki Kobudo: http://murasakikobudo.com/martialArts/martialArts.html

Shureido USA: http://shureidousa.com/

These suppliers have very high-quality weapons.  Shureido also has high-quality karate uniforms and other supplies.




 

Monday, May 2, 2016

What advice would you give a visitor or beginning student?

Find the right fit for your training... if the coach/instructor and student(s) are both enjoying the training, the training environment is much more productive. If you find the art appeals to you, talk to the senior students of the dojo to find out more about the training and expectations etc.
 

Monday, April 25, 2016

2016 seminar with Vince Stallone

In March of 2016, Shinkikan Dojo hosted a seminar taught by Vince Stallone.  Mr. Stallone began training in Okinawan Kempo in 1980. In 1992, he moved from Pennsylvania to Missouri in order to train directly under Taika Oyata on a long-term basis. Mr. Stallone was initiated into the original Oyata Shin Shu Ho group, and was later awarded the rank of Rokudan (6th degree black belt) from Oyata Sensei. He operated the Okishinkan Dojo in Missouri. In 2010, Vince Stallone was promoted to Nanadan (7th degree black belt) in Ryukyu Kempo.

 





Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Steve Stark October 2013 seminar

In October of 2013, Shinkikan Dojo hosted a seminar taught by Steve Stark.  Mr. Stark is one of Oyata Seiyu's most senior direct students.  He began training in Oyata Sensei's art in 1969/1970, and became a personal student of Mr. Oyata in 1977.  His fascinating story of traveling to Okinawa to find Mr. Oyata, and training with him back in Kansas, can be read in his book "Quest: The Ancient Way, My Life Experiences with Taika Oyata".  It's an entertaining, informative read and is highly recommended to all serious students of Oyata Sensei's art (as well as practitioners of Okinawan Karate in general).  Mr. Stark is still actively training and teaching.

Mr. Stark's book can be purchased through Ryu-Te Supplies: http://ryu-te-supplies.com/ 


picture from 2013 seminar with Steve Stark




Monday, October 28, 2013

Seiken Takamine 2013 seminar

Training with Seiken Takamine, August 2013.  Seiken Takamine is a practitioner and instructor of the empty-hand and weapon arts of Taika Seiyu Oyata.