August 6, 2018 Five Black Belts from Foothill Dojo head to Nisei festivities in LA and then to Sensei Oshima’s birthday party in Santa Barbara.
March 2018 Foothill Dojo is pleased to host the Spring Kyu Test for all dojos in our area. This combined dojo testing allows for greater input and focus resulting in a better quality experience for those being tested. LOCATION: 3770 Richardson Drive, Auburn CA TIME: April 21, 2018 starting at 9am. Please show up early to […]
Foothill Shotokan was honored as the 2017 Dojo of the Year at the annual black belt convention. Michael Sipe received the certificate from Mr. Oshima and then presented copies of the certificate to members at the board meeting held on February 21. The dojo was chosen for working with other dojos in SKA-West in organizing […]
February 2018 Michael Sipe and Roger Lloyd headed down to Los Angeles for the annual Black Belt Convention, held at Maryknoll. The location change was necesssitated by the recent fires and flooding in the Santa Barbara Area. The Santa Barbara dojo came out unscathed and was actually used as a staging area for the local […]
November 2017 Foothill dojo will again host the Fall Kyu test with all local Shotokan dojos invited to participate. The kyu tests occur twice a year, commemorating founder Master Funakoshi’s birth on November 10, 1868 and his death on April 26, 1957. Students advance through ranks, or kyus, by demonstarting their proficiency in kata, kihon, and […]
October 2017 The 2017 Karatefest was held on the weekend of October 14 and 15 with almost 30 participants. James Uyeda led the Saturday practice, emphasizing ude uke technique . Everyone enjoyed a casual BBQ dinner that evening. On Sunday, there was a round table discussion over breakfast. James fielded questions and urged dojo participation […]