White Rock Kenshinkan Karate Dojo

Austin, TX


Training Log – 08/01/2017

Tuide notes: Remember your anchors and circles. Understand that the first set is fundamental and all things build on it. Kobudo notes: be mindful of the strong and weak sides and distancing. Fight the opponent not the weapon. General notes: Think about where your hips can help your technique, but don’t look silly. You’re not […]


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Tuite Seminars

“Get a grip on your art…” Tuite, often translated as “seizing hand” is the Okinawan art of joint locks & grappling. It’s an often misunderstood art, usually practiced apart from karate but is in actuality a seamless extension of Okinawan martial arts. What you see is just the beginning of what you can get out […]


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Karate Kata Bunkai Seminar Information

“The Map is not the Territory…” Is there function in your form(s)? Kata is the map but often doesn’t describe the territory it charts and what you see is just the beginning of what you can get. Knowing where your kata comes from relates to what it can address and where it can go! Students […]


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3rd Annual Bunkai Seminar

2014 Bunkai Seminar Pictures    Saturday April 4th 2015 1:30-5:30pm The seminar is open to all martial artists who are interested in researching practical applications within their kata/forms. We’ll be discussing applications from kata, focusing on Naihanchi/Naifanchi/Tekki/Chul Gi and also from Pinan/Pyong series and others. Find the FAQs here… Last year’s seminar had attendees with […]


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Bunkai Seminar

White Rock Kenshinkan Karate & Kobudo is hosting an open bunkai seminar Saturday May 18th 2013 1:30-4:30pm The seminar is open to all martial artists who are interested in practical applications within their kata/forms. Concepts covered: Footwork “Freeing your feet” Tuite/Grappling within kata Crane Concepts as applied to bunkai What you might be “missing” in […]


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Training Log- Kobudo Concepts

Kobudo training with the bo, tonight! Concepts from karate translate to kobudo…or vice versa…? Body placement and stance are in effect here, as well as those circles we talk about. Awareness is very important, in this case body and weapon awareness. Bo is a great tool because it translates to almost any size stick.


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Dojo News New Years Resolution Special

Happy New Year from White Rock Kenshinkan Karate & Kobudo Dojo!!! We hope 2013 is a terrific year for you! Austin’s only Shorin Ryu Dojo, offering Okinawan karate & kobudo(weaponry), tuite (joint locks/grappling) and practical self defense concepts. If you haven’t made your resolution yet…or if you’re just looking for something new, try martial arts! WRK is offering a […]


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Promotion News!!

Congratulations to my Dallas student Chris Carroll on his promotion to shodan!!! Also, Blaine Hightower received his 3rd kyu brown belt and John Fleming, who took over the Dallas dojo, received his Instructor Certification in karate. Very proud of you all!!  


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Training log ippon kumite and kobudo introduction

Congrats to the new 9 kyus!!! Tonight we covered material for the next level, ippon kumite with a counter and an intro to kobudo with some bo warm up exercises and a couple of basic techniques. Kumite – See!? All that talk about blocking with intent and looking for circles comes into play more now! Good clean […]


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WRK Rank Promotions

White Rock Kenshinkan Karate Dojo in Austin, TX announces student promotions! Students demonstrated their ability in karate, tuite, self defense, ippon kumite and kata as well as protocol and adaptability. Hector Flores and Harry Hart passed the examination for 9th kyu in class tonight, as guests watched adding to the pressure. They performed all the techniques […]


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