White Rock Kenshinkan Karate Dojo

Austin, TX


4th Bunkai Seminar Debrief

White Rock Kenshinkan Dojo held it’s 4th annual Bunkai seminar. This year’s attendance was double previous years and had a strong showing, by both Federation members and first timers, and several returning karateka, as well. In all, martial artists representing the following systems came to share in kata concepts and applications: Shorinryu | Goju Ryu | Kempo […]


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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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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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Training Notes Karate koteate hubud and kata

Good round of basics with the addition of some combo techniques. Remember, when doing the combos it’s better to slow up some and do the technique correctly, rather than shortcut it to try and keep up. Try not to slow the class down, but take the time you can to focus on the technique. So […]


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Training notes – Karate, drills & kata

Another good class!! Added front side kick & back kick. Good questions on leg positioning relative to where kick is headed. More discusion of power vs placement. Punching drills on the pads helped reinforce (no pun intended) wrist alignment and gave a good workout. Great work on kata! Some good examples of just “phoning it in” though. […]


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Class notes

Circles!!! Lots of talk of circles, big and small. In the stepping, in the blocks and hand movements etc. As always…go slow! Slow is smooth and smooth is fast. If you can’t see it, you wont be able to polish it. We covered the basic protocol for opening & closing class. Read that manual!


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Springwoods Park Dojo 8/28/2012

Basics, adding block w/front kick to the side. We picked up the pace in basics a bit. Tightening up wider stances – we addressed the weight shift issues. We talked about some ways to remember the order of the blocks. We used a hubud drill to work on a simple arm bar & transitions for […]


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Springwoods Park Dojo 8/23/12

Small class but we covered a lot! Added some variations on the wrist escapes, focusing on the core moves (circles and intent) reinforcing the basics and those principals. We also talked about maintaining contact, body placement and the variety of options available within a technique. Escaping vs engaging. Found another bunkai application for Fukyugata Ichi, as well. A question […]



Springwoods Park dojo 8/16/12

Basics (blocks) and then we moved into a hu bud drill. Everyone looked very good, after the break! Remember the circle and make a complete block, even then. Intent! Ippon kumite – Like always, step-stance-technique Escapes – The group is getting the moves down. Remember to keep a good stance and elbows in! Discussion: We […]


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