Sanchin Kata – performed by 7-Year-Old Student

Sanchin Kata – Kids Karate at Authentic Karate Training Center

A serious student is never too young to start leaning to synthesize the concepts of Shin-Gi-Tai. During Sanchin kata, while exercising consciousness and presence, every karate-ka is presented with a puzzle. Attempting to solve this puzzle, despite the difficulty, offers the karate-ka an extraordinary opportunity to grow – physically, mentally and spiritually.

October Belt Testing – Adults and Kids

It was a BIG weekend for testing here at AKTC. Many of our students tested for their next rank and made an excellent showing. Their hard work and preparation clearly apparent throughout the exam. Congratulations to everyone who participated – you should all be very proud of yourselves for doing something so special!

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Sensei Quimby- an honorary member of ASAI

Yokota Sensei, the founder of the Asai Shotokan Association International organization, asked Sensei Quimby to be an honorary member of ASAI! The two practitioners met in London this past weekend at KNX16! Check out Sensei Quimby’s article about KNX to learn more about Yokota Sensei’s impressive karate background!!

Sensei Chip Quimby Authentic Karate Training Center Peabody MA

ASAI World announcement:

We are happy and proud to announce that we have our first member who is a Uechi ryu expert. The new member is Sensei Chip Quimby who is the chief instructor of Authentic Karate Training Center located in Peabody, Massachusetts, USA.

Sensei Quimby participated in the KNX16 event held in London last month where he met our Chief Instructor, Shihan Yokota. They got to know each other and Shihan Yokota was impressed with the open mind and dedication of Sensei Quimby. Shihan Yokota invited him to be an honorary member of ASAI and Sensei Quimby accepted it.

Please join us welcoming Sensei Quimby to our karate family.

Shihan Yokota wants our members to learn about Uechi ryu so he will post an introduction essay of Uechi ryu today on his FB page very soon.

ASAI Executive Board

Karate Nerd Experience London 2016

We had a very special day today studying with Shihan Kousaku Yokota who taught some of the core principals of Asai ryu Budo Karate. Being one of only few direct students of Tetsuhiko Asai, he taught some incredible exercises for balance, mobility & flexibility, along with some very interesting, soft open-handed whipping techniques from White Crane. He also gave an insightful lecture on the modernization of karate in Japan during the 20th century, along with a great Q & A. We finished the day attending a presentation on increasing peak performance for athletes and coaches by a doctoral candidate finishing her PhD in Sports Psychology. Talk about a day packed with great information. I’ll sleep well tonight!!!

Summer Camp at Authentic Karate

Here's a collection of our pictures from Summer Club here at the dojo! Every year we have such a great time for a whole week in July and a week in August and we're thrilled to share this year's Summer Club with Miho Sensei, who is teaching the kids all about Japan and Japanese culture. We hope everyone is having a great summer!!

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Father’s Day Class

Happy Father’s Day to all the karate dads, uncles and grandfathers! We were thrilled to have so many father figures join classes. The kids LOVED it and we had a blast. Thank you so much and have a WONDERFUL Father’s Day Weekend everybody!!!

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