Dear AKTC Family,
As I pause this morning and reflect on the journey that I have been privileged to take with you this last ten years, I am continually filled with a profound sense of gratitude and humility. Thank you for so many extraordinary moments, and for helping to create something that challenges each one of us, to strive to be a better version of ourselves. Your belief and support of our mission has helped shape and influence the hearts and minds of both young and old, and helped to provide them with opportunities to be a truer version of themselves. For this, and so much more, I want to thank you and express my profound gratitude.
Happy 10 Year Anniversary to the students and families of Authentic Karate Training Center. We are proud to call you the Shiseikan Karate Dojo.
I can only image where the next ten years will take us.
A very big THANK YOU to all the students and families who participated in our virtual classes today. It was great seeing everyone and feeling your energy. We’re looking forward to tomorrow’s classes! #ShiseikanStrong
Congratulations to our February test candidates on their recent promotion. The dojo is very proud of your continued effort grow and lead by example. Thank you for working so hard.
Congratulations to each of the candidates on achieving such an extraordinary milestone. We’re extremely proud of you.
Dear Parents and Families,
I am very excited to share with you that we’ve officially begun our preparation for the 6th United Uechi Invitational Karate Tournament being held on March 14th at Gordon College. This will be our dojo’s sixth year co-hosting the event and we are thrilled to be able to once again provide our students with a rare opportunity to participate in such a high quality event. We’ll be working hard over the upcoming weeks preparing our students for the tournament, and look forward to seeing the progress and growth that accompanies our efforts as all the students begin their preparations.
This tournament is open to all children in the Karate Kids program as well as all adult students. I sincerely hope that you will encourage your child to participate in the tournament, so that they can fully benefit from the process of preparing for the event. You can pick up a tournament registration form at the dojo, or print out the attached copy and return it to the dojo. As always, please let me know if you have any questions or need any assistance in filling it out. We’ll be spending a lot of time over the upcoming six weeks educating students about how the tournament will be run and how to best prepare for their kata performance.
If you have any questions about what the tournament entails and how both you and your children can get involved, please feel free to contact me. Below I’ve also included a list of FAQ’s which I think will answer many of your questions. We’re really looking forward to making this a fun and exciting event for everyone involved! Thank you in advance for your support and assistance.
Sensei Chip Quimby
Our first test of 2020 was a great success. The candidates were all well prepared and came ready to give their best. Congratulation to everyone on their promotion.
Dear Students and Families,
I am thrilled to share with you that Authentic Karate Training Center has been selected for the 2019 Best of Peabody Award in the category of Martial Arts Training. Please know that the credit for this honor goes to each and every student and family who has helped support our dojo over the last ten years. Thank you for your confidence, and for helping us remain true to our core values and mission. We are grateful for the opportunity to serve this community, and blessed to have such extraordinary families as part of our dojo family.
With deepest gratitude and appreciation,
Congratulations to all the students who earned their new ranks this fall!