December Children Belt Grading

We held our final test of the 2017 calendar year. For two hours, the candidates gave it their all and never wavered, despite being pushed harder than they might have wanted. In an age where testing is often viewed as politically incorrect, the students of the Shiseikan continue to embrace personal accountability and charge forward, hardening their will and refining their character, regardless of the adversity that crosses their path. You are the keepers of one of Okinawa’s richest traditions. And because of you real karate-do will live on. Congratulations!

Black Belt – Authentic Karate

It’s been a long time in the making, but yesterday, after beginning their karate training nearly eight years ago here at the Peabody Shiseikan, the Okinawan Karate-Do Association awarded the rank of Shodan to our first two students who began their karate practice here as young children.
Thank you both for embodying everything it means to be a strong karate-ka, and for representing our dojo so well. I know the process was far from easy, but it’s the journey that has made you the person that you’ve become. Always remember to rise…Nana korobi ya oki. Congratulations!
“It’s not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves” – Sir Edmond Hillary


Summer Club 2017

Here’s some pictures of our July & August sessions of summer club! The kids’ had a ton of fun playing outside, taking Japanese lessons and doing some indoor games! Thanks for joining us, we can’t wait for next year!

Adult Black Belt Grading

It was an honor yesterday to celebrate the growth and progress of two very dedicated karate practitioners. You both did a fine job at your grading, and I know I speak for everyone here at the Shiseikan when I say that we’re grateful to have such fine gentlemen as part of our dojo family. Thank you for your passion, generosity, and unwavering dedication to the dojo – you bring out the best in everyone you interact with here. I also want to express my gratitude to your spouses for their ongoing support and sacrifice, without which, now of what we have accomplished together would have be possible.

JR. Black Belt Grading

Congratulations to the newest Junior Black Belts of Authentic Karate Training Center. Your performance at today’s exam truly spoke for itself. It was clear from watching you that the dedication and devotion you bring to your practice separate you from the field, and we couldn’t be more proud of the young men you have turned into. Omedeto gozaimasu!



Calling all Karate Moms

Dear Families,
In honor of Mother’s Day, we’re inviting all of the awesome moms, aunts and grandmothers here at the dojo to join us this weekend for a fun filled karate class with your karate kid(s).  We’ll be doing loads of cool drills and exercises that are perfect for parents and we know you’re child would love to see you in action.  Please join us and make a great memory with your son or daughter – you’ll have a really good workout and loads of laughs too.
The mother’s weekend class schedule is below. All guests are invited to wear whatever clothing they find comfortable. If you have several children in the program here at karate, please feel free to come to each of your childs’ class. If you have any questions, please feel free to call the dojo at 978.536.0900. Until then, allow us to be the first to wish you all a very Happy Mother’s Day.
Best regards,
The Authentic Karate Training Staff

Mother’s Weekend Schedule

Children’s Class Day & Time of Class
 Tigers (3 & 4 year olds) Thursday, May 11th, 3:30 – 4:00 pm
Dragons (5 & 6 year olds) Saturday, May 13th, 8:30 am – 9:00 am
Beginners (7+ year olds) Saturday, May 13th, 9:00 am – 9:50 am
Intermediate Saturday, May 13th, 10:00 am – 10:50 am
Advanced Friday, May 12th, 5:00 pm – 5:50 pm

Summer Club – Save the DATES!

Dear Parents,

We are excited to share with you that this summer, Authentic Karate Training Center will be offering 2 week-long sessions of Summer Club during the months of July and August. We wanted to be sure everyone interested had enough notice to mark their calendars and reserve their spot before the end of the school year.

AKTC’s Summer Club is a fun and unique way to keep your children active during the summer “down time”. Each day will be filled with exciting drills, plenty of games, and new activities to broaden each student’s understanding of the martial arts. The event will feature kid-approved themes, outdoors activities, a karate class, arts & crafts and games galore! Next time you’re at the dojo, we’d be happy to answer any questions you may have!  We’re really looking forward to an exciting fun-filled summer here at the dojo; we hope you can join us.

Who:     Children 6 years and older
What:    2 game-packed weeks at the dojo to help break up the summer
When:   Session 1: July 17th – 21st, 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
 Session 2: August 7th – 11th9:00 am – 1:00 pm
 Extended care available until 2:00 pm each session

Where:  The dojo
Why:     What sounds more fun than water fights, board breaking and karate games?!
Cost:     $225 per child


The Authentic Karate Training Center Staff

United Uechi Open 2017 – Message from Sensei Quimby

I can not begin to express how gratifying it was to see the hard work and dedication of so many amazing students pay-off yesterday at the 2017 United Uechi Invitational. I felt like I was beaming with pride as I witnessed the great sportsmanship and positive attitudes demonstrated by the competitors, teachers, and their families throughout the day. The level of competition displayed at the tournament spoke for itself and the intensity of the competitors was palpable. I was beyond impressed with the technical precision and spirit of the performances. One thing is for sure – the future of Uechi-Ryu is in good hands! Of course, I would be remiss not to recognise the officials for their hard work and commitment to this event. Your countless hours of training to prepare for judging showed in your professionalism and objectivity. You ARE the reason why this event is the premier Uechi-Ryu karate tournament in New England, and I’m grateful for your support. Lastly, I would like to extend a very special thank you and congratulate sensei Robert Spoon, sensei Andrew Moores and sensei John Scully for their tireless work in helping to create and make possible this extraordinary event for the future generations of Uechi-Ryu. Arigatogozaimashita!