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!!
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
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!!!
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!!
Only 6 weeks until Miho is here for Summer Club!!!
We have only five spots left for each summer session so please be sure to save your spot if you’re looking for an activity to fill their summer with fun, learning and exercise! Here’s some pictures of Miho and the games she plays with her Japanese students.
It’s going to be a really special experience for our students this July and August during Summer Club. We hope your child has the opportunity to join us for one or both weeks this summer!
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Dear students and families,
We are THRILLED to announce a special guest that will be joining us at Summer Club this year!
Miho Takahashi was born in Japan, where she studied Japanese language education from one of the most prominent Japanese language scholars, Dr. Miyaji. She’s taught Japanese at the University of Oklahoma as well as taught business professionals as well as lawyers and university professors privately for over 15 years. She now owns North Shore Japanese Language Education and Services in Beverly and offers her language and cultural education services to students.
We’re so excited to have her as our special guest this year at Summer Club! She will be teaching the kids a wide variety of Japanese topics including:
We can’t wait for our July and August session of Summer Club this year and certainly hope you can join us for these very special events. We still have a handful of openings in both sessions, so if you’re interested and not yet registered, please email us or let us know next time you’re in the dojo. Space is limited, and we expect the camp to fill up, so please don’t wait if you’d like to reserve a spot for your child. Have a wonderful day and we will see you soon!
The Authentic Karate Training Center Staff