Sunday, December 18, 2011

Not sure what they are thinking

I recently read a blog from a local school that said you should never teach anyone everything you know. My first thought was "WHAT" If someone is around that long it tells me you have given up on learing yourself. I am willing to share all I know today but still feel I will know more tomorrow!!! Our gaol as teachers is to help our students reach a higher level than us, this is how the arts keep progressing.
Teachers who put themselfves on this platform better darn well be serious about their training!!!

Holiday schedule

We will be closed Dec. 24, and 26.

Wishing everyone a happy holiday.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Tuesday, November 8, 2011


Congratulations to Parker on his recent promotion to White Belt Adavance!!!!! Great job, keep up the hard work.

Monday, October 24, 2011


Great job on our last testing!!!!!
Moving on to yellow belt, Kerem, Jake, Danny, Carter, moving on to orange, Jia, Jordan. Everyone did a great job and showed good improvement from there last test.

Saturday, October 15, 2011


We will be holding evaluations for the kids class Sat. Oct. 22 nd. at 9:45 am., Good luck to all Ii'm confident you guy's will do a great job.
Please invite your family and friends, and bring along your camers to capture your event.

Thursday, October 13, 2011


On Oct. 8 th. we held our 5 th. annual Papa Joe camp. As always this turned out to be a great time. I recevied allot of good feedback from those that attended. I think it's safe to say we all learned something, and got the chance to try out some new stuff! 
This camp is so special as it's in memory of Papa Joe and the legacy he has left behind. Thanks to all those that came and shared and to Papa Paul and Papa Jules.
I hope to see an even better turn out at our next camp. It is really a powerful thing to train together as a group.

Train hard,

Sensei Karl

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Tournament results

We recently held a in house competition for sparring. The winners are as followed.

First place Seth
Second place Ethan

Consolation round winner Kerem

Great work from everyone who competed. You all did a great job!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, July 13, 2011


Welcome to our newest student, Courtney. She is off to a great start and earned her white belt today!
Congratualtions. Courtney!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sunday, June 26, 2011


Another great evaluation!!!!!!!!!!!!  congratulations to Jia   (white advanced), Jacob and Danny, (orange advanced), We are proud of your accomplishment.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Passing it on!!!! LOOKING GOOD SETH !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Rank adjustments

On SAt. June 11 th. we held evaluations for rank adjustments. Congratulations to all that were promoted. Hard work paid off!!!!!!!!!!

Sunday, June 5, 2011


Sensei Ray Bovaird was promoted to yandan, (fourth degree black belt) Sensei Ray has set a great example as a dedicated hard working martial artist. Congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

camp results

It was a great experience to meet the first american to bring Shorin-ryu karate to the United States. Sensei Gary Tiktin. Worked on punches and gaining strength in those punches.Gary was presented a life time achievment award by Papa Paul and Mike Hixson.Very cool to witness this.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Rank Adjustment

Sahil, came to us with some experience in TKD, after a month of
training, he will begin his Karate experience at 10 kyu Advanced,
(white belt/black stripe), Congratulations!!!!!!!

Dojo Closed

We will be closed on Monday May 30 th for the holiday,
and on Sat. June 4 th. to attend a Karate seminar
in Columbus.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011


Recently Sensei Ray completed a 100 mile run. Below are some of the details. I am sure he would agree that all those years of training in the martial arts,helped him get through something so tough!

Massanutten Mountain Trails 100 Run (MMT):

The MMT is a challenging 100 mile trail ultra over a demanding, rocky course in the Massanutten Mountains of Virginia's Shenandoah Valley. The course includes rugged mountain climbs that total over 18,000 feet.

Other info:

This was my 4th completion

My time: 31:00:18 (66th)

195 starters; 132 finishers (68%)

This is something that still rattles my mind. Congratulations to Sensei Ray!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I am truely impressed.

Dia Sempia Karl

Wednesday, May 4, 2011


We want to welcome our newest students,

Sahil, Shawn, Jennie, and Jia. You guy's are all off to a good start. We look forward to helping you reach your marial arts goals.

Congratulations on your first belts, Jia, Shawn and Jennie.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

New camp info.

The June 4 th. camp will now be in Columbus OH. This is a one day camp. All info is one the event tab on the aska website. ( dojo will be closed on this Saturday, also is a posting for the Papa Joe camp in October. This camp is open to kids and adults. Please see the aska website or ask your instructor for more info.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Budo Camp 6/03/2011 to 6/05/2011


You will not want to miss this event. Gary Titktin, First Teacher and the second American to bring Matsubayashi Shorin-Ryu Karate to the U.S.A. will be here.

This event will be hosted by the ASKA together with Mike Hixson and Chuck Carlos.

Sensei Tiktin will be honored with a Life-Time Achievement Award. Please register early for this event as space will be limited. Full details will follow. We will be at Mohican State Park in Ohio (, details to follow.

Gary Tiktin, Mike Hixson, Chuck Carlos and Paul Keller will be contributing to a special Blog providing rich history stories from the past and how Karate's value continues in today's time. As Sensei Tiktin has expressed, the heart of Shorin-Ryu karate is in a single knock-out punch. Look for and contribute to the dialogue on what it takes to deliver a knock-out punch.

See your instructors for details

Sunday, January 16, 2011


Congratulations for those that were promoted this weekend;

Katie(yellow belt), Oliver(gold belt), Allison (green belt),
Jake(orange belt), Danny(orange belt), Ethan (orange belt), Kerem(orange belt),Carter(white advanced)