Our newest Blue Belt, Congratulations Mr. Baldwin

Mr Roy Baldwin has successfully met all requirements for a Blue Belt in McLain’s Kosho School of Karate. This is no small achievement for the Shuri Ryu Standards hand down to us from Sensei Master McLain are difficult, and demanding.

Mr. Baldwin began training roughly two years ago. He’s demonstrated excellent stewardship for the Kosho School. He does not miss an opportunity to express his love, reverence and appreciation for Sensei McLain and his teachings.

We, at the Kosho School are very proud to announce Mr. Roy Baldwin’s promotion. Thank you for training Mr. Baldwin…. well done.

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Mr. Ezra Scott, Mr. Roy Baldwin. Blue Belt test

 

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Kosho Visit

Recently, our school had a weekend visit from Mr. Nate England and Mr. David Hamann. We warmed up on Friday evening then had a four hour workout on Saturday afternoon.

Please visit the Kosho School’s website and check out Mr. England’s podcast Chop Talk, where many of our school’s Yudansha have been featured.

Mr. Neil Stinson, Mr. Nate England, Mr. Ezra Scott, Sensei James McLain, Sensei David Hamann, Mr. Richard Garrett

Mr. Neil Stinson, Mr. Nate England, Mr. Ezra Scott, Sensei James McLain, Sensei David Hamann, Mr. Richard Garrett

Congratulations Mr. Richard Garrett, our newest Shodan

Tonight, Mr Richard Garrett tested and passes a rigorous examination to achieve the rank of Shodan. Sensei James McLain observed Mr. Garrett as he performed all Shuri Ryu standards, requested katas, executed over 15 self defenses, and matched each student in form sparring and kumite.

Mr. Richard Garrett, Shodan

Mr. Richard Garrett, Shodan

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Sensei James McLain, Mr Richard Garrett

(left to right) Mr. Ezra Scott, Mr. William Spencer, Sensei James McLain, Mr. Richard Garrett, Mr. Jason Tillman, Mr. Neil Stinson

(left to right) Mr. Ezra Scott, Mr. William Spencer, Sensei James McLain, Mr. Richard Garrett, Mr. Jason Tillman, Mr. Neil Stinson

Mr. Garrett has been training at McLain’s Kosho School of Karate for nearly 9 years. He is a fierce competitor, known for powerful techniques and remarkable speed. It is an honor for all students who have been fortunate enough to have trained with him these many years. Congratulations. Mr Garrett.

Our New Yellow Belt

Congratulations Mr. Patrick Boals on his promotion to Yellow Belt.

7th Kyu is one of the most difficult ranks to obtain at this school.

Congratulations Mr. Boals on your hard work and dedication to Shuri-Ryu Karate.

Mr Stinson Congratulates Mr Boals on his Yellow Belt

Mr Stinson Congratulates Mr Boals on his Yellow Belt

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Mr Jason Tillman, Mr. Patrick Bolas, Mr. Ezra Scott, Mr. Neil Stinson 20141007_111756

Promotions

McLain's Kosho Karate SchoolWe’ve had several promotions to announce this season.

Congratulations to Mr. Ezra Scott, head instructor for McLain’s Kosho School of Karate. He’s been promoted to Ni Dan.

Congratulations to Mr. Richard Garrett. He’s been promoted the Ni Kyu.

Congratulations to Mr. Jason Tillman. He’s most recently been promoted to 4th Kyu.

Congratulations to our newest member, Mr. Patrick Boals. A White Belt, he has earned his Black Dot initiating him as a student of Shuri-Ryu Karate

The 2104 USKK Grand International Tournament, the 30th anniversary of this competition is coming on June 20-22nd. Good luck to all competitors!

Sensei’s Album

Sensei has allowed the showing of most of his photo album. I have created a film so as to protect the individual photos. If you would like a copy, just reply a request and list the video run time of the picture. Include an email so I can send it. Enjoy

https://vimeo.com/83971593sensei%27s pictures 19_2