A huge thank you to Keith Kirk for taking the time out during his business trip to Chicago to come and practice with us. Keith led a great practice on making quick, effective kicks (one of his specialties!). He gave us plenty of homework, and we look forward to practicing everything he showed us in […]
Last night we had another great practice working on combinations, followed by some intense free sparring matches. Strong feeling all around!
On Thursday, September 20th, we hosted a free self defense clinic for members of the surrounding community. The goal of the clinic was to educate people on how to avoid dangerous situations, and how to escape a dangerous situation if you found yourself in one. We kicked things off by going over some very practical […]
We had a couple of visitors at practice last night. New friend Todd McGeorge from Idaho joined as, as well as old friend and U.S. team member Greg Metzgar from Salt Lake City. We had a great practice, focusing on oi-zuki and free one attack sparring. It’s always great to see our friends from across […]
John, Jeff, and Marty spent the evening practicing combination basics and doing some free sparring drills to help prepare for the upcoming Memphis Jiyu Kumite Practice and Tournament.
We are busy preparing ourselves for the annual Memphis Jiyu Kumite Practice and Tournament in October. Lots of combinations, drills, and matches!
Southwest Chicago Shotokan will be hosting a self defense clinic. See the poster below for details. Also, please see the Facebook Event for the clinic for a collection of helpful safety tips.
A huge thank you to Godan Dom Pizoli for leading a fantastic set of practices the weekend of June 30 – July 1.
Members of Southwest Chicago Shotokan, along with other karateka from around the Midwest, after the final practice of Midwest Summer Special Training 2018 in St. Joseph, MO.
John Wood chasing down an opponent during sanbon kumite practice at Summer Special Training in St. Joseph, MO.