TIME & DATE
- May 22 – May 26, 2024
- Check in Wednesday at 5 pm. DON’T BE LATE.
- Dan testing will begin Sunday at 9 am following completion of the final practice.
INFORMATION and APPLICATIONS:
Download application form (Members in good standing of SKA may request the Username and Password from )
Missouri Western State University, 4525 Downs Drive, St. Joseph, MO (About an hour north of downtown KC; About 1/2 hour north of KCI Airport — map and directions).
Do not plan a return flight prior to 2 pm Sunday. Please contact Mike Kostroske 913-558-6736 if you want a ride so we can accommodate everyone – provide flight info (Airline, arrival time, departure time).
MWSU is a small rural college nestled in the quiet rolling hills on the East edge of historical St. Joseph, MO. The campus setting with lots of green grassy fields and groves of trees, ponds, and widely spaced buildings is an ideal setting for living together during summer special training without distractions from city squalor, busy streets, or crowds of other people. Our residence hall, cafeteria, and training facilities are all within sight of one another. In case of emergency, a hospital is about 5 minutes drive East of the campus.
$375 if payment is received by May 8 ($425 if payment arrives later). Make check payable to “Mike Kostroske or SKA” and write “Midwest Summer Special Training” on the memo line.
You must complete and return the APPLICATION and INDEMNIFICATION FORM along with your payment. If you are a minor, your parent or guardian must sign the Parental Waiver of Rights, Consent, and Indemnification Agreement on the back of the Application.
- You must be a current member in good standing of SKA
- You must be at least 16 years of age
- You must have your instructor’s consent
- You should be able to perform Tekki Shodan
No smoking. No alcoholic beverages. No drugs. No sexual activity. No one will be permitted to leave. All persons must attend all training sessions for their rank level. All participants are required to have personal Medical and Hospital insurance coverage. Insurance arrangements should be made in advance, insurance will not be available at the site.
Sleep four to a suite. Each suite includes two bedrooms, shower, bathroom, kitchenette, common area. All meals provided from breakfast Thursday morning through breakfast Sunday morning.
WHAT TO BRING
Karate-gis, personal toilet articles, casual but neat clothing, money for laundry, sleeping bag or bedding, towels, pillow (towels and bed linens will NOT be available at the site), sunscreen, insect repellent.
Senior members wishing to practice jiyu-kumite are required to use hand and mouth protection. Hand and mouth protection as well as groin protection for men and breast protection for women are recommended for all participants during sambon kumite. Be prepared — protective equipment will NOT be available at the site.