TIME & DATE
- May 24 – May 28, 2023
- 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 Bedinger cell: 816-729-5422 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 received by May 10 ($425 if payment received 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 from your recent SHOTOKAN Newsletter, 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. Recommending senior should sign the appropriate portion of the form if you have been recommended for dan grading.
All members of Shotokan Karate of America at least 16 years of age may attend after obtaining the consent of their instructor. You should be ready to perform Tekki Shodan kata.
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. Bed linens, pillow, towel, washcloth are provided. 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, etc.
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.