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Posted by Dave McNeill on October 17, 2017 at 12:19pm

100 Kata for Karate Day

I've signed up for this event. Who in the Goju-Shorei family will join me?

Go HERE for more information.

Posted by Dave McNeill on July 13, 2017 at 9:23am

Two New Goju-Shorei Black Belts

Two new Black Belts in Goju-Shorei. Cesar Schinzing kneeling on the left and John Mayes kneeling on the right. They worked hard, overcoming injuries, to get to this point and their promotion was well deserved.


Middle Row left to right; Master Larry Kooyman (the future head of Goju-Shorei), Sensei Marta Azzam, Master Ken Mammen (the future Director of Goju-Shorei Karate).

Third Row left to right; Sensei Jeff Denton, Master John Atkinson, Soke …


Posted by Dave McNeill on July 11, 2017 at 5:12pm — 1 Comment

All Goju-Shorei Veterans

All Goju-Shorei students and instructors in Karate, Weapons or Jujitsu: If you were in the military email me a picture of yourself taken while in uniform. Send to sokemcneill@gojushorei.com

Posted by Dave McNeill on May 28, 2017 at 3:56pm


In the martial arts injures are common; sprains, strains, bruises, cuts, dislocations and even breaks. I have had 16 broken bones during my martial arts journey, all during training. For the most part these injuries are not taken seriously, and are even the subject for humor and teasing; “nice face block” or “I don’t think your toes should be pointed in different directions”.



But we, as instructors, need to take age into consideration when there is a chance of injury. Too young or too old and injuries are no longer funny.


What is too young or too old? I stated some ages below and they should be considered the general rule. I acknowledge there are exceptions to every rule and the instructor, knowing his students best, will have to make the…


Posted by Dave McNeill on May 19, 2017 at 5:00pm

West Coast World Martial Arts/ Machado Jiu Jitsu Gardnerville, Nevada

West Coast World Martial Arts/ Machado Jiu Jitsu Gardnerville, Nevada is practicing and teaching Goju-Shorei Weapons.

Thank you Chris Kallas, Luke Freeman and Steve Stearns.…


Posted by Dave McNeill on May 5, 2017 at 6:00pm

Saifa kata bunkai

This video is from fellow Ultimate Black Belt Test member, Dan Rominski.

Posted by Dave McNeill on April 13, 2017 at 8:00am



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