Onegai Shimasu Hanshi, Sensei, Florida Blackbelts and Ik-kyus,
We have Blackbelt classes on the fourth Thursday of every month and Ik-kyu classes on the second Monday of every month.  
 
The next Ik-kyu class will take place at 7:30 pm on Monday, January 11 at the Merritt Island Dojo.
The next Dan level class will take place at 7:30pm on Thursday, January 28 at the Merritt Island Dojo.
 
The classes are mandatory for your specific rank.  
 
If you cannot make a given class please contact both Hanshi and myself.   
 
Domo Arigato,
 
Denshi/Sensei Kurt Tezel





Onegai-shimasu Hanshi, Kyoshi, Sensei and all Deshi,
 
I hope everyone is enjoying the holidays and looking forward to joining us in Florida as we celebrate our 54rd year of Ueshiro Shorin-Ryu Karate in the USA!  
 
While many of you have already taken advantage of the group rates offered by the Cocoa Beach Hilton (our karate headquarters), many have not.  Please book now - after January 18 the discount will no longer be available.  Please follow the instructions below.
 
Also, you may now register for the February Karate week-end celebratory dinner using my website!  Please go towww.mikarate.com, scroll about 3/4 of the way down the page and register.
This special event will officially begin Friday, February 5th and last through Sunday, February 7th - you don't want to miss a minute of it!
 
All Deshi, regardless of your rank, should make every effort to participate in this exciting training.  There is no better way to accelerate your training and learn more in a shorter period of time than participating in all of the events offered.
 
Friday Feb. 5th 6:00 A.M. Merritt Island Dojo
 
Friday Feb. 5th 4:30 P.M. Suntree YMCA
 
Friday Feb. 5th 6:00 P.M. Merritt Island Dojo
 
Saturday Feb. 6th 9:00 A.M. Cocoa Beach - Beach workout behind the Cocoa Beach Hilton
 
Saturday Feb. 6th 2:00 P.M. Merritt Island Dojo (optional)
 
Saturday Feb. 6th 6:00 P.M. - Dinner at Siam Orchid (1275 N Atlantic Ave, Cocoa Beach) in Cocoa Beach.  Cost is $25/pp adults and $15/pp children 12 and under.    
 
Sunday Feb. 7th 9:00 A.M. (doors open at 8am for informal training) Viera Recreation Center (Corner of Judge Fran Jamison Way and Lake Andrew Drive Melbourne, FL 32940)
 

We have blocked rooms for this event at a special low rate.  While the block of rooms are for Friday and Saturday only, this special rate will be honored for Thursday and Sunday night as well.  Please make reservations by following the instruction below: 
 

When booking your room reservation online please be sure to follow the link listed below. This special group page will ensure the contracted rate of $135.00 per night for a City View King or City View Double Queen Room with parking and guest room Wi-Fi included.

 

Booking Steps:

1.            Reservation Website: http://www.hilton.com/en/hi/groups/personalized/C/CCBCHHF-USRK16-20160205/index.jhtml?WT.mc_id=POG

2.            Click on Book a room

3.            Enter your Arrival/Departure Dates and the number of guests in the room

4.            Confirm Reservation with Contact Details and Credit Card

 

Telephone Booking Steps:

1.            Reservation Telephone: 1-800-Hiltons(1-800-445-8667)

2.            Provide the group code: USRK16

3.            Provide your Arrival/Departure Dates and the number of guests in the room

4.            Confirm Reservation with Contact Details and Credit Card 
Locations:
 
Merritt Island Dojo-1835 East Merritt Island Causeway Merritt Island, FL 32952
Suntree YMCA- 6300 N Wickham Road Suite 114 Melbourne, FL 32940
Cocoa Beach - Behind the Cocoa Beach Hilton
Viera Rec. Center - Corner of Judge Fran Jamison Way and Lake Andrew Drive Melbourne, FL 32940
 
For those arriving early Wednesday or Thursday or those staying later Monday or Tuesday, the below listed Dojo's have training sessions available:
 
Titusville YMCA- 3050 Satterfield Road Titusville, FL 32780
 
West Melbourne Rec. Center- 3410 Flanagan Avenue West Melbourne, FL 32904
 
The closest airport is the Melbourne Airport (MLB), which is about 35 minutes from Cocoa Beach. The Orlando International Airport (MCO) is about an hour from Cocoa Beach. The Orlando Airport is much larger, has more flights and in most cases is more economical than Melbourne.
 
This schedule is subject to change and/or refinement so please continue to monitor your emails closely. We look forward to seeing everyone in Florida in February!
 
Domo Arigato Gozaishimasu,

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                                   "Perhaps the most valuable lesson to learn is that in Karate,

                                           as in life, one gets out of it exactly what is put into it."

                                           -Johann Goethe