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Halloween Dojo Party

Halloween Dojo Party

Fun and spooky night at Okinawa Dojo this past Sunday!๐Ÿคก๐Ÿ‘ป๐Ÿ’ฉ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿ‘น๐Ÿง›โ€โ™‚๏ธ๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿ˜ˆ๐Ÿง™โ€โ™‚๏ธ๐ŸงŸโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿฆ„๐Ÿฆธโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿง™โ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿฆนโ€โ™‚๏ธWe had all different kind of creatures show up to the party: from crawling zombies, witches, skeletons, Draculas, princesses and other cool cartoon characters to superheroes, Japanese warriors, wild animals, and even unicorns and donkey cowboy riders ๐Ÿคช almost forgot […]

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Colorado Karate Classic tournament in Longmont, Colorado

Colorado Karate Classic tournament in Longmont, Colorado

Super busy weekend ๐Ÿคช Congratulations to Okinawa Team! Another spectacular performance at the Colorado Karate Classic tournament in Longmont. Every athlete on our team won medals! Kuddos to Sensei Gus Brockmann for organizing this event – new host and new venue this year. So proud of all […]

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Belt test at the Okinawa Dojo

Belt test at the Okinawa Dojo

What a great day at the Dojo!Another successful belt testing. From Pre-Karate level all the way to Brown Belts. Congratulations to all students and families!We are so proud of every one of you. Thank you for choosing us as your Senseis. The journey continues… Oss! Awesome photography, […]

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Colorado State Karate Championship – Eagle, Colorado – October 27, 2019

Colorado State Karate Championship - Eagle, Colorado - October 27, 2019

Fun trip to the mountains withย #DreamTeamOkinawa We hit some rough weather as we were leaving Denver but as we passed the first tunnel – it all cleared up on the I-70 and we enjoyed the beauty of the Colorado rockies on the way to Eagle. Colorado State […]

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Okinawa Team Picnic Celebration of success!

Okinawa Team Picnic Celebration of success!

What a blast we had today with our Karate Family! You guys are awesome!Picnic party at the Cherry Creek Park.Thank you all friends and families who came today to celebrate with us and to have fun!Thanks for sharing your delicious meals and your energy! Special thanks to […]

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Maria Gladkih wins BRONZE at Jr. Karate Pan American Championships in Guayaquil, Ecuador. Martin Gissa narrowly misses a medal…

Maria Gladkih wins BRONZE at Jr. Karate Pan American Championships in Guayaquil, Ecuador. Martin Gissa narrowly misses a medal...

Itโ€™s a wrap!!! To say the least it was the highest level tournament and the highest results our dojo has ever reached, but we strongly believe this is just the beginning of something much greater ahead!!! Bronze medal forMaria Gladkih (12-13 yrs old girls, -47kg). Martin Gissa (14-15 […]

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Karate Masters Seminar: Shihan Kevin Funakoshi, Shihan John Bolosan, Para-Karate Sergei Burlakov, Sensei Alex Padalka and Sensei Vitaly Padalka.

Karate Masters Seminar: Shihan Kevin Funakoshi, Shihan John Bolosan, Para-Karate Sergei Burlakov, Sensei Alex Padalka and Sensei Vitaly Padalka.

Karate Masters Seminar this past weekend was a success!ย We would like to say a special thank you to Shihanย Kevin Funakoshiย for sharing your karate mastery with our group. Everyoneโ€™s Gojushiho Sho Kata has been brought to a new level. It was an honor to have shared the tatami […]

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Maria Gladkih and Martin Gissa made US Jr. Karate Team by winning at 2019 US Karate Nationals in Cicago, IL. Eduard Sagilyan made a Team Reserve.

Maria Gladkih and Martin Gissa made US Jr. Karate Team by winning at 2019 US Karate Nationals in Cicago, IL. Eduard Sagilyan made a Team Reserve.

We got back from Chicagoโ€ฆ were so busy I didnโ€™t even have time to share exciting news with you. What a fantastic results for Okinawa Team at 2019 US Nationals! TWO OF OUR STUDENTS MADE JR. USA TEAM ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ for the first time in the history of our Dojo!! ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธโ€ฆ and […]

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Okinawa Karate at Pepsi Center – right before the NBA game Denver Nuggets vs. Chicago Bulls

Okinawa Karate at Pepsi Center - right before the NBA game Denver Nuggets vs. Chicago Bulls

We had a blast on the NBA court of Pepsi Center on January 17th!… and Denver Nuggets destroyed Chicago Bulls with the score 135:105 Thank you to all students, parents, families and friends who participated with us and came to support us! Kids and adults loved being […]

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Amazing martial arts journey – from a White Belt to a Black Belt. Martin Gissa and Robert Yegikyan.

Amazing martial arts journey - from a White Belt to a Black Belt. Martin Gissa and Robert Yegikyan.

“Black belt represents not the end but the beginning of a never-ending journey of karate-do (way of karate)โ€. These were the words that Sensei Shagin Iskander one of the first Senseis of Alex and Vitaly Padalka wrote on a picture as a reminder for back then young […]

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