WHAT IS THE SUMMER TRAINING CAMP?
The Annual Kiyobukan Summer Training Camp is the regular gathering session of the members of our global karate association. For those who are not familiar with the Kiyobukan, it is the name of our association as established by our organization's founder and Grandmaster (Hanshi in Japanese), Seiei Nakaza. Every student of NRK Karate is a member of the Kiyobukan, as demonstrated by the gold patch that we wear on the left chest of our uniforms. Additionally, Shihan McCammon, our Chief Instructor, is the vice-director of the international association.
Hanshi Nakaza, and his heir Hanshi Brian Hobson, started the tradition of the Training Camp in 2008. Since then, each summer the association hosts the camp in honor of Hanshi Nakaza, his family, and his legacy.
Many karate students may train a lifetime and never have the opportunity to train with a real Grandmaster of Karate. At our Summer Camp students will meet and train with three to four!
Cost is t just $200 with Early Registration Discount before July 9th
NEARLY 2 MONTHS OF TRAINING IN ONE WEEKEND!
- Tuesday & Wednesday, July 19 & 20 Early Bird Training Session at NRK Karate 5:30 – 8:30p (FREE WITH REGISTRATION)
- Thursday, July 21 Brown & Black Belt only training; Dinner in the San Marcos North City (additional charges apply)
- Friday – Sunday, July 22 – 24 Camp General Sessions
- Saturday, July 23 – Kiyobukan Open Championship Tournament
- Sunday, July 24 – Testing and promotions
For detailed schedule CLICK HERE
SPECIAL GUEST INSTRUCTORS
Hanshi (Grand Master) 9th Degree Black Belt, Brian K. Hobson
Presently he holds the title of So Honbu Cho, Headquarters Director of the Okinawa Shroin Ryu Kiyobukan. He is the first American to hold this position in an Okinawa-based Karate Association.
Hanshi 10th Degree Black Belt (highest rank in karate), Masanobu Kikukawa
Hanshi（範士）9th Degree Black Belt in Shorin-ryu Karate
Renshi（練士）6th Degree Black Belt in Ryukyu Kobudo
3rd Degree Black Belt in Judo
3rd Degree Black Belt in Aikido
Shihan（師範）Daiwa-Ryu Aiki Jujitsu
Head instructor of RKA Kick Boxing association of Canada
Kyoshi (Master) 8th Degree Black Belt, Tomohiro Arashiro
Ryuei Ryu is the style of Okinawan Karate practiced by the world's first and only male Olympic Kata Gold Medalist, Ryo Kiyuna. In 1979, Tomohiro Arashiro, along with his kohai, Tsutomu Kuniyoshi, brought Ryuei Ryu to the United States of America. Tomohiro Arashiro is the current Pan-American Chief instructor and oversees Ryuei Ryu in the Americas.
Shihan (Master Teacher) 7th Degree Black Belt, Akira Fukuda
As fate would have it, Sensei Fukuda started training with GrandMaster Kunio Miyake in California. Under SOKE Miyake he decided to pursue his dream of being a competitive martial artist. Sensei Fukuda was very successful at karate competitions and set many records. Today, together with his wife Sensei Nicole, Sensei Fukuda runs a very successful Karate Dojo producing many winning athletes. In addition, he is also the USA National Karate Head Kata Coach for the USA Karate National Team.
ADDITIONAL INVITED HIGH RANKING INSTRUCTORS
- Renshi (High Teacher) 6th Degree Black Belt , Andries Douglas - South Africa
- Renshi (High Teacher) 5th Degree Black Belt, Charles Harriday - Maryland
- Renshi (High Teacher) 5th Degree Black Belt, Tony Rosa - Ontario Canada