PACIFIC RENBUKAI a certified Japan Karate Federation Dojo 503-975-0448

Interested? Call 503-975-0448 to be part of Pacific Renbukai Karate today!
KIKAMURA SENSEI
CENTRAL EASTSIDE:Shout House 210 SE Madison St., # 11
AFTERSCHOOL:Richmond Japanese Immersion Program- 2276 SE 41st Ave Porltand
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OBON 2013
2013 SUMMER KYU TEST
OFFICIAL DOJO Renbukai JAPAN
Our Certified Instructors
Shotokan Karate Vocabulary with Videos
JKA HEIAN KATAS
Jan 2012 Kyu Testing
2010 summer kyu test
Sensei Grady's Visit-10/23/09
JUNE 2009 KYU TEST
Winter 2008-2009 TEST
Mochituki 2009
Mochitsuki 2008
JUNE 2008 KYU TEST
Mochituski 2008
New Photos/Nov 2007
Our Karate Programs
Shotokan Katas - Yellow-Blue Belt with Videos
Shotokan Katas- Brown Belt levels

IMG_0746.jpgIMG_0746.jpg  Sensei Robert and Sensei Bettina seated center with SHIHAN Konahara
at KANAGAWA PREFECTURE JAPAN TEST MARCH 2016. BOTH SENSEIS PASSED THEIR advanced DAN TESTS WITH +80 other students testing for kyu and dan grades.

Traditional Japanese Karate Do Brought to America!

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TRAINING SCHEDULE-SPRING 2016
LOCATION: 210 SE MADISON STREET, PORTLAND CENTRAL EASTSIDE
LOCATION: RICHMOND ELEMENTARY, 41ST AVE.
TUESDAY/THURSDAY-MADISON
CHILDRENS CLASS
6:00-6:55 PM
 
WEDNESDAY-MADISON
INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED
6:00-6:55 PM
 
 FRIDAY-RICHMOND
RICHMOND ELEMENTARY
2:15-3:30PM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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0630091707.jpg IMG_0406.JPG Japanese Karate-Do is a way of life for the modern world...our students practice the ancient movements and methods of self defense . Relying on traditions of etiquette, discipline, we teach the art of the "empty hand way". Class structure and curriculum is : Kihon-basic technique exercise of stance formation and block and strike executions,   focusing on balance and power development. Kata- form practice consisting of memorization of prearranged movements of techniques simulating self defense against multiple attacks, and Kumite-practice of controlled sparring against  opponents, with emphasis on timing, distance and control.
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                                                why wait??    Call 503-975-0448 

 
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Sensei Bettina Ishimaru
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AUGUST 2009 KYU TEST


  • Ask Yourself...Why Aren't You Practicing Your Karate?? "Makoto no Michi o Mamoru Koto" BE FAITHFUL to your commitment to training--Minimum class requirement for belt advancement of 24 classes!!!!!!!!!!!!

Richmond Elementary Japanese Magnet 2006 Fall
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Oregon Buddhist Temple, Thursday night class
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Adults and Children, oi tsuki kihon-2009 Spring

OBT Beginners
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practing zen-kutsu dachi gedan-barai
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0623091917a.jpgJAPANESE NUMBERS:ICHI-ONE,NI-TWO,SAN-THREE,sHI-FOUR,GO-FIVE,
ROKYU-SIX,SICHI-SEVEN,HACHI-EIGHT,QU-NINE,JU-TEN! 

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new testing kodomo Summer 2009

Tuesday
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lower back stretching!

OBT Warm-ups
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(Master Nishiyama left, Hanshi Cruz right)

Our Respected Organizations and Affiliations:

         ISKA- founded by Hanshi Vincent Cruz

         All Japan Karatedo Federation Renbukai

         


OBT Group Photo 2007
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OBT Group Photo
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Recommended Reading:Cool

Karate Do, My Way of Life, Karate Jutsu by Gichin Funakoshi-THE FOUNDER of SHOTOKAN

Karate, The Art of Empty Hand Fighting by Hidetaka Nishiyama

Dynamic Karate-By M. Nakayma, Cheif Instructor JKA 

The Twenty Precepts of Gichin Funakoshi-Vincent Cruz

Hagakure, The Book of the Samurai 

 

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Group kihon waza

DOJO KUN

Seek Perfection of Character, Be Faithful, Endeavour, Respect Others, Refrain from Violent Behavior. 

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Sensei Bettina Ishimaru (4th Degree)
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Wednesday, January 21, 2009

What age is appropriate to start Karate?

Children must be able to focus for period equal to one hour in duration.  So make sure your child attends an age appropriate school prior to taking martial arts lessons. Usually, the same standards of Kindergarten age is the norm.  1st grade is ideal.  Girls mimic earlier than boys at ages 6 or 7. So be very careful when pushing karate do instruction too early such as ages as early 4 years old. Progression will be slow, and attachment issues and focus problems will occur.  The biggest problem will be a general turn off or rejection to traditional martial arts instruction that will last a life time!

Be careful of marketing and contractual obligations when looking for programs an instructors.  If you find yourself presented with a $100 month contract ,be consumer wise. Instruction involving youth should be a process of evolution and not a business contract.  True karate instruction should develop with interest and parental involvement.  It waxes and wanes, but it supported with good instruction that addresses the needs of your family it will persevere, just as your child learns the lessons of focus and commitment to hard work.

 A good karate program is non-contractual, where the instructor works with you and your family needs month to month as your family grows and develops. 

 Programs community based offer a lower cost introduction to a traditional Japanese art based on ethics and proper etiquette and discipline.  Check out the academic programs offered by Portland Shotokan Karate in SE Portland, they walk the talk offering programs for pay but also instruct for schools and social programs city wide. Sensei Bettina Ishimaru

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2009.01.01

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The nature of karate do is this; a person is forced to exert his powers outward but collect his powers inward as well developing the self.. -thoughts from Gichin Funakoshi

for all new students your first kata!
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taikyko shodan

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OUR LOCATIONS OF OUR CLASSES:

Oregon Buddhist Temple-Located at 3720 SE 34th Avenue, Portland, Oregon. One block South of Powell Blvd. and 34th Avenue. Please enter through the back of building. Adult and Children mixed. Beginner through Advanced.

Richmond Elementary -Located at 2276 SE 41st Avenue, Portland, Oregon, (one block North of Division). Please enter through the cafeteria(North parking Lot) and proceed through the doors down stairs and enter Gym on the right> Children only, Beginner through Intermediate. No drop ins.

Portland Athletic Club- 5803 SW Beaverton Hillsdale Highway Portland, Or 97221


Our Community Partners in Portland:

Oregon Buddhist Temple

Portland Parks and Recreation with new support from the Nike Go Program

The Urban League

Metropolitan Family Services

Portland Public School  Civic Use Department

Cascadia 

Renee Mitchell Speaks

Urban Bridges Studio

CALL US FOR MORE INFORMATION: (503) 975-0448
Now accepting new members, group classes, community classes, private lessons, corporate seminars, self defense seminars.............WHY WAIT!? 

Favorite Links

Shotokan's Hanshi Cruz and San Ten Karate

Master Gichin Funakoshi
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teaching Heian Nidan 1922 Japan

Richmond Seiza
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Want to get in touch? You can send me e-mail at:

portlandshotokankarate@gmail.com website created and edited by Bettina Ishimaru

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