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Tuesday, October 24! The date has been set for this year's 100 kata day, Empty Cuppers! Mark your calendar - rain or shine, we'll meet up in Washington Square Park for a special workout that evening. ... See MoreSee Less

100 Kata for Karate Day Challenge in Okinawa

October 24, 2017, 4:00pm - October 24, 2017, 8:00am

Okinawa Prefectural Karate Do Kaikan

100 Kata for Karate Day Challenge in OKINAWA: Tuesday October 24th 2017. ***In order not to clash with other local karate events on October 25th, we have decided to move the 100 Kata Challenge in Okinawa forward 1 day to the 24th.*** This year In Okinawa we will combine the 100 Kata Challenge event with a BBQ Party at the new Karate Kaikan. As the Kaikan has a fantastic view over Naha we will perform the 100 Kata Challenge outside on the grass lawn in front of the Kaikan and enjoy the sunset at the same time. Adults and children of all ages and ability are warmly encouraged to join the event. Then from 7PM we invite all attendees and supporters to join us for a friendly international BBQ Party outside the Kaikan until 9PM. There will be a charge for the BBQ party which will be confirmed later. Tickets will be on sale in advance.

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Classes as usual tonight! No flood will stop us! ... See MoreSee Less

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Reminder for those of you who haven't yet registered - registrations are starting to fill up! Really looking forward to hosting Sensei Enfield in a few months. The reviews from their recent Madrid seminar are extremely positive - we would be jealous if we weren't having them here in NYC soon ourselves.
Michelle Vanderlinden-Enfield Paul Enfield
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Enfield Karate Seminar in NYC

November 10, 2017, 7:00pm - November 12, 2017, 2:00pm

Empty Cup Karate

Registration now open! Empty Cup Karate is proud to host Sensei Paul Enfield and Sensei Michelle Enfield at a karate seminar this November 2016. This seminar will look at karate kata, drills, and bunkai. All serious martial artists are welcome. Seminar will be located in New York, NY, and will run Friday evening through Sunday afternoon (Nov 10 - Nov 12, 2017). Contact with questions. Registration opens in March.

Updated 2 weeks ago  ·  

Looks like tomorrow is definitely off for a park workout - we'll try again for Sunday. ... See MoreSee Less

Updated 2 weeks ago  ·  

This weekend's class will be on Sunday at noon in room 3F. ... See MoreSee Less

Updated 3 weeks ago  ·  

Last night we studied geki sai dai bunkai as defenses from grappling and grabbing attacks. Our kihon bunkai for this kata are generally designed against striking attacks, but most of them were adaptable to grabs with a little thought. ... See MoreSee Less

Updated 3 weeks ago  ·  

We will have class Sunday at 2 in room 4G. ... See MoreSee Less

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