Master Latimer, Ku Dan in the Order of Isshinryu, hosted a seminar in Chi-Ryu Jiujitsu this past week. He has created and developed this unique and powerful martial art. The Seminar and training was held at the Woodbridge Community Center in Woodbridge, NJ.
‘It was a great day for all participants and trainers as they responded to all of the instructions and skills very enthusiastically and performed each skill with a pleasing level of competency. The seminar was well attended and participants traveled from MD, PA, NY, and NJ to avail themselves of the training and enhance their martial arts skills and experience.” – Master Latimer
There will be another Chi-Ryu Jiujitsu Seminar and training scheduled for March, 2019 in the state of Maryland. Thank you to all that were able to participate!]]>
Master Cimorosi (Hachidan in the Order of Isshinryu) lost his father this past December. His father also studied the martial arts and was able to pass on his knowledge to others in the art of Seibukan Karate. Master Cimorosi recently shared a lasting tribute that he has in his Dojo – karate is much more than just punching and kicking!
“My Dad (Ronnie Cimorosi Sr) passed on the Black belt that he earned back in 1966 to me in 1989. I wore it until I earned my Roku-Dan (Red and White-belt).
I retired our Black belt and asked a good friend to hand-make a special plaque for us. I hung it with our Obi (karate belt) tied to it on the wall at my fathers house.
When my father was laid to rest, I placed our Black belt on him.
My best friend, Sensei Kurt Kline, had an Obi made for me when he was in Korea back in the 90’s. I tied the Obi from Korea on the plaque that bears both my fathers and my name and dates we earned our Black Belts. The plaque now hangs in my Dojo. (Which makes it extra special)
My Father’s spirit will be with me always but especially in the Dojo!”
Our hearts go out to Master Cimorosi and his family. A wonderful tribute to his father’s memory.
Kobudo Gift for Sensei Cuadrado, December 2018
In the practice of Kobudo, Sensei Jesus Jiminez and his Dojo gave Sensei Cuadrado a parchment prepared by Sensei Dan Popp in recognition for his career in Kobudo. Sensei Cuadrado expressed his most profound sympathy and told us that he felt very honored. He let it be known that this was the best gift he received in 2018.
A Happy New Year to all in 2019!]]>
It has always been said that there is more to Karate than punching and kicking, and this week proved to define this once again.
On two separate evenings following the Thanksgiving Holiday, members of the Order of Isshinryu had exceptional workouts and bonding time, but also enhanced Isshinryu community bonds.
On Wednesday, November 28th, Master Ewing hosted the monthly Order of Isshinryu workout at his residence Dojo.
The energy-charged workout was led by Master Cimorosi. He started with team and skill-building agility drills followed by an extensive focus on Seiuchin kata. The kata review included standard Order of Isshinryu bunkai, followed by the many potential hidden techniques.
Afterwards, everyone gathered for fellowship over pizza.
Then, on Thursday November 29th, members of the Elkton and Trappe Dojo’s traveled to the Eastern Shore Isshinryu Karate School located in Chestertown, Maryland to workout with Renshi Margie Smith and her students.
Sensei Waldridge led this workout focusing on distance, movement, angles, and reactive response training. He concluded with several arm and wrist restraint techniques.
A huge thank you to everyone who participated in both events!
“The class you miss today will never be repeated.”]]>
Excellent Day with the Masters!
At this year’s Day with the Master’s, there were four different seminars that included agility drills, sparring drills, attacking and counter attacking drills, and Bo versus Sai attack and counter drills. Last but not least was the icing on the cake: Master Isham Latimer performing Chi-Ryu Jujitsu with Master instructors John Costanzo and John McDonald! Assisting was Harold Townsend and Joshua Poventud.
Master Latimer’s seminar was very well-received. There was very enthusiastic applause and many commented on how much they enjoyed Master Latimer’s presentation and how impressed they were with the effectiveness of Chi-Ryu Jujitsu.
Great job everyone!]]>