On Wednesday, October 25, 2023, Mountain Karate joined in with dojos around the world to include 100 katas in our workout. The annual event is organized by friends in Okinawa. We shared the training with the Yamabayashi Ryu dojo in Mountain Karate Castro Valley, CA, and others.
It was great to just train, without any words, interruptions or distractions.
Following the 100 kata we practiced kobudo, combatives and other training skills.
It was a good and memorable workout.
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Damatte Keiko Mural by Tarleton Brooks – click to see more dojo art
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