We had a very spirited jiyu-ippon (free one attack) practice on Sunday. It was great to see such strong spirit and strong attacks!
Steve catches Ben with a front leg, front kick just as Ben begins his attack.
Andrew (right) on the verge of delivering a counter-attack to Mitch (left) in free one-attack kumite.
A huge thank you to Godan Dom Pizoli for leading a fantastic set of practices the weekend of June 30 – July 1.
Members of Chicago Shotokan, along with other karateka from around the Midwest, after the final practice of Midwest Summer Special Training 2018 in St. Joseph, MO.
Sandan Steve Binette attacking his opponent during sanbon kumite practice at Summer Special Training in St. Joesph, MO.
Chicago area senior and instructor Steve Binette was promoted to the rank of sandan (3rd degree black belt) over the weekend in recognition of his leadership, strong spirit, and technical ability.
Andrew, Steve, and Khanda practicing the kata Jion.
Andrew and Vlad lock eyes before a jiyu-ippon kumite match.
Members of Chicago Shotokan pause for a group photo after practice on Sunday morning.