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.
John and Tom working on the kata Heian Sandan at practice.
In February, Dojo Leader Mitch Rose attended SKA’s annual Black Belt Practice with Shihan Tsutomu Ohshima in Southern California. Practices with SKA seniors are a fantastic opportunity to ask questions, and gain valuable insights.