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This page contains the Karate News Archive for the Ryoshin-Kan Karate School and the Dragon Force Demo Team.
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    (I.)RYOSHIN-KAN Karate School
    2015 NEWS
    "BEST KARATE STUDENTS in the USA !"
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    Karate Camps & Classes Rock at Ryoshin-Kan Karate School!

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    Karate Camps Rock!

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    You Can Still Sign up for the Final Week of Karate Camp 31 Aug to 4 Sept 2015.

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    Dragon Force Demo Team Rocked the Pagoda Garden Park Karate Show 30 August 2015!

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    Congrats: Great Dragon Force Karate Show
    2015 Strawberry Festival!

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    Ryoshin-Kan Karate School is Action Packed and Fun Filled!

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    Dragon Force Demo Team - 2015 Grand Slam Open National Team Demo Champions

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    Dragon Force Demo Team Rocked 2015 King George Karate Championships!

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    Grand Slam Open National Team Demo Champs 2015!

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    Ryoshin-Kan Karate School is Action Packed and Fun Filled!

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    Dragon Force Demo Team Rocked
    "Osu Martial Arts Magazine" 15 March 2015!

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    2015 Ryoshin-Kan Invitational Karate Champions!

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    Dragon Force Demo Team Rocked the AGT Filming with an Awesome Performance in 2015!

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    Dragon Force Karate Demo Team Rocked
    America's got Talent Audition 6 Nov 2014.

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    Dragon Force Demo Team Won "My Team Rocks" Contest!

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    Ryoshin-Kan Karate School Rocked Hampton Roads TV Show (WAVY 10)

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    CONGRATULATIONS
    New Brick Breaking Record!
     
    Well Done to Kyoshi Tim Thompson on breaking Twelve (12) stacked Large Red Bricks with an downward Elbow Strike at 1400 (2 PM) on Sunday 2 August 2009 at the Ryoshin-Kan Karate School in Virginia Beach, Virginia.

    This is a new Ryoshin-Kan Brick Breaking Record.

    NOTE: Sensei Thompson also set the Ryoshin-Kan Record for Concrete Block breaking when he broke the 10 stacked Concrete Patio Blocks with an elbow strike back on 8/31 /2008.
    Congratulations and Well Done!

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    CONGRATULATIONS
    New Concrete Block
    and Large Red Brick
    Breaking Record!
     
    Well Done to Sensei Thompson on breaking 10 stacked Concrete patio blocks with an downward Elbow Strike at 1830 (6:30 PM) on Sunday 31 August 2008 at the Ryoshin-Kan Karate School in Virginia Beach, Virginia.

    This is a new Ryoshin-Kan Breaking Record for Concrete Blocks.

    NOTE: Sensei Thompson also set the Ryoshin-Kan Record for brick breaking when he broke the 10 stacked large red bricks with an elbow strike back on 11/22 /2007. He recently broke 10 Large Bricks again on 2 November 2008. (See Photo)
    Congratulations and Well Done!

    If you would like to participate in a Breaking Clinic send us an E-mail.

    (I.)RYOSHIN-KAN KARATE SCHOOL NEWS

    2014 NEWS

    "BEST KARATE STUDENTS in the USA !" 

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    July, August, September 2014
    Ryoshin-Kan Karate News
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    I:) Great Dragon Force Karate Show: Congratulations to the Dragon Force National Karate Demo Team and Karate Camp Kids on an Awesome performance during the Dragon Force Karate Show at the Childtime Event in Virginia Beach, VA on 7 August 2014. All Routines looked Sharp especially all the New Karate stunts and Board Breaks. "Dragon Force Demo Team & Karate Camp Kids Rocked this Karate Show!" Well Done
    II:) Great OMAA Awards Banquet / Pennsylvania Trip: Congrats to the Dragon Force National Karate Demo Team, Ryoshin-Kan Black Belts & Parents on an Awesome Performance at the OMAA Karate Awards Banquet in Allentown, Pennsylvania area on 23 August 2014. Dragon Force Rocked the OMAA Awards Banquet with an Awesome Demo. Grand Master Dale Stengele (Director of OMAA) Awarded the Dragon Force Demo Team the “National Karate Demo Team of the Year” 6 Ft Trophy & Smaller Trophies to each Team Member. Sensei Thompson was awarded “Master of the Year.” Dragon Force also did a cool photo shoot & performed Small Demos in the Historic district of Bethlehem, PA during the Afternoon on 23 August. Sensei Thompson & his Students also performed amazing Nunchaku Throws / Catches in Virginia, Pennsylvania, Maryland & Delaware, including over the Monocacy Creek (Lehigh River) during this Trip and documented it thru video.
    "Dragon Force Demo Team Rocked the OMAA Banquet / PA Trip!" Well Done
    III:) Dragon Force Rocked the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge: Dragon Force Demo Team from Ryoshin-Kan Karate School performed the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Demo Team Style, short routine & 7 Stacked Brick Break on 31 Aug 2014. We were Challenge by many including Alex Thomasson (Youth Brown Belt). We Challenge All Parents / Students from Ryoshin-Kan Karate School, Kyoshi Montez Dennis & Staff from World Fall Classic Martial Arts Championships & All My BRs from VMI Class of 1977. OohYa!
    IV:) Great Karate Summer Camp 2014: Congrats on a Great Karate Summer Camp at Ryoshin-Kan Karate School 16 June to 29 August 2014 (11 Weeks). We did Karate Training, Black Belt Testing, Kyu Belt Testing, Xtreme Martial Arts, Karate Shows, Birthday Celebrations, Movie Trips, Martial Arts Special Training, Self-Defense, Field Trips, Virginia Zoo Trips, Pool Party, Virginia Aquarium, Light Rail Train Ride, General MacArthur Museum tour, Military Aviation Museum tour, Brick / Board Breaking Demos and Awesome Talent Show Contest. We Set a New Record with 125 Participants. Well done and Thank you to all Students, Parents, Camp Assistants, Helpers for your support.
    V:) Breaking Clinics & Demos: Well done to all Ryoshin-Kan Karate School Students and Dragon Force Demo Team on excellent performances at Breaking Clinics & Demos conducted at the Ryoshin-Kan Karate School during the months of July, August and September 2014. OohYa!
    VI:) Alex Thomasson Wins 1st Place: Congratulations to Alex Thomasson on Winning 1st Place in Weapons & 2nd Place in Kata at the Old School Classic Martial Arts Championships at Norfolk State University on 20 Sept 2014. * Alex is a Junior Brown Belt at Ryoshin-Kan Karate School. Well done
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    April, May, June 2014
    Ryoshin-Kan Karate News
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    I:) 2014 East Coast Karate Champions: Congratulations and Well Done to the Ryoshin-Kan Karate School's "Team Dragon Force" on an outstanding performance and Impressive Victory at the 2014 East Coast Martial Arts Championships / Tidewater Challenge that was conducted at Bethel High School in Hampton, Virginia on 6 April 2014. We had a total of 35 Folks from Ryoshin-Kan Karate School, Competitors and Parents / Relatives, that represented our Dojo to the highest level. Team Dragon Force had 15 competitors who won a total of 38 Trophies including 14 First Place. The Dragon Force / Ryoshin-Kan Karate Team did outstanding in all Divisions. All of you are Karate Champions! Well Done to Sensei Tim Thompson, Michael Milliman, Patrick Johnston, Keegan Grinspoon, Kai Loree, Chris Altman, Dayjha Armstrong, Quinn Barson, Ellen Honeycutt, Trent McGarrigle, Kai Cheek, Noah Caldon, Jaclyn Nolen, Alondra Duenas and Alejandro Duenas. ***Dragon Force National Karate Demo Team Rocked the Tournament with an Awesome Demo routine that won us the 1st Place Team Demo Trophy.
    II:) Great Spring Break Karate Camp 2014: Congrats to all Participants of the Spring Break Karate Camp that was conducted 14 to 18 April 2014 at the Ryoshin-Kan Karate School. We did Karate Training, Basic to Advance Tumbling / Acrobatics, Nunchaku / Bo Training, Maze Game, Runway Showdown, Ball Toss, Kidz Cove, Ci Ci Pizza, Capt America: The Winter Soldier” movie trip, Plus an Awesome Talent Show Contest & Brick / Board Breaking demo. All participants received a custom Karate medal & Toy at the Award ceremony on Friday. Special Thank you to Chris Altman, Patrick Johnston, Kai Cheek, Jaclyn Nolen, Logan Maguder, Trent McGarrigle, Mrs Lourie Altman & Mrs Hye Cha Thompson for helping at Spring Break Karate Camp 2014. Well Done to all Participants.
    III:) Congrats to Alex Thomasson on Brown Belt promotion: Congratulations to Alex Thomasson on his promotion to Junior Brown Belt (3rd Kyu) on 8 May 2014. He did very well on his test. Well done to Alex, Parents, and Black Belts on a great Brown Belt Test. Osu
    IV:) Great Strawberry Festival Parade & Karate Show 2014: Congratulations to all Ryoshin-Kan Karate School Participants on an Awesome performance at the Strawberry Festival Parade and Dragon Force Karate Show that was conducted in the Pungo area of Virginia Beach, Virginia on 24 & 25 May 2014. This was our 27th Year in a row of Performing at this Festival.
    * Parade Results: We were awarded 4 Participation coaster Plaques at the Strawberry Festival Parade 24 May 2014. We had 56 total Students, Parents & Friends in our Parade unit. Our Float Team consisted of a decorated Giant Deuce and Half Military Truck filled with Students and Parents. It was a huge success. Special Thank you to Allen Loree's Family for providing the Deuce and Half Truck. Marching in Front of Our float were the Banner Team, Honor Guard, Color Guard, Drum Corps and Board Breaking Team. Well Done!
    * Dragon Force Karate Show Results: Congratulations to the Dragon Force National Karate Demo Team and Ryoshin-Kan Students on performing an Awesome Karate Show on the Strawberry Festival Main Stage in Front of Thousands of cheering Spectators on 25 May 2014. All Routines were Great especially Drum Corps, Color Guard, Tameshiwari (Brick and Board Breaking), Self-Defense, Team Pairs, Martial Arts Stunts, Double Decker Kata, Double Decker Standing Bo Throw, National routine and the Slow Motion routine. "Dragon Force & Ryoshin-Kan Karate Rocked the 2014 Strawberry Festival"
    ***THANK YOU: A Special Thank You to Mrs. Lourie Altman, Patrick Johnston, Keegan Grinspoon, Chris Altman, Mr. Allen Loree, Dragon Force National Karate Demo Team and all the Instructors, Students, Parents and Guest, who made this a very successful Ryoshin-Kan / Dragon Force Strawberry Festival. Well Done. "Best of the Best"… OohYa!!!
    V:) Great Landstown Spring Festival - Congrats to the Dragon Force National Karate Demo Team on performing a Great Karate Show at the Landstown Lakes Spring Festival in Virginia Beach, Virginia on 17 May 2014. The event was well attended and all Routines were Awesome. Especially all the New Karate Stunts. Well Done and Thank you to Dragon Force Demo Team, Mrs. Lourie Altman (Load Out Coordinator), Mrs. Penelope Stevens (Video), Mr. Stephen Johnston (photos), Keegan Grinspoon (Breaking Video / photos/ Drum Corps Captain) and Mr. Teddy Baker (Event Organizer)!
    VI:) Battle of the 7 Cities Karate Champions / Results: Congratulations to the Ryoshin-Kan Karate School's "Team Dragon Force" on an outstanding performance & Impressive Victory at the Battle of the 7 Cities Martial Arts Championships that were conducted at the Granby High School in Norfolk, Virginia on 7 June 2014. All of you are Karate Champions! Well Done to Sensei Tim Thompson, Michael Milliman, Patrick Johnston, Keegan Grinspoon, Kai Loree, Chris Altman, Dayjha Armstrong, Ellen Honeycutt, Trent McGarrigle, Kai Cheek, Noah Caldon, & Jaclyn Nolen.
    Tournament Results: We had 35 Folks from Ryoshin-Kan / Team Dragon Force including 12 competitors who won a total of 18 Trophies including four First Place in Team Demo, Weapons, Kata and Sparring.
    *2014 Battle of the 7 Cities Demo Team 1st Place Champions: Dragon Force National Karate Demo Team.
    *2014 Appreciation Plaque Award: Sensei Thompson / Ryoshin-Kan Karate School.
    *1st PLACE Black Belt Weps & Kata: Chris Altman.
    *1st PLACE Black Belt Sparring: Jaclyn Nolen.
    *The Following won 2nd to 4th Place in Various Divisions: Michael Milliman, Patrick Johnston, Chris Altman, Ellen Honeycutt, Jaclyn Nolen.
    "Dragon Force Rocked this Tournament!"
    Well Done to all Participants, Students, & Parents.
    VII:) Dragon Force Demo Team WON “My Team Rocks” Contest: Congratulations to the Dragon Force National Karate Demo Team on winning Crown Trophy's “My Team Rocks Contest.” Sensei Thompson was Officially notified of the victory on 9 June 2014. We had the most votes out of 75 plus Nationally Sports / Dance / Cheer Teams etc…Thank You All for the Great support. Best of the Best.
    VIII:)Sensei Thompson’s 60th Birthday Party: We all had a Great time celebrating Sensei Thompson’s 60th Birthday at a Party at the Ryoshin-Kan Karate School on 10 June 2014. OohYa!
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     February / March 2014

    Ryoshin-Kan Karate News

    Keep up the Positive Champion Spirit!

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    I:) Great Karate Runway Showdowns, Classes, Practices, Demos & Tournaments:  Congrats to all Ryoshin-Kan Students on Awesome performances in Karate classes, Kyu Belt Testing, Demo Team Practices, Karate Shows, Tournaments & at the Friday nights Karate Runway Showdowns during the months of January, February and March 2014. The last couple of Karate Runway Showdowns had 82 plus Participants that rocked the Dojo. Wow! I am proud of each and everyone of you. The Dragon Force National Karate Demo Team has been training hard and looking sharp in practices, shows and tournaments. Demo Team had a great  & fun practice on top of Snow Mountain (Mountains of Snow in the parking lot made by snow plows.)on 26 January 2014. 

    Optimi Optimorum "Best of the Best."

     

    II:) 2014 Beach Blast Open National Martial Arts Champions

    "Dragon Force Rocked this Tournament!"

    Congratulations and Well Done to the Ryoshin-Kan Karate School's "Team Dragon Force" on an outstanding performance and Impressive Victory at the 2014 Beach Blast Open National Martial Arts Championships that were conducted at the Norfolk Waterside Marriott in Norfolk, Virginia on 14 & 15 February 2014. 

    We had 75 plus Folks from Ryoshin-Kan Karate School, both Competitors and Parents / Relatives, that represented our Dojo to the highest level. Team Dragon Force had 21 competitors who won a total of 35 Trophies including Team Demo Grand Champion, Team Weapons Grand Champion, Junior Black Belt Sparring Grand Champion, 6 Grand Champion Runner-up’s and 12 First Place.

    The Dragon Force / Ryoshin-Kan Karate Team did outstanding in all Divisions. All of you are Karate Champions! 

    Well Done to Sensei Tim Thompson, Michael Milliman, Keegan Grinspoon, Lynwood Yeatts, Patrick Johnston, Kai Loree, Chris Altman, Dayjha Armstrong, Quinn Barson, Ellen Honeycutt,  Hayden Bowles, Zachary Bowles, Kai Cheek, Trent McGarrigle, Noah Caldon, Jaclyn Nolen,  Alex Thomasson, Alondra Duenas, Alejandro Duenas, Brian Thomasson and Ethan Ott.

    Dragon Force Demo Team won the 1st place Team Demo Grand Champion Trophy at the 2014 Beach Blast Open National Martial Arts Championships. YouTube Link; http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YZPcF7ZmBtg

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    January 2014
    Karate News

     

    I want to thank each and everyone of you for your Hardwork and Devotion to the Ryoshin-Kan Karate School.
    Congratulations and Well Done!

    Optimi Optimorum

    "Best of the Best"

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    I:) Great Karate Runway Showdowns, Classes, Practices, Demos & Tournaments: Congrats to all Ryoshin-Kan Students on Awesome performances in Karate classes, Demo Team Practices, Karate Shows, Tournaments & at the Friday nights Karate Runway Showdowns. The last couple of Karate Runway Showdowns had 82 plus Participants that rocked the Dojo. Wow! I am proud of each and everyone of you. The Dragon Force National Karate Demo Team had a great practice both inside the dojo & outside on top of Snow mountain (Mountains of Snow in the parking lot made by snow plows.) on Sunday 26 January 2014. The Demo Team is training hard and looking sharp for the upcoming 2014 Beach Blast Open Martial Arts Championships. Keep Training and get Ready for the upcoming Kyu Belt Testing & Tournaments. Optimi Optimorum "Best of the Best."
     
    II:) Great Winter Shugyo 2014: Ryoshin-Kan Karate School’s 33rd Annual Winter Shugyo was conducted on Sunday 1 January 2014 at 6:30am at the Ocean Front in Virginia Beach. Winter Shugyo is a special training event for Karate Students to welcome in the New Year by training on the Beach and in the Ocean. This is a very Traditional Event that brings out the True Karate Spirit in all of us. Well done to all Participants.
     
    III:) AWESOME!: Dragon Force Rocked NSU Basketball Half Time: Congratulations to the Dragon Force National Karate Demo Team on performing an Awesome / Rock'n Karate Show during the Halftime of the NSU vs Mt. Saint Marys Men's Basketball game at the Joseph Echols Hall Arena on the NSU Campus in Norfolk, VA on 3 January 2014. Team Dragon Force performed their New Demo Routine that includes Daredevil / Synchronized Karate Stunts and Sensei Thompson Broke two Stacks of Bricks for a Total of 10 Bricks in front of hundreds of cheering spectators. The Event was televised / videotaped.
    Well Done to the Dragon Force National Karate Demo Team: Sensei Thompson, Michael Milliman, Patrick Johnston, Keegan Grinspoon, Chris Altman, Kai Loree, Dayjha Armstrong, Quinn Barson, Trent McGarrigle, Kai Cheek, Noah Caldon, and Jaclyn Nolen. Thank You to all Parents, Relatives, Students on your Outstanding Support. Special Thank you to Steve & Lourie Altman (Load out / Transport / Filming/ Assistance), Penelope Stevens (Filming), John McGarrigle (Set up / clean up), Mr. Stephen Johnston (Photos). Well Done!
    Check out the Dragon Force NSU Half time Demo on youtube.
     
    IV:) 2014 World Cup Martial Arts Champions / Results: Congratulations to Ryoshin-Kan Karate School & Dragon Force National Karate Demo Team on an Awesome & Impressive performance at the 2014 World Cup Finals National Martial Arts Championships that were conducted in the Washington, D.C. Area on 17 / 18 January 2014. This was an International championships that had competitors from all over the USA (New York, Chicago, Philadelphia, Dallas, San Diego, Washington D.C., Virginia Beach etc...) and from all over the World (Russia, Bermuda, Mexico, Canada, Korea etc...) We had a total of 38 Folks from Ryoshin-Kan Karate School, both Competitors & Parents / Relatives, that represented our Dojo to the highest level. We had 18 competitors who won a total of 42 Trophies including Grand Champion 1st runner up & 5 First Place. All of you are World Cup Karate Champions! Well Done to Sensei Thompson, Michael Milliman, Keegan Grinspoon, Lynwood Yeatts, Patrick Johnston, Kai Loree, Chris Altman, Dayjha Armstrong, Quinn Barson, Ellen Honeycutt, Kai Cheek, Trent McGarrigle, Noah Caldon, Jaclyn Nolen, Alex Thomasson, Alondra Duenas, Alejandro Duenas & Brian Thomasson.
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    (I.)RYOSHIN-KAN KARATE SCHOOL NEWS

    2013 NEWS

    "BEST KARATE STUDENTS in the USA !" 

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    December 2013
    Karate News
    I:) Great Christmas Holiday Karate Show 2013: Congratulations & Well Done to the Ryoshin-Kan Karate School & Dragon Force National Karate Demo Team on an Awesome performance at the 30th Annual Christmas Karate Show that was conducted at the Pembroke Mall in Virginia Beach, VA on 13 December 2013. We had 48 Ryoshin-Kan Performers / Helpers who entertained Hundreds of Spectators. All 12 Acts were Outstanding. (12 Days of Christmas) The Dragon Force Drum Corps: Drum Corps and Color Guard looked Sharp and sounded Great. All the New Stunts and Routines were Awesome especially the Candy Cane Team Kata, Board Breaking, Santa & Elves Slow Motion Routine, Team Kata, Self-Defense, Team Weapons, Weapons complexes, Acrobatics, Demo Team and National Team Routines
    The Hundreds of Pembroke Mall Spectators loved Our Christmas Show. Merry Christmas!
    Thank You to the Following Folks who help organize, transport and set up / takedown the Karate Show; Mike Milliman, Lourie Altman, Patrick Johnston, Allen Loree, Keegan Grinspoon, Chris Altman, and Ryoshin-Kan Parents / Students.
    Thank You to Mr. Stephen Johnston for taking the Photos and Penelope Stevens / Lourie Altman for taking a Video of the event.

    II:) Rock'n Christmas Party 2013:  Congratulations to all Students and Parents on a Great Christmas Party at the Ryoshin-Kan Karate School on 20 December 2013. We had 135 participants and Sensei Thompson gave out over 100 toys / Gifts. All Students Rocked the Karate Runway Showdown! OohYa!

     
    III:) Great Winter Karate Camp: Congratulations to all Participants of the 2013 Winter Break Karate Camp conducted at the Ryoshin-Kan Karate School in Virginia Beach, VA. 26, 27, 30 & 31 December 2013. We conducted Karate Training, Brick Breaking Demo, Weapons Training, World Cup Tournament Training, Karate Runway Showdown, Self-Defense, Movie Trips to see “47 Ronin" & "Frozen", Johnny Rocket's, Ci Ci Pizza, games & lots of Fun. Special Thank you to the Following who assisted me with Transportation, Camp Assistants, Filming, Photo shoot,etc... Patrick Johnston, Keegan Grinspoon, Chris Altman and Mrs. Hye Thompson.
     
    IV:) Great Black Belt Exam / Awards Banquet 2013
    (1.) BLACK BELT EXAM Results: The 2013 Ryoshin-Kan Karate School Black Belt Exam was conducted on Saturday 7 December 2013 from 9am to 3pm. This was Ryoshin-Kan's 30th Annual Black Belt Exam / Banquet and the 33rd Anniversary of the founding of the Ryoshin-Kan Karate school & the Dragon Force Demo Team. All Black Belts testing for Advance Certifications in Karate-Do, Kobudo, Kenjitsu, Goshinjitsu, Tonfa Kobu-Jitsu and Tameshiwari as well as Brown Belts testing for Shodan (1st Degree) did Outstanding! All Blacks Belts Demonstrated Goshinjitsu and Tameshiwari (Breaking). Plus it was the 1st time that we performed the Quadruple Decker (Sensei, Chris, Quinn, Trent) in White Ghis at the Black Belt Exam. Congratulation & Well Done!
    (2.) BLACK BELT AWARDS BANQUET Results: The 30th Annual Ryoshin-Kan Black Belt Awards Banquet was conducted on Sunday 8 December 2013 at the Happy Buffet Restaurant's Banquet Room located in Virginia Beach, VA. This was a formal affair with Black Belts and their guest receiving Awards. We had 95 People that attended the Awards Banquet and over 600 Awards, Certifications, Plaques, Medals and Gifts were Presented. Congratulations and Well Done to All participants of the Awards Banquet. Some of the Awards presented were Promotions / Advance Certifications: Nidan Kobudo: Keegan Grinspoon. Nidan Jr Kenjitsu: Kai Loree, Chris Altman. Nidan Karate-Do: Ellen Honeycutt. Nidan Jr Karate-Do: Dayjha Armstrong. Tonfa Kobu-Jitsu Shodan: Michael Milliman, Patrick Johnston, Keegan Grinspoon. Shodan Tameshiwari: Patrick Johnston. Shodan Jr. Goshinjitsu: Hayden Bowles, Nick Solt, Trent McGarrigle.
    Shodan Jr Kenjitsu: Quinn Barson, Zachary Bowles. Shodan Jr Karate-Do: Noah Caldon, Kai Cheek, Angel Cardona, Jaclyn Nolen, Logan Maguder

    Plus Black Belts of the Year: Keegan Grinspoon (Assistant Instructor), Patrick Johnston (Assistant Instructor), Chris Altman (Junior Assistant Instructor), Hayden Bowles (Top Junior Black Belt), Dayjha Armstrong (Top Junior Black Belt).

    Certificates, Plaques and gifts were also presented to Dragon Force National Karate Demo Team, Ryoshin-Kan Karate Students, Parents, and Relatives. Well Done to All!
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    November 2013
    Karate News
    I:) Hampton Roads TV Show (Wavy 10): The Hampton Roads TV Show (WAVY 10) Featured Sensei Thompson, Dragon Force National Karate Demo Team and Ryoshin-Kan Karate School on 14 November 2013 at 11AM on Wavy 10. Dragon Force Demo Team Rocked the Filming for the TV Show back in October, including Karate Acrobatic Stunts, Kata / weps and Sensei Thompson breaking a stack of 10 Large Bricks for Wavy 10. AWESOME!
    II:)Great Fall Season Karate Camps 2013: Congratulations to all Participants of the Fall Camps conducted on 5 & 11 November 2013. We did Karate Training, Self-Defense, Belt Test Review, Movie Trips to AMC to see "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2" and "Thor 2." Plus Sensei Thompson Broke a Stack of 10 Large Bricks on 11 November 2013 to Honor Veterans Day and VMI. It was the 174th Anniversary of the founding of VMI, the oldest State Supported Senior Military College in the USA. Sensei Thompson is a 1977 graduate of VMI & a Retired Navy Commander. God Bless our Veterans. *Well Done to Sensei Thompson, Patrick Johnston, Keegan Grinspoon, Chris Altman, Quinn Barson, Trent McGarrigle, Kai Cheek, Logan MaGuder, Alex Thomasson, Alejandro Duenas, Alex Hill, Kara Longmore, Joshua Eby & Mrs. Hye Cha Thompson. OohYa!
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    October 2013
    Karate News
    I:) Great Bushido Camp 2013: Congratulations and Well Done to all Participants of the 29th annual Bushido Camp Adventure conducted in the First Landing State Park in Virginia on 19 October 2013. This Special Ryoshin-Kan Black / Brown Belt Training Adventure in the Great Outdoors, included Hiking 5 miles, Karate Training, Jo Kata Sho / sets, Jitte Kata, Tree climbing, Quadruple decker stunt, Photo Shoot, Scenic Tour, visited Indian Sacred Burial site, Toured State Park museum, Painted Pumpkins, Cooked smores & Apples rolled in dough over a camp fire and had lots of Fun. It was Awesome. ***Video and more photos of Bushido Camp 2013 will be posted on Facebook & website. *Well Done to Sensei Tim Thompson, Michael Milliman, Patrick Johnston, Keegan Grinspoon, Kai Loree, Chris Altman, Quinn Barson, Hayden Bowles, Zachary Bowles, Ellen Honeycutt, Dayjha Armstrong, Trent McGarrigle, Kai Cheek, Noah Caldon, Angel Cardona, Jaclyn Nolen, Logan MaGuder, Steve Altman, Lourie Altman, Dave Bowles, Thomas Bill and Amber Jenkins. OohYa!
    II:) Military Hero of the Week Award: CDR “Sensei” Tim Thompson USNR-Retired & a 1977 Graduate of VMI was awarded the “Military Hero of the Week Award” by FM99 WNOR & 106.9 The Fox Radio stations on 23 September 2013. CDR Thompson received this Award for his dedication of Service to the U.S. Navy, His Country & His students at Ryoshin-Kan Karate School. Sensei Thompson and his wife, Mrs. Hye Cha Thompson attended the Award Ceremony. CDR Thompson was nominated for the Award by EO1 Steven Altman USNR-Retired."BZ"

    III:) World Fall Classic Karate Champions: Congratulations to the Ryoshin-Kan Karate School and the Dragon Force National Karate Demo Team on an Awesome performance and Impressive Victory at the 2013 World Fall Classic Martial Arts Championships that were conducted at Hampton University in Hampton, Virginia on 6 October 2013.
    We had a total of 45 Folks from Ryoshin-Kan Karate School, both Competitors and Parents / Relatives, that represented our Dojo to the highest level. Team Dragon Force had 18 competitors who won a total of 56 Trophies including 2 Grand champions & 25 First Place.
    All of you are Karate Champions! Well Done to Sensei Tim Thompson, Michael Milliman, Keegan Grinspoon, Lynwood Yeatts, Patrick Johnston, Kai Loree, Chris Altman, Dayjha Armstrong, Quinn Barson, Ellen Honeycutt, Kai Cheek, Trent McGarrigle, Noah Caldon, Jaclyn Nolen, Alex Thomasson, Alondra Duenas, Alejandro Duenas and Brian Thomasson.
    * Detail Results are posted on the Karate Tournament page.

     

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    Ryoshin-Kan / Dragon Force

    Karate News

    30 September 2013

    Keep up the Positive Champion Spirit!
     

    I:)GREAT Karate Classes, Breaking Clinics, Demos, Camps & More: Congratulations to all Students on your Awesome participation in Ryoshin-Kan Karate School's Great Martial Arts Programs which include Classes, Karate Camps, Belt Testing, Dragon Force National Karate Demo Team Practices, Tournaments, Breaking Clinics and our famous Karate Runway Showdown. All Students are encourage to participate on Friday nights 5 to 7pm in our Karate Runway Showdown. It is Wear your Favorite T-shirt night and you can bring a Friend. Action Packed and Fun Filled. I am proud of each and everyone of you. Well Done!

    II:) CHAMPION SPIRIT: A Champion Spirit is inside all of us. It just needs to be exercised. To be a champion is not a simple matter of just wishing to become one. It is an endless commitment, sometimes lasting a life time. Nobody is born a champion, in exactly the same way that nobody is born an average person. It is up to you to make yourself into one or the other. Perseverance is the Key element and it simply means to never quit. Remember that any one can quit. Commitment + Hard Work + Positive Spirit = Success. These are the trademarks of True Champions. “Optimi Optimorum = Best of the Best.” Osu. Sensei Thompson, 8th Dan
     
    I want to thank each and everyone of you for your Hardwork and Devotion to the
    Ryoshin-Kan Karate School.
    Congratulations and Well Done!

    Optimi Optimorum

    "Best of the Best"

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    Ryoshin-Kan / Dragon Force

    Karate News

    31 August 2013

    Keep up the Positive Champion Spirit!

    I:) Dragon Force Demo Team Rocks Redskins NFL Training Camp: Congratulations to the Dragon Force National Karate Demo Team from the Ryoshin-Kan Karate School on performing an Awesome Karate Demo at the Redskins NFL Training Camp in Richmond, Virginia on 10 August 2013. Plus we did a great photo shoot, purchased Souvenirs and had Fun. We also got soaked afterwards by the Rain storm! We had 10 performers on 10 August 2013 who Rocked the Redskins # 10 RG III.
    "Dragon Force Demo Team Rocked the Redskins NFL Training Camp!"
    *Watch the Dragon Force Demo Team 10 August 2013 Karate Demo on Youtube.
    Well Done to the Following Dragon Force National Karate Demo Team Performers:
    Sensei Tim Thompson, Patrick Johnston, Chris Altman, Hayden Bowles, Zachary Bowles,Dayjha Armstrong, Trent McGarrigle, Kai Cheek, Noah Caldon and Jaclyn Nolen.
    THANK YOU: A Special Thank You to Dave Bowles, John McGarrigle, Penelope Stevens and Lourie Altman for providing transportation, taking photos / videos and overall support. We all had a Great Time. Congratulations and Well done.
     
    II:)Sensei Thompson VIP Guest on Specialist Radio Show: Sensei Thompson was a VIP Guest on the Specialist Radio Hour WYRM 1110AM on 7 August 2013. Sensei Thompson discussed with Chris Kettner (host of the Radio Show) the many great programs offered at the Ryoshin-Kan Karate School as well as Karate Summer Camp Program and Team Dragon Force's victories at Tournaments and Karate Shows. Thank you to all students and Karate Camp Participants who called into the Radio show especially Keegan, Chris, Hayden, Zachary and Trent.
     
    III:) US Gladiator Karate Champions: Congratulations to the Dragon Force National Karate Demo Team from the Ryoshin-Kan Karate School on an Awesome Performance and Victory at the US Gladiator National Martial Arts Championships that was conducted 17 August 2013 at the Back Bay Christian Assembly of God (Gymnasium) in Virginia Beach, Virginia. We had a total of 38 Folks from Ryoshin-Kan Karate School, both Competitors and Parents / Relatives, that represented our Dojo to the highest level. Team Dragon Force / Ryoshin-Kan Won a total of 54 First Place Trophies. All of you are Karate Champions!
    Well Done to Sensei Tim Thompson, Michael Milliman, Patrick Johnston, Keegan Grinspoon, Chris Altman, Dayjha Armstrong, Quinn Barson, Ellen Honeycutt, Kai Cheek, Trent McGarrigle, Noah Caldon, Jaclyn Nolen, Alex Thomasson, Brian Thomasson and Mrs. Lourie Altman (Helper / Assistant / Scorekeeper). Well Done.
     
    IV:) Great Karate Summer Camp 2013: Congratulations to all Participants of Karate Summer Camp 2013 Program at the Ryoshin-Kan Karate School in Virginia Beach, Virginia. All 11 Weeks, from 17 June to 30 August 2013 were Great. The entire Camp was Action Packed and Fun Filled. We conducted Martial Arts Training, Karate Weapons (Kobudo), Self-Defense Clinics, Obstacle Course, Balance Beam Training, Acrobatic / Basic Tumbling, Tournament Training, High Jump & Long Jump contest, Goshinjitsu, Flag Sparring Game, Arena Sparring Game, Ball Toss and Tameshiwari (Breaking).

    Field Trips to Virginia Zoo, Train Ride, Military Aviation Museum, Dinosaur Land, Virginia Aquarium / Marine Science Museum, Dairy Queen, Kids Cove, Elizabeth River Double Decker Ferry Boat ride, Children’s Museum of Virginia, Bounceeez Gym, Merry-Go-Round, Ocean Breeze Water Park, Chuck E Cheese’s, 2 mile hike. Movie trips to "Man of Steel",“Monsters University”,“Iron Man 3”,“Despicable Me 2”, “Pacific Rim”, “Turbo” , “Wolverine”, “R.I.P.D.” , “Smurfs 2”, “Planes”, and “Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters.” We did Birthday Celebrations for 12 Students. The Dragon Force National Karate Demo Team performed Awesome Rock’n Halftime Shows for the VB Piranhas Pro Soccer Games at Sportsplex Stadium. Dragon Force Demo Team Rocked the Redskins NFL Training Camp with an Awesome Karate Demo. We also did Brown Belt Testing, Kyu Belt Testing, Black & Brown Belt Pool Party / Cook Out, Camp Pool Party, Board & Brick Breaking Demos, Awesome Talent Show Contest and lots of Fun. New Camp Record: 128 Registered Participants for the Karate Summer Camp Program 2013. Well Done


    Congratulations and Well Done!

    Optimi Optimorum

    "Best of the Best"

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    Ryoshin-Kan / Dragon Force

    Karate News

    May / June / July 2013

    Keep up the Positive Champion Spirit!
     

    I:) Ryoshin-Kan Karate School and the Dragon Force National Karate Demo Team were really busy during the months of May, June and July 2013. We Rocked the Strawberry Festival Parade and Karate Show in May 2013. We had a great victory at the Battle of the 7 Cities Martial Arts Championships in June 2013. We Rocked 4 Piranhas Pro-Soccer Halftime Shows at Sportsplex Stadium in June / July 2013. Karate Summer Camp program in June / July were Awesome. We Rocked the Black & Brown Belt Pool party in June 2013. Plus GREAT Karate Classes, Clinics and Special Events. Congratulations to all Students on your Excellent participation in Ryoshin-Kan Karate School's Great Martial Arts Programs which include Classes, Summe Karate Camp, Belt Testing, Demo Team Practices, Tournaments, Breaking Clinics and our famous Karate Runway Showdown. All Students are encourage to participate on Friday nights 5 to 7pm in our Karate Runway Showdown. It is Wear your Favorite T-shirt night and you can bring a Friend. Action Packed and Fun Filled. I am proud of each and everyone of you. Well Done!

    II:) Stay tune for Details on all events.
    I want to thank each and everyone of you for your Hardwork and Devotion to the Ryoshin-Kan Karate School.
    Congratulations and Well Done!

    Optimi Optimorum

    "Best of the Best"

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    Ryoshin-Kan / Dragon Force

    Karate News

    30 April 2013

    Keep up the Positive Champion Spirit!
     

    I:)GREAT Karate Classes, Camps & More: Congratulations to all Students on your Excellent participation in Ryoshin-Kan Karate School's Great Martial Arts Programs which include Classes, Spring Break Karate Camp, Belt Testing, Demo Team Practices, Tournaments, Breaking Clinics and our famous Karate Runway Showdown. All Students are encourage to participate on Friday nights 5 to 7pm in our Karate Runway Showdown. It is Wear your Favorite T-shirt night and you can bring a Friend. Action Packed and Fun Filled. I am proud of each and everyone of you. Well Done!

    II:) EAST COAST KARATE CHAMPIONS 2013: Congratulations to the Ryoshin-Kan Karate School's "Team Dragon Force" on an outstanding performance and Impressive Victory at the 2013 East Coast Martial Arts Championships / Tidewater Challenge that was conducted at Bethel High School in Hampton, Virginia on 14 April 2013. We had a total of 43 Folks from Ryoshin-Kan Karate School, both Competitors and Parents / Relatives, that represented our Dojo to the highest level. Team Dragon Force had 16 competitors who won a total of 62 Trophies including 21 First Place in Team Demo, Sparring, Kata, Weapons, Self-Defense, Breaking, Musical Forms, Traditional Team Pairs Showmanship, Xtreme Team Pairs Showmanship, Xtreme Weapons, and Xtreme Forms .
    *NOTE: For Detail Results and photos: Visit our Karate Tournament page of this website.
    The Dragon Force / Ryoshin-Kan Karate Team did outstanding in all Divisions. All of you are Karate Champions!
    Well Done to Sensei Tim Thompson, Michael Milliman, Patrick Johnston, Keegan Grinspoon, Kai Loree, Chris Altman, Dayjha Armstrong, Quinn Barson, Ellen Honeycutt, Trent McGarrigle, Kai Cheek, Noah Caldon, Jaclyn Nolen, Alex Thomasson, Vincent Cecilia and Brian Thomasson.

    III:) CHAMPION SPIRIT: A Champion Spirit is inside all of us. It just needs to be exercised. To be a champion is not a simple matter of just wishing to become one. It is an endless commitment, sometimes lasting a life time. Nobody is born a champion, in exactly the same way that nobody is born an average person. It is up to you to make yourself into one or the other. Perseverance is the Key element and it simply means to never quit. Remember that any one can quit. Commitment + Hard Work + Positive Spirit = Success. These are the trademarks of True Champions. “Optimi Optimorum = Best of the Best.” Osu. Sensei Thompson, 8th Dan
     
    I want to thank each and everyone of you for your Hardwork and Devotion to the
    Ryoshin-Kan Karate School.
    Congratulations and Well Done!

    Optimi Optimorum

    "Best of the Best"

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    Ryoshin-Kan / Dragon Force

    Karate News

    31 March 2013

    Keep up the Positive Champion Spirit!
     

    I:) Ryoshin-Kan Karate School and the Dragon Force National Karate Demo Team had an Action Packed and Fun Filled time in March 2013. We had an Excellent Kyu Belt Test on 1 March 2013. The Dragon Force Demo Team took photos and did Karate stunts in Front of the Oscar Mayer Wienermobile on 3 March 2013. We performed Awesome Stunts and Rocked the Karate Runway Showdown every Friday Night at the Ryoshin-Kan Karate School. We also performed Well at Breaking Clinics and Karate classes.
    Well Done to all! Oohya!
     
    I want to thank each and everyone of you for your Hardwork and Devotion to the
    Ryoshin-Kan Karate School.
    Congratulations and Well Done!

    Optimi Optimorum

    "Best of the Best"

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    Ryoshin-Kan / Dragon Force

    Karate News

    28 February 2013

    Keep up the Positive Champion Spirit!
     

    I:) Ryoshin-Kan / Team Dragon Force in the News: The Ryoshin-Kan Karate School and the Dragon Force National Karate Demo Team have been featured in Newspapers, Radio, Youtube and on-line News during the Months of January and February 2013.
    *Jaclyn Nolen a Brown Belt Youth at Ryoshin-Kan and a member of the Dragon Force Demo Team was featured in the Amherst Newspaper in January, concerning her Grand Champion Victory at the 2013 Virginia's Best Challenge Sports Martial Arts Championships.  *Ryoshin-Kan & Dragon Force Demo Team are in the Virginia Beach Sun Newspaper both print and on-line editions in January / February.
    *Sensei Thompson was a VIP Guest on the Specialist Radio Show WYRM1110AM on 6 February 2013 discussing the Many Great Programs offered at the Ryoshin-Kan Karate School, Dragon Force Demo Teams Awesome Performances at America's got Talent TV Show Audition, NSU Halftime Rock'n Karate Show, Tournament Victories & Sensei's Service in the U.S. Navy. Sensei Thompson is a Retired Decorated Navy Commander. 
    * Youtube Videos of the NSU Halftime Demo, Beach Blast Team Demo Grand Champions Victory Demo and more are located on the Dragon Force National Karate Demo Team page.
     
    II:) U.S. Classic National Karate Champions  Congratulations to the Ryoshin-Kan Karate School and Team Dragon Force on an Impressive Victory at the U.S. Classic National Martial Arts Championships in Virginia Beach, Virginia on 9 February 2013. Ryoshin-Kan Karate School, both Competitors and Parents / Relatives, represented our Dojo to the highest level. Team Dragon Force Won a total of 85 Trophies / Medals  including 63 First Place. The Dragon Force National  Karate Demo Team are the 2013 U.S. Classic National Karate Demo Team Champions!  Well Done to Sensei Thompson, Michael Milliman, Lynwood Yeatts, Keegan Grinspoon, Kai Loree, Chris Altman, Patrick Johnston, Quinn Barson, Hayden Bowles, Zachary Bowles, Ellen Honeycutt, Dayjha Armstrong, Nick Solt, Trent McGarrigle, Kai Cheek, Noah Caldon, Jaclyn Nolen, Alex Thomasson, Vincent Cecilia.
    Note: Detail Tournament Results will be posted on the Karate Tournament page.
     
    II:) Beach Blast Open Martial Arts Champions:  Congratulations and Well Done to the Ryoshin-Kan Karate School's "Team Dragon Force" on an outstanding performance and Impressive Victory at the 2013 Beach Blast Open Martial Arts Championships that were conducted at the Holiday Inn & Conference Center in Virginia Beach, Virginia on 22 & 23 February 2013. 
    We had a total of 45 Folks from Ryoshin-Kan Karate School, both Competitors and Parents / Relatives, that represented our Dojo to the highest level. Team Dragon Force had 14 competitors who won a total of 18 Trophies including Team Demo Grand Champion, 2 Grand Champion Runnerups, 3 Grand Champion Semi Finalist and 7 First Place.
    The Dragon Force / Ryoshin-Kan Karate Team did outstanding in all Divisions.
    All of you are Karate Champions! 
    Well Done to Sensei Tim Thompson, Michael Milliman, Patrick Johnston, Keegan Grinspoon, Kai Loree, Chris Altman, Dayjha Armstrong, Quinn Barson, Ellen Honeycutt, Trent McGarrigle, Kai Cheek, Noah Caldon, Jaclyn Nolen and Brian Thomasson.
    Well Done 
     See our Karate Tournament page for detail results. Oohya!
     
    I want to thank each and everyone of you for your Hardwork and Devotion to the
    Ryoshin-Kan Karate School.
    Congratulations and Well Done!

    Optimi Optimorum

    "Best of the Best"

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    Ryoshin-Kan / Dragon Force

    Karate News

    31 January 2013

    Keep up the Positive Champion Spirit!
     

    I:) Winter Shugyo: Congratulations to all Participants of the winter shugyo conducted on the Beach and in the Ocean on 1 January 2013 at the Virginia Beach Ocean front. Afterwards the whole group had Breakfast at Mary's on 17th Street.
     
    II:) Awesome NSU Halftime Karate Show:   Congratulations to the Dragon Force National Karate Demo Team on performing a Rock'n  Awesome Halftime Karate show during the NSU vs USNA Basketball Game at the J. Echols Arena on 5 January 2013  Well Done 
     
    III:) Virginia's Best Karate Champions:   Congratulations to Team Dragon Force and Ryoshin-Kan Karate School on your victory at the Virginia Best challenge Martial Arts championships conducted at the Amherst County High School near Lynchburg, Virginia on 26 January 2013. We won 18 First Place Trophies. Highlites of the Tournament were Dragon Force winning 1st place in Team Demo, Kai Loree Grand Champion Runnerup in the Weapons Trix Battle and Jaclyn winning the Underbelt Grand Champion Trophy. See our Karate Tournament page for detail results. Oohya!
     
    I want to thank each and everyone of you for your Hardwork and Devotion to the
    Ryoshin-Kan Karate School.
    Congratulations and Well Done!

    Optimi Optimorum

    "Best of the Best"

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    2012 NEWS

    "BEST KARATE STUDENTS in the USA !" 

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    Ryoshin-Kan / Dragon Force

    Karate News

    31 December 2012

    Keep up the Positive Champion Spirit!
     

    I:) America's got Talent Audition success: Congratulations to the Dragon Force National Karate Demo Team on an Awesome Rock'n Performance at the America's got Talent TV Show audition 16 December 2012. Team Dragon Force passed all three Levels. Dragon Force demo Team Rocks!
     
    II:) Great Christmas Karate Show:   Congratulations to the Dragon Force National Karate Demo Team and the Ryoshin-Kan Karate School on an Awesome 29th annual Christmas Karate Show conducted at Pembroke mall in Virginia Beach, Virginia on 14 December 2012. The cheering spectators loved the Show. All Routines were Great! Well Done 
     
    III:) GREAT BLACK BELT EXAM: The 2012 Ryoshin-Kan Karate School Black Belt Exam was conducted on Saturday 1 December 2012 from 9am to 3pm. This was Ryoshin-Kan's 29th Annual Black Belt Exam / Banquet and the 32nd Anniversary of the founding of the Ryoshin-Kan Karate school and the Dragon Force Demo Team. All Black Belts testing for Advance Certifications in Karate-Do, Kobudo, Kenjitsu and Goshinjitsu as well as Brown Belts testing for Black Belt did Outstanding! All Blacks Belts Demonstrated Goshinjitsu and Tameshiwari (Breaking). Sensei Thompson Broke 7 Stacked Concrete Patio Blocks. Congratulation and Well Done to all Ryoshin-Kan Black Belts!

    IV:) OUTSTANDING BLACK & BROWN BELT AWARDS BANQUET: The 29th Annual Ryoshin-Kan Black Belt Awards Banquet was conducted on Sunday 2 December 2012 at the Happy Buffet Restaurant's Banquet Room located in Virginia Beach, Virginia. This was a formal affair with Black Belts and their guest receiving Awards. Shihan Thompson, Zachary Bowles, Nick Solt and Trent McGarrigle performed Board Breaks while wearing their tuxedo at the Beginning of the Awards Banquet. This was the fourth time that Board Breaks were done at the Awards Banquet. Plus it was the 1st time that we performed the Triple Decker (Sensei, Chris, Quinn) in Tuxedoes at the Awards Banquet. OohYa!!! We had 68 People that attended the Awards Banquet and over 300 Awards, Certifications, Plaques and Gifts were Presented.
    Black Belts of the Year (Large Plaque Awards): Patrick Johnston (Assistant Instructor), Chris Altman (Junior Assistant Instructor), Quinn Barson (Top Junior Black Belt), Zachary Bowles (Top Junior Black Belt).
    NOTE: For Detail Results go to the Black Belt Page of this site!
    Congratulations and Well Done to All participants of the Awards Banquet.
     
    I want to thank each and everyone of you for your Hardwork and Devotion to the
    Ryoshin-Kan Karate School.
    Congratulations and Well Done!

    Optimi Optimorum

    "Best of the Best"

     

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    Ryoshin-Kan / Dragon Force

    Karate News

    30 November 2012

    Keep up the Positive Champion Spirit!

    I:) Excellent Black / Brown Belt & Demo Team Physical Fitness Test: Congratulations to all Ryoshin-Kan Black / Brown Belts & Demo Team members on an Excellent performance at the Physical Fitness Test and Exam Review conducted 24 November 2012 at the Ryoshin-Kan Karate School. All Participants including Sensei Thompson performed 100 push-ups, 100 sit-ups, 100 flutter kicks, 10 handstand push-ups and demonstrated Kata, Weapons, Complexes, Self-Defense, Breaking Routines etc.... Well Done!
     
    II:) Team Dragon Force Featured in Newspaper Tribute Poster: "The Virginia Beach Sun" Newspaper on 1 November 2012 had an Awesome Full Page in color Tribute Poster to the Dragon Force National Karate Demo Team and the Ryoshin-Kan Karate School. The Full Page tribute had a great article as well as two large photos of the Dragon Force Demo Team and Ryoshin-Kan students with their 1st Place Trophies from the 2012 World Fall Classic Martial Arts Championships. We have copies for all at the Ryoshin-Kan Karate School, Stop by and pick up one.
     
    Champions Never Quit!
     
    Best of the Best
     
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    Ryoshin-Kan / Dragon Force

    Karate News

    31 October 2012

    Keep up the Positive Champion Spirit!

    I:) Team Dragon Force Featured in Newspaper Tribute Poster: "The Virginia Beach Sun" Newspaper on 1 November 2012 had an Awesome Full Page in color Tribute Poster to the Dragon Force National Karate Demo Team and the Ryoshin-Kan Karate School. The Full Page tribute had a great article as well as two large photos of the Dragon Force Demo Team and Ryoshin-Kan students with their 1st Place Trophies from the 2012 World Fall Classic Martial Arts Championships. We have copies for all at the Ryoshin-Kan Karate School, Stop by and pick up one.
    II:) World Fall Classic Karate Champions: Congratulations to the Ryoshin-Kan Karate School's "Team Dragon Force" on an outstanding performance and Impressive Victory at the 2012 World Fall Classic Martial Arts Championships that were conducted at Hampton University in Hampton, Virginia on 7 October 2012. We had a total of 48 Folks from Ryoshin-Kan Karate School, both Competitors and Parents / Relatives, that represented our Dojo to the highest level. Team Dragon Force had 16 competitors who won a total of 56 Trophies including 25 First Place in Kata, Weapons, Sparring, Musical Kata, Musical Weapons, Xtreme Weapons, Xtreme Forms, Traditional Team Showmanship, Xtreme Team Showmanship, Self-Defense, Breaking and Team Demo. .
    The Dragon Force National Karate Demo Team are the 2012 World Fall Classic Martial Arts Demo Team Champions!
    Well Done to Sensei Tim Thompson, Michael Milliman, Patrick Johnston, Keegan Grinspoon, Kai Loree, Chris Altman, Dayjha Armstrong, Quinn Barson, Ellen Honeycutt, Nick Solt, Kai Cheek, Trent McGarrigle, Christy Green, Noah Caldon, Jaclyn Nolen and Alex Thomasson.
    "Dragon Force Rocked this Tournament!"
    For detail Tournament Results visit the Karate Tournament page of Ryoshin-Kan Karate School's website: www.dragonforcekarate.com
    III:) Great Bushido Mountain Camp 2012:

    Congratulations and Well Done to the 16 Participants of the 28th annual Bushido Mountain Camp Adventure conducted in the Shenandoah National Park in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia on 20 October 2012. This Special Ryoshin-Kan Black / Brown Belt Training Adventure in the Great Outdoors, included Hiking to / Training under the Water Falls, Photo Shoot, Scenic Tour, Two man crosscut Log Saw training, and lots of Fun. The Weather, Mountains and Water Falls were Beautiful. Note we Hiked 1.5 Miles in the Mountains to the Dark Hollow Falls that are 71 Feet in Height and stood in the cold Mountain Water Falls in our Karate Ghi. The waterfalls are located Near Big Meadows in the Shenandoah National Park at 3425 Ft Elevation. It was Awesome.

    ***Video posted on the Camp page of the Ryoshin-Kan Karate School's website.

    Well Done to Sensei Tim Thompson, Michael Milliman, Patrick Johnston, Keegan Grinspoon,

    Kai Loree, Chris Altman, Quinn Barson, Hayden Bowles, Zachary Bowles, Ellen Honeycutt,

    Kai Cheek, Noah Caldon, Steve Altman, Lourie Altman, Chris Caldon, and Dave Bowles.

    OohYa!

    IV:) Excellent Kyu Belt Testing: Congratulations to all Participants of the Kyu Belt Testing Conducted 1 & 2 November 2012 at the Ryoshin-Kan Karate School. The Following were promoted to their next Rank; Trent McGarrigle, Nick Solt, Kai Cheek, Angel Cardona, Tri Thach, Noah Caldon, Jaclyn Nolen, Logan Maguder, Nick Raleigh, Brenna Fischer, Caleb Fischer, Alex Thomasson, Alondra Duenas, Alejandro Duenas, Evan Butler, John Warner and Caelin Butler. Well Done!

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    Champions Never Quit!
     
    Best of the Best
     
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    Ryoshin-Kan / Dragon Force

    Karate News

    31 August 2012

    Keep up the Positive Champion Spirit!
    I:) Great Karate Summer Camp 2012:

    Congratulations and Thank You to all Participants of the 2012 Karate Summer Camp Program. All Eleven (11) Weeks 18 June to 31 August 2012 of Karate Summer camp were Great. We conducted Martial Arts Training, Balance Beam Training, Acrobatic / Basic Tumbling, Self-Defense Training, Kobudo Training, Tournament Training, Triple Decker on shoulders, Double Decker on shoulders, Standing on shoulders, Dragon Force Demo Team Tryouts, Brown Belt Testing, and Kyu Belt Testing. We took field Trips to Ocean Breeze Water Park, Virginia Zoo, Kids Cove, Zoo Water Park area, Military Aviation Museum, Dinosaur Land, Bounceeez Gym, Virginia Aquarium / Marine Science Museum and Sportsplex Stadium Demo Team Practice /Field Trip. Dragon Force Demo Team performed two Halftime Karate Shows at the Piranhas Pro Soccer Double Header Games at Sportsplex Stadium. Movie trips to "Avengers", “Men in Black III”, “Spiderman”, “Brave”, “Ice Age: Continental Drift”, “Batman”, “Step Up: Revolution”, Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days”. “The Odd Life of Timothy Green” and “Total Recall.” Birthday Celebrations for Lynwood Yeatts, Ellen Honeycutt, Keegan Grinspoon, Dayjha Armstrong, Quinn Barson, Andrew Hnatkowicz, Elijah Herndon, Logan MaGuder, Noah Caldon, Nina Loree, David Hummel, Steven Altman and Allen Loree. We also did Long Jump / Obstacle course Training, Karate Runway Showdown, Board, Brick and Concrete Block Breaking Demos, Awesome Karate Talent Show Contest and lots of Fun.

    *NOTE: Triple Decker on shoulders was performed at numerous Locations including Ryoshin-Kan Karate School, Dragon Force Demo Team Practice, Balance Beam Training, Sportsplex Halftime Karate Show, Bounceeez Gym, Virginia Zoo, Wendy’s, Arby’s, McDonald’s, Virginia Aquarium, Ocean Breeze Water Park and inside the AMC Movie Theatre.
    *New Camp Attendance Record: A Total of 118 Students participated in the 2012 Karate Summer Camp Program. OohYa!
    Ryoshin-Kan Karate Talent Championships
    All 11 Weeks of Karate Camp Talent Shows were Awesome! Congratulations and Well Done to all Participants of the Karate Summer Camp Talent Shows and the Brick / Board Breaking Demos conducted eleven Fridays at the Ryoshin-Kan Karate School.
    Excellent BRICK & Board BREAKING Demos: Sensei Thompson Broke stacks of 12, 10, 8, 7, 5, 4, 3 Large Red Bricks as well as stacks 8, 7, 5, 4, 3 Concrete Patio Blocks with an elbow strikes, Punches, and Palm Strikes. Michael Milliman and Patrick Johnston Broke stacks of 6 to 2 Bricks with Elbow Strikes, Hammer Fist and Palm Strikes. Sensei Thompson, Mike, Patrick, Keegan, Kai Loree, Chris, Joe, Demetria, Hayden, Zachary, Quinn, Dayjha, Trent, Kai Cheek, Noah, Jaclyn, Nick Solt, as well as all students who tested this summer.
    All TALENT SHOWS were Outstanding: The individual and Team routines were high spirited and creative. We Awarded all Participants / Champions with Trophies and Large Karate Medals. We also gave out Toys, Sports Balls, Sports Bottles, gifts and other Awards.
    Thank You to Mrs. Hye Cha Thompson, Keegan Grinspoon, Chris Altman, Kai Loree, Hayden Bowles, Dayjha Armstrong, Quinn Barson, Zachary Bowles, Patrick Johnston, Ellen Honeycutt and Lynwood Yeatts (Supplies) for excellent work as Camp Assistants.
    Thank you to Keegan Grinspoon, Lourie Altman, Christina Altman and Mrs. Hye Cha Thompson for shooting Karate Camp Photos / Videos.
    Thank you to Mrs. Hye Cha Thompson, Mrs. Lourie Altman, Steven Altman, Patrick Johnston and Mrs Ellen Honeycutt for providing transportation for Field Trips.
    Congratulations and Well Done to all Participants of the 2012 Karate Summer Camp Program
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    Coming up Bushido Mountain Camp, Fall Karate Camp and Winter Karate Camp.

    II:) Excellent Demo Team Tryouts:

    Congratulations and Well done to Trent McGarrigle, Kai Cheek, Noah Caldon and Jaclyn Nolen on making the Dragon Force Karate Demo Team on 9 August 2012.

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    Champions Never Quit!
    Best of the Best
     

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    Ryoshin-Kan / Dragon Force

    Karate News

    30 September 2012 

    Keep up the Positive Champion Spirit!
     
    I:) Excellent Tournament Training Clinics:

    Congratulations to all Participants of the Excellent Tournament Training Clinics conducted every weekend in September 2012 at the Ryoshin-Kan Karate School. We conducted training in Sparring, Kata, Weapons, Team Demo, Xtreme Weps, Xtreme Forms, Musical Forms, Team Pairs, Self-Defense and Breaking. Everyone did Great. Well Done!

    II:) Excellent Breaking Clinics & Demos: Well done to all participants of the Breaking clinics conducted in September at the ryoshin-Kan Karate School. Participants broke stacks Bricks, concrete Patio blocks and boards with various foot and hand techniques.

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    Coming up Bushido Mountain Camp, Fall Karate Camp and Winter Karate Camp.

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    Champions Never Quit!
     
    Best of the Best
     
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    Ryoshin-Kan / Dragon Force

    Karate News

    31 August 2012 

    Keep up the Positive Champion Spirit!
     
    I:) Great Karate Summer Camp 2012:

    Congratulations and Thank You to all Participants of the 2012 Karate Summer Camp Program. All Eleven (11) Weeks 18 June to 31 August 2012 of Karate Summer camp were Great. We conducted Martial Arts Training, Balance Beam Training, Acrobatic / Basic Tumbling, Self-Defense Training, Kobudo Training, Tournament Training, Triple Decker on shoulders, Double Decker on shoulders, Standing on shoulders, Dragon Force Demo Team Tryouts, Brown Belt Testing, and Kyu Belt Testing. We took field Trips to Ocean Breeze Water Park, Virginia Zoo, Kids Cove, Zoo Water Park area, Military Aviation Museum, Dinosaur Land, Bounceeez Gym, Virginia Aquarium / Marine Science Museum and Sportsplex Stadium Demo Team Practice /Field Trip. Dragon Force Demo Team performed two Halftime Karate Shows at the Piranhas Pro Soccer Double Header Games at Sportsplex Stadium. Movie trips to "Avengers", “Men in Black III”, “Spiderman”, “Brave”, “Ice Age: Continental Drift”, “Batman”, “Step Up: Revolution”, Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days”. “The Odd Life of Timothy Green” and “Total Recall.” Birthday Celebrations for Lynwood Yeatts, Ellen Honeycutt, Keegan Grinspoon, Dayjha Armstrong, Quinn Barson, Andrew Hnatkowicz, Elijah Herndon, Logan MaGuder, Noah Caldon, Nina Loree, David Hummel, Steven Altman and Allen Loree. We also did Long Jump / Obstacle course Training, Karate Runway Showdown, Board, Brick and Concrete Block Breaking Demos, Awesome Karate Talent Show Contest and lots of Fun.

    *NOTE: Triple Decker on shoulders was performed at numerous Locations including Ryoshin-Kan Karate School, Dragon Force Demo Team Practice, Balance Beam Training, Sportsplex Halftime Karate Show, Bounceeez Gym, Virginia Zoo, Wendy’s, Arby’s, McDonald’s, Virginia Aquarium, Ocean Breeze Water Park and inside the AMC Movie Theatre.
    *New Camp Attendance Record: A Total of 118 Students participated in the 2012 Karate Summer Camp Program. OohYa!
    Ryoshin-Kan Karate Talent Championships
    All 11 Weeks of Karate Camp Talent Shows were Awesome! Congratulations and Well Done to all Participants of the Karate Summer Camp Talent Shows and the Brick / Board Breaking Demos conducted eleven Fridays at the Ryoshin-Kan Karate School.
    Excellent BRICK & Board BREAKING Demos: Sensei Thompson Broke stacks of 12, 10, 8, 7, 5, 4, 3 Large Red Bricks as well as stacks 8, 7, 5, 4, 3 Concrete Patio Blocks with an elbow strikes, Punches, and Palm Strikes. Michael Milliman and Patrick Johnston Broke stacks of 6 to 2 Bricks with Elbow Strikes, Hammer Fist and Palm Strikes. Sensei Thompson, Mike, Patrick, Keegan, Kai Loree, Chris, Joe, Demetria, Hayden, Zachary, Quinn, Dayjha, Trent, Kai Cheek, Noah, Jaclyn, Nick Solt, as well as all students who tested this summer.
    All TALENT SHOWS were Outstanding: The individual and Team routines were high spirited and creative. We Awarded all Participants / Champions with Trophies and Large Karate Medals. We also gave out Toys, Sports Balls, Sports Bottles, gifts and other Awards.
    Thank You to Mrs. Hye Cha Thompson, Keegan Grinspoon, Chris Altman, Kai Loree, Hayden Bowles, Dayjha Armstrong, Quinn Barson, Zachary Bowles, Patrick Johnston, Ellen Honeycutt and Lynwood Yeatts (Supplies) for excellent work as Camp Assistants.
    Thank you to Keegan Grinspoon, Lourie Altman, Christina Altman and Mrs. Hye Cha Thompson for shooting Karate Camp Photos / Videos.
    Thank you to Mrs. Hye Cha Thompson, Mrs. Lourie Altman, Steven Altman, Patrick Johnston and Mrs Ellen Honeycutt for providing transportation for Field Trips.
    Congratulations and Well Done to all Participants of the 2012 Karate Summer Camp Program
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    Coming up Bushido Mountain Camp, Fall Karate Camp and Winter Karate Camp.

    II:) Excellent Demo Team Tryouts:

    Congratulations and Well done to Trent McGarrigle, Kai Cheek, Noah Caldon and Jaclyn Nolen on making the Dragon Force Karate Demo Team on 9 August 2012. 

     

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    Best of the Best
     
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    Ryoshin-Kan / Dragon Force

    Karate News

    31 July 2012 

    Dragon Force Demo Team Rocked the Sportsplex Stadium!
     
    I:) Awesome Halftime Karate Shows:

    "Dragon Force Rocked the Sportsplex Stadium!"

    Congratulations and Well done to the Dragon Force National Karate Demo Team from the Ryoshin-Kan Karate School on performing two Awesome Halftimes Karate Shows at the Pro Soccer Games Double Header at the Virginia Beach Sportsplex Stadium on 14 July 2012. We had thousands of cheering spectators (Piranhas Staff member said it was their largest crowd this season.)

    *The 1st Halftime Karate Show we performed Brick and Board Breaking. Sensei Thompson Broke a stack of 7 Large Bricks with a Jumping Elbow Strike, Patrick Johnston Broke a stack of 5 Large Bricks with an Elbow Strike, Michael Milliman Broke a Board with a rising Ridge Hand, and Joe Ramirez Broke a Board with a Punch.
    *The 2nd Halftime Karate Show we performed the New Dragon Force National Karate Demo Team Routine that included the New Triple on shoulders three Board Breaks, New Triple Stacked Dive Rolls, New Self-Defense and New Bo Throwing routine. OohYa!!!
    "Dragon Force Rocked the Sportsplex Stadium"
    Watch the Dragon Force 14 July 2012 Halftime Karate Shows on Youtube. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6RAfe1yKmwg
    Well Done to the Following Dragon Force National Karate Demo Team Performers: Sensei Thompson, Michael Milliman, Patrick Johnston, Keegan Grinspoon, Chris Altman, Joe Ramirez, Demetria Ramirez, Dayjha Armstrong and Quinn Barson.
    THANK YOU: A Special Thank You to Steven Altman (Flyers / Loadout / Transport), Lourie Altman (Assistant / Loadout/ Music Coordinator), Stephen A. Johnston (Photos), Christina Altman (Video), Marcie Laumann (VB Piranhas Owner), Lucy Gimbel (Director of Operations VB Piranhas) and all the other Ryoshin-Kan Students, Parents, Relatives, Guest, Soccer Players, Coaches, Piranhas Staff and Fans on the Awesome support. We all had a Great Time.
    Congratulations and Well done.
    "Best of the Best"
    "Osu"
    OohYa!

     
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    Best of the Best
     
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    Ryoshin-Kan / Dragon Force

    Karate News

    30 June 2012 

    Keep up the Positive Champion Spirit!
     
    I:) Battle of the 7 Cities Martial Arts Champions:

    "Dragon Force Rocked this Tournament!"

    Congratulations to the Ryoshin-Kan Karate School's "Team Dragon Force" on an outstanding performance and Impressive Victory at the Battle of the 7 Cities Martial Arts Championships that were conducted at the Granby High School in Norfolk, Virginia on 2 June 2012. 

    Dragon Force National Karate Team won the 1st Place Team Demo Trophy.
    The Dragon Force / Ryoshin-Kan Karate Team did outstanding in all Divisions. 
    Well Done
    to Sensei Thompson, Michael Milliman, Keegan Grinspoon, Kai Loree, Chris Altman, Patrick Johnston, Joe Ramirez, Demetria Ramirez, Ellen Honeycutt, Quinn Barson, Stephen Johnston, Dayjha Armstrong, Kai Cheek, Noah Caldon, Jaclyn Nolen, and David Hummel.

    Tournament Results

    • We had 38 Folks from Ryoshin-Kan / Team Dragon Force including 16 competitors who won a total of 35 Trophies including 6 First Place in Team Demo, Weapons, Kata and Sparring.
    • Battle of 7 Cities KARATE DEMO TEAM CHAMPIONS: Dragon Force National Karate Demo Team. Well Done to Sensei Thompson, Michael Milliman, Keegan Grinspoon, Kai Loree, Chris Altman, Patrick Johnston, Joe Ramirez, Demetria Ramirez, Quinn Barson, Stephen Johnston, Dayjha Armstrong
    • 2012 Appreciation Plaque Award: Sensei Thompson / Ryoshin-Kan Karate School
    • TOP CHAMPION AWARD (Won 1st Place in Every Division): Keegan Grinspoon
    • 1st PLACE DEMO TEAM: Dragon Force National Karate Team
    • 1st PLACE Black Belt Weapons: Keegan Grinspoon
    • 1st PLACE Black Belt Kata: Kai Loree
    • 1st PLACE Black Belt Kata: Keegan Grinspoon
    • 1st PLACE Black Belt Sparring: Keegan Grinspoon
    • 1st PLACE Green Belt Youth Weapons: Jaclyn Nolen
    • Top Judge Award: Michael Milliman, Patrick Johnston, Ellen Honeycutt
    • The Following won 2nd to 4th Place in Various Divisions:  Michael Milliman, Kai Loree, Chris Altman, Patrick Johnston, Joe Ramirez, Ellen Honeycutt, Quinn Barson, Stephen Johnston, Dayjha Armstrong, Kai Cheek, Noah Caldon, Jaclyn Nolen, David Hummel.

    "Dragon Force Rocked this Tournament!"
    Congratulations and Well Done to all Participants, Students, Parents and Friends. All of You are Champions!
    "Osu"

     

    II:) Great Sensei's Birthday Party: Congratulations to the 115 Participants of Sensei Thompson's Birthday Party at the Ryoshin-Kan Karate School on 10 June 2012. Sensei Broke a 5 and 8 stacks of Bricks with elbow strikes to represent his age 58. Everyone had a great time especially Sensei. Happy Birthday
    Congratulations and Well done.
    "Best of the Best"
     
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    Best of the Best
     
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    Ryoshin-Kan / Dragon Force

    Karate News

    31 May 2012 

    Keep up the Positive Champion Spirit!
     
    I:) Great Kidz Expo Norfolk Naval Station Dragon Force Karate Show: Congratulations and Well done to the Ryoshin-Kan Karate School and the Dragon Force National Karate Demo Team on performing an Awesome Karate Show at the Kidz Expo at the Norfolk Naval Station on 28 April 2012. We had a total of 25 Performers / Helpers that participated at this event. It was a very Chilly, Windy, Dirty, Hard Asphalt, and Extremely Awesome / Fun Karate Show! All Routines were great especially the Act I routine, Team Kata, Slow Motion Routine, Acrobatics, Self-defense, Naihanchi / Animal Forms Kata on shoulders, Weapons demo, Multiple Scissors routine, Dive Rolls, Board and Brick Breaking. 
    "Dragon Force Rocked the 2012 Norfolk Naval Station Kidz Expo"
    Well Done to the Following Ryoshin-Kan / Dragon Force Performers: Sensei Thompson, Keegan Grinspoon, Kai Loree, Chris Altman, Patrick Johnston, Joe Ramirez, Demetria Ramirez, Quinn Barson, Stephen Johnston, Dayjha Armstrong, Hayden Bowles and Zachary Bowles.
    THANK YOU: A Special Thank You to Lourie Altman, Christinia Altman, Dan Elder, Sharon Elder, Anne Johnston, Aurora Ramirez, Christopher, Keegan, Joe, Patrick, Stephen and all the other helpers on providing Transportation, Gear Loadout, Video, Photography, and support. WELL DONE!!!
     
    II:) AWESOME Dragon Force Karate Shows at Little Creek Amphib Base Kidz Expo : Congratulations to the Ryoshin-Kan Karate School and the Dragon Force National Karate Demo Team on performing two Awesome Karate Shows at the Kidz Expo at the Joint Expeditionary Base (old Navy Amphib Base Little Creek) on 5 May 2012. We had a total of 18 Performers / Helpers that participated at this event. Ryoshin-Kan Karate School's booth at the event gave out hundreds of flyers and sign up new students for Karate classes and Summer Camp Program. It was a very Hot/Humid, Hard Concrete sidewalk stage and Extremely Awesome / Fun Karate Shows! All Routines were great especially the Act I routine, Team Kata, Slow Motion Routine, Acrobatics, Self-defense, Naihanchi / Animal Forms Kata on shoulders, Weapons demo, Multiple Scissors routine, Dive Rolls, Board and Brick Breaking. 
    "Awesome Performance by Team Dragon Force at the Little Creek Amphib Base 2012 Kidz Expo"
    Well Done to the Following Ryoshin-Kan / Dragon Force Performers: Sensei Thompson, Keegan Grinspoon, Kai Loree, Chris Altman, Patrick Johnston, Joe Ramirez, Demetria Ramirez, Quinn Barson, Stephen Johnston, Dayjha Armstrong, Hayden Bowles and Zachary Bowles.
    THANK YOU: A Special Thank You to Lourie Altman, Christinia Altman, Dave Bowles and the entire Dragon Force Demo Team on providing Transportation, Gear Loadout, Video, Photography, and support. WELL DONE!!!
     
    III: Great Strawberry Festival Parade & Karate Show: Congratulations and Well done to all Ryoshin-Kan Karate School Participants on an outstanding performance at the Strawberry Festival Parade and Karate Show that was conducted in the Pungo area of Virginia Beach, Virginia on 26 & 27 May 2012.
    •  Strawberry Festival Parade Results: (3rd Place Award) We Won 3rd Place out of 100 Units in the Strawberry Festival Parade 26 May 2012. The Parade Officials presented a beautiful Trophy Plaque Award to our Karate School. Receiving the Award at the Ceremony was Sensei Thompson and Kai Loree. We had 58 total participants in the Parade. The Float Team was a huge success due to the Hard Work of Loree's Family, Altman's Family, Elder Family and all the other Parent and Student helpers. The Dragon Puppets created by Mrs. Chikako Loree and colored by Ryoshin-Kan Karate Kids were Awesome! Well Done to the Banner Team, Honor Guard, Color Guard, Drum Corps, Dragon Float, and all the Instructors, Students, Parents and Guest.
    • Strawberry Festival Dragon Force Karate Show Results: AWESOME! Congratulations and Well done to the Dragon Force Karate Demo Team on performing an outstanding Karate Show on the Strawberry Festival Main Stage on 27 May 2012. We had a total of 23 Performers / Helpers that performed an Awesome Karate Shows in Front of  Thousands of cheering Spectators. We performed a Small Demo (Keegan & Chris) at 10:15AM and the Full Dragon Force Karate Show at 3PM. All Routines were Great especially Drum Corps, Color Guard, Tameshiwari (Brick and Board Breaking), Self-Defense, Musical Team Kata, Musical Team Weapons, Martial Arts Stunts, Double Decker Kata, and the Slow Motion routine.
    "Dragon Force Rocked the 2012 Strawberry Festival"
    THANK YOU: A Special Thank You to Sensei Steve Borloz, Mrs. Lourie Altman, Mrs. Hye Cha Thompson, and all the Instructors, Students, Parents and Guest, who made this a very successful Ryoshin-Kan / Dragon Force Strawberry Festival.
    Congratulations and Well done.
    "Best of the Best"
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    Best of the Best
     
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     Ryoshin-Kan / Dragon Force

    Karate News

    30 April 2012 

    Champions always gives 110% effort and Never Gives up. Commitment + Hardwork + Positive Spirit = Success
    These are the trademarks of true Champions!
     
    I:) Awesome Radio Special & Magazine Feature Article: Sensei Thompson, Ryoshin-Kan Karate School and the Dragon Force National Karate Demo Team were featured during April 2012 on the Radio and in a Karate Magazine.

     Specialist Radio Show (17 April 2012): Sensei Thompson was a Guest on the Specialist Radio Show WYRM1110AM on 17 April 2012. The Radio show discussed the Outstanding Karate classes, Camps, Clinics taught at the Ryoshin-Kan Karate School as well as Team Dragon Force's Karate Shows and Victories at Karate Tournaments. 

    Martial Arts Entertainment Magazine (Vol 5 April 2012): Dragon Force National Karate Demo Team and the Ryoshin-Kan Karate School were featured in an Awesome Article with photos in the Martial Arts Entertainment Magazine Vol #5 April 2012. Click on this link to read the magazine  article on-line:  http://issuu.com/martialartsentertainmentmedia/docs/mae_magazine_vol_5/1

    II:) East Coast Karate Champions. Congratulations and Well Done to the Ryoshin-Kan Karate School's "Team Dragon Force" on an outstanding performance and Impressive Victory at the 2012 East Coast Martial Arts Championships / Tidewater Challenge that was conducted at Bethel High School in Hampton, Virginia on 1 April 2012. We had a total of 59 Folks from Ryoshin-Kan Karate School, both Competitors and Parents / Relatives, that represented our Dojo to the highest level. Team Dragon Force had 18 competitors who won a total of 63 Trophies including 2 Grand Champions and 21 First Place.
    • Dragon Force National Karate Demo Team Rocked the Tournament with an Awesome Demo routine that won us the 1st Place / Grand Champion Team Demo Trophy. Watch our Great Demo performance on youtube. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lZQLa_Ip-A0
    Well Done to the Following Ryoshin-Kan Karate Champions: Sensei Thompson, Michael Milliman,  Maurice Reed,  Keegan Grinspoon, Kai Loree, Chris Altman, Patrick Johnston, Joe Ramirez, Demetria Ramirez, Quinn Barson,  Stephen Johnston, Dayjha Armstrong, Sempai Lynwood Yeatts, Ellen Honeycutt, Christinia Altman, Steven Altman, Nick Solt, Christy Green, Kai Cheek, Noah Caldon, Jaclyn Nolen & Elijha Herndon. WELL DONE!!!
    For complete Tournament Results, visit the Karate Tournament page this Website.
     
    III:) Excellent Breaking Clinics: Congratulations to all participants of the Breaking Clinics at the Ryoshin-Kan Karate School on Sundays through out March & April 2012. Participants broke Bricks, Concrete Patio Blocks and Wood Boards with various Hand and Foot techniques. Both Adult and Youth did very well in their breaking techniques. Congrats to Patrick Johnston for Officially being selected to the Dragon Force Breaking Team on 15 April 2012. Patrick has successfully broken Bricks, Concrete Blocks and wood Boards with various techniques. Patrick will be performing a Special Brick Breaking Demo/ Routine with Sensei Thompson and Michael Milliman during the Strawberry Festival Dragon Force Karate Show on 27 May 2012.  OohYa!
    IV:) Great Spring Break Karate Camp 2012 
    Congratulations and Well Done to all 24 Participants of the 2012 Spring Break Karate Camp conducted at the Ryoshin-Kan Karate School in Virginia Beach, Virginia 6 to 13 April 2012. We conducted Karate Training, Balance Beam Training, Acrobatic Training, Brick / Board Breaking Demos, Karate Stunts Runway Showdown, Self-Defense, Belt Test Reviews, Movie Trip to see “Wrath of the Titans”, Field Trip to Kids Cove, Games, Monster Burger, Baconator, Awesome Talent Show Contest, and lots of Fun.
    Well Done to all Participants and Camp Support!
     
    V:) Congrats to two New Brown Belts: Congratulations to Trent McGarrigle and Angel Vega Cardona on successfully passing their Test and promotion to Junior Brown Belt (3rd Kyu) on 26 April 2012. Well Done!
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    Kepp Training and Never Give up!
     
    Best of the Best
     
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    Ryoshin-Kan / Dragon Force

    Karate News

    31 March 2012 

    Keep up the Positive Champion Spirit!
    I:) Great Breaking Clinics: Great Breaking Clinic and National Demo Team practice at the Ryoshin-Kan Karate School on 11 & 18 March 2012. I Broke two stacks of Seven (7) Stacked Bricks(total of 14 Bricks) with an elbow Strike, Plus I broke Bricks with palm strikes and I broke two boards with a Double Shuto (Knife Hand) strikes to both sides at the same time. Well Done to the Following Participants of the Tameshiwari (Breaking) Clinic on 11 March: Michael Milliman.– Palm strike breaks on Bricks, Maurice – Double round house kick breaks on boards, Patrick - Palm strike breaks on Bricks and a Board, Keegan – Double round house kick breaks on boards, Demetria – Elevated Round House Board Break, Chris – Elbow strike Board Break, Christy – Palm strike breaks on Bricks, Congrats to Christy Green and Patrick Johnston on breaking their 1st Brick.
     
    II:) Excellent Tournament Training Clinics: Excellent Karate Tournament training and a Rock'n Good time on Friday nights and Saturday Morning / Afternoons at the Ryoshin-Kan Karate School. We always have a Great time with the Youth Karate Runway / Goshinjitsu Routine, Adult Kata / Weapons Kata / Complex, Sparring, Weapons training and Tournament Training Clinic.  Champions always gives 110% effort and Never Gives up. ***Commitment + Hardwork + Positive Spirit = Success! These are the trademarks of true Champions.
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    Kepp Training and Never Give up!
     
    Best of the Best
     
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     Ryoshin-Kan / Dragon Force

    Karate News

    27 February 2012 

    Keep up the Positive Champion Spirit!

    I:) Excellent Kyu Belt Testing: Congratulations and Well Done to all 35 Students who were Promoted to their Next Higher Belt Rank after the Kyu Belt Testing that was conducted on 24 February 2011 at the Ryoshin-Kan Karate School. All Students did very Well on their Belt Test. Well Done to the Following who Tested or Helped at the Kyu Belt Test: Hye Cha, Mike Milliman, Maurice, Keegan, Kai Loree, Chris,  Patrick, Joe, Demetria, Hayden, Quinn, Zachary, Stephen,  Dayjha, Nick Solt, Trent, Angel, Kai Cheek, Lyric, Tri Thach, Noah, Jaclyn, Logan Maguder, Dave, Elizah, David, Nicholas, Logan Shanor, Messay, Brenna, Caleb.  Well Done! 

    II:) Dragon Force Rocked Norfolk SharX Pro Soccer Half Time 19 February 2012:   Congratulations to the Dragon Force National Karate Demo Team on performing an Awesome Karate Show during the HALF TIME of the NorfolK SharX MISL Pro indoor Soccer Game at the Norfolk Scope Arena on 19 February 2012. Team Dragon Force performed their Daredevil / Synchronized Karate Stunts and Routines in front of thousands of cheering spectators.  Dragon Force was really motivated and it was one of our Best Karate shows so far this year. Norfolk SharX had a very emotional come-from-behind Victory! The Event was televised on various channels and Videotaped. Well Done to the Dragon Force Demo Team *** Sensei Thompson, Michael Milliman, Maurice Reed, Keegan Grinspoon, Kai Loree, Chris Altman, Joe Ramirez, Demetria Ramirez, Patrick Johnston, Quinn Barson, Stephen Johnston and Dayjha Armstrong. Well Done and Thank You to all Parents/ Relatives, Students, Norfolk SharX Team, Cheerleaders, Mascot, Marcie, Coaches, Staff and Fans on your Outstanding Support. Special Thanks to Mrs. Lourie Altman for assisting Sensei with Team /Staff Support.

    NOTE: NSU, ODU and Norfolk SharX all won their Games when Dragon Force Demo Team performed at Half-time at their Games in January and February 2012. OohYa!!!

    III:)Great Basketball Semi Finals Half Time Karate Show 25 February 2012:   Awesome... Congrats and Well Done to the Dragon Force National Karate Demo Team on Rock'n the Norfolk Scope Arena with Energetic / Daredevil Karate Demo during the Halftime of the Eastern Regional Basketball Semi Finals Championships on 25 February 2012. The Thousands of cheering Spectators loved it.  OohYa!!! Well Done to the Dragon Force Demo Team *** Sensei Thompson, Michael Milliman, Maurice Reed, Keegan Grinspoon, Kai Loree, Chris Altman, Joe Ramirez, Demetria Ramirez, Patrick Johnston, Quinn Barson, Stephen Johnston and Dayjha Armstrong.

    IV:) US Classic National Karate Champions 5 February 2012:  Awesome Performance by Team Ryoshin-Kan / Dragon Force!"
    Congratulations and Well Done to the Ryoshin-Kan Karate School's "Team Dragon Force" on an outstanding performance and Impressive Victory at the US Classic National Open Karate Championships that were conducted in Virginia Beach, Virginia on 5 February 2012. 
    We had a total of 65 Folks from Ryoshin-Kan Karate School, both Competitors and Parents / Relatives, that represented our Dojo to the highest level. Ryoshin-Kan / Team Dragon Force had 23 competitors who won a total of 76 Trophies and Medals including Team Demo Grand Champion National Trophy and 45 First Place Trophies.
    The Dragon Force / Ryoshin-Kan Karate Team did outstanding in all Divisions.
    All of you are Karate Champions!
    Well Done to Sensei Tim Thompson, Sensei Michael Milliman, Sempai Lynwood Yeatts, Sempai Maurice Reed, Sempai Keegan Grinspoon, Kai Loree, Chris Altman, Patrick Johnston, Christinia Altman, Joe Ramirez, Demetria Ramirez, Quinn Barson, Hayden Bowles, Zachary Bowles, Ellen Honeycutt, Stephen Johnston, Dayjha Armstrong, Nick Solt, Kai Cheek, Noah Caldon, Jaclyn Nolen, Elijah Herndon, David Hummel.
    Tournament Results 
     ***NOTE: For Detail Tournament Results and photos go to Karate Tournament Page of this website. www.dragonforcekarate.com
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    Kepp Training and Never Give up!
    Best of the Best
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     Ryoshin-Kan / Dragon Force

    Karate News

    31 January 2012 

    Keep up the Positive Champion Spirit!

    I:) Awesome ODU University Half Time Karate Show:  Congratulations to the Dragon Force National Karate Demo Team on performing an Awesome Karate Show during the HALF TIME of the ODU vs George Mason University Basketball game at the Beautiful Ted Constant Convocation Center on the ODU Campus in Norfolk, Virginia on 29 January 2012. Team Dragon Force performed their Daredevil / Synchronized Karate Stunts and Routines in front of thousands of cheering spectators.  Dragon force was really motivated and it was our Best Karate show so far this year. The Event was televised on various channels and Videotaped. Well Done to the Dragon Force Demo Team *** Sensei Thompson, Michael Milliman, Maurice Reed, Keegan Grinspoon, Kai Loree, Chris Altman, Joe Ramirez, Demetria Ramirez, Patrick Johnston, Quinn Barson, Stephen Johnston and Dayjha Armstrong. Well Done and Thank You to all Parents/ Relatives on your Outstanding Support. Check out the Dragon Force ODU Half time Demo on youtube. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wRY58oEY5mM

    II:)Great NSU University Half Time Karate Shows:  Well Done to the Dragon Force National Karate Demo Team on performing two Great Karate Shows during the HALF TIME of the NSU vs University of Maryland (Men's and Women's) Basketball games at the Joseph Echols Hall Arena on the NSU Campus in Norfolk, Virginia on 7 January 2012. Team Dragon Force performed their Daredevil / Synchronized Karate Stunts and Sensei Thompson Broke two Stacks of Bricks for a Total of 10 Bricks in front of thousands of cheering spectators.  The Event was televised and Videotaped. Well Done to the Dragon Force Demo Team and all Parents/ Relatives on your Outstanding Performance and Support. Check out the Dragon Force NSU Half time Demo on youtube. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=97FvfyvvKPc

    III:) National Karate Champions: Congratulations and Well Done to the Ryoshin-Kan Karate School's "Team Dragon Force" on an outstanding performance and Impressive Victory at the 26th Battle of the Martial Arts National Championships that were conducted in Middle River, Maryland on 14 January 2012. The New Venue in the School Gymnasium was Awesome. The Entire Dragon Force Demo Team, Ryoshin-Kan Students, Golden Sun Students, Parents and Friends rode a Tour Bus to the Event. It was Great. We had a total of 65 Folks from our Karate Group, both Competitors and Parents / Relatives, that represented our Dojo to the highest level. Team Dragon Force had 14 competitors who won a total of 35 Trophies and Medals including Two Grand Champion National Trophies and 15 First Place Trophies. The Dragon Force / Ryoshin-Kan Karate Team did outstanding in all Divisions. All of you are Karate Champions! Well Done to Sensei Tim Thompson, Sensei Michael Milliman, Sempai Maurice Reed, Sempai Keegan Grinspoon, Kai Loree, Chris Altman, Patrick Johnston, Joe Ramirez, Demetria Ramirez, Quinn Barson, Ellen Gold, Stephen Johnston, Dayjha Armstrong and Jaclyn Nolen.
     Tournament Results
    *Ryoshin-Kan/ Team Dragon Force won a total of 35 Trophies / Medals including Two Grand Champion National Team Trophies and 15 First Place Trophies. OohYa!
    26th BATTLE OF THE MARTIAL ARTS NATIONAL DEMO TEAM GRAND CHAMPIONS: The Dragon Force National Karate Demo Team was Awarded the 26th Battle of the Martial Arts National Demo Team Grand Champion Trophy for an Awesome Demo Team Performance. 
    1st PLACE / Grand Champion Demo Team Trophy: Dragon Force National Team
    1st PLACE / Grand Champion Junior Forms: Chris Altman
    *NOTE: For Detail Tournament Results and photos go to the Karate Tournament Page of this website.
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    Best of the Best
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     Ryoshin-Kan / Dragon Force

    Karate News

    31 December 2011 

    I:) GREAT BLACK BELT EXAM:  The 2011 Ryoshin-Kan Karate School Black Belt Exam was conducted on Saturday 3 December 2011 from 9am to 3pm. This was Ryoshin-Kan's 28th Annual Black Belt Exam / Banquet and the 31st Anniversary of the founding of the Ryoshin-Kan Karate school and the Dragon Force Demo Team. All Black Belts testing for Advance Certifications in Karate-Do, Kenjitsu and Goshinjitsu as well as Brown Belts testing for Black Belt did Outstanding! All Blacks Belts Demonstrated Goshinjitsu and Tameshiwari (Breaking). Sensei Thompson Broke 7 Stacked Large Bricks.
    Congratulation and Well Done to all Ryoshin-Kan Black Belts!
    II:) OUTSTANDING BLACK & BROWN BELT AWARDS BANQUET:
    The 28th Annual Ryoshin-Kan Black Belt Awards Banquet was conducted on Sunday 4 December 2011 at the Happy Buffet Restaurant's Banquet Room located in Virginia Beach, Virginia. This was a formal affair with Black Belts and their guest receiving Awards.  Shihan Thompson performed a Board Break while wearing his tuxedo at the Beginning of the Awards Banquet. This was the third time that Board Breaks were done at the Awards Banquet. We had 65 People that attended the Awards Banquet and over 300 Awards, Certifications, Plaques and Gifts were Presented.
    Congratulations and Well Done to All participants of the Awards Banquet.
    AWARD BANQUET Results: 
    Promotions / Advance Certifications:
    1. NIDAN Kenjitsu: Michael Milliman
    2. NIDAN Jr Kenjitsu: Keegan Grinspoon
    3. NIDAN Goshinjitsu: Maurice Reed
    4. NIDAN Karate-Do: Patrick Johnston
    5. NIDAN Jr Karate-Do: Joe Ramirez, Demetria Ramirez, Hayden Bowles
    6. SHODAN Jr Goshinjitsu: Kai Loree, Chris Altman, Quinn Barson, Zachary Bowles
    7. SHODAN Karate-Do: Ellen Honeycutt
    8. SHODAN Jr Karate-Do: Stephen Johnston, Dayjha Armstrong
    AWARDS:
    1. Black Belts of the Year (Large Plaque Awards): Kai Loree (Top Junior Black Belt). Keegan Grinspoon (Assistant Instructor),
    2. Bushido Mountain Camp Awards:  Shihan Thompson, Michael Milliman, Maurice Reed, Keegan Grinspoon, Kai Loree, Chris Altman, Patrick Johnston, Joe Ramirez, Demetria Ramirez, Quinn Barson, Hayden Bowles, Zachary Bowles, Ellen Honeycutt, Stephen Johnston, Dayjha Armstrong, Christy Green, Steve Altman, Lourie Altman, Neal Reed, Manjula Reed, Allen Loree, Chikako Loree, Nina Loree, and Dave Bowles.
    3. Dragon Force Karate Demo Team Awards: Sensei Steve Borloz, Sensei Michael Milliman, Sempai Maurice Reed, Sempai Keegan Grinspoon, Kai Loree, Chris Altman, Patrick Johnston, Joe Ramirez,  Demetria Ramirez, Hayden Bowles, Quinn Barson, Zachary Bowles, Stephen Johnston, Dayjha Armstrong, Titus Butler.
    4. National Team Champion Awards: The Following are Official Members of the Dragon Force National Karate Demo Team - Shihan Tim Thompson, Sensei Michael Milliman, Sempai Maurice Reed, Sempai Keegan Grinspoon, Chris Altman, Kai Loree, Patrick Johnston, Joe Ramirez, Demetria Ramirez, Stephen Johnston, Quinn Barson, Dayjha Armstrong.
    5. Tameshiwari (Breaking) Awards: Shihan Tim Thompson, Sensei Steve Borloz, Sensei Michael Lombardo, Sensei Michael Milliman, Sempai Maurice Reed, Sempai Keegan Grinspoon, Chris Altman, Kai Loree, Patrick Johnston, Joe Ramirez, Demetria Ramirez, Quinn Barson, Stephen Johnston, Dayjha Armstrong, Hayden Bowles, Zachary Bowles, Christina Altman, Ellen Honeycutt, Tylar Williams, Christy Green,Titus Butler.
    6. Dragon Force National Team Plaque Awards: Shihan Thompson, Sensei Michael Milliman, Sempai Maurice Reed, Sempai Keegan Grinspoon, Chris Altman, Kai Loree, Joe Ramirez, Demetria Ramirez, Patrick Johnston, Quinn Barson, Stephen Johnston, Dayjha Armstrong, Hayden Bowles, Zachary Bowles, Titus Butler..
    7. Best Ryoshin-Kan Support Plaque Awards:  Sempai Lynwood Yeatts & Lourie Altman
    8. Top Instructor Plaque Award: Sensei Steve Borloz
    9. Best Karate Spirit Plaque Award:  Nick Solt
    10. Certificates of Appreciation: All Parents, Grand Parents, Instructors, Students and Guest.
    11. Best Overall Support Award: Mrs. Hye Cha Thompson
    I want to thank each and everyone of you for your Hardwork and Devotion to the Ryoshin-Kan Karate School.
    Congratulations and Well Done!
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    III:) Great Christmas Holiday Karate Show 2011: Congratulations and Well Done to the Ryoshin-Kan Karate School and Dragon Force National Karate Demo Team on an Awesome performance at the 28th Annual Christmas Karate Show that was conducted at the Pembroke Mall in Virginia Beach, Virginia on 16 December 2011.
    • We had 53 Ryoshin-Kan Performers / Helpers who entertained Hundreds of Spectators.
    • All 12 Acts were Outstanding. (12 Days of Christmas)
    • Drum Corps: Drum Corps and Color Guard looked Sharp and sounded Great.
    • All the New Stunts and Routines were Awesome especially the Candy Cane Team Kata, Board Breaking, Adventure Time Slow Motion Routine, Team Kata, Self-Defense, Team Weapons, Weapons complexes, Acrobatics, Demo Team and National Team Routines
    • The Pembroke Mall Spectators loved Our Christmas Show. They said it was one of the Best Christmas Shows they have seen.
    Thank You to the Following Folks who help organize, transport and set up / takedown the Karate Show; Sensei Steve Borloz, Sensei Mike Milliman, Lourie Altman, Patrick Johnston,  Steven Altman, Allen Loree, Keegan Grinspoon, Chris Altman, Joe Ramirez, Stephen Johnston, and Ryoshin-Kan Students.
    A Special Thank you goes out to Mrs. Lourie Altman who was a big part in setting up and helping at this Christmas Show at Pembroke Mall.
    Congratulations and Well Done to All.

    IV:) Christmas Party: We all had a Great time at the Christmas Party on 19 December 2011. I gave out over 100 small toys, Candy, Cookies and Gifts.
    Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!
     
    V:) Great Winter Karate Camp 2011: Congratulations to all participants of the Winter Karate Camp conducted at the Ryoshin-Kan Karate School 26 to 30 December 2011. We did Kata, Weapons, Self-Defense, Breaking and tournament training, Movie Trips to "Mission Impossible 4" and "Adventures of Tin Tin." Plus an awesome Talent Show Contest which included filming an Adventure Time movie. Well Done!!!

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    Best of the Best
    Keep up the spirit, train hard and have Fun!

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    Ryoshin-Kan / Dragon Force

    Karate News

    30 November 2011 

    I:) Great Fall Season Karate Camp:  Congratulations to all Participants of the Fall Season Karate Camp conducted at the Ryoshin-Kan Karate School 8 & 11 November 2011. We did Karate training, Movie trip "Real Steel", and an Awesome Adventure Time Talent Show. Well Done!

     

    II:) Awesome Breaking Clinics / Demos: Well Done to all Participants of the Brick / Board  Breaking Demos and Clinics conducted every week at the Ryoshin-Kan Karate School. Students Broke Bricks and Boards using Both foot and hand Techniques. Sensei Thompson Broke stacks of 10, 8, 7, 4 Large Bricks, Stacks of 7, 5, 3 Concrete Patio Blocks with elbow, Punch, Palm and Shuto (knife hand) Strikes.

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    Best of the Best
    Keep up the spirit, train hard and have Fun!

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    Ryoshin-Kan / Dragon Force

    Karate News

    31 October 2011 

    I:) World Karate Champions 2011:   

    "Team Ryoshin-Kan / Dragon Force Rocked this Tournament!"

    Congratulations and Well Done to the Ryoshin-Kan Karate School's "Team Dragon Force" on an outstanding performance and Impressive Victory at the 2011 World Fall Classic Martial Arts Championships that were conducted at Hampton University in Hampton, Virginia on 9 October 2011. 

    The Dragon Force / Ryoshin-Kan Karate Team did outstanding in all Divisions. All of you are Karate Champions!

    Well Done to Sensei Tim Thompson, Sensei Michael Milliman, Sempai Maurice Reed, Sempai Keegan Grinspoon, Kai Loree, Chris Altman, Patrick Johnston, Joe Ramirez, Demetria Ramirez, Quinn Barson, Ellen Honeycutt, Stephen Johnston, Dayjha Armstrong, Christy Green, Titus Butler, and Jaclyn Nolen.

     

     Tournament Results

    *We had 41 Folks from Ryoshin-Kan / Team Dragon Force including 16 competitors who won a total of 48 Trophies including 21 First Place. OohYa!

    *WORLD FALL CLASSIC 2011 KARATE DEMO TEAM CHAMPIONS: The Dragon Force National Karate Demo Team are the 2011 World Fall Classic Martial Arts Demo Team  Champions!  

    ***For Detail Results visit our Karate tournament page on this site.***

    II:) Great ODC FALL Festival Karate Show:  Well Done to all Participants of the outstanding Dragon Force Karate Show conducted at the ODC School for the Gifted Fall Festival 15 October 2011 in Virginia Beach, Virginia. All routines look sharp!

    III:) Awesome Bushido Mountain Camp Adventure 2011:  Congratulations to the 23 Participants of the Bushido Mountain Camp Adventure conducted in the Shenandoah National Park in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia on 22 October 2011. This Special Ryoshin-Kan Black / Brown Belt Training  Adventure in the Great Outdoors, included Hiking to / Training under the Water Falls, Photo Shoot, Scenic Tour, plus a Group Dinner. The Weather, Mountains and Water Falls were Beautiful. Note we Hiked 1.5 Miles in the Mountains to the Dark Hollow Falls that 71 Feet in Height and stood under the cold Water Falls in our Karate Ghi. This waterfall is at 3425 Ft Elevation. This was the 26th Anniversary of the Ryoshin-Kan's Bushido Camp and it was conducted in the Shenandoah National Park which was celebrating its 75th Birthday!  It was Awesome.  

    *Sensei Thompson performed a Board Break at the Waterfalls site. This was the 1st time that a Board Break was conducted at this site during Bushido camp.

    Well Done to Sensei Tim Thompson, Michael Milliman, Maurice Reed,  Keegan Grinspoon, Kai Loree, Chris Altman, Patrick Johnston, Joe Ramirez, Demetria Ramirez, Hayden Bowles, Zachary Bowles, Quinn Barson, Ellen Honeycutt, Stephen Johnston Jr, Dayjha Armstrong, Christy Green, Steve Altman, Lourie Altman, Manjula Reed, Neal Reed, Dave Bowles.

    IV:) Great Pembroke Elem. FALL Festival Karate Show:  Well Done to all Participants of the outstanding Dragon Force Karate Show conducted at the Pembroke Elementary School Fall Festival on the Main Stage 28 October 2011 in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Everyone did an Awesome Performance!

    V:) FUN Halloween Party / Haunted Dojo:  We had a great time at the Halloween Party / Haunted Dojo conducted at the Ryoshin-Kan Karate School 31 October 2011. We had 136 participants and all costumes looked great. Well Done!

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    Best of the Best

    Keep up the Champion Spirit, train hard and have Fun!

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      Ryoshin-Kan / Dragon Force

    Karate News

    30 September 2011 

    I:) Great Karate Tournament Training Clinics: Congratulations to all Participants of the Karate Tournament Breaking clinics conducted at the Ryoshin-kan Karate School during the month of September 2011. We are training hard for the 2011 World Fall Classic Martial Arts Championships at Hampton University 9 October 2011. We will conduct More Karate Tournament Training Clinics on 1 and 8 October 2011.

    II:) Awesome Breaking Clinics / Demos: Well Done to all Participants of the Brick / Board  Breaking Demos and Clinics conducted every week at the Ryoshin-Kan Karate School. Students Broke Bricks and Boards using Both foot and hand Techniques. Sensei Thompson Broke stacks of 10 Large Bricks, 8 Large Bricks, 7 Large Bricks, 4 Large Bricks, 3 Concrete Patio Blocks with elbow, Punch, Palm and Shuto (knife hand) Strikes.

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    Best of the Best
    Keep up the spirit, train hard and have Fun!

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     Ryoshin-Kan / Dragon Force

    Karate News

    31 August 2011 

    I:) Great Karate Summer Camp Program 2011: 

    Karate Summer Camp 2011 was Awesome!

    "May the Power, Wisdom & Courage of the Dragon Force be with You!"

    Congratulations to All Participants  

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    We survived the 5.8 Earthquake (23 Aug)

    and Hurricane Irene (27 Aug)!

    KARATE SUMMER CAMP Results: Congratulations and Well Done to all Participants of the 2011 Karate Summer Camp Program. All 11 Weeks from 20 June to 2 September 2011 were Awesome. We conducted Martial Arts Training, Self-Defense Training, Balance Beam Training, Nunchaku / Bo / Tonfa / Kama / Sai Training, Karate Stunts Runway Routine, Acrobatics, Belt Testing, Obstacle Course, Board / Brick Breaking Demos, Pro Soccer Game Halftime Karate Show, Field Trips to Bounce House Gym, Virginia Zoo Trip, Virginia Aquarium / Marine Science Museum trip,  Pizza Restaurant, Kids Cove Playground, Rode Merry-Go-Round, Sportsplex Special Training, Dayjha Armstrong Birthday Party, Keegan & Nina Birthday Celebrations, Gold, Purple, Green, Blue and Brown Belt Testing, Dragon Force Karate Show at VB Piranhas Pro Soccer Halftime,  Ocean Breeze Waterpark,  Train Ride, Virginia Aquarium, Movie trips to "Green Lantern," "Pirates of the Caribbean," Transformers 3," "Cars 2," "Zookeeper," "Harry Potter-Deadly Hallows,"  "Captain America," "The Smurfs," "Cowboys and Aliens," "Rise of the Planet of the Apes," Spy Kids 4." Awesome Talent Show Contest and lots of Fun. 

    New Camp Record: 118 Registered Camp Participants (We average 32 students per Day). WELL DONE... OohYa!

    Ryoshin-Kan Karate Talent Championships

     Karate Summer Camp Talent Shows were Great!

    Congratulations and Well Done to all Participants of the Karate Camp Talent Show Contest and the Brick Breaking Demos conducted every Friday at the Ryoshin-Kan Karate School.

    All Routines were Great.

    • Excellent Brick / Board  Breaking Demos and Clinics (June to September 2011): Sensei Thompson Broke stacks of 10 Large Bricks, 8 Large Bricks, 7 Large Bricks, 4 Large Bricks, 3 Concrete Patio Blocks with elbow, Punch, Palm and Shuto (knife hand) Strikes. Plus a Speed Punch break on a Board.
    • TALENT SHOW CONTEST were Outstanding: All individual and Team routines were high spirited and creative. We Gave out Karate Medals, Sports Balls, Toys, gifts, Toy Samurai Swords, and other Awards. 
    • Thank You to Mrs. Hye Cha Thompson, Kai Loree, Chris Altman, Joe Ramirez, Demetria Ramirez, Quinn Barson, Keegan Grinspoon, Hayden Bowles, Zachary Bowles, Patrick Johnston, Stephen Johnston, and Dayjha Armstrong for excellent work as Camp Assistants.
    • Thank you to Mrs. Thompson, Mrs Altman, Mrs. Loree and Mr. Walker for providing transportation for Field Trips.
    • Thank you to Mrs. Ashley Butler for the Awesome Cakes that she made for the Dragon Force Demo Team and for the Party at the End of Karate Summer Camp 2011.

    II:) US Gladiator Karate Champions:

    "Awesome Performance by

    Team Ryoshin-Kan / Dragon Force!"

     

    Congratulations and Well Done to the Ryoshin-Kan Karate School's "Team Dragon Force" on an outstanding performance and Impressive Victory at the US Gladiator Challenge Karate Championships that were conducted at the Back Bay Christian Church Gym in Virginia Beach, Virginia on 7 August 2011. 

    We had a total of 25 Folks from Ryoshin-Kan Karate School, both Competitors and Parents / Relatives, that represented our Dojo to the highest level. Ryoshin-Kan / Team Dragon Force won a total of 32 Trophies and Medals including 21 First Place Trophies, 6 Champion Belts and a Team Demo Champion Plaque Award.

    The Dragon Force / Ryoshin-Kan Karate Team did outstanding in all Divisions.

    All of you are Karate Champions!

    Well Done to Sensei Tim Thompson, Sempai Lynwood Yeatts, Sempai Maurice Reed, Sempai Keegan Grinspoon,Sempai Chris Altman, Patrick Johnston, Christinia Altman, Joe Ramirez, Demetria Ramirez, Quinn Barson, Stephen Johnston, and Dayjha Armstrong

    For Detail Tournament Results, visit our Karate tournament page on this website.

     

    "Dragon Force Rocked this Tournament!"
     

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    Best of the Best
    Keep up the spirit, train hard and have Fun!

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    Ryoshin-Kan / Dragon Force

    Karate News

    31 July 2011 

    I:) Team Dragon Force Rocks Pro Soccer Halftime Karate Show:  CONGRATULATIONS

    Awesome Halftime Karate Show by Dragon Force Demo Team

    Congratulations and Well done to the Dragon Force National Karate Demo Team from the Ryoshin-Kan Karate School on performing an Awesome Karate Show at the Nationally Televised Pro Soccer Game (VB Piranhas vs Northern VA Royals) Halftime Show at the Virginia Beach Sportsplex Stadium on 23 July 2011. We had thousands of cheering spectators including 135 from the Ryoshin-Kan Karate School. OohYa!!!
    "Dragon Force Rocked the
    Sportsplex Stadium"
    Well Done to the Following Dragon Force National Karate Demo Team Performers:
    Sensei Tim Thompson, Michael Milliman, Maurice Reed, Keegan Grinspoon, Kai Loree, Chris Altman, Joe Ramirez, Demetria Ramirez, Patrick Johnston, Quinn Barson, Stephen Johnston, and Dayjha Armstrong.
    THANK YOU: A Special Thank You to Steven Altman (Flyers), Lourie Altman (Music Coordinator), Stephen Johnston (Photos), Christina Altman (Video), Marcie Laumann (VB Piranhas Owner), Neal "Smitty" Smith (Red Card Radio Announcer) and all the other Ryoshin-Kan Students, Parents, Relatives, Guest and Fans on the Awesome support. We all had a Great Time.
    Congratulations and Well done.
     
    II:) Karate Summer Camp 2011 is Awesome: The First six Weeks of Karate Summer camp were Great. We conducted Martial Arts Training, Acrobatics, Karate Runway routine, Balance Beam Training, Belt Test Review, Field Trips to Bounce House Gym, movie trips to "Green Lantern," "Pirates of the Caribbean," Transformers 3," "Cars 2," "Zookeeper," "Harry Potter-Deadly Hallows,"  "Captain America," Sportsplex Special Training, Dayjha Armstrong Birthday Party, Brown Belt Test, Dragon Force Karate Show at VB Piranhas Pro Soccer Halftime, Goshinjitsu (Self-Defense),Board & Brick Breaking Demos, Kids Cove Field Trips, Virginia Zoo Field Trip, Train Ride, Awesome Talent Show Contest and lots of Fun. New Camp Record: We have 82 Registered Participants overall. (We average 26 to 35 students per Day). The Seventh and Following Weeks of the 2011 Karate Summer Camp Program will also be Action Packed, Educational and Fun Filled. OohYa!

    You can still sign up for one or more weeks! 

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    Best of the Best
    Keep up the spirit, train hard and have Fun!

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    Ryoshin-Kan / Dragon Force

    Karate News

    30 JUNE 2011 

    "Optimi Optimorum" Best of the Best

    Keep up the Positive Champion spirit!

     

    I:) 2011 Battle of the 7 Cities Karate Champions:  

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    "Awesome Performance by

    Team Ryoshin-Kan / Dragon Force!"

    Congratulations and Well Done to the Ryoshin-Kan Karate School's "Team Dragon Force" on an outstanding performance and Impressive Victory at the 2011 Battle of the 7 Cities Martial Arts Championships that were conducted at the Granby High School in Norfolk, Virginia on 4 June 2011. 

    Dragon Force National Karate Team won the 1st Place Team Demo Trophy.

    "When it was all said and done, Dragon Force Took home the hardware (1st Place Trophy)."

    All of you are Karate Champions!

    Well Done to Sensei Thompson, Sempai Maurice Reed, Sempai Keegan Grinspoon, Kai Loree, Chris Altman, Patrick Johnston, Joe Ramirez, Demetria Ramirez, Quinn Barson, Shelby Robinson, Stephen Johnston, Dayjha Armstrong, Titus Butler, Christy Green and Kendan Benson.

     

     Tournament Results

    We had 32 Folks from Ryoshin-Kan / Team Dragon Force including 15 competitors who won a total of 34 Trophies including 10 First Place.

    Battle of 7 Cities DEMO TEAM CHAMPIONS: Dragon Force National Karate Demo Team   Well Done to Sensei Thompson, Sempai Maurice Reed, Sempai Keegan Grinspoon, Kai Loree, Chris Altman, Patrick Johnston, Joe Ramirez, Demetria Ramirez, Quinn Barson, Shelby Robinson, Stephen Johnston, Dayjha Armstrong, Titus Butler

    2011 Appreciation Plaque Award: Sensei Thompson / Ryoshin-Kan Karate School

    1st PLACE DEMO TEAM: Dragon Force National Karate Team

    The Dragon Force / Ryoshin-Kan Karate Team did outstanding in all Divisions.

    NOTE: See our Karate Tournament page on this site for all of the results. 

    Congratulations and Well Done.

    All of you are Karate Champions!

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    Best of the Best
    "Dragon Force Rocked this Tournament!"

    Keep up the spirit, train hard and have Fun!

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    Ryoshin-Kan / Dragon Force

    Karate News

    31 MAY 2011 

    "Optimi Optimorum" Best of the Best

    Keep up the Positive Champion spirit!

     

    I:) Great Strawberry Festival Parade / Karate Show:  - Congrats to Ryoshin-Kan Karate School and the Dragon Force National Karate Demo Team on an Awesome Performance at this event 28/29 May 2011. We won 3rd place out of 100 units in the Strawberry Festival Parade on Saturday 28 May. The Dragon Force Karate Show on Sunday 29 May was Awesome. We performed in front of Thousands of cheering spectators on the Main Strawberry Stage at the 2011 Pungo Strawberry Festival in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Well Done to all Participants.

     

    II:) Great Earth Day Festival Karate Shows:  - Congrats to Dragon Force National Karate Demo Team on performing two Awesome Karate Shows for the Earth Day Celebration / Festival at MT. Trashmore Park in Virginia Beach, Virginia on 1 May 2011.

     

    Best of the Best
    "Dragon Force Rocked these Festivals!"

    Keep up the spirit, train hard and have Fun! Congratulations and Well Done !

    "Best of the Best"

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    Ryoshin-Kan / Dragon Force

    Karate News

    25 APRIL 2011 

    "Optimi Optimorum" Best of the Best

    Keep up the Positive Champion spirit!

     

    I:) Great Spring Break Karate Camp 2011:

    Congratulations and Well Done to all 38 Participants of the 2011 Spring Break Karate Camp conducted at the Ryoshin-Kan Karate School in Virginia Beach, Virginia 18 to 22 April 2011. This was the largest Spring Break Camp in the 30 year History of the Ryoshin-Kan Karate School. OohYa!

    We conducted Karate Training, Acrobatic Training, Brick Breaking Demos, Karate Stunts Runway routine, Self-Defense, Diamond Board Break, Field Trip to Virginia Zoo, Movie Trip to see “Rango”, Games, Awesome Talent Show Contest, and lots of Fun.

    • The Karate Camp Talent Show Competition was Awesome.
    • We gave out a total of 62 Trophies, Toys, Awards and Gifts. 
    • We enjoyed the End of Spring Break Camp Party with two Great Easter Bunny / Karate Bunny Cakes, Cookies, Candy, and Drinks.   

    Well Done to all Participants and Camp Support: Sensei, Lynwood, Keegan, Kai L, Chris,  Patrick, Joe, Demetria, Hayden, Zachary, Dayjha, Mike, Jason, Titus, Michael, Jonah, Micah, Mikail, Trent M, Joseph, Brian, Aaron, Kai Cheek, Tom, Derrick, Bianka, Gabby, Gabriel J, Madisyn, Gabrielle S, David,  Pam, Lourie, Anne, Bonham, Ashley, Sharon, Hye Cha.

    SPECIAL Thank You to Mrs. Anne Johnston for the Excellent Easter Bunny Cakes, Mrs. Bonham for the cookies, Mrs. Hye Cha Thompson for the Drinks and Mr. David Bowles  / Ashley Butler / Keegan Grinspoon for the photos, Hye Cha Thompson, Pam Bowles, David Bowles for providing Transportation for the Field Trips, and Sempai Lynwood Yeatts for the Paper Towels / Water Bottles.

     

    Congratulations and Well Done to all Spring Break Karate Camp Participants!  

     
    II. 2011 East Coast Karate Champions:
    "Awesome Performance by
    Team Ryoshin-Kan / Dragon Force!"
    Congratulations and Well Done to the Ryoshin-Kan Karate School's "Team Dragon Force" on an outstanding performance and Impressive Victory at the 2011 East Coast Martial Arts Championships / Tidewater Challenge that were conducted at the Bethel High School in Hampton, VA. on 3 April 2011. 
    We had a total of 52 Folks from Ryoshin-Kan Karate School, both Competitors and Parents, that represented our Dojo to the highest level. Team Dragon Force had 18 competitors who won a total of 58 Trophies including 21 First Place.
    "When it was all said and done, Dragon Force Took home the hardware (1st Place Trophy)."
    The Dragon Force / Ryoshin-Kan Karate Team did outstanding in all Divisions.
    All of you are Karate Champions! 
    Well Done to Sensei Tim Thompson, Sempai Lynwood Yeatts, Sempai Maurice Reed, Sempai Keegan Grinspoon, Kai Loree, Chris Altman, Patrick Johnston, Christinia Altman, Joe Ramirez, Demetria Ramirez, Quinn Barson, Ellen Gold. Stephen Johnston, Shelby Robinson, Dayjha Armstrong, Christy Green, Nick Solt, Titus Butler and Kendan Benson.
     
     Tournament Results
    • We had 52 Folks from Ryoshin-Kan / Team Dragon Force including 18 competitors who won a total of 58 Trophies including 21 First Place.
    • EAST COAST / TIDEWATER CHALLENGE DEMO TEAM 1st PLACE GRAND CHAMPIONS: The Dragon Force National Karate Demo Team are the 2011 East Coast Martial Arts Demo Team  Champions!   *** Well Done to Sensei Thompson, Maurice Reed, Keegan Grinspoon, Kai Loree, Chris Altman, Joe Ramirez, Demetria Ramirez, Patrick Johnston, Quinn Barson, Stephen Johnston, Dayjha Armstrong, Shelby Robinson and Titus Butler
    • Watch Dragon Force's Awesome Demo Team Performance on Youtube. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Box0_SXpdX0

    For Detail Results on this and other Tournaments, visit our Karate Tournament Page.

     Special Thank You for Tournament Help (Transportation /Load Out, etc...): Lourie Altman, Steve Altman, Christina Altman, Chris Altman, Stephen Johnston, Anne Johnston, Patrick Johnston, Stephen Johnston Jr, Dan Elder, Sharon Elder, Keegan Grinspoon and Joe Ramirez.

    All of You are Champions!

    Best of the Best
    "Dragon Force Rocked this Tournament!"

    Keep up the spirit, train hard and have Fun! Congratulations and Well Done !

    "Best of the Best"

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    Ryoshin-Kan / Dragon Force

    Karate News

    8 MARCH 2011 

    "Optimi Optimorum" Best of the Best

    Keep up the Positive Champion spirit!

     

    I:) Great NSU University Half Time Karate Show.

    "Dragon Force Rocked the NSU Half Time Show!"
    Awesome NSU Basketball Haft time Karate Show: Congratulations and Well Done to the Dragon Force Karate Demo Team on an outstanding performance at the Norfolk State vs. Morgan State University Half Time Karate Show that were conducted at the Joseph Echols Hall Arena at the Norfolk State University Campus on 26 February 2011.
    • 35 Ryoshin-Kan Participants including Performers, Support Staff and Parents.
    • Awesome Demo: Sensei Thompson Broke two stacks of 5 Bricks (10 total). Plus We performed the New Dragon Force National Champion Routine at the NSU University Basketball Game Half Time Show in Front of Thousands of Cheering Spectators.
    • Radio / TV / Youtube / On-line Special: Team Dragon Force's NSU Half Time Karate Show was Talked about / Written about, Filmed / shown on TV and on Youtube.
    • Youtube: Watch the NSU Karate Show on Youtube. Courtesy of Mrs. Lourie Altman.
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2UlRHfeMpcs
    Well Done to the Following Dragon Force Demo Team Members who performed an Awesome Karate Show at the NSU University: Sensei Thompson, Michael Milliman, Maurice Reed, Keegan Grinspoon, Kai Loree, Chris Altman, Joe Ramirez, Demetria Ramirez, Patrick Johnston, Quinn Barson, Stephen Johnston, Dayjha Armstrong and Titus Butler.
    Special Thank You to Parents / Students who Assisted Us through Load Out, Transportation, Set up, Clean up, Filmed / Photograph. Steve Altman, Lourie Altman, Christina Altman, Stephen Johnston, Anne Johnston, Michael Milliman, Allen Loree, Keegan Grinspoon, Patrick Johnston, Stephen Johnston Jr., Joe Ramirez.
    Congratulations and Well Done to All!

     

    Keep up the spirit, train hard and have Fun! Congratulations and Well Done !

    "Best of the Best"

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     Ryoshin-Kan / Dragon Force

    Karate News

    18 February 2011 

    "Optimi Optimorum" Best of the Best

    Keep up the Positive Champion spirit!

     

    I:) BATTLE OF THE MARTIAL ARTS NATIONAL CHAMPIONS 2011:  Congratulations and Well Done to the Ryoshin-Kan Karate School's "Team Dragon Force" on an outstanding performance and Impressive Victory at the 25th Battle of the Martial Arts National Championships that were conducted Dundalk, Maryland on 22 January 2011. 

    Most of our Team rode a Tour Bus with two other Schools to the Event. It was Great.

    The Dragon Force / Ryoshin-Kan Karate Team did outstanding in all Divisions.

    All of you are Karate Champions! 

    Well Done to Sensei Tim Thompson, Sensei Michael Milliman, Sempai Maurice Reed, Sempai Keegan Grinspoon, Kai Loree, Chris Altman, Patrick Johnston, Joe Ramirez, Demetria Ramirez, Quinn Barson, Ellen Gold, Stephen Johnston, Dayjha Armstrong.

     

     Tournament Results

    • We had 38 Folks from Ryoshin-Kan/ Team Dragon Force including 13 competitors who won a total of 34 Trophies / Medals including 1 Grand Champion National Team Trophy and 9 First Place Trophies. OohYa!
    • 25th BATTLE OF THE MARTIAL ARTS NATIONAL DEMO TEAM GRAND CHAMPIONS: The Dragon Force National Karate Demo Team was Awarded the 25th Battle of the Martial Arts National Demo Team Grand Champion 6 Foot Trophy for our Awesome Demo Team Performance. 
    • Watch Dragon Force's Awesome Demo Team Performance on Youtube.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8r2bBGlRObU

    Congratulations and Well Done !

     

    II:) US CLASSIC NATIONAL MARTIAL ARTS CHAMPIONS 2011:

    "Awesome Performance by Team Ryoshin-Kan / Dragon Force!"

    Congratulations and Well Done to the Ryoshin-Kan Karate School's "Team Dragon Force" on an outstanding performance and Impressive Victory at the US Classic National Martial Arts Championships that were conducted in Virginia Beach, Virginia on 6 February 2011. 

    All of you are National Karate Champions! 

    Well Done to Sensei Tim Thompson, Sensei Michael Milliman, Sempai Lynwood Yeatts, Sempai Maurice Reed, Sempai Keegan Grinspoon, Kai Loree, Chris Altman, Patrick Johnston, Christinia Altman, Joe Ramirez, Demetria Ramirez, Quinn Barson, Hayden Bowles, Zachary Bowles, Ellen Gold. Stephen Johnston, Dayjha Armstrong, Christy Green, Nick Solt, Titus Butler, Ethan Fekete, Kendan Benson, Mikail Bonham, Dann'tae Palmer, Nick Smith-Lewis, Dannie Palmer.

     

     Tournament Results

    • We had 68 Folks from Ryoshin-Kan/ Team Dragon Force including 25 competitors who won a total of 72 Trophies / Medals including Team Demo Grand Champion National Team Trophy and 64 First Place Trophies. OohYa!
    • U.S. CLASSIC NATIONAL MARTIAL ARTS DEMO TEAM GRAND CHAMPIONS: The Dragon Force National Karate Demo Team was Awarded the US Classic National Martial Arts Demo Team 1st Place Grand Champion Trophy. 

    Keep up the spirit, train hard and have Fun! Congratulations and Well Done !

    "Best of the Best"

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     Ryoshin-Kan / Dragon Force

    Karate News

    1 January 2011 

    "Optimi Optimorum" Best of the Best

    Keep up the Positive Champion spirit!

     

    I:) GREAT WINTER SHUGYO 2011:  

     RESULTS: Congratulations and Well Done to all 28 participants of the Ryoshin-Kan Karate School's 30th annual Winter Shugyo that was conducted on 1 January 2011 at 6:30am at the Ocean Front in Virginia Beach, Virginia. We trained on the Beach and in the Atlantic Ocean. Winter Shugyo is a special training event for Karate Students to welcome in the New Year. This is a very Traditional Event that brings out the True Karate Spirit in all of us. After the training the group met for Breakfast at Mary's Restaurant at the Ocean Front in Virginia Beach, Virginia.

    Congratulations and Well Done !

     

    II:) Special Training in the Snow: The Dragon Force National Karate Team practiced Kata and Board Breaking in the Snow outside of the Ryoshin-Kan Karate School on Sunday 26 December 2010. It was the 3rd Largest Snow Fall in Virginia Beach History with 14.5 inches on the Ground. The Last major Snow Storm of this magnitude happen 21 years ago. Sensei Thompson performed the Famous Diamond Board Break in the Snow. We had a lot of fun and we filmed the whole event.

    The Photos of the event were Featured on TV, Newspaper and on-line News.

    Keep up the spirit, train hard and have Fun! Congratulations and Well Done !

    "Best of the Best"

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    (I.)RYOSHIN-KAN KARATE SCHOOL NEWS
    2010 NEWS:
    "BEST KARATE STUDENTS in the USA !" 
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     Ryoshin-Kan / Dragon Force

    Karate News

    31 December 2010 

    "Optimi Optimorum" Best of the Best
    Keep up the Positive Champion spirit!
     

    I:) Great Black Belt Exam / Awards Banquet:

    30th Anniversary of Ryoshin-Kan Karate School &  Dragon Force Demo Team 

     The 2010 Ryoshin-Kan Karate School Black Belt Exam was conducted on Saturday 4 December 2010 from 9am to 3pm. This was Ryoshin-Kan's 27th Annual Black Belt Exam / Banquet and the 30th Anniversary of the founding of the Ryoshin-Kan Karate school and the Dragon Force Demo Team. All Black Belts testing for Advance Certifications and Brown Belts testing for Black Belt did their Best! Congratulation and Well Done to all Ryoshin-Kan Black Belts!

    OUTSTANDING BLACK & BROWN BELT AWARDS BANQUET: The 27th Annual Ryoshin-Kan Black Belt Awards Banquet was conducted on Sunday 5 December 2010 at the Formosa Super Buffet Restaurant located in Virginia Beach, Virginia. This was a formal affair with Black Belts and their guest receiving Awards.  Shihan Thompson performed a Board Break while wearing his tuxedo at the Beginning of the Awards Banquet. This was the Second time that Board Breaks were done at the Awards Banquet. We had 63 People that attended the Awards Banquet and over 100 Awards, Certifications, Plaques and Gifts were Presented.

    Congratulations and Well Done to All participants of the Awards Banquet.

    NOTE See Black Belt Page in this site for Details of the Awards Banquet.

     

    II:)AWESOME Christmas Holiday Karate Show: Congratulations and Well Done to the Ryoshin-Kan Karate School and the Dragon Force Karate Demo Team on performing an outstanding 27th Annual christmas Karate Show at Pembroke Mall in Virginia Beach, Virginia on 17 December 2010. We had a total of 58 Performers / Helpers that performed an Awesome Holiday Karate Show. All Routines were great especially the Color Guard / Drum Corps routine, Act I routine, Team Kata, Naihanchi Kata on shoulders, Acrobatics, Candy Cane Routine, Animal Forms Routine, Self-defense, Multiple Scissors routine, Board Breaking and National Team Routine. 

    "Dragon Force Rocked this Karate Show"

    Well Done to all Ryoshin-Kan / Dragon Force Performers!

     

    III:) GREAT WINTER BREAK KARATE CAMP 2010: Congratulations to all 23 Participants of the 2010 Winter Break Karate Camp conducted at the Ryoshin-Kan Karate School in Virginia Beach, Virginia 27 to 31 December 2010.

    We conducted Martial Arts Training, Brick Breaking Demo, Movie Trips to see “Yogi Bear" and "Tron”, Snow Mountain Adventure, Pizza Party, Awesome Talent Show Contest, games and lots of Fun.

    • The Karate Camp Talent Show Competition was Awesome.
    • We practiced Karate and Broke Bricks / Boards on the Last Day of the Year, 31 December 2010.
    • We gave out a Ryoshin-Kan Karate Medals, Awards and Gifts. 

    Congratulations to all Winter Break Karate Camp Participants!  

     
    "Best of the Best"

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     Ryoshin-Kan / Dragon Force

    Karate News

    30 November 2010 

    "Optimi Optimorum" Best of the Best
    Keep up the Positive Champion spirit!
     

    I:) Fall Season Karate Day Camp: Congratulations to all participants of the Fall Season Karate Day camp conducted at at the Ryoshin-Kan Karate School 2, 11 and 12 November 2010. We conducted Martial Arts Training, Movies, Field Trip, Games, and the Karate Camp Talent Show contest. Well Done!

     

    II:)Great Dragon Force Karate Show at Qwik Save Celebration: Congratulations and Well Done to the Ryoshin-Kan Karate School and the Dragon Force Karate Demo Team on performing an outstanding Karate Show at the Grand Opening of Qwik Save Mini Mart in Virginia Beach, Virginia on 6 November 2010. We had a total of 32 Performers / Helpers that performed an Awesome Karate Show in the Parking Lot of the Qwik Save Mini Mart. It was an Extremely Awesome, Chilly, Windy, and Fun Karate Show! OohYa!!! All Routines were great especially the Color Guard / Drum Corps routine, Act I routine, Team Kata, Naihanchi Kata on shoulders, Acrobatics, Triple Decker Animal Forms Routine, Self-defense, Multiple Scissors routine, Board and Brick Breaking. 

    "Dragon Force Rocked this Karate Show"

    Well Done to the Following Ryoshin-Kan / Dragon Force Performers: Sensei Thompson, Sensei Michael Milliman, Sempai Maurice Reed, Sempai Keegan Grinspoon, Kai Loree, Chris Altman, Joe Ramirez, Demetria Ramirez, Patrick Johnston, Stephen Johnston, Dayjha Armstrong, Quinn Barson,  Hayden Bowles, Zachary Bowles, Jonah Hainin, Micah Hainin, Nick Solt, Titus Butler, Dann'tae Palmer, Nick Smith-Lewis, Trent McGarrigle.  Supporting the Team were Ryoshin-Kan Students Steven Altman, Christina Altman, Ellen Gold. 

     
    "Dragon Force Rocked this Karate Show!"
     
    "Best of the Best"

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    Ryoshin-Kan / Dragon Force

    Karate News

    25 October 2010 

    "Optimi Optimorum" Best of the Best
    Keep up the Positive Champion spirit!
     
    I:) GREAT BROWN BELT TESTING: Congratulations and Well done to the following Students who successfully Pass their Brown Belt Test and were awarded their new Rank on 21 October 2010.
    • Ellen Gold
    • Stephen Johnston
    • Dayjha Armstrong
    II:) New! DEMO TEAM Member: Congratulations to Quinn Barson, who did outstanding on the Demo Team Auditions (Tryouts) on Thursday 21 October 2010. He is now Official members of the Dragon Force Karate Demo Team. Well Done!
     
    III:) GREAT MOUNTAIN BUSHIDO CAMP ADVENTURE: Well Done to the 21 Participants of the Mountain Bushido Camp Adventure conducted in the Shenandoah National Park in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia on 23 October 2010. This Special Ryoshin-Kan Black / Brown Belt Training  Adventure in the Great Outdoors, included Hiking to / Training under the Water Falls, Photo Shoot, Scenic Tour, plus a Group Dinner. The Weather, Mountains and Water Falls were Beautiful. Note we Hiked 1.5 Miles in the Mountains to the Dark Hollow Falls that 71 Feet in Height and stood under the cold Water Falls in our Karate Ghi. This waterfalls is at 3425 Ft Elevation. This was the 25th Anniversary of the Ryoshin-Kan's Bushido Camp and it was conducted in the Shenandoah National Park which was celebrating it's 75th Birthday!  It was Awesome.  
    Well Done to Sensei Tim Thompson, Maurice Reed, Keegan Grinspoon, Kai Loree, Chris Altman, Patrick Johnston, Joe Ramirez, Demetria Ramirez, Ellen Gold, Stephen Johnston Jr, Dayjha Armstrong, Christina Altman, Steve Altman, Lourie Altman, Manjula Reed, Dan Elder, Sharon Elder, Stephen Hohnston(Dad), Anne Johnston, Aurora Armstrong, Ellen Williams.
     
    IV. Excellent Kyu Belt Testing: Congratulations to all Ryoshin-Kan Karate Students who passed their Belt Test and were Awarded their New Rank on 22 October 2010.
    • Nick Solt - Blue Belt
    • Christy Green - Blue Stripe
    • Titus Butler - Blue Stripe
    • Mikail Bonham - Purple Belt (8 OCT 2010)
    • Jeremy Robinson - Purple Belt
    • Kendan Benson - Purple
    • Logan Green - Gold Belt 
    • Dann'tae Palmer - Gold Belt 
    • John "JJ" Kovach - Gold Belt 
    • Lyric Bruner - Gold Belt 
    • Nicholas Smith- Lewis - Gold Belt 
    • Trent McGarrigle - Gold Belt            
    IV:) AWESOME! WORLD CLASSIC KARATE CHAMPIONS:
    Congratulations and Well Done to the Ryoshin-Kan Karate School's "Team Dragon Force" on an outstanding performance and Impressive Victory at the 2010 World Fall Classic Martial Arts Championships that were conducted at Hampton University on 17 October 2010. 
    Tournament Results: We had 56 Folks from Ryoshin-Kan / Team Dragon Force including 18 competitors who won a total of 53 Trophies including 24 First Place in Team Demo, Weapons, Kata, Self-Defense, Sparring, Breaking, Musical Forms, Musical Weapons, Team Pairs, and Xtreme Weapons.
    *1st PLACE DEMO TEAM CHAMPIONS: Dragon Force National Karate Demo Team
    Well Done to Sensei Tim Thompson, Sensei Michael Milliman, Sempai Maurice Reed, Sempai Keegan Grinspoon, Kai Loree, Chris Altman, Patrick Johnston, Joe Ramirez, Demetria Ramirez, Quinn Barson, Ellen Gold, Stephen Johnston, Dayjha Armstrong, Christy Green, Nick Solt, Titus Butler, Kendan Benson and Nick Smith-Lewis.
    All of you are Karate Champions! 
    "Dragon Force Rocked this Tournament!"
    Congratulations and Well done to all Participants, Parents and friends. 
    "Best of the Best"

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    Ryoshin-Kan / Dragon Force

    Karate News

    29 September 2010

    Keep up the Positive Champion spirit!

    I:) AWESOME !  DRAGON FORCE NATIONAL KARATE DEMO TEAM PRACTICE: Wow! The Dragon Force National Karate Demo Team practices are going great. We will perform / compete in the Demo Team Division at the 17 October World Fall Classic Martial Arts Championships. Team Dragon Force is training really hard and they are looking great. We will be performing our New Demo Routine that we did at the Sportsplex Stadium this Summer. Team Dragon Force trains every Thursday Night at 7PM and on Sundays from 1 to 3PM. Keep up the good Work and High Spirit! 

     

    II:) Excellent Karate Tournament Training Clinics:  Congratulations and Well Done to all Participants of the Tournament Training Clinics conducted on Saturdays at the Ryoshin-Kan Karate School.  All Adult and Youth Students are encouraged to participate in the Saturday Tournament Classes. Well Done to Team Ryoshin-Kan / Dragon Force on your Great Spirit, Hard Work and Excellent progress in training towards Victory at the World Fall Classic Martial Arts Championships that will be conducted on 17 October 2010 at Hampton University. We have students competing in Kata, Weapons, Sparring, Musical Kata, Musical Weapons, Xtreme Weapons, Self-Defense, Breaking and Team Demo.

    "Best of the Best"

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    Ryoshin-Kan / Dragon Force

    Karate News

    30 August 2010

    I:) Great Brick / Board  Breaking Demo / Clinics: (June to August 2010)  Congratulations and Well done to the Ryoshin-Kan Karate School Instructors / Students and the Dragon Force National Karate Demo Team on participating in Excellent Breaking Clinics / Demos 1 June to 31 August 2010.

    Sensei Thompson Broke 10 stacked Concrete Blocks, Broke 10 stacked Large Red Bricks, 8 and 7 Stacked Large Red Bricks / 8 and 7 stacked Concrete Patio Blocks with elbow Strikes. Broke 5 stacked Large Bricks with a Knife Hand Strike. Punch and Shuto (knife hand) Strikes on Boards, Bricks and Concrete Blocks. Speed Breaks of Boards, Double Shuto Strike Breaks on two Boards, Palm Strike Breaks on 5 Red Bricks and 3 Concrete Blocks. Front Kick and Round House Kick Break on Boards. Broke 8 inch and 10 inch Clay Flower Pots with Nunchaku. Mike Milliman Elbow Strike Break on 5 Bricks. Palm Strike Breaks on a Boards. Billy Wagner Palm Strike Breaks on a Patio Block and Board. Maurice Reed Roundhouse Kick Breaks on Boards. Keegan Grinspoon Flying Sidekick and Roundhouse Kick Breaks on Boards. Joe Ramirez Elbow Strike Breaks on a Boards. Demetria Ramirez Roundhouse Kick Board Breaks. Kai Loree Spinning Back Kick, Round House Kick, Palm Strike and Elbow Board Breaks. Chris Altman Instep Kick, Hook Kick, Palm Strike and Elbow Board Breaks. Patrick Johnston palm strike Board Break. Quinn Barson Front Kick Breaks on Boards. Zachary Bowles Front Kick Breaks on Board. Stephen Johnston Front Kick Board Break. Ellen Gold Palm Strike, Elbow and Shuto Board Breaks. Rehab Arnold Palm Strike Board Break. Christy Green Palm Strike, Elbow and Shuto Board Breaks. Jonah Hainin Front Kick and Left Hammer Fist Board Breaks. Aaron Walker Front Kick Board Break. Steven Smith Front Kick Board Break. Mikail Bonham Front Kick Board Break. Micah Hainin Roundhouse Kick and Head Breaks on Boards. Brian Taylor Palm Strike Board Break. Jeremy Robinson Palm Strike Board Break. Veronica Wanis Front Kick Board Break. Mark Wanis Front Kick Board Break. Tori Williams Front Kick Board Break. "Osu"

    Congratulations and Well done.

    "Best of the Best"     OohYa!

    II. Awesome Karate Summer Camp ! The 11 weeks of Karate Summer Camp have been Awesome. We have conducted Martial Arts Training, Self-Defense Training, Nunchaku / Bo Staff Training, Karate Stunts Runway Routine,  Acrobatics, Belt Testing, Obstacle Course, Board / Brick Breaking, Pro Soccer Game Halftime Karate Show, Field Trips to Jungle Gym, Virginia Zoo Trip, Virginia Aquarium / Marine Science Museum trip, Military Aviation Museum Trip, Climbed Mt. Trashmore, Played at Kids Cove, Pizza Restaurant, movie trips Rode Merry-Go-Round, Awesome Talent Show Contest and lots of Fun. New Camp Record: 96 Registered Camp Participants (We average 32 students per Day).  The 2010 Karate Summer Camp Program was Action Packed, Educational and Fun Filled.  OohYa!

    All of you are Karate Champions! 

     "Osu"
    Keep up the spirit, train hard and have Fun! Congratulations and Well Done !

    "Best of the Best"

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    Ryoshin-Kan / Dragon Force

    Karate News

    31 July 2010

    I:) Awesome Halftime Karate Show by Dragon Force: Congratulations and Well done to the Dragon Force Karate Demo Team from the Ryoshin-Kan Karate School on performing an outstanding Karate Show at the Pro Soccer Game (HR Piranhas vs Carolina Dynamo) Halftime Show at the Virginia Beach Sportsplex Stadium on 14 July 2010.

    "Dragon Force Rocked the Sportsplex Stadium"

    Well Done to the Following Dragon Force Demo Team Performers: Sensei Thompson, Sensei Milliman, Sempai Maurice Reed, Sempai Keegan Grinspoon, Kai Loree, Chris Altman, Joe Ramirez, Demetria Ramirez, Patrick Johnston, Tylar Williams, Stephen Johnston, and Dayjha Armstrong.

    THANK YOU: A Special Thank You to Steven Altman (Flyers), Lourie Altman (Music Coordinator), Stephen Johnston (Photos), Anne Johnston (Water Bottles), Christina Altman (Video), Dan Elder (Video) and all the other Ryoshin-Kan Students and Parents on providing Transportation, Gear Loadout, and support.

    I am very Proud of the entire Ryoshin-Kan Karate School / Dragon Force Demo Team. Congratulations and Well done.

    "Best of the Best"     OohYa!

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    II. Karate Summer Camp is Awesome! The First 6 weeks of Karate Summer Camp have been Awesome. We have conducted Martial Arts Training, Self-Defense Training, Nunchaku / Bo Staff Training, Karate Stunts Runway Routine,  Acrobatics, Belt Testing, Obstacle Course, Board / Brick Breaking, Pro Soccer Game Halftime Karate Show, Field Trips to Jungle Gym, Virginia Zoo Trip, Virginia Aquarium / Marine Science Museum trip, Pizza Restaurant, movie trips to "Karate Kid", "A-Team", "Toy Story 3", "AirBender", "Despicable Me",  "The Sorcerer's Apprentice", Rode Merry-Go-Round, Awesome Talent Show Contest and lots of Fun. New Camp Record: 89 Registered Camp Participants (We average 32 to 35 students per Day). The Seventh and Following Weeks of the 2010 Karate Summer Camp Program will also be Action Packed, Educational and Fun Filled.  OohYa!

    III: Excellent Brick / Board  Breaking Demo / Clinics: Sensei Thompson Broke 10 stacked Large Red Bricks, 8 and 7 Stacked Large Red Bricks and 8 stacked Concrete Patio Blocks with elbow Strikes. Broke 5 stacked Large Bricks with a Knife Hand Strike. Punch and Shuto (knife hand) Strikes on Boards. Maurice Reed and Keegan Grinspoon Roundhouse Kick Breaks on Boards. Joe Ramirez Elbow Strike Break on a Board. Quinn Barson and Zachary Bowles Front Kick Breaks on Boards. Jonah Hainin, Aaron Walker, Steven Smith, Mikail Bonham Front Kick Board Breaks. Brian Taylor and Jeremy Robinson Palm Strike Breaks on Boards. Micah Hainin Roundhouse Kick Board Break. WELL DONE!

    IV: NEW Brown Belts: Congratulations to the Following New Ryoshin-Kan Karate School Brown Belts Zachary Bowles (14 July 2010) and Quinn Barson (21 July 2010) Well done

    All of you are Karate Champions! 

     "Osu"
    Keep up the spirit, train hard and have Fun! Congratulations and Well Done !

    "Best of the Best"

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    • Ryoshin-Kan / Dragon Force
    Karate News

    12 June 2010
    I:) NEW Ryoshin-Kan Record: Ryoshin-Kan Karate Student Class Load Record of 108 was set on Friday 21 May 2010. Plus Sensei treated all to Ice Cream from the Ice Cream Truck. OohYa!
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    II. 2010 Battle of the 7 Cities Martial Arts Champions

    "Dragon Force Rocked this Tournament!"

    Congratulations and Well Done to the Ryoshin-Kan Karate School's "Team Dragon Force" on an outstanding performance and Impressive Victory at the 2010 Battle of the 7 Cities Martial Arts Championships that were conducted at the Granby High School in Norfolk, Virginia on 5 June 2010.  Dragon Force National Karate Team won the 1st Place Team Demo Trophy.

    All of you are Karate Champions! 
    Well Done to Sensei Thompson, Sensei Michael Milliman, Sempai Maurice Reed, Sempai Keegan Grinspoon, Kai Loree, Chris Altman, Trent DePeralta, Joe Ramirez, Demetria Ramirez, Patrick Johnston,  Stephen Johnston, Dayjha Armstrong, and Robert Cuadro.
    Tournament Results: We had 35 Folks from Ryoshin-Kan / Team Dragon Force including 13 competitors who won a total of 31 Trophies including 10 First Place.
    *1st PLACE DEMO TEAM CHAMPIONS: Dragon Force National Karate Demo Team
    *2010 Appreciation Plaque Award: Sensei Thompson / Ryoshin-Kan Karate School
      NOTE: See below Tournament Section for Detail Results.
    Congratulations and Well done to all Participants, Parents and friends. 
    "Osu"
    Keep up the spirit, train hard and have Fun! Congratulations and Well Done !

    "Best of the Best"

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  • Ryoshin-Kan Karate School
    Karate News
    31 May 2010

    Great Strawberry Festival Parade and Karate Show

    Congratulations and Well done to all Ryoshin-Kan Karate School Participants on an outstanding performance at the Strawberry Festival Parade and Karate Show that was conducted in the Pungo area of Virginia Beach, Virginia on 29/30 May 2010.
    I: Strawberry Festival Parade Results: (3rd Place Award)
    We Won 3rd Place out of 100 Units in the Strawberry Festival Parade 29 May 2010. The Parade Officials presented a beautiful Trophy Plaque Award to our Karate School. Receiving the Award at the Ceremony was Sensei Thompson and Quinn Barson. We had 56 total participants in the Parade. The Float Team was a huge success due to the Hard Work of Allen Loree's Family, Altman's Family, Dan Elder Family and all the other helpers. Well Done to the Banner Team, Honor Guard, Color Guard, Drum Corps, Dragon Float, and all the Instructors, Students, Parents and Guest.
     
    II: Strawberry Festival Dragon Force Karate Show Results:
    Congratulations and Well done to the Dragon Force Karate Demo Team on performing an outstanding Karate Show on the Strawberry Festival Main Stage on 30 May 2010.
    We had a total of 25 Performers / Helpers that performed an Awesome Karate Show in Front of  hundreds of cheering Spectators. All Routines were Great especially Drum Corps, Color Guard, Tameshiwari (Brick and Board Breaking), Self-Defense, Musical Kata, Musical Weapons, Team Pairs, Martial Arts Stunts, Double Decker Naihanchi, and the Slow Motion routine. 
    THANK YOU: A Special Thank You to Sensei Steve Borloz, Sensei Michael Milliman, Allen Loree Family, Lourie Altman, Dan Elder Family, Michael Anderson and all the Instructors, Students, Parents and Guest, who made this a very successful Ryoshin-Kan / Dragon Force Strawberry Festival.
    "Best of the Best"
  • "Dragon Force Rocked this Strawberry Festival!"

    Congratulations and Well done to all Participants, Parents and friends. 

    "Osu"
    Keep up the spirit, train hard and have Fun! Congratulations and Well Done !

    "Best of the Best"

  • Ryoshin-Kan / Dragon Force
    Karate News

    16 April 2010
    I:) GREAT SPRING BREAK KARATE CAMP 2010

    Congratulations to all Twenty-Eight Participants of the 2010 Spring Break Karate Camp conducted at the Ryoshin-Kan Karate School in Virginia Beach, Virginia 5 to 9 April 2010.

    We conducted Martial Arts Training, Acrobatics / Stunts, Brick Breaking Demo, Movie Trip to see “How to Train Your Dragon”, Virginia Zoo Trip, Pizza Restaurant, Awesome Talent Show Contest, games and lots of Fun. The Karate Camp Talent Show Competition was Awesome. We gave out 58 Trophies, Awards and Toys at the Talent Show Award Ceremony. 

    Well Done!

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    II. 2010 US East Coast Martial Arts Champions

    "Awesome Performance by Team Ryoshin-Kan / Dragon Force!"

    Congratulations and Well Done to the Ryoshin-Kan Karate School's "Team Dragon Force" on an outstanding performance and Impressive Victory at the 2010 East Coast / Tidewater Challenge Martial Arts Championships that were conducted at the Bethel High School in Hampton, Virginia on 11 April 2010.  We had a total of 48 Folks from Ryoshin-Kan Karate School, both Competitors and Parents, that represented our Dojo to the highest level. Team Dragon Force had 18 competitors who won a total of 53 Trophies including 21 First Place in Team Demo, Team Pairs, Musical Kata, Musical Weapons, Xtreme Weapons, Xtreme Forms, Kata, Weapons, Sparring and Self-Defense.

  • "When it was all said and done, Dragon Force Took home the hardware (1st Place Trophy)."
    The Dragon Force / Ryoshin-Kan Karate Team did outstanding in all Divisions.
    All of you are Karate Champions! 
    Well Done to Sensei Thompson, Sensei Michael Milliman, Sempai Maurice Reed, Sempai Keegan Grinspoon, Kai Loree, Chris Altman, Trent DePeralta, Joe Ramirez, Demetria Ramirez, Patrick Johnston, Kylee Battelle, Baileigh Williams, Ellen Gold, Stephen Johnston, Nicholas Albro, Dayjha Armstrong, Nick Solt, and William Albro.
    EAST COAST / TIDEWATER CHALLENGE DEMO TEAM CHAMPIONS: The Dragon Force National Karate Demo Team are the 2010 East Coast Martial Arts Demo Team  Champions!  
    "Dragon Force Rocked this Tournament!"
    Congratulations and Well done to all Participants, Parents and friends. 
    "Osu"
    Keep up the spirit, train hard and have Fun! Congratulations and Well Done !

    "Best of the Best"

    • Ryoshin-Kan / Dragon Force
      Karate News

    8 March 2010
     
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    Keep up the Positive Champion Spirit!
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    I:) Excellent Martial Arts Classes and Clinics: Congratulations and Well Done to all Adult and Youth Students who participated in the Saturday and Sunday 6 / 7 March 2010 Martial Arts Training conducted at the Ryoshin-Kan Karate School. On Saturday, We concentrated on Kobudo, Empty Hand Kata, Self-Defense, Karate Techniques, Sparring, Bag Work, and Samurai Sword Training (Kenjitsu). On Sunday, We worked on the New Dragon Force National Karate Demo Team routine, Martial Arts Stunts, Musical Kata, Goshinjitsu and Breaking Clinic (Tameshiwari).
    Well Done!
     
    II:) BREAKING CLINIC RESULTS: Well Done to all participants of the Breaking Clinic Conducted on Sunday 7 March 2010. We broke a total of 28 Concrete Patio Blocks and seven (7) Boards with various Karate Techniques. 
    • Sensei Thompson - broke 10 stacked Concrete Patio Blocks,9 Stacked concrete patio blocks and 5 stacked concrete patio blocks with a downward Forearm/Elbow strike, Plus a double shuto through two boards.
    • Sensei Mike Milliman - broke 4 stacked concrete patio blocks with a downward Forearm/Elbow strike, plus a palm strike break on a board.
    • Sempai Maurice Reed - Roundhouse kick break on a board.
    • Sempai Keegan Grinspoon - Roundhouse /spin roundhouse kick breaks on two boards
    • Joe Ramirez - Downward Elbow strike break on a board.
    III:) GREAT Kyu Belt Promotions: 
    Congratulations and Well done to the Following Students who tested and were promoted to their next rank on 26, 27, February and 2, 4 March 2010.
     
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            Name      -     Promoted to

    1. Christina Altman - Brown Belt
    2. Baileigh Williams - Brown Belt
    3. Ellen Gold - Brown Stripe
    4. Nicholas Albro - Brown Stripe
    5. Quinn Barson - Brown Stripe
    6. Zachary Bowles - Brown Stripe
    7. Rhab Arnold - Blue Stripe
    8. Stephen Johnston - Blue Stripe
    9. Mike Dawson – Blue Stripe
    10. William Albro - Blue Stripe
    11. Dayjha Armstrong - Blue Stripe
    12. D'Andre Harris - Blue Stripe
    13. Christy Green - Green Belt
    14. Nick Solt - Green Belt
    15. Alex Hornick - Green Belt
    16. Jonah Hainin - Green Belt
    17. Micah Hainin - Green Belt
    18. Elija Butts - Purple Belt
    19. Titus Butler - Purple Belt
    IV:) Ryoshin-Kan / Team Dragon Force in the News: The Ryoshin-Kan Karate School's "Team Dragon Force" was recently featured in two On-line News articles.
    NOTE: Ryoshin-Kan will be Featured in the "Martial Arts World News" Magazine April 2010.
    Check out the below On-line News Articles.
    1. PR.COM USA News:  http://www.pr.com/press-release/211082
    2. Black Belt International World News Magazine UK:  http://bbimag.com/?p=117               
    V:)  SPONSORS: If you would like to be a Dragon Force National Karate Demo Team Sponsor send me an e-mail or call (757)468-1643. Dragon Force Sponsor Program: Sponsorship packages are Gold, Silver, and Bronze. Sponsors benefits: Official T-shirt, Certificate, Promoted / mention on web page and newsletters as well as being associated with the Finest Karate Demo Team in the World! Contact Sensei Thompson for details. No donation is too small.
    NEW Dragon Force Demo Team Sponsor: Holland BP / Reed Enterprises. Congratulations and Thanks you for being one of our Top Sponsors.
    "Osu"
    "Best of the Best"
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  • Ryoshin-Kan / Dragon Force
    Karate News

    1 February 2010
     
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    2010 US Classic WKKO Martial Arts
    National Champions
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    I. 2010 US Classic Martial Arts  National Championships
    "Awesome Performance by Team Dragon Force!"
    Congratulations and Well Done to the Ryoshin-Kan Karate School's "Team Dragon Force" on an outstanding performance at the "WKKO US Classic National Martial Arts Championships" conducted at the Westin Tower - Virginia Beach Town Center, Virginia Beach, Virginia 29 and 30 January 2010.
    TRIVIA: The Westin Sky Scraper is the Tallest Building in Virginia (508 Feet / 38 Stories).
    It was a Great Martial Arts Tournament. We had a total of 48 Folks from Ryoshin-Kan Karate School, both Competitors, Student Spectators and Parents, that represented our Dojo to the highest level.
    Even with a Record Snow Fall in Virginia Beach, This Group got the Job Done!
    The Ryoshin-Kan Karate Team did outstanding in all Divisions.
    "When it was all said and done,
    Dragon Force Took home the hardware (1st Place Trophy)."
    All of you are Karate Champions! 
    Tournament Results
    • We had 48 Folks from Ryoshin-Kan / Team Dragon Force including 18 competitors who won a total of 25 Trophies including 10 First Place.
    • WKKO US CLASSIC NATIONAL DEMO TEAM CHAMPIONS: The Dragon Force National Karate Demo Team are the 2010 WKKO US Classic Martial Arts Demo Team National Champions!   *** Well Done to Sensei Thompson,  Michael Milliman,  Sempai Maurice Reed, Sempai Keegan Grinspoon, Kai Loree, Chris Altman, Trent DePeralta, Joe Ramirez, Demetria Ramirez, and Dia Bolton.
    • 1st PLACE DEMO TEAM: (National Champions) Dragon Force National Karate Team
    • 1st PLACE Black Belt Adult Kata: Sensei Michael Milliman
    • 1st PLACE Black Belt Youth Kata:  Maurice Reed
    • 1st PLACE Black Belt Youth Kata:  Kai Loree
    • 1st PLACE Black Belt Youth Weapons:  Kai Loree
    • 1st PLACE Black Belt Youth Weapons: Kylee Battelle
    • 1st PLACE Blue Belt Adult Kata: Ellen Gold
    • 1st PLACE Blue Belt Adult Weapons: Ellen Gold
    • 1st PLACE Green Belt Kata: Stephen Johnston
    • 1st PLACE Purple Belt Adult Kata: Christy Green
    • The Following won 2nd thru 4th in various Divisions:Maurice Reed,  Tylar Williams, Patrick Johnston, Kylee Battelle, Baileigh Williams,  Stephen Johnston, Christy Green
    • TOP FIGHT MEDIC AWARD: Sempai Lynwood Yeatts
    "Dragon Force Rocked this Tournament!"
    The US Classic is a Major National Martial Arts Championships. It is the Biggest and Best Martial Arts Tournament conducted in the Virginia Beach, Virginia Area. 
    Congratulations and Well done to all Participants, Parents and friends. 
     

    II. Special Training in the Snow: The Dragon Force National Karate Team practiced Kata and Board Breaking in the Snow outside of the Ryoshin-Kan Karate School on Sunday 31 January 2010. When they plowed the Shopping Center parking lot they created a "Snow Mountain." On top of the Snow Mountain Shihan Thompson and Sensei Milliman broke Boards. We had a lot of fun and we filmed the whole event.
    "Osu"
    "Best of the Best"
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  • Ryoshin-Kan / Dragon Force
    Karate News

    22 January 2010
     
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    World Cup Martial Arts Champions
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    Congratulations and Well Done to the Ryoshin-Kan Karate School's "Team Dragon Force" on an outstanding performance at the "World Cup Finals Martial Arts Championships conducted in the Washington, DC area on 15 / 16 January 2010.
    We had a total of 39 Folks from Ryoshin-Kan Karate School, both Competitors, Parents and other Relatives, that represented our Dojo to the highest level.
    The Ryoshin-Kan / Dragon Force National Karate Team did outstanding in all Events.
    Team Dragon Force / Ryoshin-Kan: Well Done to Sensei Thompson, Sensei Michael Milliman, Sempai Lynwood Yeatts, Sempai Maurice Reed, Sempai Keegan Grinspoon, Chris Altman, Trent DePeralta, Kylee Battelle, Joe Ramirez, Demetria Ramirez, Dia Bolton and Dayjha Armstrong.
     
    Tournament Results
    • Team Dragon Force had 11 competitors who won a total of 32 Trophies.
    • Team Dragon Force won Eleven 1st Place World Cup Champion Trophies.
    • We won the World Cup Black Belt Champion Title in Goshinjitsu (Self-Defense)
    • We were Grand Champion Runner up in Black Belt Sparring (Demetria Ramirez) and Underbelt Weapons (Dayjha Armstrong).
    • 1st PLACE Black Belt Adult Self-Defense: Sensei Tim Thompson, Sensei Michael Milliman, Maurice Reed, Keegan Grinspoon
    • 1st PLACE Black Belt Adult Weapons: Sempai Michael Milliman
    • 1st PLACE Black Belt Youth Weapons: Maurice Reed
    • 1st PLACE Black Belt Youth Weapons: Joe Ramirez
    • 1st PLACE Black Belt Youth Musical Weapons: Maurice Reed
    • 1st PLACE Black Belt Youth Musical Weapons: Chris Altman
    • 1st PLACE Black Belt Youth Musical Weapons: Demetria Ramirez
    • 1st PLACE Black Belt Youth Open Weapons: Trent Deperalta
    • 1st PLACE Green Belt Youth Weapons: Dayjha Armstrong
    • 1st PLACE Black Belt Youth Xtreme Kata: Trent Deperalta
    • 1st PLACE Black Belt Youth Sparring: Demetria Ramirez
    • TOP JUDGE AWARD: Sempai Lynwood Yeatts
    • SPECIAL AWARD: Keegan Grinspoon had 18 Competitors in his Black Belt Youth Sparring Division. He fought and won 3 Matches. He lost in the 4 Match up and was Awarded 3rd Place in Sparring. Well Done!
    • 2nd to Finalist Trophies: Team Dragon Force, Michael Milliman, Maurice Reed, Keegan Grinspoon, Chris Altman, Trent DePeralta, Kylee Battelle, Joe Ramirez, Demetria Ramirez, Dia Bolton and Dayjha Armstrong.
    Congratulations and Well done to all Participants, Parents, Other Relatives and friends. 
    "osu"
     
  • Ryoshin-Kan / Dragon Force
    Karate News

    1 January 2010
    I:) GREAT WINTER SHUGYO 2010:  

     RESULTS: Congratulations and Well Done to all participants of the Ryoshin-Kan's 29th annual Winter Shugyo that was conducted on 1 January 2010 at 6:30am at the Ocean Front in Virginia Beach, Virginia. We trained on the Beach and in the Atlantic Ocean.

    Winter Shugyo is a special training event for Karate Students to welcome in the New Year. This is a very Traditional Event that brings out the True Karate Spirit in all of us.

    After the training the group met for Breakfast at Mary's Restaurant at the Ocean Front in Virginia Beach, Virginia.

    Well Done to Shihan Thompson, Sensei Steve Borloz, Sensei Michael Milliman, Sempai Keegan Grinspoon, Chris Altman, Trent DePeralta, Steve Altman, Lourie Altman, Christina Altman, Dan Elder, Sharon Elder, Jonel DePeralta, Sharon Deperalta.

    Congratulations and Well Done !

     

    II:) GREAT WINTER BREAK KARATE CAMP 2009

    NOTE: This was the First time since I established the Ryoshin-Kan Karate School in 1980 that we have conducted a Winter Break Karate Camp.

    Congratulations to all Eighteen Participants of the 2009 Winter Break Karate Camp conducted at the Ryoshin-Kan Karate School in Virginia Beach, Virginia 28 to 31 December 2009.

    We conducted Martial Arts Training, Brick Breaking Demo, Movie Trip to see “Sherlock Holmes”, Rode the Merry Go round, Pizza Restaurant, Awesome Talent Show Contest, games and lots of Fun.

    • The Karate Camp Talent Show Competition was Awesome.
    • We practiced Karate and Broke Bricks on the Last Day of the Year, 31 December 2009.
    • We gave out a Ryoshin-Kan Karate Medals, Awards and Gifts. 

    Well Done to all Participants of the Camp /Day Programs and School Support: Sensei, Mike, Lynnwood, Keegan, Chris, Trent, Joe, Mike D, Patrick, Demetria, Stephen, Ellen, Hye Cha, Jonah, Micah, Titus, Dayjha, Steve.

    Congratulations to all Winter Break Karate Camp Participants!  

    Keep up the spirit, train hard and have Fun! Congratulations and Well Done !

    "Best of the Best"

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  • Ryoshin-Kan / Dragon Force
    Karate News

    22 December 2009
    I:) GREAT BLACK BELT EXAM:  The 2009 Ryoshin-Kan Karate School Black Belt Exam was conducted on Saturday 5 December 2009 from 9 am to 3:30 pm. This was Ryoshin-Kan's 26th Annual Black Belt Exam / Banquet and the 29th Anniversary of the founding of the Ryoshin-Kan Karate school and the Dragon Force Demo Team. All Black Belts testing for Advance Certifications and Brown Belts testing for Black Belt did their Best! Congratulation and Well Done to all Ryoshin-Kan Black Belts!

      

    II:) OUTSTANDING BLACK BELT AWARDS BANQUET: The 26th Annual Ryoshin-Kan Black Belt Awards Banquet was conducted on Sunday 6 December 2009 at the Formosa Super Buffet Restaurant located in Virginia Beach, Virginia. This was a formal affair with Black Belts and their guest receiving Awards.

    WOW: Shihan Thompson and Sensei Michael Milliman performed Board Breaks while wearing their tuxedo at the Beginning of the Awards Banquet. This was the First time that Board Breaks were done at the Awards Banquet.

    Congratulations and Well Done to the 62 participants of the Awards Banquet.

     

    III:) AWARD BANQUET Results: 

     

    Promotions / Advance Certifications:

    1. SHIDOIN Certification: Sensei Michael Milliman 
    2. NIDAN Goshinjitsu: Sensei Michael Milliman
    3. SHODAN Goshinjitsu: Maurice Reed
    4. SHODAN Kobudo: Keegan Grinspoon
    5. SHODAN Kenjitsu: Kai Loree, Christopher Altman, Trent DePeralta
    6. SHODAN Jr Karate-Do: Patrick Johnston, Tylar Williams, Kylee Battelle, Joe Ramirez, Demetria Ramirez, Dia Bolton, Hayden Bowles.

     

    AWARDS:

    1. Black Belt of the Year: Sensei Michael Milliman
    2. Karate Champion Gold Rings: Shihan Thompson and Sensei Michael Milliman 
    3. Black Belt Karate Medals: Sensei Steve Borloz, Sensei Michael Lombardo, Sensei Michael Milliman, Sempai Lynwood Yeatts, Sempai Maurice Reed, Sempai Keegan Grinspoon, Chris Altman, Kai Loree, Trent DePeralta, Patrick Johnston, Tylar Williams, Kylee Battelle, Joe Ramirez, Demetria Ramirez, Dia Bolton, Michael Battelle, and Hayden Bowles.
    4. Dragon Force Karate Demo Team Awards: Sensei Steve Borloz, Sensei Michael Lombardo, Sensei Michael Milliman, Sempai Lynwood Yeatts, Sempai Maurice Reed, Sempai Keegan Grinspoon, Chris Altman, Kai Loree, Trent DePeralta, Patrick Johnston, Tylar Williams, Kylee Battelle, Joe Ramirez, Demetria Ramirez, Dia Bolton, Michael Battelle, and Hayden Bowles.
    5. National Team Membership Awards: Sensei Michael Milliman, Sempai Maurice Reed, Sempai Keegan Grinspoon, Chris Altman, Kai Loree, Trent DePeralta, Joe Ramirez, Demetria Ramirez and Dia Bolton.
    6. National Karate Team Champion Plaque Awards: Shihan Thompson, Sensei Michael Milliman, Sempai Maurice Reed, Sempai Keegan Grinspoon, Chris Altman, Kai Loree, Trent DePeralta, Joe Ramirez, Demetria Ramirez and Dia Bolton. 
    7. Best Support Plaque Awards: Sensei Steve Borloz, Sensei Michael Lombardo, Sempai Lynwood Yeatts
    8. Certificates of Appreciation: All Parents, Grand Parents, Instructors, Students and Guest.
    9. Karate Medals: Baileigh Williams, Nina Loree, Stephen Johnston and Dayjha Armstrong.
    I want to thank each and everyone of you for your Hardwork and Devotion to the Ryoshin-Kan Karate School.

    Congratulations and Well Done!

     

    IV:) Great Christmas Holiday Karate Show
    Congratulations and Well Done to the Ryoshin-Kan Karate School, Dragon Force Demo Team and National Team on an outstanding performance at the 26th Annual Christmas Holiday Karate Show that was conducted at the Pembroke Mall in Virginia Beach, Virginia on 17 December 2009.
    • We had 43 Ryoshin-Kan performers who entertained Hundreds of Spectators.
    • All 12 Acts went very well. (12 Days of Christmas)
    • Drum Corps: Drum Corps and Color Guard did Outstanding.
    • The Pembroke Mall Manager and Staff loved Our Christmas Show. They said it was one of the largest attendance by Spectators at one of their Mall Events. Next Year they will show case us at their Mall in a even larger Area.

    V:) Christmas Party: I will be giving out small toys, Candy and Gifts at the Karate School on Friday 18 December 2009. All Students wear their Karate Ghi / Obi and participate. All are invited. Starts at 5:30PM and ends at 7:30PM. Congratulations and Well Done to All!

    Merry Christmas !
     
    "Best of the Best" ******************************
    • Ryoshin-Kan / Dragon Force Karate News
  • 28 November 2009
    I:) Well Done !  Black and Brown Belt Physical Fitness Test: Congratulations and Well Done to the Ryoshin-Kan Karate School's Black and Brown Belts on passing their Annual Physical Fitness Test conducted on 28 November 2009. Each member did 100 Push-Ups, 100 Sit-Ups, 10 Hand Stand Push-Ups and a complete Review of Kata and Self-Defense
     
    Congratulations and Well Done !

    "Best of the Best" ******************************

  • 24 October 2009
    I:) AWESOME !  2009 World Fall Classic Karate Champions: 
    Congratulations 

    "Awesome Performance by Team Dragon Force!"

    Congratulations and Well Done to the Ryoshin-Kan Karate School's "Team Dragon Force" on an outstanding performance at the "World Fall Classic Martial Arts Championships" conducted at the Hampton University Gymnasium in Hampton, Virginia on 11 October 2009. It was a very well organized and run Martial Arts Tournament. We had a total of 65 Folks from Ryoshin-Kan Karate School, both Competitors, Student Spectators and Parents, that represented our Dojo to the highest level. The Ryoshin-Kan Karate Team did outstanding in all Divisions.

    All of you are Karate Champions! 

     Tournament Results (Note: For detail results see below Tournament section)

    • We had 22 competitors who won a total of 58 Trophies including 23 First Place Trophies in Team Demo, Breaking, Kata, Weapons, Sparring, Self-Defense and Musical Forms.
    • 1st PLACE Demo Team Trophy: (Grand Champions) The Dragon Force National Karate Demo Team are the 2009 World Fall Classic Martial Arts Demo Team Champions!  *** Well Done to Sensei Thompson, Sempai Michael Milliman,  Sempai Maurice Reed, Sempai Keegan Grinspoon, Kai Loree, Chris Altman, Trent DePeralta, Joe Ramirez, Demetria Ramirez, and Dia Bolton.
      "Dragon Force Rocked this Tournament!"
       Congratulations and Well Done !

    "Best of the Best" ******************************

  • Ryoshin-Kan / Dragon Force
    Karate News

    7 October 2009
    I:) OoYah !  GREAT National Karate Team Practice Wow, What an Awesome Practice! The Dragon Force National Karate Demo Team practice with the new uniforms and weapons on Sunday 4 October 2009 was Outstanding. We video taped and reviewed as a Group the new revised National Demo Routine.; We also practiced Breaking, Self-Defense and all Musical Forms Routines. Special Thank You to Sempai Michael Milliman for bringing the very delicious Brownies for our National Team. We ate brownies and drank Power aide / Gator aide and reviewed our performance on TV.  Team Dragon Force is training really hard and they are looking great. The National Karate Demo Team trains every Thursday Night at 7PM and on Sundays from 1 to 3PM. The Dragon Force National Karate Demo Team will perform their new Demo Routine at the 11 October 2009 World Fall Classic Martial Arts Championships. You all are the Best of the Best.  
      Keep up the good Work and High Spirit! 
       
    II:)EXCELLENT Tournament Training Clinic: Congratulations and Well Done to the 35 Adult and Youth Ryoshin-Kan Karate Students who participated in the Tournament Training conducted on Saturday / Sunday 3 / 4 October 2009.  We concentrated on Traditional Weapons Kata, Empty Hand Kata, Musical Forms, Breaking, Self-Defense and Dragon Force National Karate Demo Team Routine.  We practiced both inside the Dojo and on the sidewalk in front of the Karate School. All Adult and Youth Students are encourage to participate in the Saturday Tournament Classes.
       
    III:)AWESOME Breaking Clinic: Well Done to Sempai Michael Milliman on a very successful Breaking Routine conducted on 4 October 2009. He demonstrated Front Kick break on a Board, Hammer Fist break thru 3 stacked Large Bricks and  An Iron Palm Strike thru 3 stacked Large Bricks. He is competing at the Upcoming Karate Tournament in the Breaking Division. Sensei Thompson broke 8 stacked Large Red Bricks with an elbow strike. 

     

    IV:) SHARP LOOKING New Demo Team Uniforms: The New Demo Team uniforms for the Dragon Force National Team look Great and were worn for the First Time at Demo Team Practice on 1 October 2009. The New uniforms seem to be holding up to the rigors of the Demo Team Stunts. We will wear the New Demo Team Uniforms at the upcoming World Fall Classic Martial Arts Championships on 11 October 2009.

    Congratulations and Well Done !

    "Best of the Best" ******************************

    • Ryoshin-Kan / Dragon Force
      Karate News

      30 September 2009
      I:) Great Tournament Training Clinics AWESOME ! Well Done to Team Ryoshin-Kan / Dragon Force on your Great Spirit, Hard Work and Excellent progress in training towards Victory at the World Fall Classic Martial Arts Championships that will be conducted on 11 October 2009 at Hampton University. We have students competing in Kata, Weapons, Sparring, Musical Kata, Musical Weapons, Self-Defense, Breaking and Team Demo.

    ***Congratulations and Well Done to the 36 Adult and Youth Ryoshin-Kan Karate Students who participated in the Tournament Training conducted on Saturday / Sunday 26 & 27 September 2009.  We concentrated on Traditional Weapons Kata, Empty Hand Kata, Musical Forms, Breaking and Dragon Force National Demo Team Routine. All Students practiced walking out , talking to and performing their Kata in front of Judges. We practiced both inside the Dojo and on the sidewalk in front of the Karate School All Adult and Youth Students are encourage to participate in the Saturday Tournament Classes.

    Keep up the Positive Champion spirit!

     

    II:)BREAKING CLINIC: Well Done to Sempai Michael Milliman on a very successful Breaking Routine conducted on 27 September 2009. He broke at five different stations and he successfully performed a Front Kick, Elbow, Forearm, Palm Strike and Hammer Fist breaking techniques on a total of 14 Bricks and one Board. He is competing at the Upcoming Karate Tournament in the Breaking Division. Sensei Thompson broke 8 and 5 stacked Concrete Patio Blocks with elbow strikes

    Congratulations and Well Done !

    "Best of the Best" ******************************

    •   Ryoshin-Kan / Dragon Force Karate News
      31 August 2009
      I:) KARATE SUMMER CAMP PROGRAM 2009
      The 11 weeks of Karate Summer Camp were Great!
      We set New Records in Attendance at the 2009 Karate Summer Camp Program! WOW
      During the last 11 weeks of Karate Summer Camp, We have conducted Martial Arts Training, Field Trips to the Children's Museum of Virginia (Plus Ferry boat Ride), Virginia Zoo, Virginia Marine Science museum, and Jungle Gym, movie trips to "Transformers II" , Ice Age 3", "Night at the Museum 2" , "Monsters Vs Aliens", "Harry Potter 6", "G-Force", "UP", "G.I. Joe", and more ...But the Favorite Camp movie of 2009 was "Nacho Libre!", Eleven very Awesome Talent Show Contest and lots of Fun. 
          
      Ryoshin-Kan Tiki Cup Karate Talent Championships
      Karate Summer Camp Talent Shows were Awesome!
      Congratulations and Well Done to all Participants of the Karate Camp Talent Shows and the Brick Breaking Demos conducted every week at the Ryoshin-Kan Karate School.
       
      TALENT SHOW CONTEST RESULTS
      • TALENT SHOWs were GREAT ! : The individual and Team routines were high spirited and creative. We Awarded Trophies, Fantasy Samurai Swords, Beanie Babies, Stuff Animals, Free Ihop Coupons, Candy, gifts and other Awards. 
      WELL DONE: Congratulations and Well Done to the Following Participants of the Karate Summer Camp 2009.
       
      II:) NEW BRICK BREAKING RECORD! :  Sensei Thompson set a New Ryoshin-Kan Karate School Brick Breaking Record when he Broke 12 Stacked Large Red Bricks with an Elbow Strike on 2 August 2009.
      Well Done!
       
      III:) Karate Tournament Training Clinic :  Well Done to all Participants of the Karate Tournament Training Clinic and Pizza Party conducted at the Ryoshin-Kan Karate School in Virginia Beach, Virginia on 29 August 2009.

      Congratulations and Well Done !

      "Best of the Best" ******************************

      •   Ryoshin-Kan / Dragon Force Karate News
    • 25 July 2009
      I:) KARATE SUMMER CAMP PROGRAM 2009
      The First 5 weeks of Karate Summer Camp were Great!
      You can still sign up for one or more weeks! 
        All Students are encourage to participate in the Karate Summer Camp Program 
      During the last five weeks of Karate Summer Camp, We have conducted Martial Arts Training, Field Trips to the Children's Museum of Virginia (Plus Ferry boat Ride), Virginia Zoo, and Jungle Gym, movie trips to "Transformers II" , Ice Age 3", "Night at the Museum 2" , "Harry Potter 6" and "G-Force", Five very Awesome Talent Show Contest and lots of Fun. 
      The Sixth and Following Weeks of Karate Summer Camp will also be really Fun and Educational.
          
      Ryoshin-Kan Tiki Cup Karate Talent Championships
      Karate Summer Camp Talent Shows are Awesome!
      Congratulations and Well Done to all Participants of the Karate Camp Talent Shows and the Brick Breaking Demos conducted every week at the Ryoshin-Kan Karate School.
       
      TALENT SHOW CONTEST RESULTS
       
      • Excellent Brick Breaking Demos: Sensei Thompson Broke 7 and 8 Concrete Patio blocks with an elbow Strike. 
      • TALENT SHOWs were GREAT ! : The individual and Team routines were high spirited and creative. We Gave out Fantasy Samurai Swords, Beanie Babies, Stuff Animals, Free Ihop Coupons, Candy, gifts and other Awards. 
      WELL DONE: Congratulations and Well Done to the Following Participants of the Karate Summer Camp 2009. Sensei Thompson, Hye Cha Thompson, Sempai Michael Milliman, Sempai Keegan Grinspoon, Kai Loree, Chris Altman, Trent DePeralta, Patrick Johnston, Joe Ramirez, Demetria Ramirez, Xiomania Payton, Hayden Bowles, Tylar Williams, Baileigh Williams, Illeana Amaya, Zachary Bowles, Nicholas Albro, William Albro, Mason Dunaway, Bryce Mullen, Lexi Brown, Bill Solt, Nick Solt, Chikako Loree, Nina Loree, Quinn Barson, Ryan Guay, Dayjha Armstrong, Cavin Jacobs, Elija Butts, Seth Hoover, Jazalyn Hoover, Robert Cuadro, Mr. Cuadro, Kaelyb McFarland, Jonah Hainin, Micah Hanin, Carter Lynch, Joe Bag, Shalal Brown, Tyler Farrior
      Thank You to Mrs. Hye Cha Thompson, Sempai Michael Milliman, Keegan Grinspoon, Kai Loree, Chris Altman, Trent DePeralta, Tylar Williams and Patrick Johnston for excellent work as Camp Assistants.
       
      II:) 40th Anniversary Apollo 11 Moon Landing:  This is the 40th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing that took place on 20 July 1969. I was 15 years old when I watched on TV, Neil Armstrong walk on the Moon. To Honor this event I will teach at Karate Summer Camp a special class with my perspective on the Historic Apollo 11 Event. 
       
      III:) Great Breaking Clinics:  All Tameshiwari / Breaking Clinics that have been conducted every Sunday this Year since January 2009 have been great. The Most recent Breaking Clinics were conducted on 19, 23 and 25 July 2009 and they were Awesome.
      • 19 July - Sensei Thompson Broke 10 Concrete Patio blocks with a single Elbow Strike and Sempai Michael Milliman broke 7 red Bricks with an Elbow Strike.
      • 23 July - Sensei Thompson Broke 7 Concrete Patio blocks with a single Elbow Strike.
      • 25 July - The Following Broke Boards with various Karate Techniques; Sensei Thompson, Maurice Reed, Keegan Grinspoon, Kai Loree, Chris Altman, Mikey Battelle, Patrick Johnston, Tylar Williams, Kylee Battelle.
      Well Done!
       
      IV:) Outstanding Karate-Do Seminar:
      Congratulations and Well done to all participants of the Outstanding Karate-Do Seminar conducted by Hanshi (Grand Master) James Herndon at the Salem United Methodist Church on 11 July 2009.
      The Seminar included a Morning Class Room Session followed by an afternoon Kata Training / Bunkai (application) Session.
      The Karate-Do Seminar covered: History of Motobu-Ha Shito-Ryu Karate-Do, Evolution of Kensei-Kai, Seishin-Kai, Kensei-Kai and Kuniba-Kai, Philosophy and Psychology of Budo, Tomari Bassai Kata and Bunkai.  Well Done to the Following Ryoshin-Kan Participants; Kyoshi Tim Thompson, Sempai Michael Milliman, Sempai Maurice Reed, Sempai Keegan Grinspoon and Michael Anderson.
      *I was taught by and was promoted by Hanshi Herndon in Karate-Do and Kobudo. He is a wonderful and brilliant Teacher. He is my Sensei.
      Congratulations and Well done to all ryoshin-kan Students who participated.  "osu"
       
      Congratulations and Well Done !
      "Best of the Best" ******************************
      • Ryoshin-Kan / Dragon Force Karate News

      30 June 2009

      I:) KARATE SUMMER CAMP PROGRAM 2009

      The First week of Karate Summer Camp was Great!

    • The First Week of Karate Summer camp 22 to 26 June 2009 was Outstanding.
      We conducted Martial Arts Training, Field Trip to Virginia Zoo, movie trip to "Transformers II", Awesome Talent Show Contest and lots of Fun.
      The Second and Following Weeks of Karate Summer Camp will also be really Fun and Educational.
      Ryoshin-Kan Tiki Cup Karate Talent Championship
      Karate Summer Camp Talent Show was Awesome!
      Congratulations and Well Done to all Participants of the Karate Camp Talent Show and the Brick Breaking Demo conducted at the Ryoshin-Kan Karate School on Friday 26 June 2009.
      • Excellent Brick Breaking Demo: Sensei Thompson Broke 7 stacked Concrete Patio Blocks with an elbow Strike.
      • TALENT SHOW was Outstanding: The individual and Team routines were high spirited and creative. We Gave out Beanie Babies, Tiki cups, Nunchaku, gifts and other Awards.
      WELL DONE: Congratulations and Well Done to the Following Participants of the 1st week of Karate Summer Camp 2009. Sensei Thompson, Sempai Michael Milliman, Kai Loree,Chris Altman,Patrick Johnston,Hayden Bowles, Zachary Bowles,Bryce Mullen, Hye Cha Thompson, Bill Solt, Nick Solt, Chikako Loree, Nina Loree, Quinn Barson, Ryan Guay, Cavin Jacobs, Elija Butts, Seth Hoover, Jazalyn Hoover, Robert Cuadro, Kaelyb McFarland, Jonah Hainin, Micah Hanin, Carter Lynch, Joe Bag.
      You can still sign up for one or more weeks!
        All Students are encourage to participate in the Karate Summer Camp Program 
       
      II:) Lynnhaven Elem School Karate Field Day: Sensei Thompson taught a special Karate Program for the Lynnhaven Elementary School in Virginia Beach, Virginia on 12 June 2009. He taught a three hour program divided up into 3 sessions that included a 5th Grade session, 4th Grade session and a 3rd Grade session. The sessions included Basic Karate, Self-Defense and Philosophy.
      It was alot of students and over 250 Karate School / Summer Camp flyers were handed out.
      Well Done to all participants.
       
      III:) DRAGON FORCE in the News: Sensei Thompson, The Ryoshin-Kan Karate School and the Dragon Force Karate Demo Team were recently featured on TV, Radio, On-line News articles and Youtube concerning their Victories and Adventures at Tournaments, Demos and Classes.
      • Great RADIO SPECIAL:Sensei Thompson was a guest on the Specialist Radio Show (Radio Channel 850AM) on 18 June 2009. The Show focused on Sensei Thompson's Bio, the Ryoshin-Kan Karate School and the Dragon Force Demo Team.
      IV:)Sensei's Birthday Party
      THANK YOU !
      I want to thank all of you for the very nice Birthday Party Conducted at the Ryoshin-Kan Karate School and at the Pizza Restaurant across from the Dojo. We had a total 83 participants and we all had fun, especially me.
      I broke two stacks of 5 each Concrete Patio Blocks (Slabs) 5 X 5 for a total of 10 concrete Slabs.
      That represented my age of 55.(Plus 10 = 10 June my Birth Date.
      I want to thank all of you for the very nice Gifts, Cards, food, drinks, and snacks.
      I especially want to thank my lovely wife for making the Party a success.
       
      V:) KARATE CHAMPIONS:
      "Awesome Performance by Team Dragon Force!"
      Congratulations and Well Done to the Ryoshin-Kan Karate School's "Team Dragon Force" on an outstanding performance at the "The Battle of the 7 Cities Martial Arts Championships" conducted at the Bayside High School Gymnasium in Virginia Beach, Virginia on 6 June 2009. It was a very well organized and run Martial Arts Tournament. We had a total of 41 Folks from Ryoshin-Kan Karate School, both Competitors, Student Spectators and Parents, that represented our Dojo to the highest level. The Ryoshin-Kan Karate Team did outstanding in all Divisions.
      All of you are Karate Champions! 
      Tournament Results
      • We had 12 competitors who won a total of 28 Trophies / medals / Awards.
      • Special Appreciation Award Plaque: Sensei Thompson
      • BEST DEMO TEAM AWARD: The Dragon Force National Karate Team was awarded a beautiful "Best Demo Team" Award Plaque and a Very Special 5 Dragon Heads Statue for their Outstanding Demo at the beginning of the tournament. This is the First Time that we performed the Brand New Dragon Force National Karate Demo Team routine with New Music at a Demo / Tournament Event this Year. Well Done to Sensei Thompson, Sempai Michael Milliman, Sempai Maurice Reed, Sempai Keegan Grinspoon, Kai Loree, Chris Altman, Trent DePeralta, Joe Ramirez, Dia Bolton,Demetria Ramirez.
      "Dragon Force Rocked this Tournament!"
      Congratulations and Well done to all Participants, Parents and friends.
      See below Tournament Section for detail Results.
      Congratulations and Well Done !
      "Best of the Best" ******************************


    • Ryoshin-Kan / Dragon Force Karate News
      26 May 2009

      I:) GREAT STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL 2009:

       Parade and Karate Show

      Congratulations and Well done to all Ryoshin-Kan Karate School Participants on an outstanding performance at the Strawberry Festival Parade and Karate Show that was conducted in the Pungo area of Virginia Beach, Virginia on 23 / 24 May 2009.
       
      Strawberry Festival Parade Results: (3rd Place)
      We Won 3rd Place in the Strawberry Festival Parade 23 May 2009. The Parade Officials presented a beautiful 3rd Place Trophy Plaque Award to our Karate School. We also received the 2009 Strawberry Festival Participation Award. We had 75 total participants in the Parade on 23 May. The Float Team was a huge success due to the Hard Work of Allen Loree's Family, Steven Atman's Family, and all the other helpers. Well Done to the Banner Team, Honor Guard, Color Guard, Drum Corps, Dragon Float, and all the Instructors, Students, Parents and Guest.
       
      Strawberry Festival Dragon Force Karate Show Results:
      Congratulations and Well done to the Dragon Force Karate Demo Team on performing an outstanding Karate Show on the Strawberry Festival Main Stage on 24 May 2009.
      We had a total of 25 Performers / Helpers that performed an awesome Karate Show and the hundreds of Spectators went wild.
      Sensei Thompson successfully broke 21 Large Red Bricks and the Dragon Force Karate Demo Team broke 21 Boards in honor of our 21st performance at the Strawberry Festival. We even had Jonel, Allen and Steven Break a Board. All Breaks came off without a hitch!
      "Dragon Force Rocked this Festival"
      THANK YOU: A Special Thank You to Sensei Steve Borloz, Sempai Michael Milliman, Allen Loree Family, Steve Altman Family and all the Instructors, Students, Parents and Guest, who made this a very successful Dragon Force Strawberry Festival.
      Congratulations and Well done.

       

      II:) GREAT EARTH DAY KARATE SHOW 2009:

      Congratulations and Well done to the Ryoshin-Kan Karate School and the Dragon Force Karate Demo Team on performing an Awesome Karate Show at the Earth Day Festival 3 May 2009 at the MT Trashmore Park in

      Virginia Beach, VA. 

      Keep up the spirit, train hard and have Fun!

      Congratulations and Well Done !
      "Best of the Best"

    • Ryoshin-Kan / Dragon Force Karate News
      18 April 2009

      I:) GREAT SPRING BREAK KARATE CAMP 2009:

      NOTE: We set a Spring Break Karate Camp record in attendance numbers in April 2009.

      This was the best year for the Spring Break Karate Camp Program

      Congratulations to all thirty-two Participants of the 2009 Spring Break Karate Camp conducted at the Ryoshin-Kan Karate School in Virginia Beach, Virginia 10 to 17 April 2009.

      We conducted Martial Arts Training, Karate Demos, Brick Breaking Demos, Field Trips to Virginia Zoo and a Movie Trip to see “Dragon Ball Z”, Awesome Talent Show Contest, games and lots of Fun.

      • The Karate Camp Talent Show Competition was Awesome.
      • We gave out a total of 52 Large Trophies (5 Ft), Awards and Gifts. 

      Well Done to all Participants and Camp Support: Sensei, Mike, Lynnwood, Steve A, Maurice, Keegan, Kai, Chris, Mikey, Joe, Mike D, J-Man, Mike A, Kylee, Hayden, Zachary, Illeana, Tylar, Patrick, Demetria, Dia, Kahlil, Tristan, Ryan, Nina, Ethan, Jeffery, Ziekia, Dayjha, Christina, Dave, Guay and Mrs. Hye Cha Thompson.

      Congratulations to all Spring Break Karate Camp Participants!  

       

      II:) BROWN and BLUE BELT PROMOTIONS: Congratulations and Well done to the Following Students who tested on 16 April 2009 for Brown and Blue Belts.
      • Hayden Bowles -Brown Belt (3rd Kyu)
      • Illeana Amaya - Blue Belt (5th Kyu)

      III:) NEW DRAGON FORCE KARATE COMIC BOOK (Collectors Edition): The Dragon Force Karate Demo Team stars in this Comic Book that is filled with thrilling Martial Arts action. They battle the Evil Ninja Pigs to save their Village. This Comic Book was originally released in 1993 and it was so successful that it led to the 1995 release of the "Adventures of Dragon Force Karate Demo Team " Movie.

      We have a fresh supply of the Comic Books at the Ryoshin-Kan Karate School and they are only $5 Dollars each. All Proceeds go to the Ryoshin-Kan / Dragon Force Karate Team.
      Keep up the spirit, train hard and have Fun!
      Congratulations and Well Done !
      "Best of the Best"
      • Ryoshin-Kan / Dragon Force Karate News
        1 March 2009
      CONGRATULATIONS!
      Ryoshin-Kan Karate School
      Dragon Force National Karate Demo Team
      I. Awesome NSU Basketball Haft time Karate Demos: Congratulations and Well Done to the Dragon Force Karate Demo Team on an outstanding performance at the Norfolk State vs. Hampton Basketball Doubleheader Haft time Karate Demos that were conducted at the Joseph Echols Hall Arena at the Norfolk State University on 28 February 2009.
      • We had 31 Ryoshin-Kan participants including Performers, Parents and Friends.
      • We performed the Dragon Force National Champion Routine at two NSU University Haft Time Shows in Front of over 5 Thousand Cheering Spectators.
      • TV SPECIAL: Channel 13 News Filmed the Game and haft time show.
      Well Done to the Following Dragon Force Demo Team Members who performed Awesome Karate Demos at this Event: Sensei Thompson, Sempai Michael Milliman, Jerimy Brecheen, Keegan Grinspoon, Chris Altman, Kai Loree, Trent DePeralta, Joe Ramirez, Dia Bolton, and Demetria Ramirez.
      Congratulations and Well Done to All!
      "Dragon Force Rocked these Haft Time Shows!"
       
      II. KARATE CHAMPIONS:
      Congratulations and Well Done to the Ryoshin-Kan Karate School's, Team Dragon Force on an outstanding performance at the Beach Blast Martial Arts Tournament conducted at the Wyndham Hotel at the Ocean Front in Virginia Beach, Virginia on 27 / 28 February. 
      • Dragon Force performed their award winning National Karate Routine / Demo after the National Anthem to kick off the tournament on Friday night. We were asked to perform because we are the World Cup Martial Arts Demo Team National Champions!
      We had minimum participation at this tournament in the individual events because we were preparing for the Big televised Haft time Karate Shows at the NSU University on Saturday night.
       
       1st Place Tournament Results
      • 1st PLACE Black Belt Youth Musical Weapons: Keegan Grinspoon
      • 1st PLACE Black Belt Youth Musical Weapons: Chris Altman
      • 1st PLACE Black Belt Youth Xtreme Weapons: Kai Loree
      • 1st PLACE Black Belt Youth Traditional Weapons: Chris Altman
      • 1st PLACE Black Belt Youth Traditional Kata: Chris Altman
      • TOP Ryoshin-Kan JUDGES : Sensei Michael Lombardo and Sempai Lynwood Yeatts
      "Dragon Force Rocked this Tournament!"
       
      Congratulations and Well done to all Participants, Parents, Other Relatives and friends. 
      Keep up the spirit, train hard and have Fun!
      Congratulations and Well Done !
      "Best of the Best"

    • Ryoshin-Kan / Dragon Force Karate News
      1 January 2009
      Happy New Year!
      28th Annual WINTER SHUGYO: - Congratulations and Well Done to all participants of the Ryoshin-Kan's 28th annual Winter Shugyo that was conducted on 1 January 2009 at 6:30am at the Ocean Front in Virginia Beach, Virginia.
      • Winter Shugyo is a special training event for Karate Students to welcome in the New Year. This is a very Traditional Event that brings out the True Bushido Karate Spirit in all of us.
      • After the training the group met for Breakfast at Mary's Restaurant at the Ocean Front in Virginia Beach, Virginia.
      • We had 15 Folks who Participated.
      • We trained on the Beach and in the Atlantic Ocean. 
      • It was 23 Degrees at the 1 January 2009 Winter Shugyo. It was Cold!

      Well Done to Shihan Thompson, Sensei Steve Borloz, Sempai Michael Milliman, Sempai Jerimy Brecheen, Sempai Keegan Grinspoon, Kai Loree, Chris Altman, Allan Loree, Chikako Loree, Dan Elder, Sharon Elder, Steve Altman, Lourie Altman, Christina Altman and Amanda G.

      Keep up the spirit, train hard and have Fun!

      Congratulations and Well Done !
      "Best of the Best"
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    • Ryoshin-Kan / Dragon Force Karate News

    28 December 2008

     I:) Best Ever Christmas Holiday Karate Show: Congratulations and Well Done to the Ryoshin-Kan Karate School, Dragon Force Demo Team and National Team on an outstanding performance at the 25th Annual Christmas Holiday Karate Show that was conducted at the Gallery at Military Circle Mall on 19 December 2008.

    • We had 32 Ryoshin-Kan performers who entertained a very large group of spectators.
    • All 12 Acts went very Well including breaking the 12 red bricks. (12 Days of Christmas)
    • Drum Corps: Drum Corps and Color Guard did Outstanding.
    • TV SPECIAL: The Christmas Karate Show will be shown on the TAS Sports TV Show for three weeks. Show times to be announced via separate e-mail.

    A Special Thank you goes out to the Following Folks who help organize, transport and set up  the Karate Show; Sensei Steve Borloz, Mike Milliman, Jerimy Brecheen, Steven Altman, Dave Heck, Larry Williams, Jonel DePeralta, Allen Loree and Ryoshin-Kan.

    Congratulations and Well Done to All!

    II:) GREAT BLACK BELT EXAM:  The 2008 Ryoshin-Kan Karate School Black Belt Exam was conducted on Saturday 6 December 2008 from 9 am to 4 pm. This was Ryoshin-Kan's 25th Annual Black Belt Exam / Banquet and the 28th anniversary of the founding of the Ryoshin-Kan Karate school and the Dragon Force Demo Team.

    All Black Belts testing for Advance Certifications and Brown Belts testing for Black Belt did their Best! Congratulation and Well Done to all Black Belts!

    III:) OUTSTANDING BLACK / BROWN BELT AWARDS BANQUET: The 25th Annual Ryoshin-Kan Black & Brown Belt Awards Banquet was conducted on Sunday 7 December 2008 at the Formosa Super Buffet Restaurant located in Virginia Beach, Virginia. This was a formal affair with Black Belts, Brown Belts, Dragon Force Demo Team and their guest receiving Awards.

    Congratulations and Well Done to the 63 participants of the Awards Banquet.

     

    AWARD BANQUET Results: 

     

    Promotions / Advance Certifications:

    1. SANDAN Kobudo: Sensei Michael Lombardo Jr. 
    2. SANDAN Karate-Do: Sempai Michael Milliman
    3. NIDAN Kobudo: Michael Milliman
    4. NIDAN Kenjitsu: Maurice Reed
    5. NIDAN Karate-Do: Jerimy Brecheen 
    6. NIDAN Jr. Karate-Do: Keegan Grinspoon
    7. SHODAN Karate-Do: Marla Metz
    8. SHODAN Jr Karate-Do: Kai Loree, Christopher Altman, Trent DePeralta, Michael Battelle

    AWARDS:

    1. Black Belt of the Year: Sempai Keegan Grinspoon
    2. Dragon Force Awards: Sensei Steve Borloz, Sensei Michael Lombardo, Sempai Michael Milliman, Sempai Lynwood Yeatts, Sempai Jerimy Brecheen, Sempai Maurice Reed, Sempai Keegan Grinspoon, Chris Altman, Kai Loree, Trent DePeralta, Joe Ramirez, Dia Bolton, Demetria Ramirez, Michael Battelle, and Kylee Battelle.
    3. National Team Membership Awards: Sensei Steve Borloz, Sensei Michael Lombardo, Sempai Michael Milliman, Sempai Lynwood Yeatts, Sempai Jerimy Brecheen, Sempai Maurice Reed, Sempai Keegan Grinspoon, Chris Altman, Kai Loree, Trent DePeralta, and Joe Ramirez.
    4. National Karate Champions Award: Sensei Steve Borloz, Sensei Michael Lombardo, Sempai Michael Milliman, Sempai Lynwood Yeatts, Sempai Jerimy Brecheen, Sempai Maurice Reed, Sempai Keegan Grinspoon, Chris Altman, Kai Loree, Trent DePeralta, Joe Ramirez, Dia Bolton, and Demetria Ramirez.
    5. Best Support Plaque Awards: Sensei Steve Borloz, Sempai Lynwood Yeatts
    6. National Team Plaque Awards: Sensei Michael Lombardo, Sempai Michael Milliman, Sempai Jerimy Brecheen, Sempai Maurice Reed, Sempai Keegan Grinspoon, Chris Altman, Kai Loree, Trent DePeralta, and Joe Ramirez.
    7. Certificates of Appreciation: All Parents, Grand Parents, Instructors, Students and Guest.

    I want to thank each and everyone of you for your Hardwork and Devotion to the Ryoshin-Kan Karate School.

    Congratulations and Well Done!

    R/
    Sensei Thompson, 8th Dan
    Ryoshin-Kan Karate School
    Dragon Force National Karate Demo Team

    "Best of the Best"

     

  • Ryoshin-Kan / Dragon Force Karate News

    2 November 2008

     

    I:) GREAT KYU BELT PROMOTIONS: Congratulations and Well done to all Ryoshin-Kan Karate Students who Tested for Gold, Purple, Green, Blue, and Belt Stripes during October 2008.  Well Done! 

    •  Kylee Battelle - Blue Belt 5th Kyu (4 Oct 08)
    • Dia Bolton - Blue Belt 5th Kyu (24 Sept 08)
    • Xiomania Payton - Blue Belt 5th Kyu (30 Oct 08)
    • Hayden Bowles - Blue Belt 5th Kyu (30 Oct 08)
    • Demetria Ramirez -Green Belt 6th Kyu(2 Oct 08)
    • Sam Walton - Green Belt 7th Kyu (10 Oct 08)
    • Lexi Brown - Purple Belt 8th Kyu (10 Oct 08)
    • Nyle Elder - Purple Belt 8th Kyu (10 Oct 08)
    • Quinn Barson - Gold Belt 9th Kyu (10 Oct 08)
    • Michael Anderson - Gold Belt 9th Kyu (18 Oct 08)
    • Mason Dunaway - Gold Belt 9th Kyu (25 Oct 08)
    • Nicholas Albro - Gold Belt 9th Kyu (30 Oct 08)
     Well Done! 
     
    II:) WORLD KARATE CHAMPIONS 2008:
    "Dragon Force Rocked this Tournament!"
    Congratulations and Well Done to the Ryoshin-Kan Karate School's "Team Dragon Force" on an outstanding performance at the "2008 World Fall Classic Martial Arts Championships" conducted at the Hampton University in Hampton, Virginia on 12 October 2008.
    We had a total of 35 Folks from Ryoshin-Kan Karate School, both Competitors and Parents, that represented our Dojo to the highest level.
    "When it was all said and done, Dragon Force Took home the hardware (1st Place Trophy)."
    It was a very well organized and run Martial Arts Tournament.
    The Ryoshin-Kan / Dragon Force National Karate Team did outstanding in all Events.
     
     Tournament Results
    • We won a total of 32 Trophies INCLUDING 12 First Place in Team Demo, Weapons, Kata, Kumite, Self-Defense, Musical Kata and Musical Weapons.
    • 1st PLACE DEMO TEAM: The Dragon Force National Karate Team are the 2008 World Fall Classic Martial Arts Demo Team Champions!
    • Well Done to Sensei Thompson, Sensei Michael Lombardo, Sempai Michael Milliman, Jerimy Brecheen, Keegan Grinspoon, Chris Altman, Kai Loree, Trent DePeralta, Joe Ramirez, Dia Bolton, Demetria Ramirez, Xiomania Payton.
    • Congratulations and Well done to all Participants, Parents and friends. 
    III:) GREAT TAMESHIWARI (Breaking) Demos / Clinics: Well done to all participants of the Karate Breaking Clinics conducted from 4 OCT to 2 NOV 2008. We broke, wood boards, bricks, patio blocks, and concrete blocks. We demonstrated Elbow, Palm, Knife Hand, Ridge Hand, Round House Kick, Knee Kick, Front Kick, Spin Back Kick, Speed Breaks, Punch and hammer fist techniques.
    Breaking Clinic Results 
    • Sensei Thompson - Broke 10 stacked Concrete Patio Blocks with an elbow strike. Broke 10 Large Red Bricks with an Elbow Strike, Broke 7 Mixed Concrete (red & Grey) patio blocks with an elbow strike. Broke 6 & 7 Concrete Blocks with an elbow Strike. Broke 2 Concrete Blocks with a punch. Round house break on a board. Shuto strike break on a Board, Plus a Punch Speed Break on a Board.
    • Sensei Michael Lombardo - Roundhouse kick break on a board, Palm strike break on a Brick and concrete block.
    • Sempai Michael Milliman - Broke 3 stacked mixed Concrete Blocks with an Elbow Strike, Performed Right Iron Palm Strikes on 2 Concrete Blocks.
    • Jerimy Brecheen - Palm Strike on a Concrete Block. He is also broke a board with a flying knee break. and twice did a Ridge hand break on boards.
    • Keegan Grinspoon - Spin back kick Break on a Board.
    • Patrick Johnston - Elbow strike Break on a Board
    • Mike Anderson - Palm strike Break on a Board
    Well Done!

  • Ryoshin-Kan / Dragon Force Karate News

    29 September 2008

     

    I:) GREAT KYU BELT PROMOTIONS: Congratulations and Well done to all Ryoshin-Kan Karate Students who Tested for Gold, Purple, Green, Blue, Brown and Belt Stripes during August and September 2008.  Well Done! 

     

    II:) EXCELLENT GOSHINJITSU / KARATE SEMINAR:

    Congratulations and Well done to all participants of the Outstanding Goshinjitsu (self-defense) and Karate Seminar conducted by Grand Master Stengele at the Ryoshin-Kan Karate School on 19 and 20 September 2008. We had a total of 75 Adult and Youth participants in the Friday and Saturday Events. Grand Master Stengele evaluated Sensei Thompson and the Ryoshin-Kan Karate School by watching our performance in the Karate classes on Friday night and at Seminar on Saturday morning. He gave us an Outstanding "A+" mark. He was very impressed. Well done to all Participants.

     

    III:) CONGRATULATIONS to SENSEI THOMPSON 8TH DAN PROMOTION:

    Congrats to Sensei Thompson on his promotion to Hachidan (8th Degree Black Belt). Grand Master Stengele conducted the Test on 19 and 20 September 2008. Sensei Thompson has been practicing the Martial Arts for over 35 years and part of his test was to break 8 concrete blocks with an elbow technique. He successfully demonstrated this break at the Seminar on 20 September 2008.

     

    IV:) GREAT TAMESHIWARI (Breaking) Demos / Clinics: Well done to all participants of the Karate Breaking Clinics conducted in August and September 2008. We broke, wood boards, bricks, patio blocks, ceramic tiles and concrete blocks. We demonstrated Elbow, Palm, Knife Hand, Round House Kick, Knee Kick, Front Kick, Spin Back Kick, Speed Breaks, Punch and hammer fist techniques. If you would like to participate in a Breaking Clinic send us an E-mail.

    V:) NEW RYOSHIN-KAN CONCRETE BLOCK BREAKING RECORD: Congratulations and Well Done to Sensei Thompson on breaking 10 stacked Concrete patio blocks with an downward Elbow Strike on Sunday 31 August 2008 at the Ryoshin-Kan Karate School in Virginia Beach, Virginia. This is a new Ryoshin-Kan Breaking Record for Concrete Blocks.

    NOTE: Sensei Thompson also set the Ryoshin-Kan Record for brick breaking when he broke the 10 stacked large red bricks with an elbow strike back on 11/22 /2007.

    Congratulations and Well Done!

    VI:) NEW NATIONAL KARATE TEAM MEMBERS:  Congratulations and Well Done Jerimy Brecheen and Joe Ramirez for Officially being Selected to the Dragon Force National Karate Demo Team. They both did outstanding on their tryouts that were conducted at the Ryoshin-Kan Karate School on 28 September 2008.  Well Done! 

     

    VII:) ADULT NOON CLASS, SELF-DEFENSE CLASS and Buddy Night:

    • Noon Class - Back by popular demand. Conducted every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday at 12 Noon For Adult / Teenager Students.
    • Self-Defense Class - Basic to advance self-defense classes are conducted for Adults every Wednesday at 8pm. All Parents and Adult Students are encouraged to participate in these self-defense classes. Bring your friends for a Free class.
    • Buddy Night: Bring a friend in for a Free Class. See Sensei for details.

    If you would like to participate, send me an e-mail or call (757) 468-1643 and you can participate in one class for Free. Bring your friends. 

    "Best of the Best"

  • Ryoshin-Kan / Dragon Force Karate News

    18 August 2008

    KARATE CAMP / TIKI CUP KARATE TALENT Championships / BREAKING CLINICS & DEMOS

    NOTE: The 2008 Karate Summer Camp Program set new records on attendance. Concratulations and Well Done to all Participants of the Ryoshin-Kan Karate Camp. 
    I:) GREAT BROWN BELT TESTING:
    Congratulations and Well done to the following Students who were awarded their new Brown Belt rank.
    Kai Loree - Brown Belt 2nd Kyu (6 August 2008),
    Chris Altman - Brown Belt 2nd Kyu (6 August 2008),
    Max Ward Brown - Belt 3rd Kyu (4 August 2008).
    II:) TWO GREAT KARATE DEMOS: Congratulations and Well done to the Ryoshin-Kan Karate School and the Dragon Force Karate Demo Team on performing an outstanding Karate Demos at the Childtime Center Tiffany Lane 4 August and the Childtime Center Kempsville 8 August 2008.
    *We had a total of 28 Performers / Helpers that performed awesome Karate Demos for the large crowd of children spectators at both of the Childtime Centers.
    *All Routines were great especially the Naihanchi Kata on shoulders, Weapons demo, Kata, self-defense and the new Dragon Force National Karate Routine.
    Well Done to the Following Ryoshin-Kan / Dragon Force Performers: Sensei Thompson, Jerimy Brecheen, Maurice Reed, Keegan Grinspoon, Tyler Bates, Chris Altman, Kai Loree, Trent Deperalta, Joe Ramirez, Xiomania Payton, Hayden Bowles, Dia Bolton, Zachary Bowles, Nina Loree, Illeana Amaya, Adam Lenox, Hannah Laura, John Laura, Jordan Stadsvold, Nyle Elder, Kahil Murrow, Lexi Brown, and Adriana Rice.
    "Dragon Force Rocked these Demos"
    Congratulations and Well done.
    III:) GREAT TAMESHIWARI (Breaking) Clinics: Well done to all participants of the Breaking Clinics conducted 3 to 17 August 2008. We broke, wood boards, bricks, patio blocks, concrete blocks, and ceramic tiles. We demonstrated Elbow, Palm, Knife Hand, Round House Kick, Knee Kick, Front Kick, Spin Back Kick, Speed Breaks, Head Breaks, Punch and hammer fist techniques. Well Done!
    *Sensei Thompson Broke 10 large Red Stacked Bricks, 7 Concrete Blocks, 5 and 7 Stacked Mixed Concrete patio blocks with an elbow techniques, Broke 10 ceramic tiles with a downward knife hand strike, performed a speed break on a tile with a sideways knife hand strike, Speed Breaks through 2 boards with a round house kick, Speed Break through a board with a punch and a head break on a board. Double elbow strikes at the same time through 4 large red bricks. He also demonstrated a knife hand break on a brick and a downward punch through a concrete block.
    *Sempai Michael Milliman demonstrated an Iron Palm technique on a patio block. He also demonstrated elbow techniques through 4 red brick and 3 mix patio block.
    *Jerimy Brecheen broke an elevated Red Patio block with a hammer Fist strike, he demonstrated the Iron Palm Break and he broke one patio block with an elbow technique. Jerimy also did a jumping Knee Break on a board.
    *Keegan Grinspoon did a spinning back kick break on a board.
    *Chris Altman did a front kick break on a board.
    *Joe Ramirez did a front kick break on a board.
    Well Done! "BZ"
    IV. GREAT KARATE TALENT SHOWS: Ryoshin-Kan Tiki Cup Karate Talent Championships
    The individual and Team routines have been very high spirited and creative. We have given out 168 Tiki cups, Candy, gifts and other Awards at the Tiki Cup Karate Talent Championships that are conducted every Friday at Karate Summer Camp 2008.
    Talent Show 1st Place Winners
    FIRST PLACE "Tiki Cup" Winners: Sensei Thompson, Jerimy Brecheen, Maurice Reed, Zinjin Iglesia, Bella Bartha, Keegan Grinspoon, Tyler Bates, Chris Altman, Kai Loree, Trent DePeralta, Mikey Battelle, Joe Ramirez, Daniel Daum, Tyler Williams, Xiomania Payton, Baileigh Williams, Kylee Battelle, Hayden Bowles, Demetria Ramirez, Dia Bolton, Jacob Silva, Nina Loree, Zachary Bowles, Orion Wood, Illeana Amaya, Adam Lenox, Hannah Laura, John Laura, Jeffery Proctor, Kahlil Murrow, Venny Parente, Simon Straw, Nyle Elder, Lexi Brown, Quinn Barson, Ziekia Proctor, Ian Buttolph, Kane Buttolph, Jordan Stadsvold, Adriana Rice, and Hye Cha Thompson.
    Congratulations and Well Done!
    V. KARATE SUMMER CAMP PROGRAM: Overall Karate Camp has been really Fun and Educational. So far we have conducted NOTE: You can still sign up for one or more weeks of Karate Summer Camp! Register for Camp 18 to 29 August 2008. Overall Karate Camp has been really Fun and Educational. So far we have conducted Martial Arts Training, Karate Demos, Field Trip to Military Aviation Museum, Ocean Breeze Water Park, movie trips to "Kung Fu Panda / Iron Man/ Hulk/ Get Smart/ Journey to the Center of the Earth/ Hellboy II/ The Mummy/ Space Chimps", Virginia Zoo, Virginia Aquarium Marine Science Museum, Kids Cove Park, Awesome Talent Show Contest, games and lots of Fun.
    You can still sign up for one or more weeks!
    If you have any questions e-mail us or call (757) 468-1643.
    "Best of the Best !"

  • Ryoshin-Kan / Dragon Force News

    26 July 2008

    KARATE CAMP / TIKI CUP KARATE TALENT Championships / BREAKING CLINICS & DEMOS

    I. Ryoshin-Kan Tiki Cup Karate Talent Championships:
    Conducted every Friday at Karate Summer Camp. The June and July Karate Summer Camp Talent Shows were Excellent!
    Congratulations and Well Done to all Participants of the Karate Camp, Tiki Cup Talent Championships and the Brick Breaking Clinics conducted at the Ryoshin-Kan Karate School in July 2008.
    Well Done!
    I. GREAT BRICK BREAKING Clinics: Well done to all participants of the Brick Breaking Clinics conducted on 20 and 26 July. Sensei Thompson Broke 10 stacked red bricks, 8 Red Bricks and 5 Grey Concrete patio blocks with elbow techniques. He also demonstrated a knife hand Break on a Brick. Iron Palm through a Red patio block and elbow strike through 4 Red Bricks demonstrated by Michael Milliman. Jerimy Brecheen broke an elevated Red Patio block with a hammer Fist strike and he demonstrated the Iron Palm Break.
    II. GREAT BELT TESTING: Congratulations and Well done to the following Students who were awarded their Gold Belt on Friday 25 July 2008; Adam Lenox, Hannah Laura, John Laura and Illeana Amaya. "BZ"
    III. KARATE SUMMER CAMP PROGRAM: Overall Karate Camp has been really Fun and Educational. So far we have conducted Martial Arts Training, Field Trip to Military Aviation Museum, Ocean Breeze Water Park, movie trips to "Kung Fu Panda / Iron Man/ Hulk/ Get Smart/ Journey to the Center of the Earth/ Hellboy II", Virginia Zoo, Awesome Talent Show Contest, games and lots of Fun.
    You can still sign up for one or more weeks!
    If you have any questions e-mail us or call (757) 468-1643.
    "Best of the Best !"

  • Ryoshin-Kan / Dragon Force News

    15 June 2008

    Battle of the 7 Cities Martial Arts Champions

    "Dragon Force Rocked This Tournament"
    Congratulations and Well Done to the Ryoshin-Kan Karate School's "Team Dragon Force" on an outstanding performance at the "The Battle of the 7 Cities Martial Arts Championships" conducted at the Lake Taylor High School Gymnasium in Norfolk, Virginia on 14 June 2008. It was a very well organized and run Martial Arts Tournament.
    1. We had 10 competitors who won a total of 25 Trophies / medals.
    2. BEST DEMO TEAM AWARD: The Dragon Force National Karate Team was awarded a 1st Place "Grand Champion" Trophy for their Outstanding Demo at the beginning of the tournament. Well Done to Sensei Thompson, Zinjin Iglesia, Bella Bartha, Jerimy Brecheen, Keegan Grinspoon, Chris Altman, Kai Loree, Trent DePeralta, Joe Ramirez and Daniel Daum.
    3. Bella Bartha won 1st Place in Youth Black Belt Kumite
    4. Daniel Daum won 1st Place in Kyu Belt Weapons
    5. Jerimy Brecheen won 2nd Place in Adult Black Belt Weapons
    6. Jerimy Brecheen won 2nd Place in Adult Black Belt Kata
    7. Zinjin Iglesia won 2nd Place in Youth Black Belt Weapons
    8. The Following won 3rd to 4th Place in Weapons: Bella Bartha,Keegan Grinspoon, Chris Altman, Kai Loree, Trent DePeralta, Joe Ramirez.
    9. The Following won 3rd to 4th Place in Kata: Zinjin Iglesia, Bella Bartha, Keegan Grinspoon, Chris Altman, Kai Loree, Trent DePeralta, Joe Ramirez, Daniel Daum.
    10. The Following won 3rd to 4th Place in Kumite: Jerimy Brecheen, Keegan Grinspoon, Chris Altman, Kai Loree, Trent DePeralta.
    Congratulations and Well done to all Participants, Parents and friends. "osu"
    "Best of the Best"

  • Ryoshin-Kan / Dragon Force News

    26 May 2008

    Great Strawberry Festival Parade and Karate Show

    Congratulations and Well done to all Ryoshin-Kan Karate School Participants on an outstanding performance at the Strawberry Festival Parade and Karate Show that was conducted in Pungo on 24 / 25 May 2008.
    I: Strawberry Festival Parade Results: We had 53 total participants in the Parade on 24 May. We received the 2008 Strawberry Festival Participation Award. The Float Team was a huge success due to the Hard Work of Allen Loree's Family, Bartha Family, and all the other helpers. Well Done to the Banner Team, Honor Guard, Color Guard, Drum Corps, Dragon Float, Altman's Big Red Truck and all the Instructors, Students, Parents and Guest.
    II: Strawberry Festival Dragon Force Karate Show Results: Congratulations and Well done to the Dragon Force Karate Demo Team on performing an outstanding Karate Show on the Strawberry Festival Main Stage on 25 May 2008. We had a total of 28 Performers / Helpers that performed an awesome Karate Show and the hundreds of Spectators went wild. We broke 20 hand painted boards (Bella Bartha's artwork) and 20 red Bricks in honor of our 20th performance at the Strawberry Festival. All Breaks came off without a hitch!
    Dragon Force Rocked this Festival"
    THANK YOU: A Special Thank You to Sensei Steve Borloz, Sensei Michael Lombardo, Sempai Michael Milliman, Allen Loree Family, Mike Bartha Family, Steve Altman Family and all the Instructors, Students, Parents and Guest, who made this a very successful Dragon Force Strawberry Festival.
    Congratulations and Well done.
    "Best of the Best"

  • Ryoshin-Kan / Dragon Force News

    17 May 2008

    I. Congratulations to New Dragon Force Demo Team / National Team Members:

    Congratulations to the following Outstanding students who successfully passed the Test and made the Dragon Force Karate Demo Team and National Team on 17 April 2008.
    NEW DRAGON FORCE NATIONAL KARATE TEAM MEMBERS:
    Trent DePeralta, Chris Altman, Kai Loree
    NEW KARATE DEMO TEAM MEMBERS:
    Daniel Daum, Joe Ramirez
    Congratulations and Well done to all participants. "Best of the Best"

    II:New Adult Brown Belt: Congratulations and Well done to Ryoshin-Kan Adult Student, Chris Williams, on his promotion to Brown Belt (3rd Kyu) on 17 April 2008. He did outstanding on all areas of his test including an Iron Palm patio brick break! WELL DONE !

    III: GREAT EARTH DAY and NEW CASTLE KARATE SHOWS: Congratulations and Well Done to the Dragon Force / Ryoshin-Kan Karate School on performing an outstanding Karate Shows at the Earth Day Festival at Mount Trashmore on 4 May and the New Castle Elem Carnival on 17 May 2008. The weather and routines were beautiful!  Congratulations to Sensei Thompson, Sempai Michael Milliman, Sempai Zinjin Iglesia, Sempai Maurice Reed, Sempai Bella Bartha, Keegan Grinspoon, Jerimy Brecheen, Trent DePeralta, Kai Loree, Chris Altman, Joe Ramirez, Daniel Daum, Patric Harris, and Nicolas Carbone. A Thank you goes out to all Parents, Friends and fans who supported us. Congratulations to all on a Job well done!

    IV:RADIO SHOW GUEST / FOOD DRIVE: The Ryoshin-Kan Karate School will be helping the Specialist Radio Hour Food Drive. The Food collected by this Radio Show is given to Churches throughout the area to distribute to the families who need help. We are requesting that all students and their friends bring two or more can foods to the Karate School and place them in the Box at the front of the Karate School. Your Support is greatly appreciated.

    NOTE: Sensei Thompson was a Special Guest once again on this Radio Show on 29 April 2008. Ryoshin-Kan / Dragon Force are regularly featured on the TAS TV Show on Cox Cable channel 51 / 11 (various times)and on the Specialist Radio Hour on WPMH 670AM / 1450AM (5 to 6pm).
    The Host of the Show is an official Ryoshin-Kan student.
    "Best of the Best"

  • Ryoshin-Kan / Dragon Force News

    6 April 2008

    I. East Coast Karate Champions

    Congratulations and Well Done to the Ryoshin-Kan / Team Dragon Force on an outstanding performance at the 2008 USA East Coast / Tidewater Challenge Martial Arts Championships that were conducted 5 April 2008 at the Bethel High School in Hampton, Virginia. We had 18 folks from the Ryoshin-Kan Karate School, who participated and / or supported the "Team Dragon Force" at this Tournament. We won a Total of 21 Awards including Twelve 1st Place Trophies, Seven 2nd Place Trophies and Two 3rd Place Trophies. We won 1st Place is Team Demo, Self-Defense, Breaking, Kumite, Kata, Musical Forms, and Weapons.
    The First Place Karate champions are Sensei Tim Thompson, Sempai Michael Milliman, Sempai Zinjin Iglesia, Sempai Maurice Reed, Keegan Grinspoon, Kai Loree, Trent Deperalta and Chris Altman.
    Dragon Force did Outstanding and Won 1st Place in the "Team Demo" Division.
    They had all of the spectators cheering.
    "Dragon Force Rocked this Tournament !"
    (See below Tournament Section for detail results.)

    II:CONGRATS: SPRING BREAK KARATE CAMP: Congratulations and Well done to the 21 participants of the Spring Break Karate Camp that was conducted at the Ryoshin-Kan Karate School on 24 to 28 March 2008. The Spring Camp included Martial Arts Training, Tournament Training, Games, Contest, Field Trips, Belt Testing and lots of fun….. A Special Thanks You goes to Sempai Bella Bartha who was the Number One Karate Camp Assistant. Thank you to Sempai Zinjin Iglesia for Assisting on Thursday / Friday at the Karate Camp. Sempai Maurice Reed helped on Friday. Chris Altman also received a Camp Helper Award. Congratulations and Well done to All!

    III: GREAT MARTIAL ARTS SEMINARS / CLINICS: Well done to all Participants of the Self-Defense, Breaking and Tournament Training Clinics /Seminars conducted in March and April at the Ryoshin-Kan Karate School.

    NOTE: Self-Defense class / clinics conducted every Wednesday at 8pm. All Ryoshin-Kan Students are encourage to participate.

  • Ryoshin-Kan / Dragon Force News

    23 March 2008

    I. Congratulations to New Brown Belts:

    Well done to Kai Loree and Christopher Altman on their promotion to Brown Belt (3rd Kyu) on 28 February 2008. Both did outstanding on their Test. Congratulations and Well done!

    II: Spring Break Karate Camp: 24 to 28 March 2008

    The Spring Break Karate Camp at the Ryoshin-Kan Karate School will be conducted from 24 to 28 March 2008 from 9 AM to 5pm. This is a perfect time for all Youth since they are out of school for Spring Break. Discounts for two or more from the same Family. Students can be dropped off earlier and they can stay for the evening regular classes. See Sensei for Details. We will work with you on your schedule. The Ryoshin-Kan Spring Break Day Camp will include Martial Arts Training, Tournament Training, Games, Contest, Field Trip and fun….. This Karate Camp will be conducted at the Ryoshin-Kan Karate School in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Anyone can attend so bring a friend and participate.
    We can send you a registration Form via e-mail. If you have any questions contact us via e-mail or call (757) 468-1643.

    III: Congratulations: Self-Defense / Breaking / Tournament Clinics & Classes:

    Well done to all Participants of the Self-Defense, Breaking and Tournament Training Clinics /Seminars conducted at the Ryoshin-Kan Karate School on 1,2, 5, 8, 9, 12, 14, 15, 19, and 22 March 2008.
    UPCOMING Seminars / Clinics:
    * Self-Defense - Every Wednesday nite at 8PM
    * Tournament Training - Saturdays at 1pm
    * Breaking - Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays by appointment.
    All Ryoshin-Kan Students are encourage to participate.

    IV: UPCOMING Tournaments / Demos

    *29 March - Tournament Training Clinics - Virginia Beach
    *30 March - Karate World Open Championships - Pennsylvania
    *5 April - East Coast Tournament - Hampton
    *13 April - Karate Championships - New Jersey
    *10 May - Four Seasons Tournament - Delaware
    NOTE: We also have Demos and more Tournaments in April, May, June, July and August.
    "Best of the Best"

  • Ryoshin-Kan / Dragon Force News

    18 February 2008

    I. RYOSHIN-KAN TV SPECIAL: The Ryoshin-Kan Karate School was featured on the TAS Sports TV Show on Saturday 16 February 2008. We have been a regular feature on this TV Show since 1995.

    II. SENSEI THOMPSON FEATURED on the SPECIALIST RADIO SHOW:

    Sensei Thompson was a special guest on "The Specialist Radio Show" on WPMH 670 AM/1450 AM Radio in Chesapeake, VA on Friday 15 February 2008. Sensei Thompson was interviewed on his tremendous accomplishments in the martial arts including Teaching, Practicing, Demo Team, National Champions and the success of Ryoshin-Kan Karate School., The Host of the Show, who has been in the martial arts for years, is now an official Ryoshin-Kan student.

    III. Specialist Radio Show FOOD DRIVE

    The Ryoshin-Kan Karate School will be helping the Specialist Radio Hour Food Drive. The Food collected by this Radio Show is given to Churches throughout the area to distribute to the families who need help. This is an ongoing process so we will assist this Radio Show with their continuing Food Drive program.
    We need all students to bring two or more can foods to the Karate School and place them in the Box at the front of the Karate School.
    Thank you for your help.

    IV. DISCIPLINE / SELF-DEFENSE LECTURE TO AARP ORGANIZATION: Sensei Thompson gave a Lecture on Discipline / Self-Discipline to the members of the Princess Ann A.A.R.P at the Princess Ann Recreation Center meeting room in Virginia Beach on 12 February 2008. The Lecture included Discipline in the Martial Arts, Life and throughout History. A special thank you to Mrs. Milliman who requested this Lecture.

    Congratulations to all on a Job well done!
    "Best of the Best"

  • Ryoshin-Kan / Dragon Force News

    26 January 2008

    I:) Message from Sensei: Happy New Year to the Ryoshin-Kan Karate School and all of our friends. We have many great things planned for 2008, including martial arts classes, camps, tournaments, demos, seminars and special events. This is the 28th Anniversary of the Founding of the Ryoshin-Kan Karate School.

    2007 in REVIEW
    I want to thank each and everyone of you for your devotion and support that you have given me throughout 2007. We have had fun doing the Martial Arts Classes, Karate Camps, Tournaments, Seminars, Breaking Clinics, Self-Defense Clinics, Tournament Clinics, Black Belt Exam, Kyu Belt Test, Awards Banquet, Winter Shugyo and Demos.
    The 2007 Summer Karate Camp Program was the most successful Karate Camp in Ryoshin-Kan History.
    We won 3rd Place out of 75 units in the Strawberry Festival Parade.
    NATIONAL CHAMPIONS: The Dragon Force National Karate Demo Team was at it's Best in 2007. We won the 2007 Team Demo Grand Champion / 1st Place Trophy at 3 Major Tournaments which were the World Cup Finals / National Martial Arts Championships, The East Coast Karate Championships and the World Fall Classic Martial Arts Championships.
    Sempai Michael Bartha won 1st Place in Breaking and Sempai Michael Milliman won 2nd Place in Breaking at the World Classic Championships.
    Sensei Thompson met his Goal and set a Ryoshin-Kan Record by Breaking 10 large stacked Bricks with an elbow strike on Thanksgiving Day 22 November 2007.
    Sensei Michael Lombardo return to Action at the School and was Promoted at the Black Belt Exam to 4th Degree Black Belt. I promoted 12 other Students to Higher Ranks at this 2007 Exam including Sensei Steve Borloz to Kobudo Sandan, Bella and Leo to Nidan, Maurice and Nami Kobudo Certification, Mike Bartha and Zinjin to Goshinjitsu Certification, Greg, Tyler and Braxton to Shodan.
    Sensei Steve Borloz receive the "Instructor of the Year" Award and Sempai Bella Bartha receive the "Black Belt of the Year" Award at the Black Belt Awards Banquet.
    Don't just dream your dreams, Live your Dreams. Thank You again for being loyal and hardworking Students. You are the "Best of the Best."

    II:) WINTER SHUGYO RESULTS:
    Congratulations and Well Done to all participants of the Ryoshin-Kan's 27th annual Winter Shugyo that was conducted on 1 January 2008 at 6:30am on the Beach and in the Ocean.
    Winter Shugyo is a special training event for Karate Students to welcome in the New Year. This is a very Traditional Event that brings out the True Karate Spirit in all of us. After the Training we all went to Breakfast at the OceanFront.
    Well Done to Shihan Thompson, Sensei Steve Borloz, Sensei Michael Lombardo, Sempai Bella Bartha, Sempai Mike Bartha, Kai Loree, Khyah Fields, Allan Loree, Chikako Loree, John Fields.
    Keep up the spirit, train hard and have Fun!

    III:) Great Parade and Cold Weather!
    Congratulations and Well Done to the Ryoshin-Kan / Dragon Force Team on performing an Outstanding Karate Show for the Help Build The Dream Fundraiser Parade in Honor of Martin Luther King Jr. on 21 January 2008 at the Gallery at Military Circle Mall in Norfolk, Virginia.
    The Drummers, Color Guard and Marchers and all guest did outstanding even though it was very, very cold! We had huge crowds of spectators and there were 18 assigned units in the Parade.
    Well done to the following 21 Ryoshin-Kan / Dragon Force Performers; Congratulations to Sensei Thompson, Mrs. Hye Cha Thompson, Sempai Zinjin Iglesia, Sempai Maurice Reed, Mrs. Reed, Keegan Grinspoon, Christopher Altman, Steven Altman, Mrs. Altman, Kai Loree, Nina Loree, Allen Loree, Mrs. Loree, Loree's Grandpa, Joe Spencer, Joe's Grandma, Joe's Uncle, Patric Harris, Lionel Inhphom, Mr. Inhphom, and Mrs. Inhphom.
    Congratulations to all on a Job well done!
    "Best of the Best"

  • (I.)RYOSHIN-KAN KARATE SCHOOL NEWS
    2007 NEWS:
    "Best Karate Students in the U.S.A."

  • Ryoshin-Kan / Dragon Force News
    22 December 2007

    I:) GREAT CHRISTMAS KARATE SHOW:

    Congratulations and Well Done to all Ryoshin-Kan / Dragon Force Participants of the 24th Annual Christmas Karate Show performed on 19 DEC 2007 at the Gallery at Military Circle. All routines planned and unplanned were great and fun! We performed 12 ACTS in honor of the Twelve Days of Christmas. This show was really special because we broke 24 boards and 40 bricks.
    We want to Thank all students, parents, guest, friends and fans for your support.
  • The TAS TV Show will be showing our Christmas Karate Show on COX Cable throughout the Holiday period. It will show on TV for two weeks on Cox Cable Channel 11.
    TAS TV Special Karate Showtimes
    COX Cable Channel 11
    Friday 28 DEC 2007 - 1:30PM
    Saturday 29 DEC 2007 - 3:30PM
    Sunday 30 DEC 2007 - 7PM
    Friday 4 JAN 2008 - 1:30PM
    Saturday 5 JAN 2008 - 3:30PM
    Sunday 6 JAN 2008 - 7PM
    It will also show at other times during the week.
    If you would like to purchase a DVD copy of the TAS TV Christmas Karate Show, send us and e-mail or call (757) 468-1643.
    Congratulations and Well Done

    II:) GREAT Black Belt Exam and Awards Banquet:

    For detail results visit our Black Belt News page CLICK for 2007 Black Belt Exam and Awards Banquet Results
    Congratulations to all Participants of the Ryoshin-Kan Karate School's 24th Annual Black Belt Exam and Awards Banquet that were conducted on 12 and 13 December 2007. We also celebrated the 27th Anniversary of the Ryoshin-Kan Karate School and the Dragon Force Demo Team. We had Seventy-Three (73) Black / Brown Belts/ Demo Team Members and guest attend the Banquet which was a formal affair. Sensei Thompson gave out over one hundred awards, including Black Belt Promotion Diplomas / Certifications, Certificates of Appreciation, Dragon Force Demo Team Awards, Dragon Force National Team Champion Awards, Twenty-one Special Plaques and numerous other awards.
  • INSTRUCTOR of the YEAR 2007: Sensei Steve Borloz
  • BLACK BELT of the YEAR 2007: Sempai Bella Bartha
    Congratulations and well done to all Black Belts, Staff and Relatives on an Outstanding 2007 Black Belt Exam and Awards Banquet.
    RYOSHIN-KAN / DRAGON FORCE ROCKED THESE EVENTS !
    Congratulations to all on a Job well done!
    "Best of the Best"

  • Ryoshin-Kan / Dragon Force News
    24 November 2007

    I:) TV SPECIAL and NEWS ARTICLE: Team Dragon Force was recently featured on the TAS TV Show and on several on-line news sites concerning their impressive 2007 Tournament Victories. This Dragon Force National Karate Team won 1st Place / Grand Champion Trophy at the 2007 World Cup Finals Martial Arts Championships conducted in Washington, D.C. area, the 2007 East Coast Karate Championships and the 2007 World Fall Classic Martial Arts Championships conducted at Hampton University. They are the WCMAO National Karate Demo Team Champions.

    II:) CONGRATS on UNIVERSITY APPOINTMENT: Dr. / Shihan Thompson was recently appointed to be a distinguish member of the Board of Directors of the Scientific Council of FIMA University. He attended college at the Virginia Military Institute (VMI) and graduated from this famous institution in 1977 with a BA in History. He Received his Doctorate in Sciences Ph.D / DMS (Martial Arts / Science) from the First International M.A. University in 2006. His Thesis on the Ryoshin-Kan System of Goshinjitsu and Combat Speed will soon be published as a Book. He is a Karate Master, Hall of Famer, World / National Karate Champion, and a Retired Decorated Navy Commander.

    III:) EXCELLENT BREAKING CLINICS: Congratulations to all participants of the Tameshiwari (Breaking) Clinics that were conducted in October and November 2007. The participants were taught and performed Various Breaking Techniques on stacks of Bricks, Wood Boards, Wood Clubs, Ceramic tiles, large clay flower pots, Patio Blocks, and Cinder Blocks. The techniques included Elbow strikes, Spin Heel Kicks, Speed Breaks, Punches, Knife Hand, Knee strikes, Kicks, Iron Palm and Forearm strikes.

    IV:) NEW RYOSHIN-KAN BRICK BREAKING RECORDS:
  • (A)Congratulations to Sensei Thompson on Breaking TEN (10) large stacked Red Bricks with an Elbow Strike on 22 November 2007. He met his Goal to Break 10 stacked bricks by the end of 2007. Well Done!
  • (B)Congratulations to Mike Bartha on winning 1st Place in Breaking at the 2007 World Fall Classic Martial Arts Championships. NOTE: Another Adult Black Belt Student from Ryoshin-Kan, Michael Milliman also won 2nd Place in breaking at this Tournament.

    V:) EXCELLENT SELF-DEFENSE CLINICS: Congratulations to all Participants of the Goshinjitsu (Self-Defense) Clinics that were conducted in October and November 2007. Basic to advance self-defense techniques against armed and unarmed attacks were taught and practiced.

    VI:)DRAGON FORCE RECEIVES AWARD: The City of Virginia Beach Department of Parks and Recreation/Clean Community Commission presented the "Clean Community Partner Award" to the Ryoshin-Kan Karate School's Dragon Force Karate Demo Team on 20 November 2007. The award is signed by the Mayor of Virginia Beach, Mrs. Meyera Oberndorf. The award was for the Dragon Force Karate Demo Team's outstanding performance and exceptional contributions to Virginia Beach Clean Community Programs / City Events like the Earth Day Celebration and the Strawberry Festival. The Award Plaque is mounted on the Wall at the Ryoshin-Kan Karate School.
    Congratulations and Well Done!

    VII:) GREAT KARATE DEMOS: Congratulations and Well Done to the Dragon Force on performing Outstanding Karate Shows for the "Red Ribbon Festival" on 20 October 2007 and the "Thanksgiving Fall Festival " on 17 November 2007 at the Gallery at Military Circle Mall in Norfolk, Virginia. All Routines were sharp especially the National Routine, Brick Breaking, Weapons Kata, Complexes, Self-Defense, Martial Arts stunts, Drum Corps / Color Guard Routine and the slow motion routine.
    Well done to the following Ryoshin-Kan / Dragon Force Performers;
    Congratulations to Sensei Thompson, Michael Milliman, Zinjin Iglesia, Mike Bartha, Maurice Reed, Nami Dao, Bella Bartha, Keegan Grinspoon, Leo Navarro, Trent DePeralta, Christopher Altman, Kai Loree, Mikey Battelle, Kylee Battelle, Lionel Inhphom, Nicolas Carbone and Keyshawn Scott.
    DRAGON FORCE ROCKED THESE DEMOS !
    Congratulations to all on a Job well done!
    "Best of the Best"

  • Ryoshin-Kan / Dragon Force News
    8 October 2007

    I. WORLD FALL CLASSIC KARATE CHAMPIONS 2007:

    Congratulations and Well Done to the Ryoshin-Kan Karate School's Dragon Force National Team on an outstanding performance at the at the 2007 World Fall Classic Martial Arts Championships conducted 7 October at Hampton University in Hampton, Virginia.
    We had 35 participants from Ryoshin-Kan that represented our Dojo at this Tournament.
    We won Fifteen 1st Place Trophies in Team Demo, Self-Defense, Breaking, Team Demo , Weapons, Kata, Kumite, Breaking, and Musical Weapons.
    We won a Total of thirty-one Trophies.
    (See below Tournament section for results)
    The Dragon Force National Team / Ryoshin-Kan did outstanding in all events.
    All of you are Karate Champions!
    Congratulations and Well Done!
    "Best of the Best"

  • Ryoshin-Kan / Dragon Force News
    3 September 2007

    I. EXCELLENT BREAKING CLINICS:

    Congratulations and Well Done to the Ryoshin-Kan students who participated in the Tameshiwari (Breaking) Clinics conducted at the Ryoshin-Kan Karate School in Virginia Beach, Virginia on 26 August, 1 and 2 September 2007.
    Sensei Thompson taught and performed various breaking Techniques for youth students on Saturday and the Black Belt Adults on Sunday morning.
  • YOUTH BREAKING CLINIC: The Youth worked on Breaking Choreography for Tournaments. Each student had to create and show 6 breaks using re-breakable boards. All students did outstanding. Congratulations to Maurice Reed, Chris Herron, Bella Bartha and Keegan Grinspoon.
  • ADULT BREAKING CLINIC: The Adults Participants broke stacks of Bricks, Wood Boards, Wood Clubs, Ceramic tiles, large clay flower pots, Patio Blocks, and Cinder Blocks. The techniques taught were Elbow strikes, Spin Heel Kicks, Speed Breaks, Punches, Iron Palm, Hammer Fist, Knife Hand, Front Kick, Side Kick, Knee strikes, and Forearm strikes. There was also nunchaku techniques performed on a cinder Block....RESULTS "No More Cinder Block!" Just Cider Ash.
  • RESULTS:
    Sensei Tim Thompson broke 6 stacked Mix Bricks (Red & White) with an elbow Technique, Four stacked bricks with the Iron Palm Technique, 7 ceramic tiles with a knife hand technique, Large Clay Pots (hanging from a rope) with a spinning hook kick. Ax Kick thru bricks and Speed Break on wood using a reverse punch.
    Sempai Mike Bartha broke six stacked patio bricks (Pencil Spacers) with the elbow and four with the Iron Palm techniques. Speed Break on wood using a knife hand. He also broke a large wood club and side kicked thru a board. Mike has made great progress towards his goal of competing at the US Open Breaking Competition at Disney World.
    Sempai Michael Milliman broke 3 Patio Bricks & Mix Bricks with the Elbow, Hammer Fist and Palm Strikes. Congratulations and Well Done to all Participants.

    II:)Tameshiwari (Breaking) DVD: The New Tameshiwari DVD by Dragon Force Productions cover instruction as well as demos of Breaking Techniques on boards and Bricks. Breaking teaches a student the true meaning of Power, Speed, Technique and Kime (focus). The video footage from Breaking clinics / private lessons will be used in the upcoming Breaking DVD. Sensei Thompson has been working on the Breaking DVD all Summer. This DVD shows creative,speed and power breaking. Materials Broken are Boards, Bricks, Clay Flower Pots, Ceramic Tiles and more. The techniques demonstrated are Iron Palm, Punches, Knife Hand, Hammer fist, Elbow strikes, Kicks, Spinning Kicks, and Palm Heel strike. Most of the Breaking on the DVD is done by Sensei Tim Thompson. He is assisted with video footage of Sempai Mike Milliman, Sempai Mike Bartha and several more of his Ryoshin-Kan students.
    If you would like to order a Breaking DVD, send an e-mail Send E-Mail to Sensei or call (757) 468-1643.

    III. GREAT KARATE CAMP 2007

    Congratulations and Well Done to all participants of the Karate Summer Camp Program that was conducted 18 June to 31 August 2007 at the Ryoshin-Kan Karate School in Virginia Beach, Virginia. The Karate Camp Events included Martial Arts Training, Belt Testing, Field Trips, Movie Trips, Games, Contest and tons of fun….. We took exciting and educational field trips to the Movie Theater, Various Restaurants, Ocean Breeze Water Park, Virginia Marine Science Museum, Children's Museum, Ferry Boat Ride, The Virginia Zoo, Mt. Trashmore Kids Cove and Cinema Cafe. We had students from Virginia, Maryland, North Carolina, Iowa and California. Everyone did outstanding. The Camp participation student average was 15 to 28 students a day...Wow! A special Thank you to Sempai Michael Milliman, Sempai Zinjin Iglesia, Sempai Nami Dao, Zachary McEwen, Sempai Bella Bartha and My Wife on helping at Karate Camp. All of you did outstanding as Camp Assistants especially Bella Bartha. I look forward to seeing all of you in Karate Class and in future Karate Camps and events.
    Congratulations and Well Done!
    "Best of the Best"

  • Ryoshin-Kan / Dragon Force News
    5 August 2007

    I. Tameshiwari (Breaking) DVD:

    The New Tameshiwari DVD by Dragon Force Productions is almost finished and it will soon be available to all Students and fellow Martial Artist. This DVD is on Board and Brick Breaking. It shows both speed and power breaking. The techniques demonstrated are Iron Palm, Punches, Knife Hand, Hammer fist, Elbow strikes, Kicks, and Palm Heel strike. Most of the Breaking on the DVD is done by Sensei Tim Thompson. He is assisted with video footage of Sempai Mike Milliman, Sempai Mike Bartha and several more of his Ryoshin-Kan students.
    If you would like to order a Breaking DVD, send an e-mail Send E-Mail to Sensei or call (757) 468-1643.

    II. GREAT Karate Summer Day Camp

    "Karate Summer Camp 2007 is great!"
    The Final Session is 6 to 24 August 2007.
    So Far this summer the 2007 Karate Camp students have toured the Virginia Zoological Park, Played at the Ocean Breeze Water Park, Toured the Children's Museum, Rode the Ferry Boat, Watched the Transformers & Meet the Robinsons Movies as well as Practiced Karate, Learned new Self-Defense and tournament techniques, Played Games and competed in friendly contest.
    Come Join the Fun! You can still sign up for one day, one week or multiple weeks.Anyone can attend so bring a friend and participate. We also offer Family Discounts for two or more participants. If you have any questions e-mail Send E-Mail to Sensei or call (757) 468-1643.
    III. World of Children Demo -
    Congratulations and Well Done to the Dragon Force on performing an excellent Karate Demo for the "A World of Children" in Virginia Beach on 30 July 2007.All Routines were sharp especially the Board Breaking, Weapons routines, Martial Arts stunts and the slow motion routine.
    Well done to the following Ryoshin-Kan / Dragon Force Performers; Sensei Tim Thompson, Sempai Michael Milliman, Sempai Zinjin Iglesia, Bella Bartha, Keegan Grinspoon, Jack Holladay, Trent DePeralta, Christopher Altman, Kai Loree, Nina Loree, Britnee Atkinson, Xiomania Payton,
    Congratulations to all on a Job well done!
    "Best of the Best"

  • Ryoshin-Kan / Dragon Force News
    8 July 2007

    I. AWESOME Karate Summer Day Camp -

    "Karate Summer Camp 2007 is great!"
    The Karate Summer Day Camp Program runs all summer Long from June through August.
    The Second Session is 9 July TO 24 August 2007.
    So Far this summer the 2007 Karate Camp students have toured the Virginia Zoological Park, Played at the Ocean Breeze Water Park, Toured the Children's Museum, Rode the Ferry Boat, Watched the Transformers & Meet the Robinsons Movies as well as Practiced Karate, Learned new Self-Defense and tournament techniques, Played Games and competed in friendly contest.
    Come Join the Fun! You can still sign up for one day, one week or multiple weeks.Anyone can attend so bring a friend and participate. We also offer Family Discounts for two or more participants. If you have any questions e-mail Send E-Mail to Sensei or call (757) 468-1643.
    II. Divinty Films Karate Demo -
    Congratulations and Well Done to the Dragon Force on performing an excellent Karate Demo for the Divinity Films "35th Street Block Party Festival" on 16 June 2006 in Norfolk, Virginia.
    All Routines were sharp especially the National routines, Board & Brick Breaking, Weapons routines, Martial Arts stunts and the slow motion routine.
    Congratulations to Sensei Tim Thompson, Sempai Michael Milliman, Sempai Mike Bartha, Sempai Scott Jordan, Sempai Zinjin Iglesia, Sempai Nami Dao, Sempai Maurice Reed, Sempai Joshua Ebreo, Natalie Ebreo, Bella Bartha, Keegan Grinspoon, and Nicole Ebreo.
    DRAGON FORCE ROCKED THIS SHOW!
    A Special Thank you to all Parents, Friends and fans who supported us.
    Congratulations to all on a Job well done!
    "Best of the Best"

  • Ryoshin-Kan / Dragon Force News
    30 May 2007

    I. GREAT Armed Forces Day Show -

    Congratulations and Well Done to the Dragon Force / Ryoshin-Kan Karate School on performing an outstanding Karate Show for the Armed Forces Day Celebration at the Military Circle Mall in Norfolk, Virginia on 19 May 2007. All Routines were sharp especially the National routine, Board & Brick Breaking, Drum Corps / Color Guard, Martial Arts stunts and the slow motion routine.
    Dragon Force Color Guard and Drum Corps marched through the Mall prior to the Karate Show. Their Performance was Excellent!
    Congratulations to Sensei Tim Thompson, Sensei Michael Wilkins, Sempai Michael Milliman, Sempai Mike Bartha, Sempai Scott Jordan, Sempai Zinjin Iglesia, Sempai Nami Dao, Sempai Maurice Reed, Sempai Joshua Ebreo, Natalie Ebreo, Bella Bartha, Leo Navarro, Keegan Grinspoon, Braxton Zivic, Jack Holladay, Trent DePeralta, Esteban Martinez, James Conley, and Nicole Ebreo.
    DRAGON FORCE ROCKED THIS SHOW!
    Dragon Force also performed an Excellent show for the CRC Festival in norfolk on 12 May 2007.
    A Special Thank you to all Parents, Friends and fans who supported us.
    Well done to all participants.
    II. STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL 2007 -
    Congratulations and Well done to the entire Ryoshin-Kan Karate School, Dragon Force Demo Team, parents, relatives, friends and fans on your participation / performance at the 2007 Pungo Strawberry Festival parade and Karate Show. We had 50 plus folks that represented our School at the Strawberry Festival. This was Ryoshin-Kan's 19th year in performing at the Strawberry Festival.
    STRAWBERRY PARADE RESULTS: The Ryoshin-Kan Parade unit that participated in the Strawberry Parade on 26 May consisted of a Banner Team, Color Guard, Drum corps and the very Strawberry / Dragon Force Float. Sensei Michael Wilkins did excellent as my assistant and Drum Corps / Parade Instructor. Sempai Mike Bartha, Greg Bates, Alan Loree, Candy Bartha and Sharon DePeralta were the Key builders and providers of the Float. The parents and students who help to prep and be with the floats were second to none.
    We were received two Awards;
    1.Special Pungo Strawberry Festival Award.
    2.Strawberry Festival Parade 3rd Place Floats
    STRAWBERRY KARATE SHOW RESULTS: The Strawberry Festival Dragon Force Karate Show was on 27 May and we performed Excellent Routines in Hot Weather and a dusty stage to huge numbers of cheering spectators. All routines were outstanding. We gave out over 650 Karate School fliers.
    RYOSHIN-KAN / DRAGON FORCE STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL TEAM: The Following Represented Ryoshin-Kan at the 2007 Strawberry Festival. Congratulations to Sensei Tim Thompson, Mrs. Hye Cha Thompson, Sensei Michael Wilkins, Sempai Lynwood Yeatts, Sempai Mike Bartha, Sempai Scott Jordan, Sempai Zinjin Iglesia, Mr. Iglesia, Mrs. Iglesia, Sempai Nami Dao, Sempai Maurice Reed, Sempai Joshua Ebreo, Chris Herron, Mr Herron, Natalie Ebreo, Bella Bartha, Leo Navarro, Mr. Navarro, Mrs. Navarro, Jack Holladay, Trent DePeralta, Sharon DePeralta, Mr. DePeralta, Esteban Martinez, Mr. Martinez, James Conley, Nicole Ebreo, Nato Ebreo, Cathy Ebreo, Greg Bates, Tyler Bates, Melody Bates, Joshua Taylor, Jason Brown, Jason's Friends, Lionel Inhphom, Mr. Inhphom, Mrs. Inhphom, Christina Altman, Christopher Altman, Mrs. Altman, Christina's Friend, Kai Loree, Alan Loree, Mrs. Loree, Loree's Daughter, Mrs Reed, Candy Bartha, Khyah Fields, Mr. Fields, Khyah's sister, Jason Corprew, Patrick Harris,
    THANK YOU ! A Special Thank you for a Job well done goes to Sensei Michael Wilkins and Sempai Mike Bartha. They were instrumental in the load out, transportation and performing at this festival.
    Thank you to all who supported Ryoshin-Kan at the 2007 Strawberry Festival.
    You all are the reason why we are number one !
    Congratulations and Well done to All
    "Best of the Best"
    Congratulations and Well Done !

  • Ryoshin-Kan / Dragon Force News
    6 May 2007

    I. GREAT EARTH DAY KARATE DEMO! -

    Congratulations and Well Done to the Dragon Force / Ryoshin-Kan Karate School on performing an outstanding Karate Show at the Earth Day Festival at Mount Trashmore in Virginia Beach, Virginia on 6 May 2007. The weather was very windy / chilly, but the performance were Hot! Congratulations to Sensei Tim Thompson, Sensei Michael Wilkins, Sempai Michael Milliman, Sempai Mike Bartha, Sempai Zinjin Iglesia, Sempai Nami Dao, Sempai Maurice Reed, Sempai Joshua Ebreo, Scott Jordan, Natalie Ebreo, Bella Bartha, Zachary McEwen, Leo Navarro, Keegan Grinspoon, Trent DePeralta, Esteban Martinez, Jack Holladay, Nicole Ebreo, Andrew DiJoseph, Joshua Taylor, and Kai Loree.
    A Special Thank you to all Parents, Friends and fans who supported us.
    Well done to Mike Bartha, Michael Wilkins, Nami, Bella and Scott Jordan, Mr. & Mrs DePeralta who were instrumental in the demo load out, transportation and set up.
    Well done to all participants.
    "Best of the Best"
    Congratulations and Well Done !

  • Ryoshin-Kan / Dragon Force News
    7 April 2007

    I. GREAT KARATE SHOWS! -

    Congratulations and Well done to Dragon Force / Ryoshin-Kan on performing outstanding Karate Shows on 24 March and 7 April 2007 at the Gallery at Military Circle Mall in Norfolk, Virginia. All of the routines were sharp and the spirit was high! Everyone did Great! Well Done to the following Karate demo performers: Sensei Thompson, Sensei Michael Wilkins, Sempai Michael Milliman, Sempai Mike Bartha, Sempai Scotty Jordan, Sempai Zinjin Iglesia, Sempai Nami Dao, Sempai Maurice Reed, Sempai Joshua Ebreo, Sempai Trey Torres, Natalie Ebreo, Bella Bartha, Leo Navarro, Jack Holladay, Trent DePeralta, Esteban Martinez, James Conley, Andrew DiJoseph and Nicole Ebreo. A Special Thank You to Mike Bartha, Michael Wilkins, Michael Milliman, Scot Jordan, and Junior Black Belts for helping with the load out.
    Well done to all participants.
    "Best of the Best"
    Congratulations and Well Done !

  • Ryoshin-Kan / Dragon Force News
    17 March 2007

    I. DEMO TEAM TRYOUT RESULTS! -

    Congratulations to the following students who successfully tried out and made the Dragon Force Karate Demo Team conducted at the Ryoshin-Kan Karate School on Thursday 15 March 2007.
  • Scotty Jordan
  • Keegan Grinspoon
  • Trent DePeralta
  • Esteban Martinez
  • James Conley
  • Jack Holladay (Honorary)
    Well done to all participants.
    "Best of the Best"
    Congratulations and Well Done !

  • Ryoshin-Kan / Dragon Force News
    14 February 2007
    "Best Karate Students in the U.S.A."

    I. WORLD CUP GRAND CHAMPIONS! -

    Dragon Force Won World Cup Grand Champion Trophy!
    WCMAO Karate Demo Team National Champions
    Congratulations and Well Done to the Ryoshin-Kan Karate School's Dragon Force National Team on an outstanding performance in winning the "Team Demo" 1st Place Grand Champion Trophy at the World Cup Martial Arts Championships that were conducted 12 & 13 January 2007 in the Washington, D.C. area.
    Team Dragon Force is the Team Demo National Karate Champions !
    Team Dragon Force had 28 participants / spectators from Ryoshin-Kan that represented their Dojo at this World Cup Finals. They won a Total of twenty Trophies including the WCMAO "Team Demo" Grand Champion Trophy. The Dragon Force National Team did outstanding in all events and they had all of the spectators cheering. They won 1st Place and the Demo Team National Title. Dragon Force is the First Team to win the Team Demo Title 3 years in a Row. All Ryoshin-Kan Students did really well.
    Tournament Results: (See complete results in the Tournament section below)
    World Cup Finals Winners
    *GRAND CHAMPION TEAM DEMO:
    (1st Place)
    Dragon Force National Karate Demo Team:
    Sensei Tim Thompson, Sensei Michael Wilkins, Michael Milliman, Zinjin Iglesia, Nami Dao, Joshua Ebreo, Bella Bartha, Natalie Ebreo & Braxton Zivic.
    Dragon Force is the World Cup Finals 2007 Martial Arts Demo Team National Champions !
    Congratulations and Well done to Sensei Tim Thompson and all those who competed and supported our Ryoshin-Kan Karate School and Dragon Force National Karate Team.

    II. GREAT DRAGON FORCE KARATE SHOW: Congratulations and Well done to Dragon Force / Ryoshin-Kan on an outstanding Karate Demo performance on Saturday 10 February 2007 at the Gallery at Military Circle Mall. All of the routines were sharp and the spirit was high! Well Done to the following Karate demo performers: Sensei Thompson, Sensei Michael Wilkins, Sempai Michael Milliman, Sempai Mike Bartha, Sempai Zinjin Iglesia, Sempai Nami Dao, Sempai Joshua Ebreo, Natalie Ebreo, Trey Torres, Bella Bartha, Zachary McEwen, Leo Navarro, Braxton Zivic, Keegan Grinspoon, Jack Holladay, Trent DePeralta, Nicole Ebreo, Esteban Martinez, James Conley, and Joshua Taylor. A Special Thank You to Mike Bartha for helping with the load out.

    "Best of the Best"
    Congratulations and Well Done !

  • Ryoshin-Kan / Dragon Force News
    9 January 2007
    "Best Karate Students in the U.S.A."

    I. GREAT 2007 WINTER SHUGYO! - Well Done to all Ryoshin-Kan students who participated in the 26th annual Winter Shugyo Special Training that was conducted on the Beach and in the Ocean on 1 January 2007. After the training the group met for Breakfast at Mary's Restaurant in Virginia Beach, Virginia.

    Congratulations and Well Done !

    II. CONGRATULATIONS to SENSEI THOMPSON Ph.D Degree: Well done to Sensei Tim Thompson on passing his Doctorate / Ph.D in Martial Arts / Science Degree Requirements established by the International Martial Arts University and World Sports Institute. He has been doing intense research, practice, teaching, performing and study towards his Doctorate for the last 8 years. He put to the test all of his 30 plus years of martial arts knowledge and abilities into his Doctorate program. He was awarded his Doctorate in Martial Science on 15 December 2006. His Goshinjitsu and Combat Speed Thesis will soon be available in a Book and on CD.

    Congratulations and Well Done !

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  • Ryoshin-Kan / Dragon Force News
    28 December 2006
    "Best Karate Students in the U.S.A."

    I. GREAT CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY KARATE SHOW! - Well Done to all Ryoshin-Kan / Dragon Force Participants at the 23rd Annual Christmas Karate Show performed on 21 December 2006 at the Gallery at Military Circle. All routines planned and unplanned were great and fun! I want to Thank all students, parents, guest, friends and fans for your support.

    A Special Thank you goes out to Sensei Steve Borloz, Sensei Michael Wilkins, Sempai Michael Milliman, Sempai Mike Bartha, Sempai Nami Dao, Sempai Bella Bartha and Leo Navarro for helping with the load out / transport of equipment to the show.
    The TAS TV Show will be showing our Christmas Karate Show on COX Cable throughout the Holiday period. It will show on TV for two weeks on on the TAS TV Sports Show on Cox Cable Channel 11. Check out the show on COX Cable Channel 11 on Sunday 31 December 2006 - 7:30pm Congratulations and Well Done !

    II. CONGRATULATIONS to SENSEI THOMPSON Ph.D Degree: Well done to Sensei Tim Thompson on passing his Doctorate / Ph.D in Martial Arts / Science Degree Requirements established by the International Martial Arts University and World College. His Goshinjitsu and Combat Speed Thesis will soon be available in a Book and on CD.

    Congratulations and Well Done !

  • Ryoshin-Kan / Dragon Force News
    17 December 2006
    "Best Karate Students in the U.S.A."

    I. GREAT ! Black Belt Exam and Awards Banquet - Congratulations and Well done to the Ryoshin-Kan Karate School on an Outstanding 23rd Annual Black Belt Exam and Awards Banquet that were conducted on 16 December 2006. We also celebrated the 26th Anniversary of the Ryoshin-Kan Karate School and the Dragon Force Demo Team. The 23rd Annual Black Belt Awards Banquet was conducted at the Formosa Super Buffet Restaurant located on Virginia Beach Blvd in Virginia Beach, Virginia. We had Sixty-eight Black / Brown Belts and guest attend the Banquet which was a formal affair. Sensei Thompson gave out over one hundred awards, including Black Belt Promotion Diplomas / Certifications, Shidoin Certification, Certificates of Appreciation, Dragon Force Demo Team Awards, Dragon Force National Team Appointments, National Team Champion Awards, Fourteen Special Plaques and numerous other awards. The Banquet and Exam were a success due to the hard work and devotion of all the Black Belts and Parents. For more details / Results visit our Black Belt News Page. Congratulations and Well Done !

    II. CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY DECORATIONS at RYOSHIN-KAN - The Ryoshin-Kan Karate School is Fully Decorated for the Christmas Holiday. The following outstanding students decorated the Karate School on 9 December. Michael Wilkins, Michael Milliman, Trey Torres, Andrew DiJoseph, Bella Bartha, Joshua Taylor, Estebon Martinez, Trent DePeralta and Tristan Bishop. A Special Thank You to Sharon DePeralta and Bella Bartha for Bringing Christmas cookies. After the students decorated they ate cookies, watched Christmas Holiday cartoons and participated in Karate Class. Congratulations and Well Done !

    III. BLACK AND BROWN PHYSICAL FITNESS TEST - Congratulations and Well done to the Thirty-four Black & Brown Belt students who completed their Black Belt physical fitness test in December 2006. The Black Belt PT Test consist of 100 push ups, 100 sit ups, 10 handstand push ups, and a Full Kata Review. Well Done !

    IV. HOLIDAY KARATE SHOW: The Ryoshin-Kan Karate School's 23rd annual Christmas Karate Show will be conducted at the Military Circle Mall on Saturday 21 December 2006 at 7pm. This is an entire Ryoshin-Kan School event. All Students will perform and / or help at these shows. There will be separate e-mail and flyers for these shows. Pick up a Christmas Karate Show Flyer up at the Ryoshin-Kan Karate School. The Karate Show highlights will be shown on the TAS TV Show on COX Cable Channel 11.

  • Ryoshin-Kan / Dragon Force News
    2 December 2006
    1:) HOLIDAY SPECIAL KARATE CLASS: -
    We had outstanding and fun Karate classes at the Ryoshin-Kan Karate School on 24 / 25 NOV '06. We had a total student load of 89. The following Ryoshin-Kan students who were home for the Thanksgiving Holiday also participated.
    Sensei Michael Lombardo, 3rd Degree Black Belt: He was inducted into the World Karate Union Hall of Fame with me in 2001. We were awarded the "National Goshinjitsu Team of the Year." Michael is one of my most loyal and Top Black Belts. He is a graduate of George Mason University and he is currently working in Northern Virginia.
    Sempai Keith Parker, 2nd Degree Black Belt: He is in the Marine Corps and doing great. He was awarded several Military Decorations including the Purple Heart. Keith is one of my most loyal and Top Black Belts. "Semper Fi"
    Sempai Ashley Morse, 2nd Degree Black Belt: She is married and lives with her husband who is stationed at Fort Bragg. Ashley and her husband have decided to study at the Ryoshin-Kan Karate School. Ashley is also one of my most loyal and Top Black Belts.
    All three of the above students will be attending the Ryoshin-Kan Black Belt Exam on 16 December 2006. Congratulations to all who participated.


  • 2:) CONGRATULATIONS TO BROWN BELTS:
    Congratulations and Well done to Billy Wagner and Braxton Zivic on their outstanding performance at their Brown Belt Test that was conducted on 30 November 2006.
    BROWN BELT TEST RESULTS:
    Billy Wagner - 1st Kyu Brown Belt
    Braxton Zivic - 3rd Kyu Brown Belt
    Well Done !


  • 3:) TV SPECIAL & NATIONAL TEAM. - The Dragon Force National Karate Team and highlights from the Ryoshin-Kan Karate School events were recently shown on the TAS TV Show on COX Cable Channel 11. The TAS will also be filming our 2006 Christmas Karate Show.
    The Dragon Force National Team conducted a special video filming of their outstanding routines on 19 November 2006. The Special video was shown during demo and Kyu Belt Classes.
    Congratulations and Well Done to all.


  • 4:) KARATE HOLIDAY DISCOUNTS:
    * Holiday SIGN UP SPECIAL: Bring your friends in to take a Free Class. You get one month Free dues for every two students that sign up for our intro program. During the Month of December we are offering a two for one Family member and other online discounts. Visit our Official website and print off the coupon. See Sensei for details.
    * PARENTS / RELATIVE SPECIAL: All Parents and Relatives of a Ryoshin-Kan Karate Student get one Free Week of Karate Classes at Ryoshin-Kan. You also qualify for the family discount.
    *PRIVATE LESSONS ARE AVAILABLE: - Private Lessons and Mini Seminars with Sensei Thompson are available. Just e-mail us or call (757) 468-1643.

    5:) NEW KARATE GEAR:
    "Christmas Holiday Gift Certificates are Available"
    Check out the new large Dragon Patches, Okinawan Karate Patches, Nunchaku, Dragon Necklaces, Ryoshin-Kan Gym Bags. The Dragon Patch can be worn on the back of the Black or White Ghi. Coming soon New OMAA patch.

    "Best Karate Students in the U.S.A."

  • Ryoshin-Kan / Dragon Force News
    28 October 2006
    1:) MAYOR'S AWARD - Sensei Tim Thompson received the Chairman's Award at the City of Virginia Beach Environmental Service Awards Ceremony on 20 October 2006. The award was presented by the Mayor of Virginia Beach, Mrs. Meyera Oberndorf. The Dragon Force Karate Demo Team was mentioned in their Program. The award was for Ryoshin-Kan Karate School's outstanding performance at City Events like the Earth Day Celebration and the Strawberry Festival. Attending the Ceremony with Sensei Thompson was his student Sempai Lynwood Yeatts. CONGRATULATIONS !
  • 2:) MARTIAL ARTS NEWS ARTICLE: The USA Martial Arts News recently posted an article about Ryoshin-Kan Karate School's Tournament Victories.
    Please see below article.
    2006 World Fall Classic Martial Arts Champions Posted on October 5, 2006
    USA KARATE CHAMPIONS
    The Ryoshin-Kan Karate School's Dragon Force National Team from Virginia Beach, Virginia won 1st Place in Team and Individual Divisions overall they did outstanding at the at the 2006 World Fall Classic Martial Arts Championships conducted 17 September 2006 at Hampton University in Hampton, Virginia. Team Dragon Force had Thirty-Five participants from Ryoshin-Kan that represented their Dojo at the 2006 World Fall Classic Martial Arts Championships. They won ten 1st Place Trophies in Self-Defense, Demo Team, Weapons, Kata, Kumite, Musical Kata, and Musical Weapons. Team Dragon Force won a Total of thirty-one Trophies. The Dragon Force National Team did outstanding in all events and they had all of the spectators cheering. The Founder and Director of the Ryoshin-Kan Karate School and the Dragon Force National Karate Demo Team is Karate Master (Shihan) Tim Thompson. He is a 7th degree Black Belt, Hall of Famer, National Champion and a retired decorated Navy Commander. Team Dragon Force also won 1st Place in Team and Individual events at the 2006 East Coast Championships, US Open Championships and at the 2006 Sidekick International Martial Arts Championships.
  • 3:) EXCELLENT SENSEI THOMPSON SEMINARS - Congratulations to the 43 Total participants of the Sensei Thompson Self-Defense Seminar series conducted at the Sifen Engineering Corp. / Mini Storage Main Office on 6 and 20 October 2006. Assisting Sensei Thompson was his students Sensei Michael Wilkins and Sempai Billy Wagner. Topics covered Self-Defense tips, awareness, techniques, and youth safety. Congratulations and Well Done to all. NOTE: We have several more Seminars to do for this Company. If you want to assist e-mail ryoshin-kan@juno.com .
  • 4:) CONGRATULATIONS on KYU Belt Test - Well Done to all Students who participated in the Kyu Belt Test conducted 26 / 27 October 2006.
    The definition of the word "Kyu" is "a rank / grade designation signifying a level of achievement below Black Belt in the Japanese / Okinawan Martial Disciplines." The Ryoshin-Kan Rank Structure for Kyu Belts is White - 10th Kyu, Gold - 9th Kyu, Purple - 8th Kyu, Green - 7th Kyu, Grenn w/ blue stripe - 6th Kyu, Blue - 5th Kyu, Blue w/ brown stripe - 4th Kyu, Brown - 3rd Kyu, Brow w/ one black stripe - 2nd Kyu, Brown w/ two black stripes - 1st Kyu.
    The Dan Ranks are Black Belt ranks that go from Shodan 1st Dan to Judan 10th Dan.
    KYU BELT PROMOTION RESULTS:
    Mike Bartha - Brown 1st Kyu
    Billy Wagner - Brown 2nd Kyu
    Greg Bates - Brown 3rd Kyu
    Keegan Grinspoon - Brown 1st Kyu
    Andrew DiJoseph - Blue 5th Kyu
    Trent Deperalta - Blue 5th Kyu
    Estebon Martinez - Green 6th Kyu
    James Conley - Green 6th Kyu
    Alex Sabol - Green 6th Kyu
    Marla Metz - Green 7th Kyu (Tested at a earlier date)
    Michael Battelle - Green 7th Kyu
    Kevin Catheron - Green 7th Kyu
    Nicole Ebreo - Green 7th Kyu
    Khyleen Covert - Purple 8th Kyu
    Joseph Spencer - Purple 8th Kyu
    Jason Corprew - Gold 9th Kyu
    Joshua Williamson - Gold 9th Kyu
    Joshua Taylor - Gold 9th Kyu
    CONGRATULATIONS !
    5:) DRAGON FORCE Karate Show on TAS TV: The Dragon Force Karate Show that was performed at the October Red Ribbon Festival will be shown on the TAS TV Show on COX Cable Channel 11 on Sunday 29 October 2006 at 7:30pm. The TAS also will do a TV special about Ryoshin-Kan during that Time. Portions of the demo were also filmed and shown on Channel 13 News.
  • Ryoshin-Kan / Dragon Force News 2 September 2006
    1:) US OPEN / DISNEY WORLD TRIP:Congratulations and Well Done to the Ryoshin-Kan Karate School's Dragon Force National Team on an outstanding performance at the US OPEN / ISKA World Martial Arts Championships that were conducted on June 30th and July 1st , 2006 at The Coronado Springs Resort Hotel and Convention Center in Disney World, Florida, USA. This is the largest Tournament that we participate in. There were over 1500 competitors. There were between 15 to 40 competitors in each division. The competitors were from all 50 states as well as Teams from Germany, France, Chezk Republic, United Kingdom, Australia, Mexico, Argentina, Brazil, China, Japan, Russia etc...The event will be shown on ESPN2.
    KARATE CHAMPIONS: All of you are Karate Champions ! We had 23 participants from Ryoshin-Kan that represented our Dojo at this US Open Championships. We won a Total of ten Trophies in Demo Team, Self-Defense, Weapons, Kata, Kumite, Musical Kata, Musical Weapons, Creative Forms and Extreme Weapons. The Dragon Force National Team did outstanding in all events and they had all of the spectators cheering. All Ryoshin-Kan Students did really well. I am really proud of the whole group.
    PRIVATE LESSONS: I taught a mini Seminar / Private Lesson to Jerimy Brecheen and several of my students who practice out of the United Kingdom and several other states. Jerimy has a Dojo in Pensacola Florida and he is my RMAA Florida Connection. We also filmed the two steps self-defense. Jerimy was a big help and he supported our team at the US Open.
    JUDGES: Congratulations to Sensei Michael Wilkins and Sempai Lynwood Yeatts on doing an excellent job of Judging at the US Open. They attended special meetings, luncheons and they judges all day everyday. They also got several of us VIP passes for the night time Finals. Well Done!
    DISNEY WORLD: We all had a Great Time at Disney World, Sea World and through out the resort area.
    SEE US OPEN RESULTS IN THE BELOW TOURNAMENT SECTION
    2:) SIDEKICK INTERNATIONAL MARTIAL ARTS CHAMPIONSHIPS: World Cup Qualified ! Congratulations and Well Done to the Ryoshin-Kan Karate School's Dragon Force National Team on an outstanding performance at the at the 2006 Sidekick International Martial Arts Championships to be conducted 21 & 22 July 2006 in Vienna, Virginia. We are now Qualified to go to the 2007 World Cup Finals Martial Arts Championships. KARATE CHAMPIONS: All of you are Karate Champions ! We had twenty four participants from Ryoshin-Kan that represented our Dojo at the 2006 Sidekick International Championships. We won a Total of eighteen Trophies in Self-Defense, Team Forms / Demo Team, Weapons, Kata, Kumite, Musical Kata, Musical Weapons, Open Forms and Extreme Weapons. We won eight 1st Place, four 2nd Place and five 3rd Place Trophies. The Dragon Force National Team did outstanding in all events and they had all of the spectators cheering. All Ryoshin-Kan Students did really well. I am really proud of the whole group.
    SEE US OPEN RESULTS IN THE BELOW TOURNAMENT
    3:)GREAT KARATE SUMMER DAY CAMP This Excellent Summer Program was conducted at the Ryoshin-Kan Karate School from 17 June to 31 August 2006. We had thirty-Five Adult / Kid participants. The Camp included Martial Arts Training, Camps, Games, Contest, Field Trips, Ocean Breeze Water Park, Mt. Trashmore Kids Kove, Movie Trips, Cinema Cafe, Ferry Boat Ride, Virginia Marine Science Museum, Children's Museum and lots of Fun.
    A Special Thank You to Mrs. Thompson (Sensei's wife)and all Participating Adult /Junior Black Belts for assisting Sensei at this Camp.
    Congratulations and Well done to all Participants.
  • Ryoshin-Kan / Dragon Force News 18 JUNE 2006
    1:) OUTSTANDING GOSHINJITSU SEMINAR: Congratulations and Well done to the 42 participants of the Goshinjitsu (self-defense) Seminar by Grand Master Dale Stengele conducted at the Ryoshin-Kan Karate School on Saturday 10 June 2006. The participants were taught realistic self-defense techniques by Grand Master Stengele who is a 10th Degree Black Belt, Hall of Famer, USMC Veteran and President / Founder of the OMAA. The Seminar was fun and educational. Grand Master Stengele did an outstanding Job on teaching the Seminar. Sensei Thompson is the Virginia State Director for the OMAA.
    2:) GREAT DRAGON FORCE KARATE SHOWs & Demos: Congratulations and Well Done to the Ryoshin-Kan Karate School and the Dragon Force Karate Demo Team on performing outstanding Karate Demos at Christopher Farms Elementary School on 9 June, Military Circle Mall on 17 June and at the Grand Opening of the USANKF Martial Arts Center on 17 June 2006. FYI, Sensei Thompson is one of the Directors of the USANKF of Virginia.
    All Routines were great especially the Board Breaks, Martial Arts Stunts / Acrobatics, Self-Defense, Musical Weapons Routines, Individual and Group Karate / Kobudo routines. A Special Thank you to all Parents, Friends and fans who supported us.
    Well done to Mike Bartha who was instrumental in setting up this demo and helping with the load out and set up. Congratulations to all on a Job well done!
    3:)SENSEI THOMPSON'S BIRTHDAY After the OMAA Self-Defense Seminar on 10 June 2006, We celebrated Sensei Tim Thompson's 52nd Birthday !
    A Special Thank You to Mrs. Thompson (Sensei's wife), Mrs Ebreo, Mrs. Reed and Mrs. Iglesia on coordinating the Birthday Celebration.
    Sensei thanks all of his Instructors & students for their participation and for the nice Birthday cards / gifts. Congratulations and Well done to all Participants.
  • Ryoshin-Kan / Dragon Force News 31 May 2006
    1:) STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL PARADE & KARATE DEMO 2006: Congratulations and Well done to the entire Ryoshin-Kan Karate School, Dragon Force Demo Team, parents, relatives, friends and fans on your participation / performance at the 2006 Pungo Strawberry Festival parade and Karate Show. We had 75 folks in our unit that participated in the Strawberry Parade on 27 May. The excellent two floats consisted of Ron Boone's Black Truck pulling a fully decorated Float and the other float was Mike Bartha's black truck. The Drum Corps, Color Guard, Banner Team did a super Job of leading the Floats. Sensei Steve Borloz did great as my number one assistant in this parade. Sensei Michael Wilkins did excellent as the Drum Corps and Parade Instructor. The parents and students who help to prep and be with the floats were second to none. We received a Special Pungo Strawberry Festival Award. The Strawberry Festival Dragon Force Karate Show was on 28 May and we had thirty-two (32) performers performing for huge numbers of cheering spectators. All routines were outstanding. We gave out over 1, 250 Karate School fliers. This was Ryoshin-Kan's 18th year in performing at the Strawberry Festival. NOTE: If you got one of the special Strawberry Karate T-shirts that had a special design code bring it in to get your gift certificate. THANK YOU ! A Special Thank you for a Job well done goes to Sempai Mike Bartha. He was instrumental in the load out, transportation and performing at this festival. Thank you to all who supported Ryoshin-Kan at the 2006 Strawberry Festival. You all are the reason why we are number one ! Congratulations and Well done to All
    2:) GREAT DRAGON FORCE KARATE SHOWs & Demos: The Dragon Force Karate Demo Team performed outstanding Karate Show and Demos at the Earth day Festival, Defy Graduation,and Asian Pacific Day Naval Station during the Month of May.Congratulations and Well done to the Ryoshin-Kan Karate School and the Dragon Force Demo Team on your superb performances.
    3:)GOSHINJITSU SEMINAR: Grand Master Dale Stengele (O.M.A.A. Founder) will be conducting a Goshinjitsu (self-defense) Seminar at the Ryoshin-Kan Karate School on 10 June 2006. This seminar is required for all Ryoshin-Kan Karate School and Association Instructors & Students. Grand Master Stengele is a 10th Dan Martial Artist,Hall of Famer, a retired USMC Veteran a close friend and one of my teachers. He promted Sensei Thompson to 7th Dan Master Instructor plus made him the Official Virginia State Director of the O.M.A.A. FYI, Shihan Tim Thompson and the Ryoshin-Kan Karate School are Official members of the O.M.A.A., WKUHOF, WMAHOF, WBBMAHOF, USANKF and the World Cup Martial Arts Organization (WCMAO). The Ryoshin-Kan Karate School Philosophy, Training, Sportsmanship and Positive Attitude /Spirit will be in accordance with the above organizations.
    4:) KARATE SUMMER DAY CAMP * SIGN UP SPECIAL: The Karate Summer Day Camp will be conducted from 12 June to 25 august 2006. All Martial Artist and their friends can participate. See our Camp page for more information.
    * PARENTS / RELATIVE SPECIAL: All Parents and Relatives of a Ryoshin-Kan Karate Student get one Free Week of Karate Classes at Ryoshin-Kan. You also qualify for the family discount.
    *PRIVATE LESSONS ARE AVAILABLE: - Private Lessons and Mini Seminars with Sensei Thompson are available. Just e-mail us or call (757) 468-1643.
  • Ryoshin-Kan / Dragon Force News 28 April 2006
    1:)EAST COAST KARATE CHAMPIONS: East Coast Karate Champions! Ryoshin-Kan Karate School & Dragon Force National Team won 35 Trophies including 12 First Place at the East Coast Karate Championships on 1 April 2006. SEE TOURNAMENT RESULTS AT BOTTOM OF PAGE.
    2:)TITLE BELT AWARD: Dragon Force received a Championships Title Belt Award from the Promoters of the WKKO Events. The Award Honors our Dragon Force National Karate Team on winning National Championships and for performing Demos at East Coast classic & Xtreme Kickboxing Events. .
    3:) GREAT DRAGON FORCE KARATE SHOW: The Dragon Force Karate Demo Team performed an outstanding Karate Show at the Military Circle Mall in Norfolk, Virginia on 22 April 2006. Congratulations and Well done to the Ryoshin-Kan Karate School and the Dragon Force Demo Team on your superb performances.
    4:)NEW RYOSHIN-KAN BROWN BELTS: Congratulations and Well done to Billy Wagner(Adult), Ray Francisco (Teenager) and Sharon Reed (Child) for successfully passing their Brown Belt Test that was conducted at the Ryoshin-Kan Karate School on 20 April & 4 May 2006. Both were promoted with Honors to Brown Belt 3rd Kyu. We had 25 Ryoshin-Kan Black , Brown, Blue and Green Belt students that participated. Congratulations and Well Done to Billy, Sharon, All Instructors, Assistants and to all Ryoshin-Kan Participants.
    5:)DEMO TEAM TRYOUTS RESULTS: Congratulations to the following students who successfully tried out and made the Dragon Force Karate Demo Team conducted at the Ryoshin-Kan Karate School on Thursday 27 April 2006. Mike Bartha, Leo Navarro, Sharon Reed, Braxton Zivic Well done to all participants.
  • Ryoshin-Kan / Dragon Force News 28 March 2006
    1:) GREAT DRAGON FORCE KARATE SHOWS: The Dragon Force Karate Demo Team performed four outstanding Karate Demos and Shows through out the area during February and March, including Military Circle Mall in Norfolk, Virginia and the Ocean Front in Virginia Beach, Virginia. The large number of spectators cheering for the Ryoshin-Kan / Dragon Force performers enjoyed our Karate Show. All Routines were great especially the Patio Block / Board Breaks, Martial Arts Stunts / Acrobatics, Kama X-Team, Individual and Group Karate / Kobudo routines. Mike Bartha did outstanding on the Breaking Routine that I taught him. He set a new Ryoshin-Kan School record with his power break of 4 patio brick blocks! Congratulations and Well done to the Ryoshin-Kan Karate School and the Dragon Force Demo Team on your superb performances.
    2:)GRAND MASTERS SEMINARS & HALL OF FAME: Grand Master Dale Stengele (O.M.A.A. Founder) will be conducting a Goshinjitsu (self-defense) & Tameshiwara (breaking) Seminar at the Ryoshin-Kan Karate School this summer. Grand Master Stengele is a 10th Dan Martial Artist,Hall of Famer, a retired USMC Veteran a close friend and one of my teachers. He promted Sensei Thompson to 7th Dan Master Instructor plus made him the Official Virginia State Director of the O.M.A.A. We also will host a Seminar in the near future from one of my other teachers, Grand Master / DR Jim Herndon (Kuniba System). I also was informed by Grand Master E. R. Spruiell (10th Dan Jiujitsu) that I and the Dragon Force Demo Team were nominated to be inducted into the World Black Belt Martial Arts Hall of Fame. FYI, Shihan Tim Thompson and the Ryoshin-Kan Karate School are Official members of the O.M.A.A., WKUHOF, WMAHOF, WBBMAHOF and the World Cup Martial Arts Organization (WCMAO). The Ryoshin-Kan Karate School Philosophy, Training, Sportsmanship and Positive Attitude /Spirit will be in accordance with the above organizations.
    3:) KARATE DISCOUNTS: * SIGN UP SPECIAL: Bring your friends in to take a Free Class. You get one month Free dues for every two students that sign up for our intro program.
    * PARENTS / RELATIVE SPECIAL: All Parents and Relatives of a Ryoshin-Kan Karate Student get one Free Week of Karate Classes at Ryoshin-Kan. You also qualify for the family discount.
    *PRIVATE LESSONS ARE AVAILABLE: - Private Lessons and Mini Seminars with Sensei Thompson are available. Just e-mail us or call (757) 468-1643.
  • Ryoshin-Kan / Dragon Force News 16 January 2006
    1:) WORLD CUP KARATE CHAMPIONS -
    National Martial Arts Champions!
    Congratulations & Well Done to the Ryoshin-Kan / Team Dragon Force on an outstanding performance at the World Cup Finals Martial Arts Championships conducted 13 & 14 January 2006 in the Washington, D.C. area. We won a Total of 20 Trophies including Two Grand Champions and Seven 1st Place Trophies. For more details,See our Karate News / Tournament Results page. "Dragon Force National Kama X-Team Rocked this Tournament!"
    2:) 2006 WINTER SHUGYO - Congratulations & Well Done to the brave students who participated in the Ryoshin-Kan Karate School's 25th annual Winter Shugyo that was conducted on the beach & in the Ocean at 6:30am on Sunday 1 January 2006 in Virginia Beach, Virginia. All participants showed true Bushido Spirit by training hard, got wet & cold, then went to breakfast after the event as a group. A Special Thank You to all those families & students who supported me in 2005. HAPPY NEW YEAR
  • Ryoshin-Kan / Dragon Force News / Update 27 December 2005
    1:) BLACK BELT EXAM / BANQUET RESULTS: Well done to the Ryoshin-Kan Karate School on your Outstanding 22nd Annual Black Belt Exam & Awards Banquet conducted on 3 DEC 2005. Please see our Black Belt News Page on this site for detail results.
    2:) CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY KARATE SHOWS - Congratulations and Well Done to all Ryoshin-Kan / Dragon Force Participants at the 22nd Annual Christmas Karate Show performed on 10 & 17 December 2005 at the Gallery at Military Circle. All routines planned and unplanned were great and fun! We had a guest appearance by Santa Clause. I want to Thank all students, parents, guest, friends and fans for your support. A Special Thank you goes out to Sensei Steve Borloz and Mike Bartha for helping transport the equipment to the show. Don't miss the 22nd annual Christmas Holiday Karate Show TV Special on the TAS TV Show on Cox Cable Channel 11 Sundays 7:30pm and Channel 71 Wed, Thur, Fri 6:30pm. Congratulations and Well Done Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays.
    3:) CHRISTMAS PARTY - I want to thank all of Ryoshin-Kan, My Relatives and friends for an oustanding Christmas Gift Giving party. Thank You
  • Ryoshin-Kan / Dragon Force News / Update 27 November 2005
    1:) BUSHIDO CAMP 2005: The 16 Annual Bushido Camp that was conducted 10, 11 & 12 November 2005 was outstanding. We had 19 Black & Brown Belts attend this special training. We hiked a total of 10 miles, Practiced Kata & self-defense and we had lots of Fun ! A Special Thank You to my following Loyal Assistants who helped at this Camp, Sensei Steve Borloz, Sensei Min Lee, Sempai Zachary Thomas, & Sempai Mike Bartha. Congratulations and Well Done to all Participants.
    2:)GREAT KARATE SHOWS ! - Congratulations and Well done to the Dragon Force Demo Team, parents, relatives, friends and fans on your outstanding participation / performance at the Karate Demos conducted at the Kickboxing Event at the Ocean Front on 5 November 2005 and the Gallery at Military Circle Mall 19 November 2005 in Norfolk, Virginia. All routines were outstanding especially the beginning Routine with banner,board breaking, Slow Motion, self-defense and weapons routines. The large number of cheering spectators always love our Dragon Force Karate Shows.
    3:( Mr Miyagi Dies... Mr. Pat Morita who was best known for helping teach a boy Karate through household chores as the wise Mr. Miyagi in "The Karate Kid," has died. He was 73. Generation of Fans grew up doing the Crane Kick made famous by Mr. Miyagi of Karate Kid fame. He will be missed by all, may he rest in peace.
    4:)BLACK & BROWN PT TEST & REVIEW Congratulations and Well done to the twenty-eight (28)Black & Brown Belts who took the Physical Fitness Test on Saturday 26 November 2005. They did 100 push ups, 100 sit ups, 10 handstand push ups and a Full Kata Review. We also worked on Sword Techniques, Weapons, one steps, two steps and self-defense. It was good to see Sensei Michael Lombardo and Sempai Teddy Katayama in action during the PT Test & review. We had several Black Belts, that were home from college, visit and train at Ryoshin-Kan this week. We still have about 22 Black & Brown Belts who have to take the test because they were out of town or had to work. We will conduct make up test in November & December 2005. The Black & Brown Belt PT Test is an Annual Ryoshin-Kan Requirement. The Black Belt Exam and Formal Awards Banquet will be conducted 3 December 2005.
    5:) CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY KARATE SHOWS - TWO GREAT PERFORMANCES- The Ryoshin-Kan Karate School's 22nd annual Christmas Karate Shows will be conducted at the Military Circle Mall on Saturday 10 December and Saturday 17 December 2005. Both Shows start at 12:30pm. This is an entire Ryoshin-Kan School event. All Students will perform and / or help at these shows.
  • Ryoshin-Kan / Dragon Force News / Update 22 September 2005
    1:) KARATE STUNT DIRECTOR - Congratulations to Sensei Thompson for being nominated to be a Martial Arts World Stunt-mans Association Tri-State Stunt Director / coordinator/ performer for film projects.
    2:)GREAT KARATE SHOWS ! - Congratulations and Well done to the Dragon Force Demo Team, parents, relatives, friends and fans on your outstanding participation / performance at the Karate Demos conducted at the Gallery at Military Circle Mall 17 September '05 in Norfolk, Virginia, the 2005 Philippine American Festival 24th Street Stage Virginia Beach Oceanfront 13 August 2005 and all the mini Demos conducted outside the Dojo. All routines were outstanding especially the beginning Routine with banner,board breaking, Kama X-Team, Slow Motion, self-defense and weapons routines. The large number of cheering spectators always love our Dragon Force Karate Shows.
    3:)NEW BROWN BELTS - Congratulations & Well Done to the Following Ryoshin-Kan Karate School students who did Excellent on their belt test and were promoted by me to 3rd Kyu Brown Belt. The total number of active Brown Belts at Ryoshin-Kan is now sixteen (16). Name...................Rank........Promotion Date
    Mike Bartha - 3rd Kyu Brown Belt - 4 Aug
    Danielle Feliciano -3rd Kyu Brown Belt - 4 Aug
    Jerimy Brecheen - 3rd Kyu Brown Belt - 9 Sept
    Ron Boone - 3rd Kyu Brown Belt - 15 Sept
    Jimmy Adams - 3rd Kyu Brown Belt - 15 Sept
    Austin Thomas - 3rd Kyu Brown Belt - 22 Sept
    Tyler Bates - 3rd Kyu Brown Belt - 22 Sept
    4:)WOMEN SELF-DEFENSE CLASS: Join our Lady Dragons Class that is designed for all females of any age and experience. Visit our Women Self-Defense / Private lesson page for more details.
    5:)NEW KARATE DVDS - New Dragon Force Karate Shows on DVD. Currently available on DVD are Dragon Force Karate Shows and the movie "The Adventures of Dragon Force." Sensei Thompson's award winning Goshinjitsu system will be available December 2005 on DVDs.
  • Ryoshin-Kan / Dragon Force News / Update 14 August 2005
    1:) GREAT KARATE SHOW ! - Congratulations and Well done to the Dragon Force Demo Team, parents, relatives, friends and fans on your outstanding participation / performance at the 2005 Philippine American Festival that was conducted on the 24th Street Stage at the Virginia Beach Oceanfront on Saturday 13 August 2005. All routines were outstanding especially the board breaking, Kama X-Team, Slow Motion, self-defense and weapons routines. The large number of cheering spectators loved our Dragon Force Show.
    2:) TOURNAMENT CHAMPS - Congratulations & Well Done to the Ryoshin-Kan / Dragon Force National Team on their outstanding performance at the Mt. View Open Karate Championships that was conducted 22 & 23 July 2005 in Hickory, North Carolina. See below tournament section for results.
    3:) KAMA X-TEAM - The Brand New and very dynamic Dragon Force Kama X-Team did outstanding at the 2005 Mt. View Open Karate Championships. They will also perform this routine at the Circus in August. The awesome team members are Sensei Thompson, Ashleigh Hunt, Zachary Thomas, Nami Dao, Joshua Ebreo, Natalie Ebreo and Ashley Boone.
    4:) KARATE SUMMER DAY CAMP - The Ryoshin-Kan Karate School's Karate Summer Day Camp has been a great success. The participants of this summer day camp have practice Karate / Kobudo, Martial Arts Mini Seminars, Played the maze tag game, Star Wars fight (nasty!), Ninja hide & seek, performed a Karate demo, Dairy Queen trip, Wendy's, Zero's Sub Shop, Mt. Trashmore Kids cove, Cinema Cafe and Field Trips to Movies. We had two special students from London, England that participated. Well done to all Participants. ***YOU CAN STILL SIGN UP*** Karate Summer Day Camp program runs all summer long from 20 June to 26 August 2005. You can even bring your friends to this Camp. You can do one day or the entire week or multiple weeks. Each week we have a new field trip. For more information e-mail me or call (757) 468-1643.

  • Ryoshin-Kan / Dragon Force News / Update 7 July 2005
    1:) GALLAGHER Family climbs MT. FUJI - Congratulations to the Gallagher Family on their successful climb to the summit of Mt. Fuji in Japan on 6 July 2005. Dange, Kirsten & Elyssa are gold belts at the Ryoshin-Kan Dojo. See their Mt. Fuji photos on our New Ryoshin-Kan website (photo page).
    2:) GREAT DRAGON FORCE KARATE DEMO - Congratulations and Well done to the Ryoshin-Kan Karate School students who performed at the "World of Children" Karate Demo on 6 July 2005. All routines were outstanding and the children at the Day Care center loved it. The Following Ryoshin-Kan students did outstanding at this demo Sensei, Zachary, Bella, Leo, Austin, Tyler and Michael.
    3:) KARATE SUMMER DAY CAMP - The Ryoshin-Kan Karate School's first three weeks of the Karate Summer Day Camp has been a great success. The participants of this summer day camp have practice Karate / Kobudo, Martial Arts Mini Seminars, Played the maze tag game, Star Wars fight (nasty!), Ninja hide & seek, performed a Karate demo, Dairy Queen trip, and Field Trips to Movies. Well done to all Participants. ***YOU CAN STILL SIGN UP*** Karate Summer Day Camp program runs all summer long from 20 June to 26 August 2005. You can even bring your friends to this Camp. You can do one day or the entire week or multiple weeks. Each week we have a new field trip. For more information e-mail me or call (757) 468-1643.

  • Ryoshin-Kan / Dragon Force News / Update 30 May 2005
    I.)SUPERB NAVAL STATION KARATE DEMO: The Ryoshin-Kan / Dragon Force Demo Team performed an outstanding Martial Arts Demo on Monday 23 May 2005 at the Afloat Training Group Command located on the Norfolk Naval Station. The entire group did well and we had lots of fun. We performed Kata, board breaking, weapons and self-defense. Well done to Mike Bartha, Ron Boone, Jimmy Adams and Billy Wagner who performed with me at this demo. The Navy Command were having their Asian-Pacific festival and we were the entertainment. We had a standing ovation at the end of our demo. Congratulations and Well done to the above Ryoshin-Kan students who made the demo a success and a special thank you to Mike Bartha for setting the demo up.
    2.)GREAT STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL 2005: Congratulations and Well done to the entire Ryoshin-Kan Karate School, Dragon Force Demo Team, parents, relatives, friends and fans on your participation / performance at the 2005 Pungo Strawberry Festival parade and Karate Show. We had 71 folks in our unit that participated in the Strawberry Parade on 28 May. The two floats provided by Ron Boone were excellent. Darci Reed use her red truck to pull one float and the other float was pulled by Mike Bartha's black truck. The Drum Corps, Color Guard, Banner Team did a super Job of leading the Floats. Sensei Steve Borloz did great as my number one assistant in this parade. The parents and students who help to prep and be on the floats were second to none. The Strawberry Festival Dragon Force Karate Show was on 29 May and we had 35 performers performing for huge numbers of cheering spectators. All routines were outstanding. This was Ryoshin-Kan's 17th year in performing at the Strawberry Festival. The Strawberry Karate T-shirts were awesome. We still have a few of these Strawberry Karate T-shirts available. If you want one send me an e-mail. Thank you to all who supported Ryoshin-Kan at the 2005 Strawberry Festival. You all are the reason why we are number one ! Congratulations and Well done to All
  • Ryoshin-Kan / Dragon Force News / Update 11 May 2005
    I.)SUPERB KARATE DEMO: The Ryoshin-Kan / Dragon Force Demo Team performed an outstanding Martial Arts show this past Saturday 7 may 2005 at the Christopher Farms Elementary School Carnival. The entire group did well and we had lots of fun. Well done to Sensei, Lynwood, Amanda, Ashleigh, Zachary, Morgan, BJ, Maurice, Alyssa, Nami, Ashley, Ron, Darian, Sharon, Austin. We handed out a full box of Karate Flyers. Congratulations and Well done to the Ryoshin-Kan students, Dragon Force Demo team, Parents, Friends and Fans. You are the reason why we are Number One!
    II.) NEW CLASS SCHEDULE: The New Ryoshin-Kan Class Schedule is out. Make sure you pick up one at the Dojo. The new schedule has fun and exciting classes through out the week such as basic sparring & self-defense for Adults and Kids on Saturdays. There is also a Adult / Youth Kenjitsu (Art of the Samurai Sword) & Weapons class on Saturdays. A special Thank you to Min Lee & several others for your input on the new schedule. Pick up a new schedule and come try those classes. Give me some feedback.

  • Ryoshin-Kan / Dragon Force News / Update 1 May 2005
    I.) PROMOTIONS / ADVANCEMENTS: Congratulations to all those students who recently tested and received promotions / certifications in Black, Brown, Blue, Green, Purple, Gold belt ranks on 28 & 29 April 2005. We had 37 students pass their test and receive advancement in rank. The following students were certified in & to the Black & Brown Belt Ranks. Sempai Michael Milliman - Goshinjitsu Shodan Sempai "BJ" Durdin - Karate-Do Nidan Jr. Bella Bartha - Brown Belt Ashley Boone - Brown belt CONGRATULATIONS and well done to all students.
    II.) GREAT DRAGON FORCE KARATE SHOWS: The Ryoshin-Kan / Dragon Force Demo Team performed two outstanding Martial Arts shows this pass weekend. They were conducted at the Gallery at the Military Circle Mall in Norfolk, VA on 30 April 2005 and the Earth Day Festival at Mt. Trashmore in Virginia Beach, VA on 1 May 2005. All routines were great especially the group routines and self-defense routines. Well done to Sensei, Steve, Michael, Matthew, Jason, Amanda, Andrew, Milliman, Ashleigh, Zachary, Morgan, BJ, Maurice, Alyssa, Nami, Joshua, Zingin, Trey, Natalie, Bella, Ashley, Ron, Jimmy, Austin. We handed out over 300 flyers at these demos. Congratulations and Well done to the Ryoshin-Kan students, Dragon Force Demo team, Parents, Friends and Fans. You are the reason why we are Number One!
    III.) NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY: Congratulations to Riemann Katayama and Matthew Voegel for being inducted into the National Honor Society. Congratulations to Morgan Guthrie for being inducted into the National Junior Honor Society. WELL DONE !
    IV.) TOP ACHIEVEMENTS: Congratulations to Jason Brown and his team for receiving the highest scores ever given at a Orchestra Tournament in Canada. Well done ! Congratulations to BJ and Alyssa Durdin on their Wildlife fundraiser activity in support of the Youth Leadership Association. Well done!

  • 2005 EAST COAST CHAMPIONS: Congratulations and Well done to the Ryoshin-Kan / Dragon Force Team that won TEN "1st" First Place Trophies, 8 second place & 8 third place at the East Coast Martial Arts Championships on 23 April 2005 in Hampton, Virginia. See Tournament result section below on this page for complete details.
  • WORLD CUP CHAMPIONS:Congratulations to the Ryoshin-Kan / Dragon Force National Team on winning 1st Place at the World Cup Martial Arts Championships 7 to 9 January 2005.

    2004 NEWS:
  • NEWS #1: The Ryoshin-Kan Karate School and the Dragon Force Demo Team won First Place out of 100 units at the 2004 Strawberry Festival Parade on Saturday 29 May. * STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL PARADE RESULTS: FIRST (1st) PLACE... This is the first time that we ever won 1st Place for the Dragon Force / Ryoshin-Kan Float! Receiving the Award was Sensei Tim Thompson. The Award was presented to us on the Strawberry Festival main stage by the Mayor of Virginia Beach and the Strawberry Festival Staff. We had 117 people in our Ryoshin-Kan Parade unit.
    * DRAGON FORCE KARATE SHOW: The Dragon Force Karate Show that was conducted on the Strawberry Stage on 30 May was outstanding and it was our 16th annual performance at the Strawberry Festival. All Karate routines were great and they were performed in front of record numbers of spectators. The highlights of the Dragon Force Show that got the biggest crowd response were the Slow Motion Routine,Dragon Duet, Double Decker Nahanchi Routine (All), Board Breaks (All), and the large group synchronize routines. Both the Strawberry Festival Parade and Demo were shown on Cox Cable TV. Congratulations and Well Done to all Instructors, Students, Parents, Relatives and Fans.
  • NEWS #2: TOP NEWS 2004: NATIONAL CHAMPIONS: Congratulations to the Dragon Force National Team on winning 1st Place and the Grand Championships in the Demo Team Division as well as 1st Place in the Self-Defense and Kobudo divisions at the Sidekick International Martial Arts Championships conducted 30 / 31 July 2004 in the Washington, D.C. Area.
  • NEWS #3: The Dragon Duet Team was featured on the Karate Kidz online news magazine concerning their winning the 2004 Mid-Atlantic Team Pairs Championships.
  • NEWS #4: The Ryoshin-Kan Karate School and the Dragon Force Demo Team were featured as the "Team of the Week" in the Virginian-Pilot Newspaper on 1 August 2004.
  • NEWS #5: Sensei Thompson and the Dragon Force National Team received Top awards at the Master Yamashita Awards Banquet on 28 August 2004. "Best Team Pairs, Goshinjitsu National Champions and Demo Team National Champions."
  • NEWS #6: Sensei Thompson, Ryoshin-Kan Karate School & the Dragon Force National Team Won 26 First Place trophies at the World Fall Classic Martial Arts Championships conducted at Hampton University on 10 October 2004.
  • NEWS #7: Sensei Thompson and the Dragon Force Demo Team received a Special Award from the Mayor of Virginia Beach at a formal ceremony on 22 October 2004. This Top Award concerns their performances at Earth Day / Strawberry Festival and other local events.
  • NEWS #8: Sensei Thompson's Dragon Force Team won 1st Place in Team Kata and Self-Defense at the 18th annual Superstars Karate Championships conducted in Bassett, Virginia on 13 November 2004.
  • (II.)2010 Karate Tournament 
    RESULTS
    •  World Fall Classic Martial Arts Champions
      17 October 2010
      "Awesome Performance by Team Ryoshin-Kan / Dragon Force!"
      Congratulations and Well Done to the Ryoshin-Kan Karate School's "Team Dragon Force" on an outstanding performance and Impressive Victory at the 2010 World Fall Classic Martial Arts Championships that were conducted at Hampton University in Hampton, Virginia on 17 October 2010. 
      We had a total of 56 Folks from Ryoshin-Kan Karate School, both Competitors and Parents / Relatives, that represented our Dojo to the highest level. Team Dragon Force had 18 competitors who won a total of 53 Trophies including 24 First Place.
      "When it was all said and done, Dragon Force Took home the hardware (1st Place Trophy)."
      The Dragon Force / Ryoshin-Kan Karate Team did outstanding in all Divisions.
      All of you are Karate Champions! 
      Well Done to Sensei Tim Thompson, Sensei Michael Milliman, Sempai Maurice Reed, Sempai Keegan Grinspoon, Kai Loree, Chris Altman, Patrick Johnston, Joe Ramirez, Demetria Ramirez, Quinn Barson, Ellen Gold, Stephen Johnston, Dayjha Armstrong, Christy Green, Nick Solt, Titus Butler, Kendan Benson and Nick Smith-Lewis.
       
       Tournament Results