Jul 3

AJKAI & IOBK’s Summer Seminar 2013 on August 9

The American Jiu-Jitsu Karate Association International and the International Okinawan Budo-Kai present their Summer Seminar 2013 on Friday, Aug. 9, featuring tentative guest instructor Terry Wilson.

Shihan Wilson is a five-time Emmy Award-winning television producer, director, writer and personality. In fact, he’s the only person to ever receive an Emmy for producing a martial arts special, 1976’s “Karate Kung Fu & Arts of Self-Defense.” His new book, Life’s Too Short and So Am I, is available now.

Other instructors include Hanshi John Chatwood, Hanshi Matt Molineux, Hanshi Vera Harrison, Shihan James Gifford and Hanshi Kevin Chatwood.

Styles represented include Shinto Yoshin-ryu jiu-jitsu, Shinmei Shorin-ryu karate, tae kwon do, Hakutsuru White Crane, as well as other Chinese, Japanese and Okinawan martial arts.

These instructors will be teaching…

  • principles of jiu-jitsu
  • entering and controlling techniques
  • chokes
  • takedowns
  • hidden techniques in jiu-jitsu
  • entering and blocking methods
  • joint locks
  • releases
  • transitioning and countering
  • and more!

The seminar will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at First English Lutheran Church, 725 E. Forrest Hill Ave., Peoria, IL.

The cost is $50 for the day, with discounts available for those who attend the Friday night seminar with Col. James Gifford, Jr., and/or the 2013 Douglas Grose Memorial Martial Arts Tournament, taking place the next day.

For more information, please contact Hanshi Vera Harrison at 309-251-8588.

Mr. Bockler’s Commentary

I am always happy to include information about tournaments and seminars located in the Peoria area.

I have not attended one of these seminars before, so I’m looking forward to attending this year.

Adam Bockler

Sensei Adam Bockler is a 2nd-degree black belt in karate and the owner of Metamora Martial Arts. He's been in the martial arts since 2003, and has received instruction in tai chi chuan, Hsing-i chuan, judo, tae kwon do and XMA. Sensei Bockler was inducted into the 2014 USA Martial Arts Hall of Fame as Karate Black Belt of the Year. He is the communications manager for Float Mobile Learning.

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