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Congratulations to Mark Kelly

Congratulations to Mark Kelly on his promotion to green belt. Making wonderful progress! And welcome to our new students! We’re truly grateful for the terrific energy you bring to our class, and for forcing us to once again see things with a beginner’s mind!

Mark Kelly successfully tested for his green belt at the Rockland Matsubayashi-ryu Dojo
Dojo students pose for selfie after successful testing

Congratulations on Successful Testing

Congratulations to Richard Podolsky, Jim Nickelson, Mary Ann Heinzen-Hackett, Daniel Donnelly, Lyn Cathryn Donnelly, and Stephen Pease on their successful testing yesterday at the Penobscot Bay YMCA.
Richard and Jim were promoted to 7th Kyu, Mary Ann and Daniel were promoted to 4th Kyu, Lyn was promoted to 1st Kyu, and Stephen received his promotion to ni-dan.

Congratulations all!

David Troup’s Recent Okinawa Trip

From March 19th to the 29th I had the tremendous joy of training in and around Naha, Okinawa— a trip that not only revealed to me untold new understandings of fundamental kihon, kata, bunkai, and yakusoku kumite, but also brought to life karate history and culture in a fascinating and most unexpected way.More

A Message from the President of the WMKA

Dear WMKA members from around the world,

 A Happy New Year! Shin-nen akemashite omedetou gozaimasu! I congratulate you all in welcoming a bright new year wherever you are living now. We are celebrating a wonderful new year with our families, friends and communities here in Okinawa.


Congrats John Thibodeau

Huge congratulations go out to John Thibodeau on his recent promotion to Sho Dan — first degree black belt — in Matsubayashi Shorin-Ryu Karate-Do. Very hard work clearly pays off. Well done sir!