Friday, December 20, 2013

Belt Test

December 14th 2013
14 students tested for belt promotions.  All 14 students passed. 

Serene Pierson with a self defence move, moving out of a choke hold with Senei Peoples 

Jacob Huffman showing a hip throw with Connor Johnson

Anthony Woods showing how to fall for Sensei Rhonda

Nevaeh Iturreria demonstrating how to block for Sensei Peoples

Brain Tenneson demonstrating a U punch for Sensei Rhonda
Logan Johnson performing a Kata

Jayden Leake performing a Kata

Each testing Student must fight a Belt of their rank and a Belt of a higher rank.

Students testing for 1st KYU Brown must demonstrate the Sai Kata

Friday, July 26, 2013

Thank You!

Ko Sutemi West wants to thank Jason and Amada Dokie for joining and teaching our class on Wednesday the 24th and Thursday the 25th.
We had a great time!
Thank You! Looking forward to the next time!

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

GSKA Nationals

GSKA Nationals
August 10, 2013
Lincoln High School
6844 Alexandra Place
Stockton, CA 95207

GSKA Championship Ring for all 1st Place Winners

Black Belt Grand Champions Division winner recieve $200 prize money

Sparring Divisions Prize money is $50

17th Irish Cup

Check out pictures form the 17th Irish Cup.
The title is the link to the pictures.

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Jason Dokie

One of Linda Pugliese students, 3rd Degree Black Belt & Championship Fighter Jason Dokie will be here to train with us on Wednesday July 24th.
Sensei Peoples is asking that all students & Black Belts if possible please make this class. We will be exchanging Fighting Techniques
Thank You!

Monday, July 1, 2013

17th Irish Cup

Rodney Peoples took home 3 Gold. One for Kata, Weapons Kata and Sparring also a Bronze in Team Sparring. AKJU Team America's International team had 16 competitors from the US and we took home 58 medals, 24 Gold, 18 Silver, 16 Bronze and 1 Grand Championship in Jujitsu. It was another outstanding performance by the International team!
:) GO TEAM US :))
Results for the 17th Irish Cup, Click on the title!

Friday, June 28, 2013

Tai Chi Summer Special

Do you know anyone who wants to learn Tai Chi?  For the months of July, August, and September of 2013 they can get 50% off the regular monthly tuition for these classes at the KSW Karate Dojo in Pine Grove.  If you know anyone who is interested in learning more, have them contact Shifu Andrew Plitt at (209) 753-7865 (voice mail) or

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

8 Pieces of Brocade Qigong:

8 Pieces of Brocade Qigong:
The 8 Pieces of Brocade Qigong set (Ba Duan Jin) is one of the oldest known forms of Qigong practiced in China today.  It is believed to have been developed by General Yue Fei as a means of keeping his soldiers healthy and battle ready.  General Yur Fei is believed to have studied Chinese medicine and the "Five Animal Exercises Qigong" set and therefore based the "8 Pieces of Brocade" on this knowledge.  Because of it's many health benefits it has become one of the most famous Qigong sets around the world and is practiced by millions of people.  

Please be sure to bring a thermos with hot water and really warm clothes for afterwards (maybe even a blanket). After practicing this Qigong set it's important to rest and drink plenty of warm water. There will be an hour or so after the workshop where the participants are welcome to rest for a while before leaving. Qigong has different effects on different people. Some people feel very invigorated afterwards and others want to take a nap. This set especially can make you really tired when you are first learning it because the different exercises tend to knock loose toxins that are stored in the kidneys and other body tissues. I would rather have you all rest at the dojo for a bit than to try to drive home when you're really tired. I hope you're all ready for a really relaxing and refreshing experience! 
· Location: KSW Karate 20200 Hwy. 88, Pine Grove, CA
· This workshop will last from 9:00am to 1:00pm
· Attendance is $50 per person
· Each person will receive a booklet with details about the exercises and photos of the movements to help everyone remember the exercises they learned.
Contact:  Shifu Andrew Plitt
(209) 753-7865 (voicemail)

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Winning of six Monthes free Karate lessons

Jarred Spira-Nunes won six monthes of karate lessons for winning the First Timer Flag Sparring division.  This division was sponcered by the Jackson Ranheria.

3rd Karate Tournament

The Winning Kids
Jarred Spira-Nunes against Savannah Newman in Flag Sparring
Savannah Newman preforming kata Fu Kyu Gata Ni

Savannah Newman against Conner Baron in Padded Weapons Sparring 

Jarred Spira-Nunes against Conner Baron in Flag Sparring

Savannah Newman against Conner Baron in Flag Sparring

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

GSKA Tournament

The nest GSKA tournament is Ultimate Challenge Sport Karate Open.  
Saturday, July 13, 2013, 08:00am - 05:00pm
545 W AlamedaSt Manteca, Ca 95336. 
Get your entries in by July 6th to get your extra points.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

June 22, 2013 (Sat.)
Tiger Qigong Set from the "Five Animal Exercises Qigong" Workshop:
The "Five Animal Exercises Qigong Set" is one of the oldest known Qigong forms in China. Each of the five animals has an internal organ pair associated with it and a season in which it is best to practice. This set is used all around the world for health improvement and maintenance.

The Tiger set in meant to be practiced during the spring months and was designed to balance the liver and the spleen. Two organs that are very important in maintaining good health. The movements of the Tiger set are also excellent for stretching and strengthening the back, hips and legs.

To ensure that all those who attend get the most out of this workshop, each participant will receive a booklet with detailed instructions and pictures of each movement to help remind them of each movement and the correct way to do it after the workshop is over.
Location: KSW Karate Dojo, 20200 Hwy. 88, Pine Grove, CA 95665
Time: 9:00 am to 1:00 pm (with a break for lunch)
Attendance: $50
To Sign-up contact: Shifu Andrew Plitt
(209) 753-7865 (voicemail)

Monday, June 17, 2013

Irish Cup June 29th

Senei Rodney Peoples is perparing to leave to fight in the 17th Irish Cup. He is part of the AJKU Team America.  Our Prayers are with him for safe travel and alot of fun.

Thursday, June 13, 2013

10 Day Weight Loss:

Starts June 17th.

10 Days of Weight Loss:
This summer Shifu Plitt will be hosting a "10 Days of Weight Loss" challenge to help equip people with a structured weight loss program and tools with which they can achieve their weight loss goals. 

The focus of this 10 day program will be to reach a healthy weight through better nutrition and an active lifestyle. The exercise level of this class will be fairly mild and the exercises very simple. This is to encourage participants to continue these exercises even after the program is completed.  Our group will be meeting every day for all 10 days to exercise and encourage one another.  

It will be $110 for the 10 day program and to participate you must be signed up by May 17. 

Now all you have to do is ask yourself, "Is my body worth $11 a day?" 

· Location: Mostly outdoors in various location around Amador County
· Attendance is $110 per person
Contact:  Shifu Andrew Plitt
(209) 753-7865 (voicemail)

Friday, June 7, 2013

Belt Promotions

Logan Johnson being Promoted to the rank of Yellow Belt in the Ko Sutemi Seiei Kan style of karate
Nicah Puryear being Promoted to the rank of Yellow Belt in the Ko Sutemi Seiei Kan style of karate

Carter Diener being Promoted to the rank of Yellow Belt in the Ko Sutemi Seiei Kan style of karate

Colby Brown being Promoted to the rank of Yellow Belt in the Ko Sutemi Seiei Kan style of karate
Savannah Newman being Promoted to the rank of Blue Belt in the Ko Sutemi Seiei Kan style of karate

Gordan Bozeman being Promoted to the rank of 2nd KYU Brown Belt in the Ko Sutemi Seiei Kan style of karate

Andrea Newman being Promoted to the rank of 2nd KYU Brown Belt in the Ko Sutemi Seiei Kan style of karate

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Pictures from Belt Test

Sensei Rodney Peoples testing Carter Diener on Self Defense
Sensei Rodney Peoples testing Colby Brown on Self Defense

Andrea Newman demostrating Kata Sushi No Kum
Colby Brown demostrating a Palm Heel Strike

Savannah Newman sparring with Mason Altman
Gordan Bozeman sparring three opponents