Wednesday, October 29, 2014

The 19th Irish Cup

Dear competitor at the AKJU TEAM AMERICA,

I am sending this out to the people that have shown interest to compete at the 19th Irish Cup in Dublin Ireland and the chance to reserve your spot for the 19th Irish Cup.

We will be going to Venice Italy first, This is a once in  a life time trip as we may never get this price again.  Open the attachment, to see all the information.

The travel agency has given me written proof that they will give a $100 dollar Gas Card for the first person that pays in full and a $50 gas card for the first person who pays the 1/2 cost of the trip.

I have so far locked in 30 spaces for the trip. If more goes I would have to have the deposit in as soon as possible to get the other spaces locked in at that same price.(Don't put it off for the last minute.)

Aaron Booth check out the cost and it was around $5,000 per person Out cost is $2750 from Chicago where we will depart from.

For the agency to add on the fare from Columbus it would run around $350 to $400 per-person.  We can get the fare for around $170 to $235. (Ever body meets in Chicago O’Hara Airport) the time we depart and arrive

I have a lot of people who has ask about the trip and want to go. If you are want to go, now it the time to act and get your deposit in.

Check out your passport and make sure it is up to date.  I have to renew and mailed it out October 28, as my Passport will expire in July 12, 2015.   I never want my Passport to expire before I do. There are too many places to go, see and do.

Come with us to see and enjoy life to the fullest.  I do, and I love it all. 



We travel at about 1/2 the cost as we are a registered international team and we travel as a group.
Friends and family can travel at the same cost. But you must get you deposit in if you want to go.

Don Madden
PHONE 740-779-9345

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Black Belt Hall of Fame

Sensei Rodney and Sensei Cameron will be at the Eastern U.S.A International Martial Arts Association 26th Anniversary Global Leadership Conference to be Inducted into the U.S.A. International Black Belt Hall of Fame on November 14th, 15th, and 16th.

Monday, September 15, 2014

GSKA Tournament!!

GSKA Tournament Manteca

Savannah Newman competed in Padded Weapons Sparring 11-13 Intermediate.  She took First Place, with the first place win she moved into First Place in the points.

Clarence Newman competed in Japanese/ Okinawan Kata (forms) 18-39 Brown Belt and below.  He took a Second Place, with the second place he has moved into forth in points.

Charles Blevins competed in two events this weekend.  Charles took a First Place in  Japanese/ Okinawan Kata (forms) 14-17 Intermediate.  Charles now stand on top of the points.  The second event Charles competed in was 14-15 Intermediate/Advance Boys Sparring.  Charles took a Third Place and is now Third in Points.

Skyler Boone also competed in two events  this weekend.  Skyler took a First in 12-13 Intermediate Boys Sparring and a First in 10-13 Beginners/Intermediate Boys Continuous Sparring.  Skyler also holds the points lead in both divisions.

Next Month, Belt Finals in Lake Tahoe!!!!!

Friday, August 8, 2014

GSKA Tournament

Going into this weekends tournament!

Rodney Peoples is in Third Place in Points for 50 & up Black Belt Point Sparring.  He is also in Second Place for 50 & up Black Belt Traditional Forms (Kata) All Sytles.

Jason Dokie is in Third Place in Points for 15-39 Black Belt Japanese/Okinawan Forms (Kata).  He is also in Third Place in Points for 36-49 Black Belt Mens Sparring 175 & Under.

Skyler Boone is in a Tied for First Place in 10-13 Beg/Inter Boys Continuous Sparring.  Skyler is also in First Place in 11-13 Inter/advance Japanese/Okinawan Forms (Kata).  He is also in First Place in 12-13 Inter Boys Point Sparring.

Serene Pierson is in Second Place in Points in 18-39 Brown Belt and Below Traditional Forms.  She is also in Third Place in 18& Up Brown & Below Women's Point Sparring.  She is also in First Place in 18 & Up Brown and Below Women's Padded Weapons Sparring.

Good Luck to Everyone!!

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Friday, August 1, 2014

West Coast National

Thanks To Everyone!

The Sensei's and Students who stayed for the whole tournament!

Dear Sensei's & Students 
I would like to thank all those who came to the West Coast Nationals July 16. 
I was still very pleased with the refereeing and the sportsmanship from the people from the west coast. 
We will be going to Dublin, Ireland, June 2015 for the 19th Irish Cup, and all of you have the certificate to show that you have qualified to travel Internationally with the AKJU TEAM AMERICA, which is a registered International team and the travel funds are non profit. 
We are able to get a reduced rate or at a much lower cost for those who travel with the team.  Once I received the deposit I can then write a sponsor letter and show how to get sponsors.  Some are able to get sponsors and other are not.
That all depends on you. 
The AKJU TEAM AMERICA will only be holding this competition once a year, we do this with the help of Rodney Peoples from Pine Grove, CA. Rodney was my student when he was around 14-15 years old. You all may know Rodney as he and his students who are very well involved and compete at all the other tournaments around the area. 
I hope you will pass the word to all the other instructor in and out of the area, to compete next year, We have always tried to run a fair, safe and fun tournament with a chance to travel and compete international. 
We see the world and have traveled to 23 different countries in the last 18 years. Our Motto is 
"We Travel, We fight, we Win !!!" and do look at our web page
Don Madden
We also want to thank Nichole Mulford (Amador County for singing the National Anthem.

Friday, July 11, 2014

Don Madden is a Role Model

Brittany Lawson connects a roundhouse kick to Buck Schwartz during Tuesday's practice.

Here is the link to the article that was just written about our Soke Don Madden

Thank You!
Aarons,  FastenalJ&M Computing, Blue Moon Cafe' and Sterling Auto Repair for supporting the KSW KarateAKJU and GSKA.

Thank You! Sterling Auto Repair

Thank you Sterling Auto Repair for your continuing support of KSW Karate, GSKA and the AKJU

Thank You for your support! Blue Moon Cafe

Thank you Blue Moon Cafe' for supporting the KSW Karate , the AKJU  and this years AKJU Team America West Coast National tournament.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

AKJU Tournament raffle

We are raffling off a sword at the AKJU Team America West National Tournament.  No Cost!  We just want you to fill out a card with your name, address and email.  We will see you at the Tournament.

Thank You!
For your Support!

Thursday, July 3, 2014

18th Irish Cup results

The AKJU Team America competitors spent one week in Portugal and a week in Ireland.

AKJU Team America won 19 Gold, 15 Silver, 3 Bronze, a 2nd in team fighting and two Irish cups.

David King black belt won both gold medals in Ju-Jitsu, grappling and fighting, 2nd in team Fighting and the Irish Cup in Ju-Jitsu.

Paul Franks won gold in Duo Ju-Jitsu, Silver in Black Belt Fighting and 2nd in Team Fighting.

Tom Hodgins black belt won gold in Koryu Kata, gold in Seniors Weapons and Silver in Duo Ju-Jitsu.

Brittany Lawson won the gold in Ladies Black Belt Ju-Jitsu Fighting, Karate Forms and Weapons, Silver in Ju-Jitisu Graggling, Karate Fighting and Synch Forms and the Irish Cup.

Robert Lisle black belt won gold in weapons and silver in Team Fighting.

Karen Wright black belt won gold in Weapons

Susan Serta black belt won Gold in Forms.

Robert Wiles green belt won gold in Ju-Jitsu duo, Silver in Karate Forms and Team Fighting, bronze in Ju-Jitsu fighting and Grappling and Karate Fighting.

Cathy Peart ladies green belt won gold in Fighting, Forms, and Weapons and silver in Synch Forms.

Mary Lisle won gold in Weapons.

AKJU Team America West Coast National Karate & Ju-Jitsu Championships will be July 19th, At Amador High School GYM, Sutter Creek, CA 95685.  See Registration page for more details.

Thanks to J&M Computing for your support!

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Two Events for the price of one!

Get you Registration Forms in by the 27th of June 2014.  The end of the Week!  Hope to see all of you there.

Thanks to J&M Computing for Supporting KSW Karate.

Friday, May 23, 2014

Dragonfest Burbank

Sensei Peoples and Sensei Cameron went to Dragonfest in Burbank CA.  He stated they had a great time.  There they meet Eric Lee, Benny "the Jet", John Saxon, Grandmaster Leo Fong and many more.  Here are some pictures.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

GSKA may 10th results

We only had one student travel to this tournament.  Skyler Boone took two second places.  In S-18 12/13 Intermediate Boy Point Sparring.  With the second place finish Sklyer moves into first with 73 points just five points ahead of second place.  In F-74 11/13 Inter/Adv Japanese/Okinawan Forms with his second place finish he moved into the first in points with 88.  Sklyer is also first in points in CS-40 10/13 Beg/Inter Boy continuous Sparring with 111.

Thank You!
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Thursday, April 24, 2014

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Jason Dokie win Grands at GSKA tournament



Jason Dokie won both Grands at the GSKAGold Country Battle of Champions held at Amador High School.
Skyler Boone told two 1st places.  CS 40 10-13 Beg/Inter Continuous Sparring.  Skyler is in First Place in points.  Skyler alson won in F74 11/13 Inter/Adv.  Japanese/ Okinawan Forms Skyler is also Second in pionts in this division.
Brain Tenneson Also took two 1st. Places.  18&UP mens Adv. Sparring no Black Belt.  Brain is Second in points in the division.  Brain took 1st. in F77 18/39 Brown Belt and below and is how in second place in this division.
Micah Puryear took 1st. Place in 7 & under Forms.  He is now in second place in this division.
Connor Johnson took 1st. Place in the 8-10 Boys Point Sparring, He is tied for first place in this division. He also had a 1st. Place in F-72 8/10 Inter/Adv Japanese / Okinawan Forms and Connor is second in points in this division

Thank You!
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Tuesday, March 25, 2014

The 4th Interclub Tournament

Under 7 Point Sparring  1st Place Micah Puryear, 2nd Place Logan Johnson

Point Sparring 7 - 12  1st Place Connor Johnson, 2nd Place Jacob Huffman, 3rd Place Savannah Newman

Point Sparring over 13 1st Place Brain Tenneson, 2nd Place Joe Schow, 3rd Place Clarence Newman, 4th Place Skyler Boone

Beginner Forms (Kata)  1st Place TJ Pierson, 2nd place Kyle Leake, 3rd Place Kaden Leake and 4th Place Jayden Leake

Intermediate Forms (Kata) 1  1st Place Jacob Huffman, 2nd Place Connor Johnson, 3rd Place Logan Johnson, 4th Place Micah Puryear

Intermediate Forms (Kata) 2  1st Place Serene Pierson, 2nd Place Brian Tenneson, 3rd Place Syler Boone

 Brown & Black Belt Forms (Kata)  1st Place Rhonda Lashbrook, 2nd Place Clarence Newman, 3rd Place Joe Schow

Padded Weapons  1st Place Savannah Newman, 2nd Place Connor Johnson, 3rd Place Jacob Huffman

Flag Sparring Under 7  1st Place Micah Puryear

Flag Sparring  1st Place Skyler Boone, 2nd Travis Wright, 3rd Jaydan Leake, 4th Kyle Leake

Thank You!
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