MIDWEST SUMMER SPECIAL TRAINING
TIME & DATE
May 28 - June 1, 2014
Check in Wednesday at 5 pm. DON'T BE LATE.
Dan testing will begin Sunday at 9 am following completion of the final
INFORMATION and APPLICATIONS:
P.O. Box 199
Liberty, MO 64069
Download application form
(Members in good standing of SKA may request the Username and Password from
June 6-10, 2011 Midwest Summer Special Training, Mike Lyon,
Missouri Western State University, 4525 Downs Drive, St. Joseph, MO (About an
hour north of downtown KC; About 1/2 hour north of KCI Airport --
map and directions)
MWSU is a
small rural college nestled in the quiet rolling hills on the East edge of
historical St. Joseph, MO. The campus setting with lots of green grassy fields
and groves of trees, ponds, and widely spaced buildings is an ideal setting for
living together during summer special training without distractions from city
squalor, busy streets, or crowds of other people. Our residence hall,
cafeteria, and training facilities are all within sight of one another. In case
of emergency, a hospital is about 5 minutes drive East of the campus.
$350 if payment received by May 14 ($400 if payment received later). Make check payable to "Mike
Bedinger or SKA" and write "Midwest Summer Special
Training" on the memo line.
You must complete and return the APPLICATION and INDEMNIFICATION FORM from
your recent SHOTOKAN Newsletter, along with your payment. If you are a minor,
your parent or guardian must sign the Parental Waiver of Rights, Consent, and
Indemnification Agreement on the back of the Application. Recommending senior should sign
the appropriate portion of the form if you have been recommended for dan
All members of Shotokan Karate of America at least 16 years of
age may attend after obtaining the consent of their instructor. You should
be ready to perform Tekki Shodan kata.
No smoking. No alcoholic beverages. No drugs. No sexual activity. No one will
be permitted to leave. All persons must attend all training sessions for their rank level.
All participants are required to have personal Medical and Hospital insurance coverage.
Insurance arrangements should be made in advance, insurance will not be available at the
Sleep four to a suite. Each suite includes two bedrooms, shower,
bathroom, kitchenette, common area. Bed linens, pillow, towel, washcloth
are provided. All meals provided from breakfast Thursday morning through
breakfast Sunday morning.
WHAT TO BRING
Karate-gis, personal toilet articles, casual
but neat clothing, money for laundry, etc.
Senior members wishing to practice jiyu-kumite are required to
use hand and mouth protection. Hand and mouth protection as well as groin protection for
men and breast protection for women are recommended for all participants during
kumite. Be prepared -- protective equipment will NOT be available at the site.
We will provide transportation from Kansas City International airport (about
1/2 hour from the site). We will pick up Wednesday at 4:30 pm outside
Gate 6 in Terminal A. To get to gate 6, just take the free RED BUS courtesy
shuttle which stops about every 10 minutes at all baggage claim areas. The bus
will leave the airport promptly at 4:30 pm! Do not plan a return flight prior to
2 pm Sunday. Please
Mike Bedinger if you want a ride so we can accommodate everyone.