Karate On Beach Captivates Virginia Visitors

By  //  February 28, 2013

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Two-Day Pre-Testing Event

Cocoa Beach Karate students and visitors from a Virginia karate club worked out on the beach last weekend during a Shorin-Ryu Karate-Do event in Cocoa Beach. (Image courtesy of Cocoa Beach Karate)

BREVARD COUNTY • COCOA BEACH, FLORIDA – Cocoa Beach Karate hosted a Shorin-Ryu Karate-Do event last weekend which drew both local karate students as well as 15 visiting students from the Virginia Shorin-Ryu School in Alexandria, Va.

Cocoa Beach Karate School director Des Chaskelson, left, is joined on Cocoa Beach by students and visitors from a Virginia karate club. (Image courtesy of Cocoa Beach Karate)

The two-day event included kata (forms), bunkai (applications), kumite (sparring) as well as kobudu (weapons) and a tough pre-testing for Virginia brown belts being considered for black belt promotion later this month.

Friday night and Saturday sessions were held at the Cocoa Beach Health & Fitness Center, followed up by a traditional beach workout late Saturday afternoon.

One Cocoa Beach student, John Scott,  was also tested and promoted to Yellow belt at the event.

Members representing Cocoa Beach Karate included Des Chaskelson; Phil Collins;  Stu Warren; Jason Christian; Gannon Avery; Nick Davidson; Charlie Williams; Jeff Tomberlin; Jordan Tomberlin;  Jamieson Dettmer; Stephanie Douglas; Zachary Douglas; John Scott; and Abigail Tomberlin.

“Beach workouts are traditional in Okinawa, the birthplace of modern karate, and we are very fortunate here in Cocoa Beach to be able to enjoy beach workouts all year round,” said Cocoa Beach Karate School director Des Chaskelson.

“Beach workouts are traditional in Okinawa, the birthplace of modern karate, and we are very fortunate here in Cocoa Beach to be able to enjoy beach workouts all year round,” said Cocoa Beach Karate School director Des Chaskelson.

Cocoa Beach Kaarte will host its 2nd annual Soke Nagamine Memorial Weekend in July and expects to draw an even bigger crowd than lat year with students coming in from Canada, Texas, Ohio, Minnesota, New Jersey, Panama and all over Florida including Brevard County, Orlando, Miami and Sarasota) to enjoy more karate on the beach.

For more information about classes and a listing of upcoming events, visit http://www.cocoabeachkarate.com or call 312-693-7831.


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