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Forest Lake Dojo 2016 Christmas Party Celebration


The Forest Lake Dojo conducted its annual Christmas party on Dec 19th.   We wish everyone a merry Christmas and a happy new year!

Best regards

John Applegate

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Forest Lake Dojo Begins Work on its updated Shomen


The FL Dojo Karateka have been working hard to complete the updated Shomen in time for this July’s IKL tournament. The previous Shomen had to be moved when the facilities were remodeled. The new Shomen looks great! Our special thanks go out to American Reprographics Corporation (ARC) for creating the large club logo, Kanji and motto text!

Great job karateka!

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The Forest Lake Dojo is proud to announce the promotion of Rob Schroeder to Shodan Black Belt. Congratulations Rob! You have earned it!
Rob Schroeder receiving his Shodan black belt 1

Rob Schroeder receiving his Shodan black belt 2

Best Regards

John Applegate


On Monday Dec 14th, The Forest Lake Dojo conducted its annual Christmas party. In addition to games, Pizza and other fun, Sensei used the occasion to recognize the accomplishments of 10 karateka, through promotion. These included:

Kerry Applegate to San-Kyu (Brown)
Avery Enochson to San-Kyu (Brown)
Caroline Enochson to Go-Kyu (Blue)
Grant Enochson to Go-Kyu (Blue)
Elizabeth Hentges to San-Kyu (Brown)
Mike Hentges to Shichi-Kyu (Green)
Zach Hentgest to San-Kyu (Brown)
Diane Kinny to Shichi-Kyu (Green)
Ed Lund to San-Kyu (Brown)
Haydn Lund to San-Kyu (Brown)

Congratulations Karateka!

Have a Great Christmas Everyone!

John

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Region 5 IKL training day at Forest Lake Dojo


On Saturday Dec 5th, the Forest Lake dojo held the Q4 IKL region training session. These are always great events for receiving training from different instructors and for some of the older karateka to gain practice training younger students.

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The Training Must Go On!


On Monday November 23rd Svenkeson Sensei had to part the Twin Cities for work purposes. As Monday is a Forest Lake Dojo training day, Sempai Mike Applegate covered for Sensei and ran the Karate practice in his absence. It was a fun filled class including kata, choke hold releases and knife defenses. Well done Mike!

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Forest Lake Dojo announces promotions


Forest Lake dojo is happy to announce the promotion of 4 karateka. These students have been working hard consistently, shown good attendance and performed well during our recent region 5 training session.. Included were: Dylan Good – promoted to Roko-kyu, Elizabeth Hentges – promoted to Go-kyu, Zach Hentges – promoted to Go-kyu, and Joe Schroeder – promoted to Roko-kyu. Congratulations karateka!

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John Applegate

Region 5 Training Session


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Today the Forest Lake dojo hosted the quarterly region 5 training session.   We were especially honored this time by the presence of Takumi Sensei who arrived in Minnesota earlier this week from his home in Maui.  It is always a treat to for us to see Takumi Sensei who founded the IKL presence in Minnesota over 50 years ago.   Moe Sensei, region 5 director, also joined us today as did Boyum Sensei, Cromley Sensei, Svenkeson Sensei and a number of additional region 5 Yudansha including Dave Zimmerman, Maria Svenkeson, Mike Applegate, Tim Cote, and Evan Svenkeson.  The  availability of talented, experienced Yudansha always renders these training sessions an excellent venue for lower ranking karateka to receive focused training and to benefit from the experience of accomplished martial artists, whom they may not normally have access to.   Special thanks to all the region 5 Yudansha for volunteering your time to teach and inspire!

 

 

Best Regards

John Applegate

 

 

Mike Applegate Receives Shodan Black Belt Cert


Today was a big day for my Mike Applegate.  At church today he was presented with his formal Shodan Black Belt Certification. While he has been wearing his black belt at dojo training for some time now, there is nothing like having the formal certification, signed the founder of IKL: Nishioka Shihan! Congratulations Mike!

Mikes BB Cert Presentation 3-29-2015-2Mikes BB Cert Presentation 3-29-2015-4

Visit to Keeau Dojo


On Wednesday Dec 17th, my son Mike and I were privileged to attend a training session at the  Keeau dojo.   Special thanks to  Wilbur Mina Sensei,  Keeau dojo karateka and parents, for the warm reception!  It was a great opportunity for us to meet fellow IKL karateka, learn techniques and refine old ones.  Ous!

John Applegate

Keaau dojo visit December 17th 2014 (18)

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