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Chamber to hold ribbon cutting at Genbu-Kai

Posted: Friday, September 5, 2014

The Huntington County Chamber of Commerce will hold a ribbon cutting at the new Genbu-Kai Karate of Indiana, on Saturday, September 13. The event will take place at their facility at CHAMPS Academy, 900 E. State Street, at 11 a.m. and the community is invited.

The head instructor of Genbu-Kai is Sensei Dawn Anderson. Anderson is a Nidan (2nd degree) black belt in Genbu-Kai Shito-Ryu Karate-Do and a Shodan (1st degree) black belt in Kobudo Rengo-Kai (Okinawan weapons). Anderson has been training for 10 years, teaching karate to all levels of youth and adults since 2008, and serves as a Genbu-Kai karate judge for state and international level tournaments.

Genbu-Kai is an international organization that encompasses 32 countries and thousands of members. The translation of the word Karate-Do is “the way of the empty hand.” It is a form of self-defense that uses all parts of the body (hands, feet, elbows, knees, and head). Though karate may take many years for one to become proficient in, it is the Do (way of life) that is the most difficult part to master. Do is the soul of all the Martial Arts. Self-control, discipline, humbleness, responsibility, compassion and understanding for others are some of the characteristics of Karate-Do.

CHAMPS Academy Genbu-Kai Karate monthly membership is $50. Classes will be held at CHAMPS Academy, 900 E. State Street, in the Life Church building. Those interested in Genbu-Kai can learn more at the ribbon cutting.

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