Virtual Gasshuku

Hosted by ISKF Honbu Dojo and USA East Coast

With the new norm forced upon us by the current COVID-19 pandemic, we at ISKF want to bring a modicum of normalcy back to you, our students. We want to provide you with training by some of our instructors broadcast straight to your living room.

Registration

There is no registration required. Just simply show up to the appropriate Zoom room at the scheduled time of the class you wish to participate in.

These virtual training sessions are open to all with internet access. All you need is a computer, tablet, phone, and some free space around you to participate. 

Saturday
April 25th, 2020
8AM – 6PM EDT

“Keep Training”
Teruyuki Okazaki Shihan

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Training Rooms

Dome Hyperlink Password
Shoto Dome https://zoom.us/my/shoto.dome 410702
Nakayama Dome https://zoom.us/my/nakayama.dome 328998
Okazaki Dome https://zoom.us/my/okazaki.dome 662301
Lakeside Dome https://zoom.us/my/lakeside.dome 352010
Technical Support https://zoom.us/my/iskf.tech.support No Password

Individual Schedules

Beginners – All Ages
White, Yellow, Orange (10, 9, 8, 7 kyu)

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Times (EDT) Instructor Topic Training Room
10:00AM - 11:00AM Hiroyoshi Okazaki Shihan Opening Class (everyone) Okazaki Dome
11:30AM - 12:30PM Kristen Hoffman Sensei Basic Stances Shoto Dome
01:30PM - 02:30PM Eon Waldron Sensei Body Shifting Shoto Dome
04:00PM - 04:30PM Hiroyoshi Okazaki Shihan Closing Class (everyone) Shoto Dome

Intermediate – All Ages
Green, Purple (6, 5, 4 kyu)

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Times (EDT) Instructor Topic Training Room
10:00AM - 11:00AM Hiroyoshi Okazaki Shihan Opening Class (everyone) Okazaki Dome
11:30AM - 12:30PM JD Swanson Sensei Tsuki Waza Nakayama Dome
01:30PM - 02:30PM David Ernst Sensei Uke Waza Nakayama Dome
04:00PM - 04:30PM Hiroyoshi Okazaki Shihan Closing Class (everyone) Shoto Dome

Advanced – Adult
Brown (3, 2, 1 kyu)
Black (dan ranks)

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Times (EDT) Instructor Topic Training Room
10:00AM - 11:00AM Hiroyoshi Okazaki Shihan Opening Class (everyone) Okazaki Dome
12:30PM - 01:30PM Carl Shaw Sensei Uchi Waza Okazaki Dome
02:30PM - 03:30PM Bob Hoffman Sensei Kime Okazaki Dome
04:00PM - 04:30PM Hiroyoshi Okazaki Shihan Closing Class (everyone) Shoto Dome

Advanced – Youth
Brown (3, 2, 1 kyu)
Black (dan ranks)

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Times (EDT) Instructor Topic Training Room
10:00AM - 11:00AM Hiroyoshi Okazaki Shihan Opening Class (everyone) Okazaki Dome
12:30PM - 01:30PM Steve Pohle Sensei Body Rotation Lakeside Dome
02:30PM - 03:30PM George Vance Sensei Keri Waza Lakeside Dome
04:00PM - 04:30PM Hiroyoshi Okazaki Shihan Closing Class (everyone) Shoto Dome

Overall Schedule

Instructors

Hiroyoshi Okazaki Shihan, 9th Dan
Chairman and Chief Instructor of ISKF

Bob Hoffman Sensei, 8th Dan
Chairman ECSKA TC
Chester County Shotokan Karate Club
Carl Shaw Sensei, 8th Dan
Vice-Chairman ECSKA TC
Honbu dojo
Steve Pohle Sensei, 8th Dan
Member ISKF TC
Hampton Roads
George Vance Sensei, 7th Dan
Penn College
David Ernst Sensei, 7th Dan
Washington DC Karate Club
Eon Waldron Sensei, 7th Dan
Tora Shotokan
J.D. Swanson Sensei, 6th Dan
Salve-Regina University
Kristen Hoffman Sensei, 6th Dan
Chester County Shotokan Karate Club

Support

This event is made possible by numerous individuals who have donated their time and support.

Zoom Managers
Each class will have a dedicated individual to handle the participant and technology aspects of the broadcast.

  • Wendy Littman
  • Parminder Aulakh
  • Armando Zuniga
  • Melissa McDowell
  • Robert Barker
  • Sara Brinkmoeller
  • Shaun Lee (Zoom Director)
Dojo Managers
Several instructors will make use of an on-site resource to ensure a good view of the class.
  • David Riddell
  • Guy Via
  • Mary-Anne Vance
  • Jennifer Ernst
  • Dhanraj Ivan

Consultation
Many hours have been spent consulting with other members of the organization to ensure that this will be a success.

  • Lois Luzi
  • Debbie Hoplamazian
  • Greg Hoplamazian
  • Michael Katayanagi
  • Todd Elliott
  • Mohammad Gharavi
  • Garry Ho 

Technical support
A great deal of technical skill and hardware were loaned by Fairfax dojo

  • Jamie Andrews
  • Sergei Dodzin
  • Leopold Mba
  • Gonzalo Flores
  • Jessica Paz-Soldan
  • Macarena Saez
  • David Adamy

FAQs

  1. Q: What is the cost for this event?
    A: No Cost. Donations of any amount are appreciated.

  2. Q: What is Zoom?
    A: Zoom is a web-based platform for tele-presence. It allows audio and video conferencing for participants anywhere in the world with minimal setup beyond a smart-phone or laptop.

  3. Q: How much does Zoom cost?
    A: Participants have no cost.

  4. Q: How do I join a zoom meeting?
    A: Using your computer web-browser or smart-phone, navigate to the meeting-link. Some rooms may ask you for a password. You can confirm your connection at any time with the zoom test meeting: https://zoom.us/test

    Fairfax Shotokan will also host test meetings the week prior (20 to 24-April Monday to Friday, 7-10PM EDT) to check your settings with a live karate-ka:
    https://zoom.us/my/iskf.tech.support
    Meeting ID: 563-079-9449
    No Password

  5. Q: Am I required to turn my camera on?
    A: No, but the instructors would love to see their students.

  6. Q: Am I required to turn my microphone on?
    A: Due to the size of this event, all participants will be hard-muted.

  7. Q: What if I have a question about the class or for the instructor?
    A: If you have a concern, please use the meeting chat the host “zoom manager” with a Fairfax Shotokan avatar shown here:
    Fairfax Shotokan Avatar
    Due to the tight schedule, instructors may not be able answer questions during or after class.

  8. Q: What if I am having technical difficulties?
    A: Chat with the “zoom manager”, they will assist you. If that does not work, go to the technical support room
    https://zoom.us/my/iskf.tech.support
    Meeting ID: 563-079-9449
    No Password

  9. Q: What type of computer or phone should I use?
    A: Most devices with a camera, speaker, and microphone should work. Only the speaker is required to hear the class. Chrome browser works best.

    Tablet/Smart-phone requirements: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201179966-System-Requirements-for-iOS-iPadOS-and-Android
    Desktop/Laptop requirements: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362023-System-Requirements-for-PC-Mac-and-Linux

  10. Q: Can I use multiple monitors on my computer?
    A: Yes, Zoom supports multiple displays. In fact, recommend using a TV as the second monitor for the best view of sensei.

    Using Dual Monitors with the Zoom Desktop Client: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362583-Using-Dual-Monitors-with-the-Zoom-Desktop-Client

  11. Q: Do I need to be connected to the internet?
    A: While zoom will work over a minimum of 3G, it is strongly recommended to work over Wi-Fi or wired network

  12. Q: Is my phone appropriate for class?
    A: Smart-phones work well for class. But it is recommended to keep it connected to a power source since Zoom drains about 1% battery per minute. Laptops and TVs provide a much larger sensei to view.

  13. Q: Can I come to training?
    A: If you are awake anywhere on the planet during training, able to access the meeting, and practice Shotokan karate, then you are invited to come train with some of the best instructors ISKF has to offer.

  14. Q: Do I need to wear a gi?
    A: Gi is recommended but not mandatory

  15. Q: How much room do I need to train?
    A: Most classes will be designed to fit in a space of one stance in all four directions.

  16. Q: Can I wear headphones in class?
    A: Yes, but you may need to be careful when moving fast.

  17. Q: Can I attend clases outside of my rank/age?
    A: Karate-ka can train in any and all classes that they want. Each class was designed for a particular skill and age group. Limitiations on home hardware may require parents to train with their children.

  18. Q: Is there a maximum class size?
    A: The Zoom license allows a maximum of 1000 people per class.

ISKF Headquarters

PHILADELPHIA SHOTOKAN KARATE CLUB
222 South 45th Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104 U.S.A.
Tel: 215-222-9382
Fax: 215-222-7813
Email: iskf@iskf.com

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