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Gillette Wyoming Karate Students Get a Kick out of Karate

Posted by Dan Hausel, Soke on January 3, 2016 at 12:15 AM Comments comments (0)

Shihan Kyle Gewecke and some of his young students were recently high-lighted in the Gillette News Record. Shihan Gewecke was introduced to karate many years ago as a student at the University of Wyoming when he signed up for Beginning Karate in the Department of Physical Education. After joining the class, he fell in love with karate and continued this path by attending the University of Wyoming Campus Shorin-Ryu Karate and Kobudo Club three nights a week until he graduated from the university. At that point, he began teaching karate to both young students at Lakeview Elementary and also to adults and also attended martial arts clinics at the Casper, Wyoming Shorin-Ryu dojo, the University of Wyoming, the Juko Kai International Hombu dojo in New Braunfels, Texas, and also scheduling a series of martial arts clinics in Gillette. 


Three Wyoming Martial Artists awarded Master Instructor certiifications

Posted by Dan Hausel, Soke on November 11, 2014 at 4:40 PM Comments comments (0)

In 2014, Soke Hausel, world head of Seiyo No Shorin-Ryu Karate Kobudo Kai awarded Shihan certificates to three karate instructors - Shihan is considered to be a very high level of expertise in the martial arts and translates as 'Master instructor'. To reach such a level in traditional karate requires considerable dedication and many years of training in martial arts. Only a very few individuals ever reach this level.

At the Casper, Wyoming Shorin-Ryu Karate Club in Wyoming, Hanshi Andy Finley, 7th dan, recommended Matt Larson and Duane Good for Shihan certification to the Arizona Hombu, and both were accepted as master instructors. In addition, Matt Larson was also promoted to 5th degree black belt in May of 2014 and Duane Good was promoted to 4th degree black belt in November, 2014. 

In March, 2014, Kyle Gewecke with the Gillette, Wyoming Shorin-Ryu Karate Club was also awarded certification as Shihan and promoted to 5th degree black belt by Soke Hausel.

Shihan Kyle Gewecke trains young martial artists in Gillette, Wyoming

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Shihan Kyle Gewecke of the Gillette, Wyoming Shorin-Ryu dojo was high-lighted by the Gillette New Record teaching some young martial artists at Lakeview Elementary School. Shihan Gewecke began his martial arts career at the University of Wyoming when he was introduced to traditional karate in a Beginning Karate class taught in the Department of Physical Education. After starting the class, he joined the UW Campus Shorin-Ryu Karate and Kobudo Club and trained until he graduated from the University. Following graduation he contiuned his studies in traditional martial arts by teaching adults and children in Gillette, Wyoming, scheduling martial arts clinics for his Gillette students, and attending other martial arts clinics at the Casper, Wyoming dojo, the University of Wyoming and also at the Juko Kai International Headquarters in New Braunfels, Texas. Shihan Gewecke is considered one of the top martial arts instructors in Shorin-Ryu Karate (Seiyo-Kai).


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