Calendar of Upcoming Events


25th Anniversary Celebration for Vanderbilt Karate
It’s our annual celebration of when Shuseki Shihan Leighton started teaching karate at the Vanderbilt YMCA, with a dinner and an evening of entertainment. And this year’s party should be extra special because it marks a full quarter century of great training! OSU!

Thurs., September 26, 2019
7:00 p.m.


Color Belt Promotion
Upper West Side Kenshikai Dojo
928 Columbus Ave. (between 105th and 106th Streets)
Promotion testing for all students hoping to rise to a rank 8th Kyu or above. Promoting students and others should arrive at the dojo early enough to change and stretch for a prompt start.

Saturday, October 12, 2019
1:00 p.m.


Black Belt Promotion — Part I
Upper West Side Kenshikai Dojo
928 Columbus Ave. (between 105th and 106th Streets)
The first evening of promotion for all students hoping to rise to a rank of Shodan or above. Promoting students and others should arrive at the dojo early enough to change and stretch for a prompt start.

Weds., October 16, 2019
7:00 p.m.


Black Belt Promotion — Part II
Upper West Side Kenshikai Dojo
928 Columbus Ave. (between 105th and 106th Streets)
The second evening of promotion for all students hoping to rise to a rank of Shodan or above. Promoting students and others should arrive at the dojo early enough to change and stretch for a prompt start.

Friday, October 18, 2019
7:00 p.m.


Black Belt Promotion — Part III
Upper West Side Kenshikai Dojo
928 Columbus Ave. (between 105th and 106th Streets)
The fighting test of promotion for all students hoping to rise to a rank of Shodan or above. Promoting students and others should arrive at the dojo early enough to change, stretch and warm-up for a prompt start. Important: All fighting students must bring a full set of approved safety gear, including mouthguards, headgear and footguards that cover toes.

Sunday, October 20, 2019
9:00 a.m.


Vanderbilt Black Belt Review Class
Replaces regular 7:10 p.m. class
A special review class for all Vanderbilt Black Belt students.

Thursday, October 31, 2019
7:10 p.m.


Annual Kenshikai Black Belt Clinic
Vanderbilt YMCA gymnasium, 2nd floor
A special training session for Black Belt students from all branches of Kenshikai Karate, for review and refinement of all material.

Sunday, November 10, 2019
8:30 a.m.


2019 Annual Holiday Party
Our year-end party: a December dinner with entertainment for relaxing and looking back on the past year.

Thurs., December 12, 2019
7:00 p.m.