AWC karate camp
Arizona Western College will host a karate camp on campus and students will have the opportunity to train under a high-ranking karate master from Okinawa, Japan.
Kaicho Isao Kise Ku Dan, a ninth-degree black belt karate master, will hold a karate camp at the 3C Building on AWC's main campus, 2020 S. Avenue 8E, from Nov. 2, through Nov. 4, stated AWC.
“The primary purpose of the camp is to unify the Okinawa ShorinRyu Matsumura Kenshin Kan Karate and Kobudo Federation (OSMKKF) throughout the U.S.”
While the first two and a half days of the camp are for OSMKKF third-degree black belt certified instructors and above, the camp will culminate on Nov. 4, with Kaicho conducting a training session open to Kyoshi Francisco “Taco” Aguilar's local Karate students who attend classes at AWC's main and Somerton campuses, Harvest Preparatory Academy and Dancemakers.
“This is a great opportunity for our youth and adult students to meet our Kaicho from Okinawa, Japan,” Aguilar says.
Kaicho is the son of the OSMKKF's Supreme Grand Master Ju Dan, a 10th-degree black belt from Okinawa. Kaicho was born in 1957 and started karate at the age of 3 under current Grandmaster Fusei Kise.
He also studied under Grandmaster Hohan Soken for 20 years from age 11. He attained the Shodan black belt at age 13 and began teaching. He also attained the title of Hanshi in 2001, and the rank of ninth dan in 2009.
For more information contact Aguilar at firstname.lastname@example.org or 287-1309.
Science Club holding coat and shoe drive
A coat and shoe drive will be held on Arizona Western College's campus throughout the fall semester.
The AWC/Northern Arizona University Science Club will be collecting items until Dec. 5 to be given to people in need.
Donations can be taken to the LR, AS, AC, SR and 3C buildings on AWC's main campus.
For more information, contact Frankie Anthony Garcia, III, AWC/NAU Science Club president at email@example.com or 559-280-4836.