Past News

Hanshi's Heroes

Since 2012, Yoseikan Anderson has participated with family, friends and other members of the United States Chito-kai in the Parkinson's Steady Strides 5K Run/Walk under the team name of "Hanshi's Heroes".  As many of you know, Hanshi Dometrich had Parkinson's Disease.  Please consider joining the team or donating.

For more information, please see Sensei Shawna or go to the Steady Strides page on the USCK website.


Hanshi Dometrich 6th Memorial Clinic

Mark your calendar for the upcoming Hanshi Dometrich 6th Memorial Clinic that will happen on Saturday, March 3rd, 2018 at the Radisson Riverfront hotel in Covington, KY.  The clinic will run from 11a - 3p followed by a potluck dinner at the Honbu dojo starting at 5p.

Clinics are a great time to train with karateka from other schools, other states and other styles.  All ages and ranks are welcome and don't forget to bring the family to the potluck afterward.

For more information, please see Sensei Shawna.

Kangeiko 2018


On Friday, January 26th, six members of Yoseikan Anderson participated in the 38th annual Kangeiko (winter training) hosted at the Honbu dojo in Covington, Kentucky. Shihan William Jansak and our own Shihan Shawna Lingo were the instructors.

Dinner was served prior to turning in for the night then the group was woken up sometime around 3a Saturday morning and trained throughout the darkest and coldest part of the night until 9a. No talking was observed and all the clocks were removed so that we could get lost in the training.  Warm tea was served to us after our outdoor run by Renshi Gerald Meade and after we bowed out, Meiyo Hanshi (Okusan), Kyoshi Sherry Kembre and Kathy and Paul Webster had a full and delicious breakfast waiting for us.

Kangeiko is an annual event and is limited to green belts and above. Participants must be at least 15 years old.  If you haven't taken part in a Kangeiko before, now's your chance to plan for next January!


Kagami Biraki

On Sunday, January 7, 2018, Yoseikan Anderson held a New Year's training session called Kagami Biraki.  We had the good fortune to have Renshi Eric Ford join us and be our guest instructor for most of the training.  Shihan Shawna Lingo led the class through Chokusen near the end and we finished up with each of the yudansha taking a turn being the center of the "spriit circle" and leading the group through some fast paced and kia filled waza.

Afterward, participants, family and friends gathered at the dojo to socialize and share LaRosa's pizza and many delicious potluck dishes.

It was a great way to start off the New Year!

Upcoming Event: Kangeiko

Kangeiko is a special winter training event that will happen at the Honbu dojo starting on Friday, January 26th at 6p and ending on Saturday, January 27th at 9a.  Training is limited to green belts and above.  Participants must be at least 15 years old.  This year's Kangeiko will be led by Shihan William Jansak and assisted by Shihan Shawna Lingo.

For more information and registration speak with Shihan Lingo.