<![CDATA[Bloomington Karate Center - Mr. Mullins Corner]]>Fri, 28 Jul 2017 01:41:16 -0800Weebly<![CDATA[Minneapolis Police ]]>Wed, 26 Jul 2017 19:21:17 GMThttp://bloomingtonkarate.com/3/post/2017/07/minneapolis-police2.htmlOn Wednesday September 27th we will once again be hosting the Minneapolis Police Academy in training exercises.  We will be starting as usual with boxing and kickboxing skills in the ring at 12:00 noon.  Afterward we will be on the mat focusing on use of force Hapkido techniques until 4:00 pm.  All Black Belts and Red Belts are welcome to attend and participate.]]><![CDATA[Minneapolis Police Training]]>Tue, 06 Jun 2017 19:57:20 GMThttp://bloomingtonkarate.com/3/post/2017/06/minneapolis-police-training3.htmlOn Tuesday June 13th we will be hosting the Minneapolis Police Academy from 11:00 am until 4:00 pm.  All Black Belts and Red Belts are welcome to attend.  We will be starting with Boxing training in the morning and moving on to use of force training in the afternoon.  As always, we appreciate our relationship with and value our law enforcement community.]]><![CDATA[Black Belt Testing]]>Wed, 30 Nov 2016 20:43:13 GMThttp://bloomingtonkarate.com/3/post/2016/11/black-belt-testing.html

As mentioned in a previous post, Saturday December 10th we will be conducting an advanced promotion test.  The test will begin at 12:00 Noon and should be done by 3:00 pm.  After, we will be having a celebration downstairs at David Fongs restaurant located on 94th St. and Lyndale Ave. and Hotel accommodations with discounts available at the Holiday Inn airport south. The following individuals are scheduled to test:

Red Belt to 1st Dan Black Belt

1. Alex Caffari

2. John Yang

1st Dan Black to 2nd Dan Black Belt

1. Lisa Davis

2. Ben Chung

3. Scott Legus

4. Mariah Tomanaha Legus

3rd Dan Black to 4th Dan Black Belt

1. Seth Halvorson

2. Peyton

3. Luan To

4. Mark Bettes

5th Dan Black to 6th Dan Black Belt

1. CB Bunkholt

<![CDATA[Minneapolis Police]]>Mon, 21 Nov 2016 19:28:06 GMThttp://bloomingtonkarate.com/3/post/2016/11/minneapolis-police1.htmlOn Monday November 28th we will be hosting the Minneapolis Police Academy from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm.  Training will consist of boxing skills, Hapkido techniques and use of force instruction.  All Red and Black Belts are welcome and your help is appreciated.]]><![CDATA[ADVANCED TEST]]>Tue, 18 Oct 2016 20:14:38 GMThttp://bloomingtonkarate.com/3/post/2016/10/advanced-test.htmlOn Saturday December 10th at 12:00 Noon, Bloomington Karate Center will be conducting an advanced promotion test.  Promotion considerations from 1st Dan Black Belt through 6th Dan Black Belt will be part of this test.  This test is open to the public but limited viewing space will be available. 

 Immediately after the promotion test we will be celebrating with food and drink at David Fong's restaurant located 3 blocks south of the school on 94th St. and Lyndale Ave. The Holiday Inn located just three more blocks away on the corner of 94th St. & 35W will be available for out of town guests or anyone looking for a room that night.

We look forward to this event and hope you will join us.

<![CDATA[Minneapolis Police]]>Mon, 26 Sep 2016 20:28:55 GMThttp://bloomingtonkarate.com/3/post/2016/09/minneapolis-police.htmlNext Monday October 3rd we will be hosting the Minneapolis Police to a training session.  We will begin with Boxing training in the ring at 11:30 am and will follow with Hapkido and use of force techniques on the mat.  All Black Belts and Red Be Picture

<![CDATA[Mr. Chris Samples]]>Tue, 06 Sep 2016 19:09:32 GMThttp://bloomingtonkarate.com/3/post/2016/09/mr-chris-samples.htmlI have some very sad news to share.  Mr. Chris Samples passed away on August 31st after a several month battle with brain cancer.  Mr. Samples will be missed by us all but especially the students in our kids class that he started on Saturday mornings.

I have known Mr. Samples most of my life as we grew up in roughly in the same area.  I trained and managed Mr. Samples in kickboxing after he had attained his Black Belt from my friend, Mr. Bill Miller at the Professional Karate Studios.  He won several Kickboxing titles and held the USA Welterweight Title for many years.  He went on to fight for the World title before retiring.  Mr. Samples was always around for sparring classes and trained for many years with Mr. Brian Byrne early Saturday mornings in our gym.  Recently, he started a kids fighting class which met every Saturday morning.  His goal was to take our kids to the local Karate Tournaments which he did and on many occasions won.

I have lost a true friend.  I will miss him dearly.

<![CDATA[Minneapolis Policy Academy Training]]>Wed, 16 Mar 2016 19:44:22 GMThttp://bloomingtonkarate.com/3/post/2016/03/minneapolis-policy-academy-training.htmlOn Friday April 1st we will be once again hosting the Minneapolis Police Academy.  The training will begin at 12:00 Noon and will go to 4:00 PM.  Training will consist of boxing skills and use of force training using Hapkido.  All Black Belts and Red Belts are welcome to join as usual.]]><![CDATA[Annual Party & Tournamenmt]]>Tue, 23 Feb 2016 18:44:57 GMThttp://bloomingtonkarate.com/3/post/2016/02/annual-party-tournamenmt.htmlOn Saturday February 27th we will be having our Annual Holiday Party starting at 4:00 pm.  As usual, it is a Pot Luck food and beverage event.  All students and their families are invited.  Earlier Mr. Samples and Mr. Peyton will be conducting a youth inter-school Tournament beginning at 2:00 pm.  Trophies will be awarded to the 1st-3rd place winners.  Hope to see you all there!]]><![CDATA[YEAR END COMMENTS]]>Wed, 23 Dec 2015 19:46:03 GMThttp://bloomingtonkarate.com/3/post/2015/12/year-end-comments.htmlWell 2015 is almost gone and there are a few things I wanted to comment on.  First, I would like to thank all the Black and Red Belts who helped with our last Minneapolis Police Academy training last month.  It was a very good group of cadets and we have a very good time with them.  We look forward to the next class to be scheduled in April of 2016.

I wanted to give a special thank you to Mr. Chris Samples.  Mr. Samples as many of you know, has been working with several kids on point fighting in an effort to get some of the kids to the local Karate Tournaments.  Well, Mr. Samples took 4 kids to Master Bill Miller's recent tournament back in November and two of the kids placed and won trophies.  One or maybe both were 1st place!  If any of you have an interest please join Mr. Samples every Saturday for class before the regular scheduled class that day.

We are planning on our annual Holiday party sometime in mid to late January or early February.  We will let everyone know when the date is set.