The Briefing Room
December 5, 2015: At the 27th annual Shuyokan holiday party held in Costa Mesa, California on December 5, 2015, Sensei Dye was promoted to 5th Dan in Budoshin Ju-Jitsu by Professor George Kirby and the Budoshin Ju-Jitsu Yudanshakai. This promotion was a result of Sensei Dye participating in an examination process that took place demonstrating various techniques of Ju-Jitsu. Sensei Dye also received a certificate of promotion from the American Ju-Jitsu Association officially recognizing his promotion to 5th Dan in Budoshin Ju-Jitsu.
December 5, 2015: Shuyokan Black Belts receive the official Shuyokan Ryu Black Belt pin at a Formal Pinning Ceremony held in Costa Mesa on December 5, 2015. All future students being promoted to Shodan will receive their pin from Sensei Dye during a Formal Pinning Ceremony.
2016 Training Schedule
Saturdays, 10:15am to 11:30am on the following dates:
January 30 – April 30 – July 30 – October 29
Please Mark Your Calendars
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Double Tap – The Movie
Featuring lead actor and action star Shuyokan Black Belt Fabian Carrillo and Shuyokan Black Belt stuntmen: Senseis Leonard Takahashi, Paul Hayes, Wes Watkins and Jeff Walker with Sensei David Dye as a stunt choreographer and stuntman.
The Shuyokan Dojo has teamed up with Teen Road To Safety to offer both adults and teens who are current members attending any of the classes at Shuyokan or the Samurai Cop Academy, discount rates for Behind The Wheel Driving Lessons, Classroom Lessons and the Advanced Driving Courses.
Current members who wish to take advantage of these discounts should contact Sensei Dye to obtain the special discount registration code for these classes.
If you are not a current member of Shuyokan and you attend the Teen Road To Safety Advanced Driving Course, present your Teen Road To Safety Certificate of Completion at the time of your Shuyokan registration for membership and receive a 25% discount on any membership plan.
"Safe Driving Begins With You"
Sensei Dye Announces Shuyokan's Affiliation, and His Promotion, with Shioda International Aikido Federation
At the 26th annual Shuyokan Holiday Party held on December 6, 2014 in Costa Mesa, California, and attended by over 150 guests, Sensei Dye announced Shuyokan's affiliation with the Shioda International Aikido Federation. [ read more ]
A Celebration of Life
A Tribute to Samantha Nguyen (2001 – 2013) Whose smiles brought us laughter and memories that will last us forever.
– Sensei David Dye
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Sensei Dye Honored by the Martial Arts History Museum — On Saturday, September 7, 2013, Sensei Dye was honored and inducted into the Martial Arts History Museum at a ceremony held in Burbank, California. He was featured in the 2013 museum's book publication and his photos are now on display in the museum which is located in the City of Burbank, California. For additional information please visit the museum's web site at MartialArtsMuseum.com
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To: All Shuyokan Members
Effective January 3, 2011, your membership at Shuyokan must be current and in good standing in order to participate in any of the classes at the Dojo. This includes, but is not limited to, any and all Adult, Youth, and Samurai Cop Academy classes and seminars offered through the Aikido Federation of California – Shuyokan Dojo. This policy shall be strictly enforced and no member will be allowed to train if their membership is not current and in good standing. Please make sure your membership fee(s) is (are) received by the due date. Memberships not received on time may be subject to a 10% late fee. Your cooperation is appreciated.
This policy change is due to restrictions placed on us by our insurance carrier and must be enforced.
Posted: December 30, 2010
"I have been training with Sensei Dye for about 4 or 5 semesters learning general self-defense. During the Summer of 2010, I was walking down a street when a man came up from behind me and attacked me. As the man began yelling and getting more aggressive, I began to hear Sensei Dye's voice in my head telling me to keep my distance. I was lucky that it did not go any further, but I know if it had proceeded to get worse I would have been able to defend myself thanks to the training I took. If it had not been for the classes I have taken with Sensei Dye I might not have reacted the right way. Thank you Sensei"
Teen Road To Safety
"The Samurai Cop Self-Defense Academy highly endorses and recommends the Teen Road To Safety Driving Courses and Classroom programs. These courses and programs are designed to help young teen drivers in our community improve their driving skills as drivers of motor vehicles by teaching them safe and proven driving skills and techniques used when operating a motor vehicle." - Sensei David Dye, Advanced Driving Course Instructor
Two Wolves (Submitted by Shuyokan student Denise Ciganovich)
One evening an old Cherokee told his grandson about a battle going on inside people. He said, "My son, the battle is between two wolves inside us all. One is evil. It is anger, envy, jealousy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, and ego. The other is good. It is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion, and faith." The grandson thought about it for a minute and then asked his grandfather: "Which wolf wins?" The old Cherokee simply replied, "The one you feed."
Using Internet Group and Chat Forum Web Sites
Using an Internet chat or forum web site where you are asked information to use in a personal profile is extremely dangerous to your personal safety and the safety of your family. If you list your name, age, where you attend school and other personal items, keep in mind the information you enter can be accessed by anyone, including those who target young children. Think about it! Once you make your name and school known, anyone who would want to harm you in any way now knows how to find you based on the information you furnished in your profile. It may not seem important to you at the time because you think it is cool. But ask any police investigator who poses on the Internet as a young child to catch those who are looking for young kids as targets the number of contacts they receive, and the number of arrests they make of these types of criminals.
It is up to you to take responsibility to protect both yourself and your family from these types of predators who want to hurt you or possibly separate you from your family – permanently!
Recently there has been an increase in shootings aimed at moving vehicles on our freeways. If your mom or dad drives on the freeway, tell them to watch for suspicious vehicles, especially those with a window rolled down. In order for someone to shoot out of a moving vehicle, the window must be open. Have your mom and dad be aware of vehicles pulling along side of them maintaining the same speed they are traveling. Your parents should slow down and let the vehicle continue past them. Make sure your mom and dad use both their rear view and side view mirrors more frequently to be aware of other vehicles around them, especially on our freeways.
The 2004 Fall/Winter issue of the Shuyokan Newsletter is now available, PDF format, 550 KB. (If you are using Internet Explorer, you may have to download it first. Right-click and select "Save Target As...")
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The self-defense techniques we learn are perishable skills so we must continue to train. If we are to rely upon these skills we must continue to practice and train to be aware of our surroundings. Taking the necessary and proper steps to continue to train and practice our self-defense techniques can help increase the chances of not becoming a victim when being faced with a physical confrontation.
On August 24, 2004 a number of Shuyokan members represented the Samurai Cop self-defense Academy as part of The National Night Out. This is an annual event in which the City of Costa Mesa, the Costa Mesa Police Department, and this year well over 1,200 residents, joined together to celebrate the year-round efforts to keep their neighborhoods crime and drug free. Read the thank you letter the Chief of Police, John D. Hensely, sent to thank us for participating.
This issue's Safety Tip: When walking on a sidewalk, always walk facing oncoming traffic. Never walk with your back to oncoming traffic.
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