News and Upcoming School Events
RIGBYS' KARATE ACADEMY has many upcoming events for our students and school families. Refer to this page to find out about upcoming tournaments, promotion testing, school functions and other school related information.
We will also be posting News Bulletins or pertinent information regarding the school, it's students, it's instructors, or the Master. The Calendar will also list these items as well. Make sure you print out the school calendar each month for easy reference.
CHRISTMAS SHIAI AND BLACK BELT DINNER 12/16/17 (9:00 AM - 3:00 PM)
Our Christmas Shiai is an inner school tournament where all students from Tiny Tiger to Adults get to compete in Weapons, Kata and Sparring! Great day of friendship and competition!! It will be held at Dover Central Middle School Gymnasium. Competition begins at 10:00am. There is a $10 competition charge. No charge for spectators.
Promotions will be given out at the end of the competition.
That evening our annual Black Belt Dinner will be held at Roma's Restaurant in Dover starting at 6:30pm
AUTHOR SENSEI REESE RIGBY ANNOUNCES THE RELEASE OF HIS BOOK 1/18/13
NEW MEMOIR REVEALS MARTIAL ARTIST'S SUCCESS STORY
Dover, Del. - In his new memoir "They Call Me Sensei" (published by AuthorHouse), author and martial arts expert Reese Rigby takes readers through the major beats of his life, revealing the details of his success as a martial artist and business owner.
"They Call Me Sensei" is the story of Rigby's journey into Isshin-ryu Karate-do from beginner white belt to ninth-degree black belt grandmaster. Readers will follow him from his humble beginnings when his school had 14 students to his established success when his school grew to approximately three hundred karate students and an additional one hundred combined cardio kickboxing and tai chi students. By sharing his story with his students, family and others interested in martial arts, Rigby also pays tribute to his Isshin-ryu instructors, Grandmaster Angi Uezu and Grandmaster Tom Lewis, and his tai chi instructor Sifu Diane Cannon.
Rigby's life story is more than just a martial artist's success story; his memoir is an inspiring story to anyone with goals in life. "I think the book shows that if you have a dream, it can become a reality," he says. "From a young man wanting to learn martial arts to a 9th degree black belt is a story in itself! I show what it takes to achieve this."
His book can be purchased in hardcover, softcover,or ebook at Authorhouse.com, Amazon.com or Barnes & Noble.com
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