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.
2017 SUMMER KAMP SCHEDULE 6/19/17 (9:00 AM - 6:00 PM)
SUMMER KAMP SCHEDULE
JUNE 12 - 16, 2017
BEGINNER KAMP (new students only)
JUNE 19 - 23, 2017
WHITE, YELLOW, ORANGE BELT KAMP
JUNE 26 –30, 2017
GREEN, BLUE PURPLE BELT KAMP
JULY 10 - 14, 2017
BROWN & BLACK BELT KAMP
Sign up on or before May 31st - $110.00; $82.50 for 2nd child/same family
Sign up after May 31st - $120.00; $90.00 for 2nd child/same family
Sign up after June 30th - $130.00; $97.50 for 2nd child/same family
AUGUST 7 –11, 2017
END OF SUMMER KAMP
$100.00 per child $75.00 for 2nd child/same family
2017 ISSHINRYU HALL OF FAME FINALISTS 7/21/17
The Isshinryu Hall of Fame has announced the 2017 IHOF Finalists. Winners will be announced at the Isshinryu Hall of Fame Awards Ceremony on July 21st in Gatlinburg, Tennessee.
Congratulations to two of our students who made it to the top 5 finalists. ANGELIQUE LOUIE - YOUNG FEMALE KARATEKA 12 YRS & UNDER
MS. LEAH RIGBY - FEMALE COMPETITOR OF THE YEAR
Also making it to the top 5 finalists - RIGBY'S KARATE ACADEMY - DOJO OF THE YEAR!!!
UPCOMING TOURNAMENTS 7/21/17
7/21/2017 - Isshinryu Hall of Fame Banquet, Gatlinburg, TN
7/22/2017- Isshinryu Hall of Fame Tournament, Gatlinburg, TN
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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