New Calendar / News & EVENTS

We have had a busy couple of months at the dojo.

Danjo Sensei from Japan visited in the month of September. We also had Chris Sensei from Tennessee and Paula and David from Canada visited the dojo.

Seiler Sensei from Minnesota paid us a visit in October.

Also in the month of October we had a promotion test and participated in the 100 kata challenge.

Tyrone Clark and Tony Roberts visited Okinawa

It will be a busy couple of days in the dojo.

6:30pm Friday night class – advanced kids (green belt and up) and Adults

Regular Adult and Kids classes will be held Saturday morning

Special Short Session Kids Workout with Danjo Sensei – ALL KIDS 2pm

Special Adult Class with Danjo Sensei 2:40pm

No Class (Saturday, Monday or Tuesday) July 1st, 3rd and 4th

No 11am Class on Thursday, June 29th




Another 100 kata challenge completed. Congratulations

Reminder that the dojo is closed tomorrow and Monday for the Labor Day weekend. Please have a safe and enjoyable weekend

REMINDER: We are closed for Memorial Day Weekend. No classes Saturday May 28th or Monday May 30th. Please have a safe holiday weekend.

MAY 7th Seminar in Columbus


This Saturday (April 16th) the dojo is Closed for Easter Weekend

Saturday (April 23rd) is a special training in honor of Soke Nagamine

This is the 10-year anniversary of his passing.

All students are invited to attend.

The training will begin at 9:00am and ends at 11:00am

No cost






Please bring your sparring equipment to class beginning June 1st, 2021

The dojo is closed May 29th (SATURDAY) and May 31st (MONDAY)

January 4th, 2021 classes at the dojo will resume.

The last day of training for 2020 is Monday December 21st.

The dojo will be closed from December 22nd – January 3rd, 2021. There will be no classed at the dojo or on zoom during the winter break.

The dojo is closed for the Thanksgiving Holiday. Wednesday 11/25/20 – Saturday 11/28/20.
Classes resume 11/30/20.

I would like to thank everyone for all of their support and kind words.

Classes Resume June 1st with a new temporary schedule.


The dojo is closed until at least May 1st due to the coronavirus. Please continue to train at home during this time period. We will be updating our Facebook fan page, YouTube page and Instagram page. Please like and follow for updated information.


We have been at the dojo for the past 2 Sundays working on various things. Yesterday before we left, we sanitized the entire dojo. After speaking with many of the students we will be closing down for this week. I will update this page and our website throughout the week. So as of now, our classes might resume next Monday evening (March 23rd) depending on the situation and how everything unfolds. We might offer some online classes or live stream some classes for those of you that may be interested?
Lastly, to help the dojo and others, we will be offering gift certificates for tuition or merchandise.
If you have any questions please reach out.
I hope everyone stays safe. Take this time to study your books or practice your kata.

March Calender
February Calender
Sensei Mastin will be teaching in Belleville, Illinois February 28th and 29th.
Jan 2020 Calender
Tai Chi is coming to the Mastin Dojo.

January 6th, 2020

December 2019
November 2019 Calender
October 2019 Calender
September 2019 Calender

New Merchandise has arrived

See the flyer in the dojo about the new challenges.
August 2019 Calender
July 2019 Calendar
June 2019 Calendar
We were recently recognized by an independent website for being one of the area top Martial Arts Schools.

May 2019 Calendar
April 27th – Please join us for a special training to remember my Sensei.
Soke Nagamine Special Training 8:30am – 10:30am
The dojo will be closed April 20th
April 15th  – Leadership Class 6:00pm

All students are encouraged to participate. Please bring a notebook

Join us March 30th for the 100 Kata Kobudo challenge
April 2019 Calendar
March 2019 Calendar
Feb 2019 Calendar
Classes are cancelled for Wednesday January 30th.
I appreciate everyone that attended the dojo meeting. Please turn the surveys in when possible.
DOJO MEETING 1-12-19 10:45am
Jan 2019 Calender
Mastin Sensei to set teach in Canada January 6th
January 2nd 2019 is the 1st day of training for the new year.
We will have an all dojo meeting January 12th at 10:45am. All students and parents of students please try to attend. (this was originally scheduled for the 5th)
Last day of training for 2018 is Thursday, December 20th
Black Belt class is Monday December 17th from 6:00 to 8:15pm
December 2018 Calender
It is a special time in a teachers life when he can promote a deserving individual. Congratulations on your promotion to the rank of NiDan Jeff
We will be begin taking our final orders for the end of year sale. Deadline is December 8th. If you would like to order a T-shirt, Sweatshirt, karate Gi (uniform) or any other supplies please see Mrs. Patricia, Miss Katie or Sensei. We also have gift certificates available for classes. Give someone special the gift of karate this season.
Reminder: Thanksgiving class schedule. We have class Tuesday, November 20th. No classes on the 21st, 22nd or Saturday the 24th. Please enjoy your Thanksgiving break and reflect on all of the blessings in your life. I am thankful for each and every person that follows our page and supports our dojo.
Congratulations to those student that successfully complete the promotion test on Saturday, November 17th.
November 2018 Calender
The dojo is closed October 31st. Please have a safe and Happy Halloween.
October 25th  100 Kata challenge

October 2018 Calendar
No Classes on Saturday, September 1st 2018
September 2018 Calendar
August 2018 Calendar
July 2018 Calendar
June 2018 Calendar
Summer Schedule begins May 12th. No Monday classes

New Class Summer Schedule Effective May 12th

The Dojo will be closed May 26th and May 28th
Saturday morning class times change May 12th.
Adults 8:30am – 9:40am
Kids 9:45am-10:30am
Ninjas 10:35am-11:15am

May 2018 Calendar

April 2018 Calendar

March 2018 Calender

Feb 2018 Calender

I apologize for the last minute information. The dojo is 34 degrees with a frozen toilet. We will not have class Tuesday night.

Classes for tonight (Monday, January 15th )are cancelled.

Classes for tomorrow (Saturday January 13th) are cancelled due to the snowfall. Your safety always comes first. We do have class on Monday. Have a safe weekend.

Jan 2018 Calender


Blackbelt Review is November 18th from 11:15am-1:15pm

November 2017 Calender

October 2017 Calender

October 25th @5:30pm we will be participating in the Karate Day 100 Kata Challenge. No regular classes will be held this night. Please sign up if you plan on attending.

September 2017 Calender

August 2017 Calender

Make Up belt test is July 29th at 11:15am

The DOJO IS CLOSED MONDAY JULY 3rd and TUESDAY July 4th. Please have a safe Holiday weekend

No Adult class or Little Ninja on July 1st as we have a special training session with Danjo Sensei at 10:15am

Please Join us on June 30th at 6:15pm and Saturday on July 1st at 10:15am for special training sessions taught by Danjo Sensei from Japan.

Reminder: the Dojo is closed Saturday May 27th and Monday May 29th in honor of Memorial Day.

July 2017 Calendar

June 2017 Calendar

May 2017 Calendar


New Class Schedule begins July 15th

Extreme Class begins Wednesday May 31st

Congratulations to Nick Iredale on his promotion to Shodan


Congratulations to those that successfully passed the Blackbelt promotion test in February.

Will Gossard : Jr. Shodan

Noah Breitenbecher : Shodan

Jason Williams  : Shodan

Lora Wert: Sandan

April 2017 Calendar

March 2017 Calendar

New Class Schedule begins March 1st 2017

Feb 2017 Calender


Join us this evening from 6:30pm – 8:00pm for a special training session to be held in remembrance of Sensei Dave Williams.


Tonight was going to be our first Thursday night class in years. But due to the snow, there will be no classes tonight. See you Saturday. Please be safe

Happy New Year

First Day of training is January 3rd 2017

Reminder that a new schedule begins with a change in the Tuesday Night Class times and an addition of a Thursday Class.




The Halloween Dodge Ball Party has been cancelled.


September 2016 Calender

Congratulations to Tom Giordano and      Jeff Reasoner as they were promoted to Sho Dan

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August 2016 Calendar




Special Training Day July 23rd

Danjo Sensei

We are honored to have a special guest instructor.

Sensei Yuichi Danjo, Kyoshi, 7th dan

from the Kodokan Osaka Dojo in Japan

NO ADULT MORNING CLASS. We do have Little Ninja and Kids Class.

All Adult karate students and Junior (kids Green Belt and above) karate students may attend this special training event.
Special Class begins at 2:00pm

July 2016 Calender


Just a reminder: The Dojo is closed on Saturday- July 2nd and Monday-July 4th Please have a safe Holiday Weekend


June 2016 Calendar

Just a reminder: The Dojo is closed on Saturday- May 28th and Monday-May 30th Please have a safe Holiday Weekend

May 2016 Calendar

April 2016 Calendar

Belt Test February 2016

Congratulations on all of those that were promoted in February

March 2016 Calendar

Feb 2016 Calendar

January 2016 Calendar

Classes will resume on January 4th 2016

Last Day of training for 2015 is December the 19th.

December 2015 Calendar

November 2015 Calendar

October 2015 Calendar

 September 2015 Calendar

db August 29th

New Day Class Begins August 5th 

August 2015 Calendar
July 2015 Calendar
On June 24th,

Katelynn, Lora and Tyrone represented our dojo to honor Sensei Sonny Kim. I am grateful to have known such an amazing man.
After the training, Katelynn had the honor to take a picture with Sensei Nishime. It was very special for her because she tested for her first kyu rank with him more than 18 years ago.
I was in Canada and received this picture of the 2 of them. I was happy to see that he is healthy and I am very grateful for  the hard training that he gave me  in the early days.



June 2015


Remembering Sensei Mitchell 5/30/15




Reminder: The dojo is closed on Saturday  (May 23rd) and Monday  (May 25th) for the Memorial Day Holiday. Please have a safe weekend as we reflect on the memory of those that have given the ultimate sacrifice.

May 2015

April 2015

March 4th  

 For your safety,

Classes for tonight are cancelled due to the winter storm that is moving in. 

See you Saturday!

March  Calendar 2015


Classes are cancelled today due to the snow.


Classes are cancelled tonight due to the snow

February Calendar 2015

We celebrated the memory of Sensei Dave Williams on January 28th.

Dave Williams 2015 Memorial Training

January Calendar 2015

11/17/14 : Classes are cancelled for this evening!

December Calendar 2014

Click on the link above to find out about the 100 Kata Challenge.

 November Calendar 2014

October Calendar


September 2014 Calendar

August 2014 Calendar

July 2014



We will be honoring Sensei John Mitchell with a special training session today from 9-12. He will always be remembered for his hard work and loyalty.


Congratulations to Mr.  (Sempai) Bill Wands and Mrs. Barbaretta Perdue on their marriage.  It was a special day. Thank you for letting us be a part of it.

Coming in June: YOGA @ the Dojo

June 2014

May 2014

April 2014

March 2014

1-28-14 Due to the overwhelming emails, calls and peer pressures about people having to go out in the extreme cold, classes are cancelled for tonight. (Tuesday 1/28) Stay home, be safe and practice your Kata.

Reminder: 1-23-14 Special training session in honor of Sensei Dave Williams.

All students are invited. Session will begin at 6:00 pm.


The dojo is closed due to the weather. Please be safe.

2014 January- February Calendars
This news was given to us when we were in Okinawa back in October.
Yes, It was a true honor to be able to be able to visit this historical site. Bunshiro has to go away to teach Elementary School and is not able to remain at the honbu during this time period. The Dojo is owned by the Nagamine family but the land that the dojo sits on is owned by someone else. If there is no Nagamine Family member that is teaching and training in the building, it nullifies the agreement. The landowner wants to build condos since the dojo sits one block off of the most popular street in Okinawa. We all should feel fortunate to have been able to train and teach in a building that has such close ties to the origins of karate. It is hard to believe that the government would not register this as a true historical landmark since it is one of the oldest dojos in Okinawa.

Reminder: We have class tonight Tuesday Night 11/26/13.
No class on Wednesday 11/27/13 or Saturday 11/30/13

November 9th @ 11:30am – Okinawa Trip Recap.

We will be show video and pictures from our recent trip to Okinawa. We will also begin planning for our 2014 Trip and demonstration



Mark your calendars.

****News Post: September 21, 2013
“The Funeral Karate-Do Seminar and Exchange Demonstration 2014

for Soke Takayoshi Nagamine in Okinawa”

Dear  WMKA members,

It has been a year and a half since the passing away of Soke Takayoshi Nagamine last year. No one or anything can fill his vacancy and we are still in mourning for his loss. But we have to move forward to admire his honor and legacy.

Though the Okinawa headquarters had been halted after passing away of Soke, we were able to restart with your support and cooperation.  Unfortunately, we had postponed Soke’s original schedule of “ World Matsubayashi-Ryu karate-Do Seminar 2013 in Okinawa . However, we have decided to open “The Funeral Karate-Do Seminar and Exchange Demonstration 2014 for Soke Takayoshi Nagamine in Okinawa”.

The venues will be at the “Rensei Dojo” inside the Okinawa Prefectural Hall of Martial Arts where we held the Karate-Do Seminar during
“ The Ceremony of the 75th Foundation Anniversary of World Matsubayashi-Ryu Karate-Do & the 13th Memorial Karate-Do Demonstration for Grand Master Shoshin Nagamine” in November 2010.

Please refer to the tentative schedule below and contents of the events in this announcement.

We will post the final schedule and the contents of the events later, because we can only reserve the venues after December 1, 2013. However, it is decided to open the events during first week in November 2014 .

The Tentative schedule of the events are :

1.    Title of the Event: “The Funeral Karate-Do Seminar and Exchange Demonstration 2014 for Soke Takayoshi Nagamine in Okinawa”.

2.    Date and Contents of the Events : From October 31st to November 2nd ( 3-Day Seminar)

Date (Week) Time Contents
October 31  (Fri) 10:00  to 16:00 Karate-Do Seminar
  17:00  to 19:00 Dojo Owners Meeting
November 1 (Sat) 10:00  to 16:00 Karate-Do Seminar
November 2 (Sun) 09:00  to 12:00 Dan Promotion Test
  14:00  to 17: 00 Exchange Demonstration
  18:00  to 21:00 Exchange Party

3.    Venues : Okinawa Prefectural Hall of Martial Arts / Rensei Dojo 2nd Floor

We sincerely expect that all WMKA members will be aware of the events and consider your schedule next year for coming to Okinawa in November 2014.

We give our best regards from Okinawa to everyone around the world wherever you live.

Sincerely Yours,

President Yoshitaka Taira
World Matsubayashi-Ryu karare-Do Association Funeral Karate-Do

October 2013

October 8th – 23rd condensed schedule.

Please make note of special day and class time changes.

Thank you for your understanding and support.
It is important that Sensei Mastin travels to Okinawa.

Monday (October 14th & 21st) Combined Ninja /Jr. Class 6:30pm & Adults 7:20pm

Tuesday (October 8th, 15th and 22nd) NO CLASS

Wednesday (October 9th, 16th & 23rd) Jr. Class 6:30pm & Adults 7:20pm

Saturday Classes will be held at the regular times.

As of  9/20/13 Thursday night classes are being postponed until further notice


September 2013

August 2013

July 2013

Karate Camp

June 9th- 14th from 9:00am -noon for ages 5 and up


In honor of Sensei Mitchell’s Birthday, we will be remembering him with a special training session on Saturday June 1st.
The training session will begin at 9:00am and conclude at 12:00pm. There will be no regular classes.
All students are invited and encouraged to participate in honoring Sensei John Mitchell and his memory.

Johns Marathon recap brochure (click on to open the brochure from last years event)

We would like to congratulate Jeff Reasoner for his hard work and dedication.

Jeff had the highest point total for the first 3 challenges of 2013 in the adult ranks.

I am very grateful for all of the help and support that we received on our “Dojo Cleanup Day”

Thank you!!!

June 2013

Reminder that the dojo is closed on Memorial Day Weekend. No classes on Saturday May 25th or Monday May 27th.

May 25th, we are going to cleaning and remodeling the dojo. All are welcome to help. We will meet at the dojo @ 9:00am

May 2013

April 2013

March 2013

February 22nd: Blackbelt seminar will be postponed. We will reschedule for March.

February 20th : New schedule and classroom format begins.

February 2013

Saturday we paid respects to Sensei Dave Williams.

Thank you to all that join us in this training session.

January 26th 12:00pm-3:00…. We will host the Dave Williams Memorial Training. All students are encouraged to attend.

. During the seminar, we will have a nutrition expert and strength coach educate us on the correct way to better our bodies through diet and exercise.

♦Creating Complete Individuals , Change by Challenges began Saturday January 5th

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