event held at the Cocoa Beach Karate dojo located at Cocoa Beach Health & Fitness
BREVARD COUNTY • COCOA BEACH, FLORIDA – The Cocoa Beach Karate School just hosted the annual Soke Takayoshi Again Memorial event attracting top karateka from as far away as Puerto Rico, Arizona, Illinois , Ohio, Virginia and all of Florida.
The event was held at the Cocoa Beach Karate dojo located at Cocoa Beach Health & Fitness.
The purpose of the annual Matsubayashi-Ryu Karate Student Gathering is to honor Soke Nagamine (1945-2012) who was the son of the style’s founder and head of the World Matsubayashi-Ryu Karate Assoc. He has visited Cocoa and Cocoa Beach several times to give seminars, the last being in 2011.
The annual gathering of high-ranking Matsubayashi karate practitioners includes two days of training at the Cocoa Beach Karate Dojo where students perform the traditional kata together and each dojo represented demonstrates their dojo’s kata with their students.
“It is a great honor to be hosting this event here in Cocoa Beach to honor this great karate man by coming together with other like-minded karate practitioners to train for a weekend “, said Sensei Des Chaskelson, head sensei of Cocoa Beach Karate. .
“We look forward to hosting more such events in the future and continuing our mission to bring the benefits of body, mind and spirit training to children, teens and adults. locals here in Cocoa Beach.”
Sensei Chaskelson began his karate training in New York in 1987 and founded Cocoa Beach Karate Dojo in 2002 when he transferred here. He is a 6th degree black belt authorized by the World Matsubayashi-Ryu Karate Assoc. in Okinawa, Japan.
He also conducts the popular Assault Prevention and Self-Defense Seminars with the Cocoa Beach Police Department as part of the dojo’s community service mission.
Classes are held at Cocoa Beach Health & Fitness on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at 5:30 p.m. for children, teens, and adults.
“We teach children, teens, adults and families not only self-defense, but also discipline, respect and good behavior,” Sensei Des Chaskelson said. “Everyone is welcome. Beginners are encouraged to come and try the free trail course.
For more information, visit www.CocoaBeachKarate.com and/or call or text 321.693.7831 or email [email protected]