03/05/21: Sachem Self Defense School Brown Belt Promotions
Lance Raymond, Master Jones, Mike Metz
08/27/22: Master Tim House Hosts Advanced Retreat
On August 27th and 28th 2022, Master Tim House hosted an Advanced Retreat in Kittery, Maine for the New England Seacoast C&S Self Defense Association Programs (Bear Den Dojo, Rose School of Karate, and Tai Chien Dojo).
From left to right: Master Tim House (Tai Chien Dojo), Mike Palczynski (Bear Den Dojo), Michaela Dowd (Bear Den Dojo), John Mosley (Tai Chien Dojo), Nidan Eleanne Solorzano (Rose School of Karate), and Sandan Rick Downs (Bear Den Dojo)
These Advanced Retreats are afforded to Advanced students as a resource to further their advanced studies in our Art that we are typically unable to offer during class time.
This year’s Advanced retreat was focused on ‘Living the Martial Way’ with our Karate as a tool used for our everyday lives and vocation centering on the Code of Ethics of a Martial Art Student and Basic Self Realization Training. At the close of our Saturday night session, we watched a movie called, ‘Peaceful Warrior’ with Nick Nolte, Scott Mechlowicz, and Amy Smart, followed by a discourse relevant to what we are undertaking in our Art. On Sunday, a three-hour workout Advance Basics and drill structure was conducted with a closing summation of the weekend.
11/19/22: New Pending Black Belt Promotions
On November 19 at The Sachem Self Defense Dojo in Laconia, Michaela Dowd, John Mosley and Ken Parris successfully passed a grueling 10 hour exam earning the rank of Shodan Ho, Pending Black Belt.
The comprehensive nature of The Shodan Ho Exam probed all physical, intellectual, emotional and spiritual aspects of a student's training. Michaela, John and Ken's execution in all these areas was exceptional and their skills will serve them well as Black Belts.