Art of Martial Arts - Jefferson City Karate - Jefferson City Martial Arts
Login  |  Register  |  Search

Blog

Having a great time in Jefferson City Missouri!

Heath Huffman - Wed Dec 26, 2012 @ 12:16PM
Comments: 0

Hi everyone, my name is Heath Huffman. I am Stacy's brother - many of you know me already. I am the owner of Doodlekit Free Website Builder and the web designer of this site. I helped Stacy create this website 7+ years ago using our product and have since helped lots of other karate schools create websites as well. Stacy was instrumental in helping us turn Doodlekit into a worldwide company and offering our products to other dojos around the world.

I just wanted to let everyone know about our New Release coming up. Within the next month or so we will be rolling out a beta release of our new products, soon to be followed by a full release a month or so later. Basically, we are looking at early spring for everything to get pushed out.

Our new release will be a complete rewrite of the current product and 100x more powerful and flexible. It will have slideshow header options, more advanced SEO tools, extensive design options, color changing tools, a huge font library to pick from, premade templates, a template creating tool, full template editing, and much, much more. I hope you will take a look at it if you get the chance and help spread the word to other dojos and schools that might be looking for a website :).

Thank you for your time!

Comments: 0
Soke Stacy Huffman - Thu Jul 26, 2012 @ 10:05AM
Comments: 0

We now are using facebook for up to date postings you can click HERE to see postings.

Comments: 0
Soke Stacy Huffman - Wed Oct 14, 2009 @ 01:15PM
Comments: 0

It has been long time since we have had an adult go all the way to “World Champion Ships.”  The night before the big tournament the nerves set in and we find a room to work out in. The Ro Kyu begins to work out some the nervousness and settle down. The next mornin the nervousness is back and it brings some friends the butterflies. After several trips to the bathroom Its time to put on the line.

1

 Ya gota love how well the Diamonds National Karate Tournament is ran. Divisions ran on time and you are in out in a couple of hours. The Judges seem to all be on the same page when came to the new rules, unlike the Battle of Atlanta, The new rule that seems to be throwing everyone is *Maximum Deviation Rule* In the Battle of Atlanta the Judges conferred and all gave the same score for example:  8.77 / 8.77 /8.77. This was very upsetting to the old school coaches and competitors. Judges should score according to who they believe has the most consistent / strongest forms in their area of expertise., not conference  and decide together who the winner is. Competition should be judged not conferred.

The *Maximum Deviation Rule* was cleared up at the Diamond Nationals; it is rule that keeps the score variance with in the same range and it is up to the center judge to make sure that variance is consistent. Example: 8.77 /8.81 /8.80 this score were all in the mid 8s and no one gave  9.88 as score. This is something that is pretty much already done but the center now has the right to say to “High”  The Center Judge can call max score example 8.90.

The Center Judge we had was motivating and consistent and made sure the other judges did the same. He ran tight ring and kept things moving right along. My hat off to him on his ability to run a great ring.

The AMA Dojo of Jefferson City Missouri once again puts it on the line at the Diamond Nationals.  Competition was fierce and Barbra King takes the following honors:

1st Weapons : 1st in Kata /Forms : 3rd in Kumite/ Sparring.

Congratulations Ro Kyu!

(Click Here for Photos)

Comments: 0
Soke Stacy Huffman - Tue Oct 06, 2009 @ 08:00AM
Comments: 0

1

As always,  it’s great to attend local tournament and to see all the area local schools show up and put it on the line. It’s nice to see old friends and to make new ones. Over all the competition was little smaller this year but there seem to be more schools in general. Things ran smoothly and without hitch and we were out there early which is always nice. I would like to say congratulations to all those who took honors home from the Jefferson City YMCA and to say, “Good Job everyone!”

We look forward to the Jefferson City’s YMCA March 2010 Karate Tournament.

(Click Here for Photos)

Comments: 0
Soke Stacy Huffman - Tue Sep 29, 2009 @ 10:20AM
Comments: 0

As the higher ranks take their place in the Dojo, a new generation steps up as their predesors before them, sloppy stances not knowing right form left really not sure about the whole Karate thing and the crazy sensei that runs around all the time.

3

It has been a privilege to watch the first generation  grow, learn and to become some the best Martial Artists in the U.S. These young  ladies and gentlemen are now learning to how teach the next generation and that it aint so easy.  I have to laugh, because they were new students once and just as hard to teach.

Living, Learning and moving on. There it is the full circle of life.

Comments: 0
Soke Stacy Huffman - Tue Sep 29, 2009 @ 09:58AM
Comments: 0

Its kinda crazy how things work out the National Karate Circuit seems to be struggling and the Regional or local Karate tournaments are booming. The competition was pretty tough and it was great to see the Springfield crew come down.  Special thanks to all the AMA Dojo students that supported the Columbia Cup!  Its nice not to have to drive several hours to Karate Tournament.

13

It was nice to see the locals putting it on the line and to be good at it. What a great day! Mid Missouri dose indeed have some the best Martial Artists in the U.S.

Congratz to all those who went home with honors !

(Click Here for Photos)

Comments: 0
Soke Stacy Huffman - Tue Sep 29, 2009 @ 09:30AM
Comments: 0

It’s been a rough year for the national Karate circuit this year, with the economy the way that it is. The National tournaments have been smaller and in return the tournament promoters have had cut back on their budget. The hard core competitors, faithful to their compassion to compete continue to attend the National Karate circuit.

12

The AMA Dojo of Jefferson City had two compete at the Battle of Atlanta this year with a runner up for grand champion under black belt. I could not be more proud of these two. They have worked very hard to continue their journey on the national circuit. There is a twist this year though, we have an adult who has climbed the Latter to reach the “World Championships” We will soon see.

The competition was fair for the most part at the Battle of Atlanta, however  some new adjustments to the rules caused some confusion and disappointment. In these tough times it is better to keep the standard with your hard core competitors.

(Click Here for Photos)

Comments: 0
Soke Stacy Huffman - Fri Jul 24, 2009 @ 09:49AM
Comments: 1
It’s the day before the Battle of Atlanta National Karate Tournament. Working with the team so they will be ready to rock and roll for tomorrow. Things are coming together and they are ready to take the National Tournament head on. We will have to see what happens tomorrow. For now we will take in the sights of Atlanta, wow what big city! Crazy traffic and streets, beautiful buildings and lots and lots people.
Comments: 1
Soke Stacy Huffman - Wed Jun 24, 2009 @ 12:58PM
Comments: 0
 

The Jefferson City’s Heritage Fest /Juneteenth Fest was great time for everyone. The Food was awesome and we met some wonderful people.

Special thanks from the AMA Dojo for allowing us to join in their holiday celebration. 

(Click Here for Photos)

2
Comments: 0
Soke Stacy Huffman - Wed Jun 24, 2009 @ 12:43PM
Comments: 0
AMA Dojo Jumps into Kids Fest

 

As the Art of Martial Arts National Team was competing in Kentucky, the AMA Dojo jumped into the Jefferson City’s Kids Fest doing two demonstrations.

Special Thanks to the students who participated, their parents and Sempai Bobbit.

The Demos ran smoothly and several new students got their feet wet in doing demonstrations. Great job guys and gals!

3 (Click Here for Photos)
Comments: 0