Course Description

Welcome to the beginning of your karate training! Through this course you'll be taught the 10th kyu basics of Seiyo-no Shorin-Ryu Karate. The material included here will help prepare you for your 9th kyu, yellow stripe rank promotion test.

REQUIREMENTS: Taking this course implies that you are an active karate student at Branson Karate dojo. The material displayed in this course is supplemental to attending actual karate classes.

3000 Green Mountain Dr., Suite 109
Branson, Missouri 65616

If you are not an active student or don't live near Branson please contact the instructors before purchasing this course. You may be qualified to train with us remotely. Remote training is dependent on your work ethic, attitude, mindset, self motivation, commitment and your ability to travel occasionally to receive personal training and testing.

Phone: +1 417-319-1444

Course Curriculum

  • 1


    • Welcome!

    • Join Our Text Messaging System

    • Dojo Rules

    • Success Notebook Cover (download)

    • Belt Rank Chart

    • Kids age 12 and under: How to earn tips for your white belt

  • 2


    • 10th Kyu White Belt Checklist

    • 10th Kyu Curriculum Details

  • 3


    • 1 - Kihon Shodan

    • 2 - Kihon Nidan

    • 3 - Kihon Sandan

    • Kata 1: Kihon Shodan VIDEO

    • Kata 2: Kihon Nidan VIDEO

    • Kata 3: Kihon Sandan VIDEO

  • 4


    • How to Tie Your Karate Belt

    • How to Fold Your Gi (Uniform)

    • How to Clean Your Gi

    • Personal Etiquette in the Dojo

    • Basic MORNING Stretches

    • Basic EVENING Stretches

About the instructors


Ronald Leach and Vashon Borich-Leach

Sensei Borich-Leach has been studying, competing and assisting students in the martial arts since 1992. She is currently a 5th Dan (5th degree black belt) in both Seiyo No Shorin-Ryu Karate and Kyokushin Karate. She has over 4,000 hours in teaching youth and adult karate classes. From 1999-2009 she built her martial arts background in the Kyokushin-Kai Karate lineage. In 2010 Sensei Borich began working with Kaicho Harold Mead, 10th Dan and Hanshi Ronald Leach, 9th Dan Instructors in Seiyo No Shorin-Ryu Karate & Kobudo Kai. Her continued studies have added additional experience in traditional weapons, jujitsu and advanced martial arts techniques. Sensei Borich enjoys sharing this knowledge back to her students.Ronald Leach, Hanshi relocated from Minnesota to Branson in 2014. Together with Borich-Leach Sensei they offer a variety of different Martial arts classes. Hanshi has studied and mastered many different martial arts styles through almost 40 years of continuous study. He is an expert instructor who is considered a "teacher's teacher." Black belts from many different martial arts styles and schools come to him for advanced training.

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