Karate Summer Camp 2018 has been rocking at the Ryoshin-Kan Karate School. "The first five weeks have been great and the upcoming ones should be just as awesome," said Sensei Tim Thompson, the camp's director and karate school owner.
Karate camp students have been training in karate, self-defense, acrobatics, basic tumbling, belt testing, maze game, ball toss, dodge ball, "Frisbee" game, karate runway showdown, bo, nunchaku, tonfa, Xtreme karate stunts and Xtreme balance training, said Thompson.
They also enjoyed trips to the movies to see Incredibles 2, Avengers: Infinity Wars, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, Solo: a Star Wars Story, Ant and the Wasp and Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation.
Plus, karate camp students took a field trip to the Kempsville Recreation Center, took a ride on the Tide light rail train, visited the MacArthur Memorial, visited a Great Neck park and the "Gazebo on the Bay," and visited the Bow Creek Recreation Center's water park and playground.
Sensei Tim Thompson, in the center wearing a head band,
is surrounded by karate camp participants inside his dojo on Lynnhaven Parkway in Virginia Beach. (Courtesy photo.)
And that's not all.
"Karate camp kids were live on the Specialist Radio Hour, that is broadcast on WSAS Stars and Stripes Talk Radio," said Thompson. "Karate kids have also celebrated students and staff members' birthdays and our instructors have performed amazing baseball bat and brick-breaking demonstrations. Karate camp instructors and students also performed board breaks."
Every Friday, the entire karate camp performs in a talent show contest and awards ceremony.
"The talent shows have been amazing and awesome," said Thompson. "Afterwards, they all celebrate at a huge pizza party. All participants have been having a great time. Karate summer Camp 2018 is action-packed, educational and fun-filled."
To sign up for the 7th to 11th weeks of Karate Summer Camp 2018, visit www.dragonforcekarate.com and call (757) 468-1643.