2019 Kokoro Kaizen
Join us on Saturday, Aug. 24, 2019 at 7 a.m. to Noon for a challenge and celebration on pushing your limits. Kokoro means mind, heart and spirit. Kaizen means constant improvement. So literally, Kokoro Kaizen means "To improve the mind, body and spirit through never ending improvement."
This event is also a celebration of our nine-year anniversary of the Branson dojo of Seiyo-no Shorin-ryu Karate & Kobudo Kai. Our Branson dojo, first opened it's doors on Aug. 28, 2010!
To participate in the event you DO NOT have to be a Branson Karate student or martial artist. We have substitute exercise stations for participants who do not know any katas/forms, stances, or karate techniques. There are two ways to participate:
- As a participant warrior. You will actively attempt to complete the 5k run and all athletic events before 11 a.m.
- As a support squad member. You will be assigned a station and ensure each warrior completes their assigned events.
All active martial artists are required to wear their karate uniform pants (gi pants), current belt rank (obi), socks and running shoes. All participants will wear the 2019 Kokoro Kaizen T-shirt INSTEAD of their Gi Top. (Past years T-shirts are not valid.)
*If you are participating and you are not a martial artist, you are expected to wear tasteful athletic pants, socks and running shoes. You will be given the 2019 Kokoro Kaizen Tshirt on the day of the even after registering below.
Minimum age of participation in the event is 6 years old. Anyone under the age of 12 MUST be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
All money raised for this event goes towards a karate scholarship fund for honorable students who could use help with purchasing equipment, paying karate tuition or learning self defense.
We are also in need of Support Squad members. There is not cost to attend as a member of the Support Squad. You will be assigned to help track participants, provide a pot-luck dish, clean up, help with food/water and provide encouragement for the participants.
If you'd like more information about this event, you can read this blog post in about our first Kokoro Kaizen and the meaning behind it:
IMPORTANT: The deadline to register is Friday, Aug. 16, 2019.
Due to the nature of the event, we will not be able to accept any late registrations. No exceptions.
Note: This event is held at the Borich-Leach Country Home that is on an acreage in Branson West. There is limited parking and out of courtesy to our neighbors, we cannot allow more than 50 participants. So, register quickly before spots are filled!
T-shirts are Unisex, 50/50 Gildan. They run true to size but may shrink a little after washing.