Those of you near Silicon Valley might be interested in this. No. Cal. SRSI Kata Workshop: Gankaku/Chinto: a comparative analysis The Northern California branch of the Shoto Research Society, International and the Pacific Coast Karate-do Association is pleased to present an opportunity to study the kata Gankaku and the Okinawan and Japanese kata that influenced its development. JKA Gankaku: Presented by Jon Keeling 20 years JKA Shotokan, including 8 years in Japan. ****o Ryu Chinto: Presented by Rob Alvelais, 5th Dan ****o Ryu. Member of USAKF Hall of Fame. Renshinkan Shorinji Chinto (precursor to SKI's Gankaku Sho): Presented by Takamori Kaida This is a unique opportunity to get on the 'mat', learn, train, compare and contrast these kata and their applications and to gain new insights into one's own karate. Date: Sunday, December 8th, 2002 Time: Noon-3:00pm Location De Anza College, Room PE14 21250 Stevens Creek Blvd. Cupertino, CA 95014 http://www.deanza.fhda.edu/map/directions.html Mat fee: $20 (includes certificate of participation) Special Bonus Session: Black Belts Only! Shihan Leroy Rodrigues, 9th Dan Shinkyu Shotokan has graciously agreed to share with us a rare version of the Chinto Kata: Yabu No Chinto. As, this is a 'rare and advanced' kata, this bonus session will be open to Black Belt practitioners only. This is definitely a "Don't Miss" event, since Yabu Chinto is a rare kata, even on Okinawa.