On Monday, March 6th, DSBK launches a 4-week INTRO CLASS series. Participants who complete the course will attain a 6th kyu belt rank — step one of six on the way to a black belt. Plus a wealth of studied health benefits for less than $10 per class!Read More »
Taking Up Space
The attacker lunged for Lisa. She deftly shifted back a few inches out of reach. She gripped his hand. She made a graceful pivot. Suddenly the attacker was falling belly-first to the ground. Lisa held his arm, guiding him like a broken plane coming in for a landing. Lisa was ready to drop to her knees and secure her assailant with a joint-lock when an onlooker said, “Uh oh!”Read More »
NEW 4-Week Beginner Series
Participants who complete the course will attain a 6th kyu belt rank — step one of six on the way to a black belt. Plus a wealth of studied health benefits for less than the current cost of eggs!Read More »
DSBK Annual Report 2022
Our dojo is good evidence that bouncing back from a global catastrophe takes time and persistence. Improved class attendance, expanded outreach efforts, a generous grant, and community education collaboration were only a few of the victories DSBK celebrated during its 20th anniversary year. Check out the complete annual report to review our nonprofit’s finances, accomplishments, and goals for the future.
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When Dojo and Classroom Combine
DSBK and Silverton School Launch Unique Learning Enrichment for Kids
Awe froze the crowd to stillness as the regiment marched in unison towards them swinging wooden staffs. Wind bullied the snow off nearby rooftops. The snow flurries fled in shimmering swirls before fading like ghosts.
The regiment made its final strike. They withdrew their weapons in one simultaneous movement, much as a cat retracts its claws. Respectfully, they bowed.
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Acing the Test
DSBK Offers First Post-Covid Kyu Test
Sensei called out the first technique to be demonstrated on the test. Mike Boeckman listened to the long Japanese phrase. He drew in a slow, collected breath much like a lion targeting its hors d’oeuvres among a distant wildebeest herd. He offered his wrist to the uke who promptly grabbed it in an attack.Read More »
DSBK Annual Report 2021
DSBK continues to survive and thrive a wearying global pandemic. According to national statistics on martial arts dojos, vast numbers of martial arts dojos have closed. Our perseverance is truly remarkable. And all the more so because we acquired our first-ever solely inhabited dojo space!
Our annual report demonstrates our organization’s strength and wisdom in saving for a rainy day.Read More »
Hyperventilating (On Purpose)
Surrounded by snow drifts with an icy river trickling nearby, the assembly under the pavilion swung their swords and gasped for breath. Was the outdoor practice too vigorous? Was hypothermia setting in? None of the above. Actually, we were deliberately hyperventilating. Why?Read More »