Weapons classes will be starting soon in Ackley.  These will be held on Saturday afternoon.  More info will follow.

Shihan Scott Casamassa visited Iowa recently, and a good time was had by all!  See newsletter page for photos of our shooting competitions and from the weapons seminars that Shihan Scott conducted.  We want to thank Shihan for coming and sharing his expertise with Rising Sun students!

On October 9 & 10 we will be attending the Diamond National Karate Championship in Minneapolis, where some students from Rising Sun will be participating.  If you would like to attend to watch the participants, contact Shihan, Sensei John Heffner or Sempai Heather Benson for more details.

We will once again be attending the Dubuque Open Karate Tournament, which will be held in Peosta on Saturday, October 17.  If you would like to participate or if you would like further information, please contact Shihan Fuller.

The Parkersburg school will be closed on Saturday, October 10 & Saturday, October 17 to attend the Dubuque Open Karate Tournament and the Diamond Nationals.

On Wednesday, Sept. 30 we held a Kamiza Ceremony to promote five students that have recently earned their Black Belt.  Below are photos from the ceremony.  Pictured in the group photo are the new Black Belts in the front row, left to right:  Kari Kupka, Kaitlyn Kupka, Alicia Kokaly, Clair McCready and Kevin Weydert.  Back row left to right are:  attendants Sempai Linda Heffner and Sempai Heather Benson, Shihan Fuller, and attendants Shihan Teresa Gnade and Sempai Dana Hagstrom. Congratulations to all of the new Black Belts!  Rising Sun now has 75 Black Belts.

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Do you have a question, comment, or suggestion to pass along to Rising Sun Karate? Please send an email to: Shihan

The following students are Black Belts in Training:

McCallaster Foley

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