As of Tuesday, Sept. 1 there will be a change in the schedule at Parkersburg - see schedule page for new times.  Also, weapons classes will be starting soon in Ackley.  These will be held on Saturday afternoon.  More info will follow soon.

Shihan Scott Casamassa will be coming on Sept. 18 to spend a few days in Iowa.  We are planning to do weapons seminars on Sunday, Sept. 20 at the Ackley school.  More info will follow on this.

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.

Below is a photo of the group of students that were promoted at our Kamiza ceremony on July 10.  We now have 70 Black Belts over the span of the years since Rising Sun started in 1993!!

The students in the group photo left to right and their new ranks are: David Hagstrom, 2nd degree, Dana Hagstrom, 2nd degree, attendant Heather Benson, Shihan Fuller, attendant Teresa Gnade, attendant Linda Heffner, Andrew Peters, 2nd degree, William Haack, 1st degree and Jason Zak, 1st degree.  The individual photo is Shihan Fuller and Jacki Nachazel, 2nd Degree.  Congratulations to everyone on your great accomplishment! For more photos see newsletter page.

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The following students are Black Belts in Training:

McCallaster Foley
Clair McCready
Alicia Kokaly
Kari Kupka
Kaitlyn Kupka
Kevin Weydert
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