"Sho-In" - Hidden by Laughter
The Sho-in Dojo is a private club in Crystal Lake, IL headed by Sensei Sam Hersee, dedicated to studying the martial arts of Bujinkan Budo Taijutsu, which incorporates the Japanese combat arts of the Samurai and Ninja. Traditional martial arts are taught with an emphasis on realistic application for the defense of yourself and those around you. Classes are set up as small group training sessions with the students' needs in mind.
The Sho-In Dojo is located in Crystal Lake off Randall road, and is easily accessible to the greater McHenry County area, as well as the surrounding areas of Dekalb County, Kane County and far west Cook County. This dojo is a satellite to the Shorisha Dojo of Elgin, IL headed by Shidoshi Vic Siedleski (www.shorisha.com).
What is Taught
The style taught is Bujinkan Budo Taijutsu, as headed by Grandmaster Hatsumi Masaaki of Noda, Japan. The Bujinkan incorporates several traditional Japanese schools of combat, taught collectively as Budo Taijutsu. Budo Taijutsu utilizes natural and relaxed movements that exploit an opponents weaknesses in order to prevail.
It's been too long since an update's been posted. Here's welcoming Remon to the dojo, and congrats to all the rank promotions!
LUKE MOLITOR - Elgin, IL
Here's welcoming Sara to the dojo!
OK, here are the upcoming seminar postings for the area, in chronological order:
ANTHONY BROOKS - Crystal Lake, IL
LUKE MOLITOR - Town & Country, MO
ROB RENNER - Crystal Lake, IL
DON ROLEY - Madison, WI
Happy New Years! May another stong year of training lie ahead!
As for much belated news:
A list of upcoming seminars is in the works, so stay tuned for that as well!
Be advised... The time of Sunday's class is now officially 10:30am!!!
Training will be at Vic's on Thursday, 9/22
Here's welcoming Will to the group!
We will probably do a Tameshigiri session in October at Vic's dojo, so we need to estimate the size of our mat order. Details to follow.