AKDW Karate Camps 2014

This page has pictures from the 2014 AKDW Summer Karate Camps. While an attempt is always made to get pictures of as many activities as possible, not all are able to be covered. Camp provides the students the opportunity to participate in many activities not possible in regular classes and to meet and interact with students and instructors from other classes.

A series of thumbnail pictures are given here. To see individual pictures in a larger size, click on the picture, then use your browser's "Back" button to return to this page.

Before getting to student pictures, we wish to show you the camp.

The camp is about 2.4 miles southeast of Lorraine, NY on County Road 95,
Latitude and longitude coordinates: 43 45' 04.53" N, 75 55' 00.11 W (Lat 43.751254 deg, Lon -75.916691 deg)

Children's Camps (Day & Junior, Saturday & Sunday, June 7 & 8, 2014)

Gate Security is a standard fixture at all camps and monitors everyone entering and leaving the camp area. All campers sign in and learn where to go to start their camp experience. A group picture is taken of all those in attendance: campers, instructors, and assistants. The day started, at sunrise, with a little light rain, but for the rest of the day was just cloudy and the temperature was at a comfortable level.

Jr. Campers

All Campers, Instructors, and Assistants

Day Campers

Day Camp, ages 6-9, Saturday, June 7, 2014

The day campers had an enjoyable day in a number of activities, which included the PRT (Physical Readiness Training) Course, Combat Course, the ropes courses, and other projects.

Junior Camp, ages 10 - 13, Saturday and Sunday, June 7 and 8, 2014

The boys find a bunk and stow their equipment in the Black Belt Men's building. The girls use the Black Belt Women's building. Camp starts with the bow-in for students and instructors. Then, off to classes: S.A.F.E Program (Self Awareness For Everyone), basic forms, kicking, combat course, self-defense, PRT, Project Triangle, etc. For those staying overnight, special activities are done after dinner, and perhaps even a movie. Sunday morning, students attend the final classes, then bow-out and depart from camp. Most students believe that a dirty uniform by the end of camp is a badge of honor showing just how hard they worked in the classes and especially in he combat course.

Adult Camp, June 26, 27, 28, & 29, 2014

Special Ceremony Saturday Afternoon

A unique all-camp ceremony was held on Saturday afternoon, June 28, 2014 for the posthumous awarding of the title of Master Instructor to Mr. Ralph J. Steria. Master Steria was extremely didicated to American Kang Duk Won, teaching classes, participating in all activities, and always working behind the scenes so that all activites would be successful. The ceremony was attended by numerous family members.

The weather cooperated, and everyone had a wonderful time. Some of the activities were: bow-in, project triangle, falling, kicking, archery, the new high elements, S.A.F.E. Program, weapons classes, combat course, etc., and even an evening of fireworks for entertainment.

The Bow-In at the opening of the camp.

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