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On Saturday, October 24th, Spivey Karate & Tai Chi will celebrate International Women's Self-Defense Day by offering a free, two-hour class.  For more information or to register, please call (352) 518-9409 or click the RSVP button below.  We hope to see you there!

self defense picture


Open to all Martial Arts styles, schools and ranks, this series of continuous seminars offers an opportunity to learn Traditional Okinawan Weapons from  Grandmaster James Webster, who is the National Kobudo Instructor for The Alliance Martial Arts Network. A student of martial arts since 1974, Grandmaster Webster is a 10th Dan Black Belt in the style of Seito Matsumura Shorin Ryu Karate and 8th Dan in Okinawan Kobudo.

Kobudo Testing and Advancement
Grand Master James Webster

Classes held 17 times a year at Spivey Karate

(see Events / Schedule page for calendar dates)


Next class: September 30th

A group donation of $60 is expected to cover Grandmaster Webster's travel expenses

kobudo nunchaku vs samurai
kobudo tonfa vs samurai


Stances for Tashi Kata:

  1. Cat Stance – NEKO ASHI-DACHI

  2. Front Stance – ZENKUTSU-DACHI

  3. Foot-in-front Stance – KOSA-DACHI

  4. Short Horse Stance – NAIHANCHI (OR KIBA)-DACHI

  5. Wide Horse Stance – JIGOTAI-DACHI

  6. Back Stance – KOKUTSU-DACHI

  7. Hourglass Stance – SANCHIN-DACHI

  8. Reverse Ready Stance – -HIDARI ZENKUTSU-DACHI

  9. Hooked Crane Stance – HAKU TSURU-DACHI

  10. Crane Stance – TSURU-DASHI

  11. Front Forward Stance – ASHI-MAI ZENKUTSU-DACHI

  12. Long Front Forward Stance – OI-ZENKUTSU-DACHI


Open to all Spivey Karate students / instructors ranked Brown Belt (3rd kyu) and higher, or by invitation / approval by Grandmaster Spivey, "The Ring" is a series of seminars devoted to the technical and performance aspects of kata and sparring. Emphasis will be placed on self-reflections and evaluation, offensive and defensive strategies, body mechanics, technique focus and enhancement, ring management, and training of the mind and body to respond in a controlled manner. There will be ample time for open-sparring at the end of the sessions.  These seminars will be conducted by Bill Spivey, Jr. and may have additional guest instructors.  Bill is a 3rd Dan Black Belt and former Florida State Champion in sparring.

Bill Spivey Jr sparring at training tournament
Bill Spivey Jr teaching

Classes held 9 times in 2023 at Spivey Karate

(see Events / Schedule page for calendar dates)


10:30AM - 11:55AM

Next Class: October 14th

Cost: $5 per person to cover expenses.

1987 sparring success
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