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We had a couple of performances at Vannoy Elementary School yesterday to start off Chinese New Year. It was a lot of fun and the kids really enjoyed it (teachers too!) The youngest lion is 6 years old..... and she's been performing for almost 2 years now! Last night we did another performance at the school. Lots of lion dancing :-), and more to come! Gong Hay Fat Choy!

We did 3 lion dance performances yesterday! It was quite a busy day. We will perform another one today after the belt graduation at approximately 4:30 pm. Gong Hay Fat Choy!

Gong Hay Fat Choy! Welcome to Year of the Dog, the 11th of the zodiac animals. The dog is an auspicious animal. If one comes into your house, it symbolizes the coming of fortune. Those born in Year of the Dog are usually independent, sincere, loyal and decisive. They are not afraid of difficulties in daily life.

Thank you to all the students who helped clean the school today; from the morning students to the night students. The school looks great!

Kung Fu tournament - forms, weapons, pt sparring, weapons sparring, sparring, 4 Star competition, Lion Dance performance

14th Tomizaki's Champions Kung Fu Championship

Kung Fu tournament - forms, weapons, pt sparring, weapons sparring, sparring, 4 Star competition, Lion Dance performance

March 17, 2018 - March 18, 2018

A few more great pictures from Saturday's belt graduation. Everyone worked very hard! #tomizakischampions

Congratulations to the new belt graduates - first for 2018!! A special thank you to all the support we had from the instructors and assistants that gave their time to help in the graduation. We truly appreciate it! *parents, send any good pics you have so we can get them posted! Thank you #tomizakischampions

Our own Master Tomizaki and Sifu Steffani were featured in the current Kung Fu Tai Chi Magazine. Check it out! #kungfutaichimagazine #mastertomizaki #tomizakischampions

The Diablo Gazette wrote a very nice article about the school in their January issue. Check it out! #diablogazette #tomizakischampions

Here's an encore presentation of this year's Xmas movie:

The first week of the new year is over! Classes were super busy today, so everyone is off to a great start. We have lots of exciting things coming up this month; seminars, belt graduation, a new Demo Stunt Action class, and a Nunchakus for parents class (no experience necessary).

Happy New Year! Looking forward to an exciting 2018! Remember, classes resume on January 3.

It was our last day of classes for the year. We had some fun and played "reindeer games" with the kids. They had to practice take off jumps, and work on their pulling skills (for the sleigh). And then some of the juniors got to lead the instructors!

We had a wonderful Year End Party and Talent Show last Saturday. We had dancers (solo and group!), musicians (flute, trumpet, keyboard and a jazz ensemble), as well as a short movie performed by Tomizaki's Champions instructors and assistants ; written, directed, produced and edited by our own Bryn Dexheimer! Three students who tested last month also received new belts; 2 black and one 1st degree black. Congratulations to Jana, Sasha and Dakotah. Here are a few photos. I'll upload an album shortly. #tomizakischampions #happyholidays

Sign up sheet is in the front office for anyone who would like to perform a talent, and the potluck sign up sheet is on the bulletin board.

Year End Party & Talent Show

Sign up sheet is in the front office for anyone who would like to perform a talent, and the potluck sign up sheet is on the bulletin board.

December 16, 2017 - December 17, 2017

I'm almost recovered from the jet-lag..... almost. Master Tomizaki and I embarked on a whirlwind tour to try and visit as many ITKFA schools as possible, and conduct seminars. We went to 6 different cities, across 5 different states. We took 11 airplanes in 12 days. Master Tomizaki gave 9 seminars, had an instructor meeting in Cascavel (Impact Kung Fu and Sanda), and was thrown a surprise party in Sao Paulo. We crossed 3 different time zones. One day we were 6 hours ahead PST, the next day 4 hours ahead, then 5 hours ahead, and 6 hours ahead. Confused I said, this must be how rock stars feel! Master Tomizaki and I were constantly asking, "what day is it?" "what time is it?" and waking up asking "where is the bathroom?!" . Crazy, but great. We visited Instituto de Kung Fu Shaolin in Salvador, Impact Kung Fu and Sanda in Cascavel, Academia Punho da Pantera in Campinas, Instituto Forshan de Kung Fu (new school) close to Campinas, Instituto de Kung Fu Shaolin in Sao Paulo and Escola de Kung Fu Leao Chines (Prof Isadora and Diego's new school). Master Tomizaki taught seminars in Choy Lay Fut and its fighting applications, Fighting Techniques and Eskrima. He taught a kids class as well. It was a joy to see so many familiar faces, and to meet many new ones. Now, it's time to get ready for our next event on December 16th - our Year End Party and Talent Show (and potluck!)

We made it! 6 cities across 5 states, visiting 6 schools, giving 11 seminars, in 12 Days! Woohooo! Thank you for the wonderful hospitality we received everywhere we went. It was so awesome to see so many familiar faces and meeting new ones. 🇧🇷🙏✈️💤 #ITKFA #Brasil #mastertomizaki

Wow, with the final tally, and a rounding up, we collected a total of $3300 for the American Red Cross!🤗🤗🤗 Thank you Champions for making our fundraiser so successful! #silentauction #dessertauction #sweatshirtsales #donations

10 Year Anniversay Gala / American Red Cross fundraiser pics. Thank you Jeff! Check out the cake - this cake fetched $410 in the auction for the Red Cross! Thank you Susanna for baking it, and thank you Mr Martin for buying it! #lotsoftears #tomizakischampions #redcross

A few more pictures from last Friday night. I'm sure more are coming..... #kungfu #tomizakischampions #10yrAnniversayGala

This was just one of the wonderful performances that we had Friday night at our 10 Year Anniversary Gala / American Red Cross Fundraiser. These are all our kung fu students who wrote the lyrics to this song, practiced and put this together. The words are a little hard to hear, so I'm going to try and get those to post as well. It was such a fun and fantastic night! Again, we raised a total of $3200 for the American Red Cross!!!! #kungfu #tomizakischampions #10yranniversarygala #amazingtalent

Thank you to all the black belts came back to help us celebrate. Hard to see in the back row is Max, Kamran, Kelby, and Gagan. In the 2nd pictures, Trish is on facetime in Gagan's hand! #10yearanniversary #50thbday #tomizakischampions #blackbelts