Here is the poster for the 2013 Ryusei Summer Camp, hosted by Rick Going and Kam Miranbigi, the instructors of Ottawa Ryusei Karate-Do. The summer camp will run the weekend of July 20 to 21, with guest instruction supplied again by Terry Valentino of Koshin-Ha Chito-ryu, in the U.S. The camp is always a great experience, held on the outdoor platform (enclosed with screens to keep out the bugs) built on Rick and Basia Going’s beautiful country property in the Gatineau. It’s always great training with a Saturday night celebration of music, campfire and, often, sushi. Download a copy of the flyer here. Sign up soon. We can only accommodate up to 30 participants. First come, first serve.
When the Ryusei Summer Camp runs in the Ottawa area on the weekend of August 25, the guest instructor will be Terry Valentino, a 7th Dan with the Koshin-ha Chito-Ryu Karate Federation, who will come to the camp with students from Pittsburgh. Valentino-Sensei also brings with him a wealth of experience. His bio:
With over 40 years of experience in the martial arts, Kyoshi Valentino holds a 7th-degree black belt in Chito-ryu Karate and a 2nd-degree black belt in Koseido-ryu Jiu-Jitsu.
Kyoshi Valentino’s training began informally under the guidance or his father Anthony “Val” Valentino who was both a student of Koseido-ryu Jiu-Jitsu founder Dewey Deavers and a hand-to-hand combat instructor for the U. S. Navy during World War II.