Many thanks to Sensei Linda Donner for a great AAU Referee & Coaching Seminar. This was the first time that Sensei Donner and the AAU have conducted a “private” referee & coaching seminar, usually these are conducted at regional and/or national tournaments. We are very thankful for her time and for sharing her knowledge and expertise.
This will definitely help our dojo achieve our goal of becoming one of the premier karate dojos in Minnesota.
We thought you might like to know a little more about Sensei Donner.
Since 1992, Sensei Donner has been a member of the Amateur Athletic Union (USA). She began as an athlete in the AAU Karate National Program, and has continued her involvement with the organization as both a National Team Coach and as an Official. In addition to being an active member of the AAU Karate National Program, she has served as an Official within the World Karate Confederation and the International Martial Arts Games. Currently, Sensei Donner is a 6th Degree Black Belt in Shotokan Karate, instructing both youth and adult students in her Traditional Karate Organization club.
About Sensei Linda Y. Donner-
A native of Hawaii
B.S. in Computers – UCF – Florida – 1986-1991
Resident of Illinois since 1997
Martial Arts Practitioner for 30 plus years:
6th Degree Black Belt in Shotokan Karate
4th Degree Black Belt in Wado-Ryu Karate
1st Degree Black Belt in Kyokushin-Kai Karate
1st Degree Black Belt in Jujitsu
Certified Fitness Instructor
Karate Club Owner/Instructor in Illinois – 1997 to present
Amateur Athletic Union of the United States of America
Karate Program Member since 1992
As an Athlete:
AAU Karate National Team Member
Attain at least one or more AAU Karate National Championship from 1992-2005
Athlete on the AAU Karate National Team 1992-2005
As a National Team Coach:
Served as one of five AAU Karate National Team Coaches from 2005-2008
As an Official:
AAU Karate National Program Senior Referee – 1998-Present
AAU Karate National Referee Council Member – 2003-Present
AAU Karate National Program Assistant Director of Tournament Operations – 2003-present
World Karate Confederation (WKC):
Attained 4 World Championships titles and a Pan-American title – 1992-2005
As an Official:
First Female to serve on the World Karate Confederation’s Referee Council – 2005-present
WKC Senior Referee – 2005-present
WKC Chief Referee – 2008-present
International Martial Arts Games (IMAG):
As an Official:
Chief Referee – Estonia (June 2010)
May 31 – June 1
2912 Pentagon Drive
Minneapolis, MN 55418
Administrative Coach Seminar*
*Coaching seminar open to anyone at least 14 years old (including parents)
**Referee seminar open to any black belt students at least 16 years old
Seminars are free to participants but donations to cover costs are strongly encouraged
Contact Sensei Dieter von der Marwitz with any questions
612-203-5187 or email@example.com
Our first Shorin Ryu Minnesota dojo give-away was a huge success. This contest helped us introduce our dojo to a larger audience and the Trek bike was won by one of our hard working students.
You could be the next winner – be on the look out for our next contest.
Our dojo has been very busy so far this year. Here is a list of belt promotions so far for January and February 2013.
Great job everyone!
Shannon 4th Kyu purple belt 1/9/13
Layla 5th Kyu blue belt 1/9/13
Victoria 5th Kyu blue belt 1/9/13
Mckenna 5th Kyu blue belt 1/9/13
Alexander 6th Kyu green belt 1/9/13
Ellie 6th Kyu green belt 1/9/13
Anna 6th Kyu green belt 1/9/13
Meiran 7th Kyu orange belt 1/9/13
Mathias 8th Kyu yellow belt 1/9/13
Leo 7th Kyu orange belt 1/14/13
Gus 8th Kyu yellow belt 1/14/13
Cole 4th Kyu puple belt 2/4/13
Andrew 8th Kyu yellow belt 2/6/13
Grace 8th Kyu yellow belt 2/6/13
Hannah 8th Kyu yellow belt 2/6/13
Emily 8th Kyu yellow belt 2/6/13
Joshua 8th Kyu yellow belt 2/6/13
Kyan 8th Kyu yellow belt 2/6/13
Vincent 7th Kyu orange belt 2/6/13
Cason 7th Kyu orange belt 2/6/13
Xarier 7th Kyu orange belt 2/6/13
Quinn 7th Kyu orange belt 2/6/13
Liam 6th Kyu green belt 2/6/13
Joshua 6th Kyu green belt 2/6/13
Leif 8th Kyu yellow belt 2/11/13
Sophia 7th kyu orange belt 2/18/13
Juliana 7th kyu orange belt 2/18/13
Aidan 7th kyu orange belt 2/18/13
HOW IT WORKS
Bring a friend, brother, sister or any family member to karate and have him or her try a
lesson for free, and both of your names will be automatically put into a drawing for a chance to win a mountain bike.
The more people you bring, the more your name gets entered into the drawing.
Shorin Ryu Minnesota has another exciting new option for our advanced students (brown belt and up). We will be adding a Kobudo (weapons) class every Friday at 6.45pm till 7.45pm starting the 9 November 2012. The kobudo class will cost an additional $30 per month.
St Anthony’s dojo (Fitness Crossroad) options for youth, white – green belt will increase come November. Karate will start at 4.30pm and end at 5.15pm every Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs.
Karate students who wish to go to karate more than twice a week can do so with an added increase in their monthly dues. Students who wish to come to karate 3 times a week will pay $80 per month while students who wish to come to karate 4 times a week will pay $100 per month. Students who wish to take advantage of this exciting new option must notify me prior to attending additional classes.
See our Pricing/Promotions page for more details on cost.
See our Contact/Locations page for times and location (map).
As always, contact Sensei Dieter with questions.