Enso Elite Brings Home 66 Medals from AAU District Championships!

Enso Elite athletesOn Sunday, February 9th, 2014, we sent 43 of our athletes to compete at a local state tournament, AAU District Championships, held in Grayslake, IL. With the help of our hardworking coaches and supportive families, we brought home 66 medals in all: 25 gold, 23 silver, and 18 bronze!

At AAU tournaments, our students are fortunate to compete among elite athletes and are challenged to perform at their best. It is our hope that these tournaments not only serve as wonderful experiences in their karate journeys, but also as learning lessons that they can apply in their everyday life.

Congratulations to all athletes! We are grateful to kick off the tournament season on the right foot and we look forward to the rest of the season to come. The road to nationals is well underway!

Over 100 Students Compete in Enso Dojo Tournament 2014

On Saturday, January 25, 2014, Enso held it’s annual dojo tournament with over 100 competitors and were joined by guests from Fonseca Martial Arts, Midwest Shotokan Karate, and Hu Shin Kai. With the help and support of our volunteers and judges, the tournament ran smoothly from 9 o’clock in the morning until 4:30 in the afternoon. At this special event, it is our goal and hope that our students are able to gain tournament experience, develop good sportsmanship, and challenge their abilities. At the end of the day, many competitors went home with happy faces and a new story to add to their karate journey!

More pictures can be viewed on our Facebook page.

Dojo Tournament

Enso Karate Dojo Tournament 2014 is Coming!

We are kicking off 2014 with a small, friendly karate tournament that will be held in our Chicago dojo on Saturday, January 25, 2014! We hope that you can join us for a great event that aims to help build healthy competition, good sportsmanship, and tournament experience. This tournament is open to all of our students, ages 4 and above.

In addition to the Saturday tournament, we will also be holding Black Belt Exams on Friday, January 24th, and Training Seminars on Sunday, January 26th.  Details to be announced.

Enso Dojo Tournament 2014 Info

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Kaminari Zoku 2013 – Enso’s Friendly Flash Mob

On Saturday, October 5th, 2013. Enso Karate Students delighted tourists and Chicagoans with their Kaminari Zoku (“thunder clan”), a surprise kata performance, at Buckingham Fountain.

2013’s Buckingham Fountain Flash Mob
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oE5QbPZSaHQ

 

Previous Kaminari Zoku events:

2012’s Union Station Flash Mob
Behind the Scenes: http://vimeo.com/105764341
Spectator’s View: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YlR4FLMM_fM

2011’s Cloud Gate Flash Mob
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QorrLa7wBf0

Team Enso at the 2013 AAU Karate Jr. Olympics in Detroit, Michigan

d552c8a8fe5111e28a3222000a9f17b2_7We had a weekend that we will never forget at the AAU Karate Jr. Olympics and Team Trials in Detroit, Michigan! 12 Enso athletes qualified and competed in the Jr. Olympics and brought home 15 medals (3 bronze, 7 silver, 5 gold).

Some students also participated in the AAU Karate National Team Trials.

We are so proud of all of you. Congratulations!

 

Want to reduce stress and feel better? Try Tai Chi at Enso!

Summer Session 2013

Enso’s Tai Chi Summer Session begins Monday, August 12 and runs through September 30. For our short summer session, the fee is $125, more than 20% off the standard 6 week fee. Enso Tai Chi students also receive access to practice videos we make available exclusively for our Tai Chi students.

Tai Chi in Millennium Park!

Also, please join us for Tai Chi on the Great Lawn in Millennium Park in August as part of the City of Chicago’s Summer Workout series.

For more information on Tai Chi in Millennium Park, or our classes and schedule, visit www.chicagotaichi.org.
To sign up for our Summer Session, please email instructor Chris Cinnamon at chris@chicagotaichi.org.

About Tai Chi

A martial art with roots in ancient China, a growing body of evidence shows that Tai Chi practice can reduce stress, improve balance, and help a variety of chronic conditions. For a free report summarizing medical studies into the benefits of Tai Chi, download your copy here.

Enso Karate Hits the Beach!

 

We asked Enso students of all ages and ranks to come out and train on Saturday, July 27, 2013 for our annual Karate Beach Training. Nearly 70 Enso Karate students and their families joined us on 31st Street Beach in Chicago. domain analysis buy domain . The day started with a jog around the beach, warm-up, basics and kata in the water. And, of course, our beach training photo shoot!

Photo Credit: APJ Photography