TKRI Virginia and Ferrum College Traditional Karate Club members gathered at Aoyama Dojo on Saturday for Kagami Biraki training. We sweated and grunted our way through 108 repitititions of Gekkisai dai 1, as well as 108 situps, pushups, front punches, reverse punches, uppercuts, elbow strikes, knee strikes, front kicks, round house kicks, low angle kicks and back kicks. As per TKRI tradition, everyone brought a bag or two of canned food items and clothes to be donated to area food banks.


The morning’s real payoff: food donations


Somewhere in the knee strike sets…


In the middle of yet another Gekkisai dai rep…