There will be a Caylor Adkins Memorial Practice on January 20, 2019 @ California State University, Long Beach. Godan Ken Osborne will be leading this special practice to honor and commemorate Mr. Caylor Adkins, a pioneer in Shotokan Karate and martial arts in the United States.
Mr. Caylor Adkins started his Shotokan Karate training in 1957 under Tsutomu Ohshima Sensei. In 1959, Caylor was one of six members to receive shodan during the first dan promotion test in the United States, making him one of the first American-trained black belts.
In 1961, Mr. Adkins began attending California State University, Long Beach and soon formed the school’s first karate club. The club dissolved after a semester and he went to Japan to study karate at Waseda University. In 1968, he returned to CSULB with Mr. Don DePree and re-established the CSULB Shotokan Karate Club.
In 1976, Caylor was awarded the rank of godan under Ohshima Sensei. During the next 30 years Caylor explored a wide range of martial arts focusing on realistic combat.
With over 50 years of training, Mr. Caylor Adkins is recognized as a great influence and leader in Shotokan Karate and the martial arts world.
Please come and commemorate Mr. Caylor Adkins at this memorial practice. Food and light snacks will be available during the social hour. This is a non-SKA event open to all individuals who knew and loved Caylor. Please RSVP here so that we can get an exact headcount for food preparation purposes. Donations are appreciated.
For more information, please contact Ken Osborne @ email: or phone: 760-851-8496.
**PARKING: Parking Permit Required. General Parking Permit is $10.00 per day (purchase at Pay Station – CSULB uses License Plate Recognition (LPR), so please have your license plate information with you when purchasing parking).
CAYLOR ADKINS MEMORIAL PRACTICE
Sunday, January 20, 2019
West Gymnasium – KIN Building
California State University, Long Beach
10:00 AM – Registration
11:00 AM – Remembrance Speech
12:00 PM – Practice
1:00 PM – Social Hour
Please RSVP so that we can get an exact headcount for food preparation purposes. Donations are appreciated.