According to pediatrics.aapublications.org …Youth Participation and Injury Risk in Martial Arts, RA Demorset…
Martial arts that involve sparring can be safer with rigrorous enforcement of rules prohibiting excessive force, dangerous movements, or blows to forbidden areas are prohibited and discouraged. When safety education is promoted and taught to all athletes and instructors injuries are decreased. All Pacific Renbukai Instructors are educated through USA Karate and Safesport with current rules guidelines strickly enforced with certification and accreditation.
In a study of karate participants younder than 18 years, a reported injury risk over a 12 month time period of 5.6 per 100 athletes was identified. Karate focuses on techniques that just fall short on contact has been shown to have a lower injury rate compared to other martial arts…
There is a great danger in MMA injury as the adult risk of injury is well documented in Adult matches. Overall risk of injury has been reported as 85.1 to 228.7 per 1000 athletic exposures- which is higher than other contact sports IE, college football with is 8.1 per 1000 athletic exposures. Head and neck injuries accounted for 67%-78% of total injuries in MMA.
Traditional karate is based on a belt system of advancement that considers skill, age and ability to cooperate with others.In karate training self control is enforced and the joy of delayed gratification becomes enhanced.
After over 8 years training in Karate Clay Stacey is on his way to receiving his Shodan. Here are some views of Clay……
Robert and Bettina Camden-Ishimaru Senseis are Official Members of USA KARATE 2019.
They are both Safe SPORT CERTIFIED course completion and renewal 2019. NCSI Green light approved.
The Camden-Ishimaru coach/instructors are both 2019 USA KARATE OFFICIAL license holders for KATA and KUMITE.
Oregon State Team medalists 2018.
Regional QUALIFIERS- MAC CLUB MAY 2018USA Karate 2018 National Championships, Reno, Nevada.
NATIONALS CHAMPIONSHIPS 2018—Local Bettina Ishimaru Sensei BRONZE MEDAL in KATA Master-Seniors division.
Congratulations to High School students:Clayton Stacey, Alex Kageyama and Alex Banman and Ryan Dunning- Elementary school participants. May 2018 MAC Club.