News and Information

Scroll Down for news and information about tournaments, visiting instructors, etc.




Tournament in Redding January 29, 2022

Seventeen students from The Shotokan Karate Dojo competed in a tournament in Redding on January 29, 2022.


Max won 3rd in Weapons; Harper won 2nd in Kata; Quesia won 1st in Kata and 3rd in Weapons; Liam won 2nd in Sparring and 3rd in Kata; Cole won 3rd in Kata; Brooklynn won 1st in Kata; Tanner won 2nd in Weapons; Emily won 2nd in Kata; Clavey won 1st in Kata and 3rd in Sparring; Annalise won 3rd in Kata; Savannah won 2nd in Kata; Emma won 2nd in Kata; Hanna won 1st in Kata.











Jim Risinger Visits the Dojo for a 2nd Time January 21-22, 2022

Jim Risinger visited the Shotokan Karate Dojo on January 21st and 22nd, 2022. He went over basic stick fighting and self-defense as well as the Bokken and other weapons. It is always good to have him at our dojo.







Tournament in Redding

September 18, 2021

Fourteen students from The Shotokan Karate Dojo competed in a Tournament in Redding, CA. It was the fist tournament for some of them and the first tournament in over a year and a half. Here are the results:


Levi won 2nd in Weapons. Molly won 3rd in Weapons. Max R won 2nd in Weapons. Sam won 2nd in Kata and 2nd in Sparring. Quesia won 2nd in Kata. Maria won 3rd in Kata. Tanner won 1st in Kata and 3rd in Weapons. Emily won 2nd in Kata, 1st in Weapons, and 3rd in sparring. Danni won 3rd in Kata and 3rd in Sparring. Annalise won 3rd in Weapons. Savanna won 1st in Kata and 2nd in Weapons. Hanna won 2nd in Kata. 






Jim Risinger visits the Shotokan Karate Dojo

May 22, 2021




Jim Risinger, from Rising Sun Martial Arts Academy in Santa Maria, California visited the Shotokan Karate Dojo. Also present was Brad Loya and his wife, Sheri, from Southern Oregon Self Defense and Training. The day was spent learning various hand techniques, Escrima Techniques, and Bokken Techniques. Risinger Sensei lead the way. Black and Brown belts got together for this day of training and fun.












Guest Instructors!

October 24, 2020

On October 24th, Brad Loya and his wife, Sheri Loya, from Southern Oregon Self Defense and Training visited the dojo as a guest instructors. Brad and Sheri sent the following letter:


To Sensi Reynolds and Shotokan Karate Dojo

With respect from Southern Oregon Self-defense and Training. We would like to thank everyone at Shotokan Karate Dojo for allowing us the opportunity to share what we do with all of you.
Our visit was full of enjoyable engagement that allowed us to the opportunity to gather perspectives from many of you, on the martial arts, and life in general. When we first received the invitation to join your dojo for a special class, we were under the impression that it would be a class of about 10 people or so, to our surprise it was double that. We were shocked that there was so much interest in learning from an instructor no one had ever heard of. We were so pleased with the turn out that we ourselves had become energized.
I wanted to share some of our observations with all of you. Yes, we were observing all of you. During our trip home we discussed things that we had seen firsthand. I would like to start with the group of young people. We were very impressed for a group of children that size able to maintain focus and stay on task. These children were very egger to try any task they were given without hesitation. After the three and a half hours of training was over, we realized not one child complained or did not want to participate during the instruction period.
Then we discussed the advanced group. I will say from a practitioner’s point of view I was without words. The way you train, is the way all studios should train. Let me explain. Training with resistance is the only way you can master your skills, to understand what works in real situations. I have visited Training facilities from all walks of life, and careers. So, without hesitation I would like to say I was happy to see training under pressure or playing as most of you call it.
My wife and I received nothing but respect from both beginning and advanced students. The acceptance you have shown to us is uncommon and rare. We felt part of a unique family. This is one of the greatest qualities that your Dojo has. Hang on to this for everything I have just stated is a reflection on your instructor or Sensi. These qualities manifest over time by association or instruction.
We hope to get an invitation in the future to return and share with our new friends. Thank you for making our visit comfortable and inviting. We wish all of you the best in training and in life. Until next time.
Sincerely: Brad and Sheri Loya
Southern Oregon Self-defense and Training




Tournament in Redding Jan. 25, 2020

Ten students competed at a karate tournament in Redding. The results are as follows:

Grace won 1st in Kata.

Max won 2nd in Kata and 2nd in Weapons.

Warren won 2nd in Kata and 2nd in Weapons.

Levi won 3rd in Kata.

Lincoln won 3rd in Kata.



Tournament in Redding September 28, 2019

Four students attended the Redding tournament on September 28, 2019. Levi won 3rd in weapons. Clarissa won 3rd in kata and 2nd in weapons. Max won 3rd in kata and 1st in weapons.















Tournament in Medford, Oregon August 17, 2019

Five students attended a karate tournament at Kids Unlimited in Medford, Oregon. Annalise took 2nd in Weapons. Tanner took 2nd in Kata, 3rd in Weapons, and 2nd in Sparring. Grace took 1st in Kata and 1st in Weapons. Molly took 1st in Kata and 1st in Weapons. Emily did very well. In the end, our team got 3rd in Capture the Flag, so Emily has a 3rd place medal to take home!















Tournament in Medford, Oregon April 27, 2019


Six students competed at Chip Wright's Invitational Tournament in Medoford, Oregon.

Annalise won 1st in Kata and 1st in weapons. Max won 2nd in Kata. Grace won 1st in Kata. Tanner won 2nd in Flag Fighting and 2nd in Sparring. Cole won 2nd in Kata and 3rd in Sparring. Christian won 3rd in Kata and 2nd in Weapons.



Medford, Oregon February 17, 2019

Four competitors from the dojo competed in Medford, Oregon. The results are as follows: Tanner took 2nd in Kata, 1st in Weapons, and 1st in Sparring. Vanden took 1st in Weapons, and 3rd in Sparring. Jayden took 1st in Kata and 3rd in Weapons. Lincoln took 2nd in Weapons. All four come home with at least one medal.


Redding, CA Tournament January 26, 2019

Jayden received 4th in Kata. Lincoln placed 3rd in Kata. Levi placed 3rd in Kata. Warren received 2nd in Kata, and 2nd in Sparring. Cheyenne placed 3rd in Kata. Grace got 3rd in Kata. Max placed 1st in Kata, and Christian placed 1st in Kata, 2nd in Sparring. Vanden did well in his kata division, and received a medal. 


Chip Wright's Invitational Tournament in Medford, Oregon October 27, 2018


Four brown belts attended this tournament. Final results: Joe got 1st in kata and 1st in weapons. Christian got 2nd in kata, 2nd in sparring, and 1st in weapons. Grace got 1st in kata. Max got 3rd in kata and 3rd in weapons.

















Tournament in Redding, CA September 28, 2018

Six students competed. Levi got 2nd in kata and 2nd in weapons; Warren got 1st kata, 3rd in weapons, and 2nd in sparring; Joe got 1st in kata and 1st in weapons; Max got 3rd in kata and 1st in weapons; Tanner competed and got a medal; Noah got 2nd in weapons.










Tournament in Redding, CA May 19, 2018


Eight Students competed. Grace got 3rd in kata and 3rd in weapons. Joe got 2nd in kata. Cole got 1st in kata. Christian got 2nd in kata, 3rd in sparring, and 1st in weapons. Levi got 3rd in kata and 3rd in weapons. Warren got 1st in kata.











Tournament in Redding, CA January 27, 2018


Eighteen students competed in the Redding tournament. I don't think I got everybody, but here's what I do have: Cole won 1st in Weapons and 2nd in Sparring. Joe won 1st in Weapons. Brian took 3rd in Weapons and 3rd in Kata. Maddison won 2nd in Sparring. Warren took 3rd in Sparring. Tristen took 3rd in Sparring. Allan took 1st in Sparring and 3rd in Kata, Max took 2nd in Kata and 2nd in Weapons. Levi took 1st in Kata. Hunter took 2nd in Kata. Warren and Trinity took medals in Kata.














Tournament in Redding, CA September 30, 2017

Christian won 2nd in Kata and 2nd in Sparring.
Max R. won 1st Weapons. Joe won 1st in Kata, 2nd in Sparring, and 2nd in Weapons. Max B. won 1st in Kata and 1st in Sparring. Grace won 2nd in Kata. Juanita won 2nd in Kata. Maggie won 2nd in Sparring. Warren won 3rd in Kata. Triston won 2nd in Kata and 2nd in Sparring. Levi competed in Kata and Weapons. Savannah won 3rd in Weapons.



































Tournament in Redding, CA October 8, 2015

Eight students from the Shotokan Karate Dojo competed in a tournament in Redding on October 8 2015. Christian Breakfield placed 2nd in Kata. Maxwell Reynolds placed 4th in Kata and 4th in Sparring. Cole Breakfield placed 2nd in Kata. David Mangiardi placed 3rd in Kata and 2nd in Sparring. Russell placed 2nd in Kata and 1st in Weapons. Kobe placed 3rd in Kata and 2nd in Sparring. Izak placed 1st in  Kata. James placed 2nd in Kata and 4th in Sparring.







Tournament in Redding, CA February 7, 2015

Three students from the Shotokan Karate Dojo competed in a tournament in Redding on Feb. 7, 2015. Max placed 3rd in Kata. Russel placed 2nd in Weapons. Kobe placed 1st in Kata. Max and Kobe also received medals in sparring. This was their first tournament!

               Brad Loya