Saturday, June 28, 2014

7 USA-N.K.F. National Championships

Since 2006, my students and I have competed in the USA-N.K.F. (USA National Karate-Do Federation) Karate Nationals 7 times.  We competed in 2006 - 2010 and in 2012 and 2013.  We skipped 2011 and this year (2014) due to the location (west coast or Texas) of the U.S. Karate Nationals.  The USA-N.K.F. is a member of the U.S. Olympic Committee.  The USA-N.K.F. offers the highest caliber of competition for traditional karate in the U.S.

Overall,  I have taken a total of 30 people to the U.S. Karate Nationals and 29 people have won medals.  4 of the 29 were from special needs students competing in the non-handicap division.  The shortest amount of time someone has trained and won a National medal is 2 months.  There has been 12 students that trained less than 1 year and have won a medal.  8 of those students trained less than 9 months.  6 of those students trained 6 months or less.  The oldest competitor to date was 57 (female) and the youngest was 5.  So far, I have taken 5 five year olds and 3 in 2007.  In 2007, my students won 2 of the 3 medals in the 5 and under beginner girls kata division for the entire U.S.

In my karate program, we don't just focus on competing, we focus on the art of karate, the self-defense aspect,  the competition aspect, and the fitness aspect.  Karate is not an extracurricular activity.  Karate is an art form, a way of life for many and a discipline of the mind and body.

Competition is a great way for the student to test their ability among the best in the nation.  We like to look at the Nationals as a great family experience and a vital tool for exponential growth for the student.  The parents and students learn many things from watching and the experience is unique that cannot be replaced once you experience it!  Thank you for reading my blog!

Friday, June 27, 2014

Karate History Made again in 2013!

Ryan Roger's did it again! 

This time, Roger's competed in the 18-34 year old Intermediate Kumite (Sparring) Division and won the bronze medal!  This was Roger's second time competing at the U.S. Karate Nationals.  Roger's has made history 4 times in only 2 years.  Roger's became the first person with autism to win a medal in the non-handicap division in 2012.

  I will provide a link at a later date to view his story.  You can Google "Ryan Rogers and Autism" and read more about his accomplishments there!  Thank You for reading my blog!  Please share!

Karate History Made 5 Times At One Karate Nationals in 2012

Yes you read the title correctly!  I am sorry that you are finally finding out about this now!  In 2011 as well as this year, we are not competing in the U.S. Karate Nationals.  The reason is due to the long distance location of the U.S. Karate Nationals in relation to the location of my Karate school in Chattanooga.  In 2011, it was located in Arlington, Texas and this year it is in Reno, Nevada.

I, of course would love to go but again I teach karate not for the money but for the thrill of seeing others achieve and overcome obstacles that many people would say is impossible or nearly impossible. 

At the time, I didn't know that one of my students had Autism.  In 2012, I only took 3 students to the U.S. Karate Nationals.  One person was a 8 year old boy and the other two are adults.  Of the 3 students that I took, 2 out of 3 made history.  This wasn't a planned situation but definitely a fortunate one.

So how did we make history 5 times.  Let's start with Katie Whipple.  Katie Whipple is legally blind and she can better describe to you what extent she is blind on my You Tube page "Corey Greens Karate."  The video you can view is titled "5 Historic Green's Karate WDEF Interviews".  Her story is the first of the 5 interviews. 

Katie Whipple became the "first blind female in history to qualify and compete in the U.S. Karate Nationals." Katie competed in the handicap division as well as the non-handicap division.  The first time she competed, she competed in the 16 and older women's handicap division and won the gold medal.  The next day, she competed in the non-handicap division and won the silver medal in the 18-34 year old Women's beginner kata division.  By doing so, Katie made history two times.

What about the other 3 times you might be wondering...  Keep reading.

Also at the 2012 U.S. Karate Nationals, a student of mine named Ryan Rogers, competed and was also a judge at the 2012 Karate Nationals.  Rogers was diagnosed with high-functioning autism in October of 2013.  When Rogers, judged the U.S. Karate Nationals, he became the first person with autism in history to do so.  He became a judge with the USA-N.K.F. Nationals in 2012.  Ryan also competed in the 18-34 year old novice division (he was a previous black belt as well with another karate school but he had to start over at my dojo)  and won the bronze in kata and silver in sparring against grown men! 

I had a feeling at the time, that this 2012 U.S. Karate Nationals was special but I didn't know it was this special.  Many people don't know this story but now you do!  Please share this information with others!  Thank you for reading my blog! More blogs to come soon! 

Karate History Made 2nd time in 2010 for Green's Karate

In July of 2010,  I took about 8 students to the U.S. Karate Nationals.  Amongst the students was a young 12 year old female student named Katie D. who has Autism.  You can see her story on my You Tube page "Corey Green's Karate" under the title of "5 Historical WDEF News Interviews".  Her story is the 3rd story of 5 interviews.  You can skip ahead to 3:34 to see the start of her interview. 

At the time of the interview, we didn't have the confirmation about her status as being the "first girl in history with autism to qualify and compete in U.S. Karate Nationals in the non-handicap division."  It wasn't until 2012 that I was able to get that confirmation. 

Katie D. went on and did well for her first time at the U.S. Karate Nationals.  In 2006, I also taught the "first person in history with autism to qualify and compete in the U.S. Karate Nationals in the non-handicap division."  The story about my student was featured on CNN News.  Green's Karate is the only karate school in the U.S. to be featured on CNN News for Karate.   Congratulations Katie D.!

Long Time No Blog!

Hello fellow Americans,


I haven't posted to this blog site for some time.  I have been busy, very busy!   A lot has happened since I last posted blogs in 2011.  I promise, I won't take 3 years to write another blog.  I have a lot to catch you all up on, so I think the best thing to do is to start another blog here shortly.   If you want to follow me on You Tube, Facebook, Linked In, Twitter, Instagram, Myspace, and Pheed.  All you have to do is type in "Corey Greens Karate" or "Green's Karate" on any of these above mentioned social media sites and you will start to get up to speed on what I have been doing.  Lastly,  my website "Greenskarate.com" is still a site to view and learn.   I hope to hear your responses as time goes on.   Thank you for reading my blog and have a great week!


Sincerely, 


Sensei Corey Green

Monday, July 18, 2011

Karate Wise Limited Intro (draft)


Karate Wise Limited
By Corey Green
Intro (draft)
This book is a textbook that will teach you the reader not only how to do the movements of karate but how to teach others as well.    This is my donation to society and will continue the legacy in which I now live.    In order to be recognized in the “official”  Black belt Hall of Fame with Bruce Lee, Chuck Norris, George Chung and other famous people.   You have to do one thing….  revolutionize martial arts in some way which in turn will bend history. 
This I hopefully have done by writing this book and teaching others the Karate-Wise Unlimited ways.   My second book “Karate Wise Unlimited” is currently a work in progress but will be finished soon.   You’ll find research based facts that will confirm what I have known for quite some time.   That my Karate-Wise methods do work on not only children with Autism but many other special needs and also 3 -5 year olds.   I have three 5-year-old USA-N.K.F. National Champion(s) and Medalists as well from 2007. 
Upon reading this book you’ll be happy to know that the techniques taught are the specific instructions on how to teach special needs children and adults.   So this book includes the stretches, combinations and counter attacks, and you’ll learn how to perform front or round house kick with extreme precision.   You’ll learn some methods on how to enhance your training experience to receive results very fast using simple everyday tools.  
My 30,000 classes of teaching experience isn’t all poured out into this book but instead you’ll receive 1/20 of it.   Not all of the secrets  I use will be in this book, but they will be in the “Unlimited version”. 
You might find that you are having difficulty performing certain techniques due to well….  lack of experience!   I already know this, so therefore I have prepared the answers for most, if not all of your questions, in advance.   I know that if I can teach all these students through my specific, particular teaching styles and methods then I can also teach you the reader.   
The best part about this book is that it will help people help others and that’s what life’s all about.    If you cannot understand something that is written in the book then someone else will.  By doing so this will bring other people together and everybody will finally know more about how to defend themselves.   
It would be a very good idea to take a self-defense class from an actual instructor.   However, this book will prepare you at the very least and give you the tools in a unique fashion.     When I am conducting book signings for this book then after (maybe before if a large crowd) then all the signings has been completed then we will have a have a class featuring the techniques in the book.    It doesn’t matter if the class is 10 or 10,000, we will have a class!  So wear something loose fitting & get ready to have fun!
10% of the proceeds will go to various charities and contributors to the making of this book.  

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Where to start?

My life began in Alaska but I ended up in Tennessee.    Sounds like a country song right?     Everything happens in life for a reason and there are no accidents,   that's what I believe.     So from day to day I own and operate my own business.    A business that is in business because of the enjoyment of helping others.   I started out with a very small operation and in 8 years have made history twice,  been featured on CNN News and am involved with research for my groundbreaking, breakthrough work.   I'm just stating facts that are important to be known. 

There are people out there that lie in order to be recognized or to gather attention.   Everything that I speak or do is the truth and have proof always to back up anything that I say.     I just thought that that might be important to point that out if you are going to read my blog from now on.   : )

I never get tired of my job because when you have a tough life in the beginning you appreciate all the nice things that you have.    Never, ever take anything for granted because once you do, it can all be taken away.    Btw..   if you find any typo's then please don't hold those against me!  

A lot of people know this because of the current economy but I learned this lesson in 2000.    When my hometown area's economy went south I ended up going south! : )  I saw my brother get married in Chattanooga,   Tennessee.   When I saw the beautiful scenic city with my own two eyes I said "If I open my business again then I'll open in Chattanooga.    It was a rough three years but I did what I set out do and that was to reopen.    So perseverance paid off.     

Currently I'm working on several textbooks and other books.   Finding the time is really the issue.   I will find the time and once my real journey or adventure begins then I will have to make the time.   For those of you out there that wonder if I have any children.    The answer is no but I teach hundreds of children in my school and those children are my children if you know what I mean.  I enjoy just coming home to my wife and doggy (Yorkie, girl)   to a peaceful and quiet home.    

I'm a career oriented person and if you read my first blog on this site then you'll understand why I will have to continue this particular lifestyle for a long time.   My goal is now to help others help others if that makes any sense.     To help those that cannot help themselves.   Finally.... to build up the student to the point that when a parent comes in they cannot tell who is and who isn't special needs!    Till next time folks................