Open Mind, Heart and Hand Dojo

Traditional Shorin-Ryu Karate, Kobudo and Tuite. We also offer Kali/Silats/JunFan Arts

Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday
6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Operating as usual


Recently our directors went to Okinawa for training and meetings. This first picture is of my teachers Hanshi (Sensei) John Shipes, Kaicho Isao Kise, Grandmaster Fusei Kise. These three men have shown me a lot thru the years. BOWS WITH RESPECT πŸ™πŸΌ the second picture is of all the directors and Sonomi San. To be honest they all have guided me and taught me thru the years! Soo much martial arts knowledge in one picture ❀️


What a great picture of my Grandmaster: Fusei Kise 10th dan Matsumura Orthodox Shorin-Ryu Karate and Kobudo 84 years old. Photographed at his dojo in Okinawa City on April 13th 2019 #karate #okinawa #kobudo


Silly dojo girls!!! Kinda giggled when I realized my sai’s are bigger than Chewy (she’s the big one πŸ˜‚)!


Awesome class tonight.
Thank you Candi Free-Baines and Charles Baines for the wonderful handmade Christmas gifts! And thank you Luke and Carter for decorating the dojo Christmas tree tonight! It looks wonderful!

Hai (with respectful bow) πŸ™πŸΌ


Weekend fun.

[07/13/18]   Headed to the bi-annual tuite camp in Athens. 2 from our dojo are testing.

[06/30/18]   No class Wednesday July the 4th. Enjoy your holiday.


What wonderful seminar featuring Tuhon Ray Parra. This was my fourth year hosting and I’m already exited about next year!!


Group shot thanks batcave studios!


Group shots.

My school
My teachers school
Certified instructor group
Black belt women.

Thank you BatCave studios for the wonderful photos!


What a wonderful weekend! It was our yearly camp with a visit from Grandmaster and Kaicho. Tommy (our son) and myself had the privilege to test in front of them. I am so proud of him! He’s been training since the age of 8! I also had two students test and I’m very proud of them as well ☺️ 04/08/2018

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[04/03/18]   Mark your calendars for my yearly Kali/Silat/JunFan event with special guest Tuhon Ray Parra.

June 2-3 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. with an hour break for lunch.

$60 either day or $100 for both

Saturday evening dinner, pool, hot tub and margarita machine.


What a great turn out for my 3rd annual Guro Parra seminar! Thank you all for coming!

[06/10/17]   Hoping everyone that comes enjoys themselves today and walks away with some knowledge and friends β€οΈπŸ™πŸΌ

[05/21/17]   Starts at 10:00 a.m. runs thru 3:00p.m. With an hour lunch. Cost is $60. Time to mark your calendars for my yearly Guro Ray Parra seminar!
JUNE 10th
No prior experience needed to have a good time, make new friends and take home some self defense knowledge!
Please let me know if your coming down Friday as I'd like to set up a Friday night dinner ☺️

[04/30/17]   Hoping to see some faces showing up today at open mind, heart and hand dojo today for our free self defense seminar. 5-6 pm free self defense keychains until they are gone!

[04/14/17]   Our dojo is putting on a free self defense seminar that will last 1 hour on April the 30th starting at 5:00 pm.
One of my students Markay Carmeans is completing her karate instructor program. She needs to do this as part of the program. Please consider coming out!
Free self defense keychains until we run out ☺️

[04/13/17]   Our dojo is having a free self defense class on April 30th from 5:00 - 6:00 pm.
Ms. Markay Carmeans is testing for her karate instructor certification. This self defense class is part of her obligations.
Please come out and bring a friend.
Free self defense keychains until we run out ☺️

[03/07/17]   Time to mark your calendars for my yearly Guro Ray Parra seminar!
JUNE 10th
No prior experience needed to have a good time, make new friends and take home some self defense knowledge!


Timeline Photos


[11/28/16]   I'd like to congratulate Michael and Bella Faulkner on advancing tonight. You both did wonderful jobs!


I'd lik to congratulate mrs. Markay Carmeans on her promotion to black belt tonight.
You did awesome and made me proud!

[09/19/16]   I'd like to congratulate Jacob Patterson on his testing tonight for 1st Kyu Jr.
You did a wonderful job and I'm very proud of you!

Just put some frozen green peas on that shin πŸ˜‰ you'll be A'ight πŸ˜€


Timeline Photos 06/22/2016

2 Forgotten (But Deadly) Techniques of Okinawan Karate

πŸ˜‰ Carefully read this quote: "Hoping to see Karate included in the physical education taught in our public schools, I revised the kata to make them as simple as


The Martial Way

Very informative

Rika Usami demonstrates how to turn in kata. #themartialway


Great day judging the annual Tyler dojo tournament! Everyone did a great job and showed a lot of heart!!!


Great first day! Round 2 today of the yearly Guro Parra seminar.


I'd like to congratulate my three testers tonight they did great and I'm proud of them!
Michael Falkner 9th Kyu
Bella Falkner 9th Kyu Jr.
Austin Melton 9th Kyu

This is Miss. Bella owning that board πŸ˜€πŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌ

Thanks Markay Carmeans for the video!



All are welcome to attend my yearly seminar featuring Guro Parra.
It will be held in my dojo on June 4-5. From 10am-3pm both days with an hour lunch break starting at noon.
The cost is $60 for either day or $100 for both days.
The super 8 motel offered a block of rooms at $65 a night for double beds starting Friday the 3rd. Mention "Sandra's Seminar".
I will attach a link to Guro Parra's web page so you can become familiar with everything this awesome teacher has to offer.

Please look around his site and come on out and join in the fun!

On Saturday night the heated pool will be available and margaritas for anyone over 21. 05/20/2016

Combative Anatomy: Using a knife for self defense

Good morning πŸ˜€β˜•οΈ After writing the post about how to fight a dog, I got to thinking about how little information is freely available about using weapons in self defense against humans. Many people carry a pocket kn…

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I'd like to congratulate my three testers tonight they did great and I'm proud of them!Michael Falkner 9th KyuBella Falk...





6503 County Road 307
Buffalo, TX

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Tuesday 6:30pm - 8pm
Wednesday 6:30pm - 8pm
Thursday 6:30pm - 8pm
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