Oksana Management Group, Inc. Now Offering Karate as Part of After-School Enrichment Programs

Marketing entity behind “Pianist to the Stars” Oksana Kolesnikova working in collaboration with Santa Clarita Karate and world champion Sensei Michel Laurin.

Oksana Karate

Santa Clarita, CA – February 7, 2018 – Oksana Management Group, Inc., the full-service education and lifestyle support agency representing legendary pianist and composer Oksana Kolesnikova and the mastermind behind Oksana School of Music, Oksana School of Languages and Oksana Homework Tutors, announced it is now offering a martial arts (Karate) curriculum as part of its After-School Enrichment Programs. OMG, Inc. representatives are working in collaboration with Santa Clarita Karate, the renowned martial arts institute headed by world champion Sensei Michel Laurin, with his extremely accomplished daughter Shannon Laurin already onboard as a lead instructor.

Hanshi Michel Laurin is a six-time world champion in koshiki karate and three-time Japan champion, opening his first school in 1981. Today, there are over 20 Shorinjiryu Shindo Budo Kwai dojos (schools) in the U.S. and Canada, with Laurin’s experience spanning over 45 years. At the age of 19, he left for Japan after winning the International Championship in Canada, which would be the first of several trips wherein he would study and master the art of karate, learning under the founder of the Kenkokan School of Shorinjiryu Karatedo, Honorable Doctor Masayoshi Kori Hisataka and his son Sensei Masayuki Hisataka.

“Our philosophy has everything to do with spiritual development of individuality in the mind and body,” says Laurin. “Through our karate courses, students learn to maintain propriety, etiquette, dignity and virtue; gain self-understanding by tasting the true meaning of combat; search for the pure principles of being truthful, just and normal; exercise a positive personality brimming over with confidence, courage and determination; and seek to further develop the character by aiming towards perfection and complete harmony with creation.”

Shannon Laurin, who recently competed in the Koshiki Karate Pan American and USAMA World Championship tournament in Las Vegas – and who landed first-place wins in all divisions including Full-Contact Fighting, Controlled-Contact Fighting, Team Fighting, Kata and Weapons in addition to defending her title as Grand Champion – is eager to begin instructing for the OMG After-School Enrichment collaboration.

“We’re gearing up to teach the kids of the Oksana Group after-school program what we instill in our own students via a sacred creed,” she says. “This begins with developing themselves in a positive manner and avoiding anything that could reduce their mental growth or physical health, developing self-discipline in order to bring out the best in themselves and others, and using what they learn in class constructively and defensively to help themselves and others – while never being abusive or offensive.”

Oksana herself has been ecstatic about the venture, recently having been quoted as saying, “Because Oksana Management Group is dedicated to completely fulfilling all educational needs through our multiple business offerings, it only makes sense that this collaboration with Santa Clarita Karate would be a perfect fit. We can guarantee after-school activities have never been like this!”

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For more information about the new karate classes or for other general inquiries, contact Oksana Management Group, Inc. at (661) 310-1177 or email mgmt@oksana-k.com