Congratulations!

Congratulations to everyone who participated in the gradings this week!

Everyone worked really hard on the floor to earn their new stripes or belts! Way to go!

Next week is our last class before Christmas break. We hope to see everyone out for a great final workout of 2017!

See you at the dojo!

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Grading Tomorrow! Session 2 Fees are Due.

Be sure to arrive early and do your own warm up.

The gradings will be held during the regular class times.

It is also the 2nd week of the 2nd session. Please be sure to pay your session fees as soon as possible.

Work hard! Do YOUR best!

See you at the dojo!

Grading next week

This is the last class before the grading next week.

Be sure to ask if you have anything you would like to work on, or need to have clarified.

Regular class times tonight. The grading will be held during regular class times next week.

See you at the dojo!

New Session This Week

This week is the start of Session 2. Please be sure your fees are up-to-date before the grading next week.

GRADING NEXT TUESDAY, DECEMBER 12, 2017. The gradings will begin at the regular class times.

See you at the dojo!

Events updated

The Events page of this web site has been updated with the dates and locations of tournaments near us this season. 

We had many visitors from these dojos at our tournament. It would be great to visit their tournaments and return the favour!

It is always fun to visit a new dojo, experience different events, and meet new people in our extended “karate family”. Be sure to let a Sensei know if you are planning to attend one or more of these events. It is quite likely that the club will be able to help out with registration fees and other costs involved.

Here is a link to the Events Page.

See you at the dojo!

New Session Next week… Grading Coming Up

This is the final week of “Session 1”. Session 2 begins next Tuesday, December 5.

Please be sure to pay your new session fees as soon as possible in order to be eligible for your grading.

The grading is Tuesday, December 12, 2017. We will give you a start time soon.

Great Tournament!

Congratulations to everyone who participated and volunteered at the tournament this weekend! It was another very successful event that wouldn’t be possible without the generous support of our members and their families! Well done!

We would also like to thank all of our visitors from other towns and dojos who participated in the tournament this weekend! It is always great to have our extended karate family join us for a fun weekend of great karate! Thank you for coming!

A huge “Thank You” to Sensei Denis for attending our clinic and tournament again this year. It is always nice to workout and visit with Sensei.

Along with Sensei Denis, we wish to thank all of the visiting Senseis who came to the clinic and tournament, and graciously donated their time to the success of this event. We always welcome your visits. Please don’t just wait for a tournament to pop in!!

We would like to acknowledge a few special award winners from the weekend.

The Clint McFarlane Memorial Trophy is presented annually at our tournament. The recipient is voted on by the black belts and can be anyone involved with the tournament from any club in attendance. In a nut shell, it is presented to that person(s) whom you would most like to be met by Sensei Shintani. This year, the recipient of the Clint McFarlane Memorial Trophy is the Flynn Family from Carlyle – Moose Mountain Wado Kai Karate Club. Congratulations!

Each year, we ask Sensei Denis to choose 6 recipients to receive a “Division” trophy. These are awarded to a single person who may not necessarily win in their division, but demonstrates those qualities that Sensei Shintani held most dear… spirit, humility, courtesy, respect. There is a male and female recipient from each of our divisions. The following are the 2017 Division Trophy recipients:

Just for Kicks – Female: Kaitlyne Dolphin (Moose Mountain); Male: Everett Smith (Boissevain)

Junior – Female: Ally Newfield (Boissevain); Male: Blake Robertson (Moose Mountain)

Adult Kyu belt – Female: Shelley Scott (Hamiota); Male: Matthew William (Hamiota)

Congratulations to everyone for an excellent event! We hope to see you all back next year!