E-Mail List

Just a quick reminder to all of our members to send an email to:

info @ moosemountainkarate . com (no spaces – we write it that way so the “spam-bots” don’t pick up on it)

We are putting together an email list so we can easily notify you of last-minute changes or class cancellations due to weather. We will not be using the email list regularly so you don’t have to worry about being spammed by us!! It will only be an occasional notice.


Great Workout Last Night!

Good work out last night, everyone! For many of you it was your first introduction to “Kata” and you did very well. Always remember to keep an idea of realism in your kata. This helps to keep it fresh and energetic. Here are a couple of quotes from our Shintani Federation grading manual regarding kata:

“KATA Meaning – The kata is an artistic presentation in which all movement is defense and counter attack, and put together in a refined manner with no wasted effort. Karate is and concentrates on defense.”

“Adult division kata will be judged bearing in mind two qualities: Artistic Impression and Technical Merit. Technical merit will examine the fundamental concepts of the Kata, and artistic impression will examine the effort and spirit of the competitor.”

With those thoughts in mind, always perform your kata, and the other techniques during the workout, with great effort and spirit. The manner in which you train will be reflected in the way in which you defend yourself if a situation arises. Remember, practice DOES NOT make perfect. Practice makes PERMANENT! Only Perfect Practice makes Perfect. If you have a question about anything please don’t hesitate to ask a sensei. They are our teachers and they love to help.

See you next week.

Sensei Joan Back Tonight!

Tonight we welcome back Sensei Joan who has been away with other committments for the past two workouts.

We’re excited to work out with you again, Sensei! And just wait till you see all of our new students!!

Welcome home!

We also want to set up an email list for a quick and easy method of communicating with our members.

COULD EVERYONE PLEASE SEND AN EMAIL TO: info @ moosemountainkarate . com (no spaces – Written this way to avoid spammers!)

We can then add your name to our growing email list so that we can get in touch with you for class changes, grading notices, weather cancellation etc. Thanks.

New members, remember: Zenkutzo Dachi, Kiba Dachi, Tsuki, Ude Uki, Age Uki, Gedan Barai, Mae Geri, Mawashi Geri… You may also want to check out the “History” section of our web site to acquaint yourselves with our two founders: Senseis Hironori Ohtsuka and Masaru Shintani.

Guest Sensei

We would just like to thank and welcome Sensei Scott Bax who joined us from his Weyburn dojo for our workout last night! It is always fun when a visiting sensei joins us. We hope you come again, Sensei!

Our new members are encouraged to check out the “Dictionary” section of our web site to remind yourselves of some of the terms you heard last night. Words like “tsuki” (punch), “mae geri” (front snap kick), “kiba dachi” (horse stance), and “zenkutzo dachi” (front stance) are common terms used at every workout. And don’t forget to practice! Try walking around the house in zenkutzo dachi for a while… remember to keep your head level!!

It’s great to see so many people coming out. We’ll see you next week.

Great Turnout!

Wow! What a great turn-out at the pre-registration night held last night! If you missed the pre-registration, you can still come out and register at any regular class.

Regular classes begin next week. The detail are posted below but here’s a refresher:
Regular Classes

Tuesdays starting on September 14 at the Carlyle Elementary School gym.

JUST FOR KICKS: 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

ADULT/JUNIOR: 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

ADULT/ADVANCED JUNIOR: 8:30 p.m. to around 9:30 p.m.

See you at the next workout!!