Tournament Season

Tournament season is upon us and there are a number of exciting tournament approaching. Some are nearby, others are further away. All of the are exciting and unique.

The next “near” tournament is the “VIRDEN WADO-KAI KARATE TOURNAMENT” held in Virden, MB. The dates for this tournament are FEBRUARY 24 & 25, 2012. This is an excellent tournament for us since it is the Manitoba Provincial tournament and it is so close to our own dojo. It would be great for a group of karateka to attend. Like our tournament, there is a workout on Friday night and then the tournament on Saturday. More details will be posted soon.

Even before the Virden tournament is the Whitecourt Wado Kai – Clinic And Tournament. The dates for this tournament are February 10 – 12, 2012. Download the tournament form Whitecourt Tournament 2012. This tournament also includes an advanced Brown/Black Belt workout on the Sunday if some of our advanced karateka are interested in attending.

Well Done!!

Congratulations to everyone who participated in the grading last night. Even taking part in the workout is a rewarding experience.

Special congratulations to those of you who were awarded promotions!

A wise person once said, “… don’t treat a grading just like any other workout; treat every workout as if it were a grading.” Another wise person puts it this way, “Practice like you play!”

Well done, everyone!


There will be a grading for the Adult/Jr. class on Tuesday, January 24 at the regular class time of 7:30 p.m.

Be sure to bring along your GRADING FORM AND FEES so that everything is in order for the grading.

Come early and stretch/warm-up so that you are ready to take the floor and begin promptly at 7:30!

Good Luck.

CONGRATULATIONS to all of the Just for Kicks students who were awarded stripes/belts at the grading last week! Way to go, everyone!!


Grading time is here again.

There will be a Just for Kicks grading on this Tuesday, January 17. The students should be at the dojo early and ready to start at 6:30 sharp! Be sure to bring water for any short breaks. Encourage your karateka to pay close attention to the Sempai leading each component of the grading and to give their very best effort, even if they make some mistakes. Encourage them to run through their basics and kata at home leading up to the grading so they are prepared.

The Adult/Jr grading will take place next week, Tuesday, January 24. The same advice should be taken by our older karateka. Bring water, practice at home, come early, and be prepared. Along with crisp technique and spirited kata, the stances should be deep and solid. Focus on the instructions given by the Sensei and try your hardest… even if you make a mistake.

Good luck, everyone. See you at the gradings.

Happy New Year!!

Happy New Year, everyone!

Regular classes resume next Tuesday, January 10.

REMINDER: Just for Kicks grading on January 17 and an adult/jr. grading may be added to the same night or the next week!

See you next Tuesday!