CONGRATULATIONS!

… to everyone who participated in last night’s grading. It was a great work-out and the Senseis gave everyone ample opportunity to show their “stuff”!

Some showed it more than others!! OR should we say, fancy “floor” work, Sempai?

Thanks to all of our members for a fantastic karate season. Now let’s make next year even better!

But don’t let your karate go stale over the summer. Like Funakoshi said, “Karate is like boiling water, if you do not heat it constantly, it will cool.” He means to constantly work on your karate. Now that classes are finished until September, it is up to us to do our own work-outs. It only takes a few minutes to run the kata and go through the techniques that we know. Start slowly and work on form and position and then go “hard and fast”.

We look forward to seeing everyone back in the fall. Keep checking here for updates and informational items during our time off. Use the email link on the right to be notified of updates to this blog.

See you in the fall!!

Class TONIGHT!

There is a make-up class tonight at the dojo. This is in place of the class missed last night for the Just for Kicks grading. Class will begin at 7:00 p.m.

Congratulations to all of the Just for Kicks karateka who participated in the grading! Great work, everyone!

REMEMBER, the kyu belt grading is next Tuesday, May 22.

Just for Kicks Grading and Club Wind Up Tonight! Make-up Class Tomorrow.

The Just for Kicks grading is tonight at 6:00 p.m. sharp! Be there early and warm up so we are ready to start the grading promptly at 6.

Following the grading will be the club wind-up. The Senseis hope to start the wind-up around 7:30 or so.

Remember, the burgers and buns are provided and everything else is pot-luck. See you there!

There will be an adult/jr. make-up class tomorrow night (Wednesday, May 16) at 7 p.m. here at the dojo.

The kyu belt grading will be held next Tuesday.

Just for Kicks Grading and Club Wind-up on Tuesday!

Just a short reminder that the Just for Kicks grading will be this Tuesday, May 15. The grading will begin at 6:00 p.m. sharp! Be sure to be on the floor ready to start.

The club wind-up will begin immediately following the grading. Likely around 7:30 p.m. Burgers and buns will be supplied. Everything else is pot luck.

We have booked the gym to hold a “make up” adult/jr class on Wednesday, May 16 at 7:00 p.m. The kyu belt grading for this group will be the next Tuesady, May 22.

Last Regular Class!

Today is the final regular class of the 2011-12 season! Remember that your gradings are being held the next two weeks. Be sure to come out and get those last minute pointers!

Next week, May 15, is the Just for Kicks grading AND after the grading, the club wind-up! Burgers and buns will be provided and everything else is potluck.

May 22 is the adult/junior kyu belt grading. The grading will begin at 6:30 so be sure to come and get warmed up ahead of time.

AND DON’T FORGET that before all this grading goodness, is the WEYBURN WADO-KAI KARATE TOURNAMENT. It is being held on Sunday, May 13 at the Weyburn Jr. High School (600 – 5th Street NE). What a great way to prepare for a grading! Having your kata judged by other senseis and participating in tournament kumite just 2 days prior to your grading is a great final tune-up! Sure it’s Mother’s Day… but what great mother wouldn’t understand the importance and dedication you’re showing by attending this nearby tournament?! Registration is from Noon till 1 p.m. The tournament begins immediately following registration.

Final Classes of the Season!

Here is a breakdown of the final classes of the 2011-12 season:

May 8 – Regular class.

May 15 – grading for Just for Kicks (grading form is not necessary but students must have consistent attendance to be eligible for advancement.
Windup for all classes following the JFK grading. Burgers and buns will be supplied – POTLUCK for everything else.
– This is the last JFK class of the year.

May 22 – Kyu (colored) Belt Grading (white to brown) – Fees must be up-to-date and a completed “Grading Application” with $15 (covers cost of the belt) must be submitted prior to grading. The forms can be picked up on the sign-in table at the work outs.

It was great to have Sensei Andrew back as a punching bag…. um, instructor… again. He just completed his first year of university. Welcome back, Sensei!