Another good workout!

Great work on Tuesday night, everyone! Things are looking good for your grading.

Remember to practice the things that we mentioned in class. Especially important are your stances. Keep your knees bent and backs straight for starters. When you’re practicing at home, keep it interesting by creating sequences of moves on your own. Try stringing together techniques that each use a different stance, for example. And don’t forget to practice your kata!

Anyone who is interested in ordering a shirt like we had on display in class must have their order forms handed in by February 5, 2013.

SASKATOON TOURNAMENTApril 5 and 6. If you would like to attend, please sign your name to the sign-up sheet at the next class. The number of people who sign up will determine whether the club will pre-arrange accomodation and possibly transportation.

Just an FYI regarding this event:

1. This is not like a school trip. The club senseis will not be acting as chaperones/guardians for any minor children who attend the tournament.
2. Members under 16 years of age must be accompanied by an adult.
3. If the club arranges hotel accomodation, it will be in the manner of a block of rooms being held for us that the members must then phone in to make a reservation.
4. Currently, members will be responsible for their own transportation to and from Saskatoon/Warman.
5. If enough members sign up, charter bus transportation may be considered.

If enough members participate, the club may consider helping to cover some of the costs associated with the tournament. This is only a possibility at this time.

Workout Tonight

Come prepared to work hard for the upcoming grading.

Remember to complete your grading application form if you haven’t done so already. Bring a cheque tonight if you want to complete one at the workout.

See you at the dojo.

Good to be back at it!

It was nice to see everyone back after an extended winter break! The Melitta Teaching Tournament is taking place as we write this and things are running smoothly.

The South Calgary Wado Kai Karate Tournament is coming up on March 8 and 9, 2013. Below is a link for the informational package and the registration form. This is one of the largest Wado tournaments in Western Canada and the members of our club who have attended have all really enjoyed the event.

2013 South Calgary Info

South Calgary 2013 Registration

Also, we would like our members to consider attending the Saskatoon/Warman Tournament which is being held on April 5 and 6. This is the last weekend of the Easter break so our younger members wishing to attend the workshop AND the tournament wouldn’t have to worry about missing school.

If there are enough members interested in attending this tournament, there is a chance we could arrange transportation for all of us and one of the senseis could look into accomodation arrangements. There will be a SIGN UP sheet at the next workout. More information about the tournament will follow soon. The Saskatoon/Warman Clubs have been strong supporters of our tournament for a number of years and it would be great to see our club return the favor. It is a fairly large tournament in a very nice facility and it gives us a chance to visit beautiful Saskatoon.

And lastly… remember to keep practicing for the upcoming GRADING. Your grading forms are due, along with any outstanding fees, at the workout on Tuesday, January 22.

See you at the dojo.


The dojo is locked and dark. Please stay home tonight. The roads are just too dangerous!

Two senseis waited at the dojo for an hour and only 4 karateka showed up. Please do not go to the dojo tonight. If you can, please tell any other members to stay home.

We’ll see you next week.


Class tonight has been cancelled.

If you are already there or on your way, there will be some Senseis there to have a workout with those who show up.

The grading date will definitely be rescheduled. Check here for more information in the days to come and we’ll let you know at class.

Stay safe.

Class Tonight

Holy Sudden Windstorm, Batman!!

Wow! The wind sure picked up this evening.

Yes, there IS class tonight. At least one of the Senseis will be there if anyone wants to come out.

PLEASE BE CAREFUL ON THE ROADS!!!!!!!! They are like glass covered with ice covered with blowing snow.

If you choose not to come tonight, that is fine. It will not affect your status for the grading that is coming up. We will also be revisiting the grading date and may move it back due to the poor weather this week. We’ll keep you informed.

Also, another reminder about the tournament coming up in Melitta, MB on January 19. More info to follow.