Congratulations on a good grading!

Congratulations to everyone who participated in the grading last night!

Even though not everyone was graded up, it gave the Senseis a good opportunity to see where everyone is at with their techniques and kata. It also gives us an opportunity to evaluate ourselves and determine if we worked our hardest through the whole grading and can take the suggestions of the senseis and make improvements for the next grading.

Sensei Kevin has always said, “Don’t treat a grading as if it were just another class. Treat every class as if it were a grading.”

There WILL be class next Tuesday, February 19. It will not count as a formal class for the sign-in book but if you would like to come and workout there will be a Sensei there to work with you.

February 26 will be the last day to turn in Shirt order forms. We will be taking orders for new Gi Bags as well for those interested.

See you at the dojo.


Just a reminder that the grading is TODAY!

Just for Kicks begin promptly at 6:30 and the kyu belt (colored) grading begins at 7:30.

Arrive early to stretch and warm up.


Good luck to everyone!

Grading on Tuesday Night

Just a reminder to everyone that the grading is taking place on TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2013

The Just for Kicks grading will start promptly at 6:30 and the Jr/Adult grading will begin at 7:30. Come early to warm up and be ready to begin on time.

All karateka are reminded to have their PASSPORT BOOK with them at the grading.

Good luck and work hard!

See you at the dojo.

Grading Next Week! Clinic Information.

Good workout last night, everyone!

The grading will be held next Tuesday, February 12, 2013.

Just For Kicks will be graded during their regular class from 6:30 to 7:30. Be early and warmed up and ready to start at 6:30!

The Jr. and Adult grading will begin at 7:30. Also, be early to warm up and ready to start on time. Remember that this group will have to warm up quietly so as not to interfere with the JFK grading.

Here are the links to the information on the clinics taking place in Hamiota on Saturday, March 2, 2013. This clinic is in conjunction with an “Instructor’s Clinic” for Brown and Black Belts being held over the entire weekend. The clinic participants will basically be “guinea pigs” for the Brown and Black Belt participants to practice their new instruction techniques. But you’ll get a good karate workout in the process. It will also be an opportunity to do some work with our Federation’s Chief Instructor, Sensei Ron Mattie.

2013 Instructor Clinic Letter

clinic application-1

clinic poster-master Feb 2013

If you are interested in participating, please complete the “Clinic Application-1” document and email it to Sensei Scott Lints at

Here is some accomodation information:

Hamiota Hotel/Motel , 51 4th St. SE (1-204-764-2426), Shoal Lake Motor Inn , 321 Elm Street (1-204-759-2403) which is about 20 minutes north or billets may be arranged for accommodations.

Workout Tomorrow

Tomorrow, February 5, will be the last day to turn in shirt orders. If you wish to order one, please complete an order form and leave a cheque with one of the Senseis.

Also, don’t forget to sign the participation form for the Saskatoon/Warman tournament in April. We’ll be looking at that soon to determine what the club can do for arrangements. It would be great to see lots of participation in that tournament.

Don’t forget to keep preparing for your grading. It’s coming soon!

See you at the dojo.