Congratulations Cory!

… on being this year’s recipient of the Clinton McFarlane Memorial Cup!

This award was donated by the McFarlane family after Clinton was killed in an industrial accident at the Shand Power Station. He was a karateka from Carnduff who showed great dedication, spirit, and humility in his life and karate. He was the kind of person the Senseis wanted to introduce to Sensei Shintani. So that has become the unofficial criteria for receiving the cup. The Senseis who attend our tournament can all nominate someone whom they would “most like to introduce to Sensei Shintani”. They then vote on the nominees and the majority vote getter receives the trophy. The award can be won by any karateka who attends our tournament from any club.

Congratulations, Cory!

Cory Receiving McFarlane Trophy

New Session Fees and the Next Tournament

Great workout tonight everyone!

Just another reminder to pay your fees for the new session that started today. Thank you.

Also, we have posted information regarding the next tournament in our area.

The Melitta Tournament is hosted by Sensei Alby Morris in the Melitta School Gym on Saturday, January 18, 2014. The morning is advertised as a “Self-Defense class focused on Female Assault”. Well, if you’ve never attended one of Sensei Alby’s self-defense classes, you really should go to this one. It IS NOT just for women!! Sensei will show you many techniques for a number of situations that leave us with no other method of escape. He is direct and the techniques he teaches are highly effective. It is definitely a self-defense clinic worth attending. The tournament itself is an excellent little tournament specifically designed to help develop confidence in tournament performance for karateka of all ages. It also provides new black belts and brown belt students an opportunity to learn to do some corner judging. It is a terrific little event and so close to us.

There are more details on our “Events” page.

New Session begins this week

Tuesday’s workout marks the start of Session 2 in our dojo. Please be sure to pay your fees promptly.

With weather conditions changing constantly, be sure to check here for any information regarding class cancellations. Please be sure to be careful when driving to and from the workouts and to consider potentially bad weather before coming to karate class.

See you at the dojo!


Thanks to everyone who participated in our tournament this weekend!

We had roughly 100 competitors in 21 divisions and everyone did very well. If this was your first tournament we hope that you found it enjoyable and rewarding. If you have attended other tournaments then you know how well this tournament went. It is the hope of all of our Senseis that many of our karateka make efforts to attend a number of tournaments not only to represent our club at different events but also to develop their skills and get martial insights from other Senseis.

Here are some images from the day. If you would like to share any that you captured, please email them to

Scorer's View

Team Kumite Pano

Student Corner Judge




Moose Mtn. Family Tree