… 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.