Registration Night and First Day!

The registration night for this year will be on Tuesday, September 9 from 6:30 – 7:30 pm at our regular dojo in the Carlyle Elementary School gym.

Classes will begin the following Tuesday, September 16. Just for Kicks (age 5, 6, 7) from 6:30 – 7:30 pm, and the regular class for ages 8 and up from 7:30 – 9:00 pm.

Here are some important dates to put on your fridges:

Saskatchewan Provincial Wado Kai Karate Tournament and Clinic – Carlyle, SK – November 21 and 22, 2014.

National Shintani Memorial Wado Kai Tournament – Simcoe, ON – May 23 and 24, 2015. 

We will be discussing these events in our first class.

See you at the dojo!!

The 10 Precepts of Anko Itosu

The following post was borrowed from the web site of Sensei Iain Abernethy.

Check out the entire post on our Words of Wisdom page.

Anko Itosu (1832-1915) was one of karate’s true innovators; he was the creator of the Pinan kata and was responsible for introducing karate onto the Okinawan school system. To make karate suitable for children, Itosu watered down the karate he taught to them. As part of this, he started teaching kata without their applications so that the children could gain the physical benefits of kata training without irresponsibly giving them knowledge of the violent and brutal methods the kata were created to record…

New Words of Wisdom

If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus; and you must not stay there. You must go beyond them.” – Bruce Lee

Check out our “Words of Wisdom” page for more interesting Martial Arts quotes.

Congratulations to Sensei Quinn from MMWKK and Sensei LJ from Living Skies!

Sensei Quinn and Sensei LJ were the 2014 recipients of the SWKKF Scholarships!

Here is the information from the SWKKF website:


The Wado Kai Student Development Fund offers two annual scholarships of $1000 each. All qualifying secondary students in Canada are eligible for selection.

To qualify for selection the following criteria must be met:

  1. The applicant must be involved in the Shintani Wado Kai Karate Federation. If the applicant is a parent or guardian of the student, the application will be judged on the parent’s or guardian’s accomplishments in the Shintani Wado Kai Karate Federation and their Sensei’s recommendation as well as the student’s admission grades.
  2. The student must be applying to a post-secondary institution such as university, technological institute, teacher’s college, nursing school etc.
  3. The student’s level of education must be sufficient to allow admittance to the post-secondary institution. Proof of acceptance into the institute will be required before the scholarship is released.
  4. All sections of the application must be fully completed and received at the address shown on the application by midnight June 30th.

All applications are judged on three equally weighted categories:

  • Academic accomplishments
  • Extra-curricular activities
  • Martial arts achievement


What an honour that two recipients from Saskatchewan were chosen out of 15 applicants nation wide! SWKKF karate is alive and kicking in Saskatchewan!

We all know Sensei Quinn from our club. His hard work and dedication have made him a key member of Moose Mountain Wado Kai Karate. Many of us know Sensei LJ from Saskatoon. He regularly attends our tournament, always attends the Warman tournament, and is a member of our National SWKKF team.

Here is the official media release from the Federation. Scholarship Media Release August 2014

Congratulations, Senseis! Good luck as you begin your post-secondary studies!