We’re back to our regularly scheduled classes this week.
Our tournament is a little over a month away so we’ll be finalizing arrangements in the classes ahead. Just a reminder to our new, and returning, karateka that this is the Provincial Wado Kai tournament and volunteers are needed to help everything run smoothly.
We strongly encourage ALL of our members to participate in this tournament and other Shintani tournaments; even our very youngest members! Jump in right away. Don’t “… wait for next year.” The Shintani tournaments and clinics are all great events to meet new people who share a common interest. In fact, it’s kind of an unwritten Shintani law that you must make a new friend at every event you attend. The tournaments are wonderfully supportive and full of people who have been, or are currently in, the same stage of karate development as you. We all know the struggles of trying to learn a tricky kata (or completely blowing your kata in a tournament) or technique which makes us all uniquely qualified to support each other as we progress through the ranks.
Give the tournament a try; especially the Friday night clinic. You’ll be glad you did!
See you at the dojo.