The Harmonizer is the national publication of the Shintani Wado Kai Karate Federation. In it you will find many interesting articles on karate techniques, Federation events/info, and stories of Shintani tournaments and events.
This issue is the inaugural issue of the newly formed Harmonizer committee. The new committee consists of members from across Canada and includes our own Sensei Kevin! Congratulations to Sensei for being selected to the committee.
Click the link and check out their first issue. Check out some previous issues as well for articles of interest and to see the changes the new committee has made. If you have any suggestions for articles, please let Sensei Kevin know and he’ll share them with the committee. Or write an article yourself and you may find it published in The Harmonizer! The next issue comes out in February.
The Melita Tournament is being held on Saturday, January 24 in Melita, MB.
This is an excellent small tournament hosted by Sensei Alby Morris. Sensei considers this tournament to be a “teaching” tournament is an excellent event for all of our members, especially our members just getting used to attending tournaments.
9:00 am – The day will begin with a Score Keeping/Judging clinic. The score keeping component is open to anyone who may wish to assist in this way at any Shintani event. The judging clinic is geared more towards brown/black belt members of the Shintani Federation.
10:00 am – Noon – Self Defense Clinic – Self-Defense Class focused on Female Assault. Everyone should try to attend one of Sensei Alby’s Self Defense classes! Male or female, he gives practical, “street” karate advice to use in situations that threaten personal harm. They are great clinics for everyone.
There is a lunch for competitors and family.
1:00 pm – Tournament begins.
This is an excellent small event and only 2 hours away from Carlyle. We strongly encourage as many of our members to attend as possible. You’ll enjoy your day!
Just a reminder to pay your outstanding fees.
This week is the 2nd class of Session 2, so please be sure to get your fees cleared up. There is a grading coming up and you won’t be allowed to participate if you have any fees owing. This includes money owing for jackets, sign-in tags, tournament fees, or session fees.
See you at the dojo!