Month: January 2015
Full List of Events
Click HERE to see a listing of ALL events sanctioned by the Shintani Wado Kai Karate Federation.
An entry fee is usually required, but all members of our club are able to participate in almost all of the listed events. If you have questions about an event on this list, just ask one of the Senseis to explain it to you.
No Weyburn Grading Tonight
In case anyone was planning on coming along, the Weyburn grading has been postponed due to poor road conditions in the area. It will be re-scheduled soon.
Next up… Manitoba Provincial
For those of you who wish to continue attending tournaments, the next one coming up near us is the Manitoba Provincial tournament.
February 27/28, 2015 – Manitoba Provincial Tournament – This year, the Manitoba Provincial tournament will be held in Hamiota, MB and hosted by our good friend Sensei Scott Lints. Download the information here: Manitoba Provincial 2015
Click on our Events page for more upcoming tournaments in 2015.
Regular Classes Tonight
Regular classes continue tonight.
See you at the dojo!
Pics from Melita
Congratulations to Cindy Cassils who was presented with the 2014 Clint McFarland Memorial Award.
The McFarland award is from the Saskatchewan Provincial Wado Kai Karate Tournament. It was started after the accidental work place death of Clint McFarland and is orignally sponsored by his family.
After each year’s tournament, the Senseis can each nominate one person whom they feel is deserving of the award. The nominees do not have to be the winners or top finishers of a division but should best demonstrate the combined characteristics of skill, spirit, and humility that Sensei Shintani believed in so strongly. The recipient is essentially someone whom the Senseis would like to introduce to Sensei Shintani.
There are many opinions about taking the fight to the ground.
Here’s a link to an article that discusses that topic. Good information even though it is a US article. Canada’s laws are very similar in this regard.
See you at the dojo!
To everyone who went to Melita on Saturday. We had 10 participants attend the tournament (roughly 1/4 of the competitors!).
Everyone did very well in the tournament and our members who attended the self-defense seminar enjoyed it and learned a lot! Pictures are coming!
Regular classes will be held this week even though high school final exams are taking place.
See you at the dojo.
Melita Tournament on Saturday
Here’s a link to the poster for the Melita tournament being held this Saturday, January 24 in Melita, MB.
This is an excellent event. It’s smaller size makes it ideal for our younger karateka to develop confidence and experience in tournaments. It is also an excellent opportunity for our brown belts to get valuable experience doing some corner judging.
The self-defense session led by Sensei Alby is also excellent. He gives a straight forward and effective set of self defense techniques. This session is aimed primarily at people age 13 and up.
See you in Melita!!