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.