… begins on Tuesday. It is December 1, 2015!
Please bring payment for the new session when you come to class that night.
Only 2 regular classes left before the grading on December 15!
Remember… in order to be graded, you must be there for the grading. Only makes sense… don’t cha think?
Don’t forget that today is Tuesday!
Regular classes at the regular time and place.
See you at the dojo!
Congratulations and thank you to everyone who participated in the tournament this weekend!
Whether you were competing or helping out in some other way, everyone who contributed in any way helped to make the tournament a huge success!
We had many comments from our visitors about how great our tournament is, and much of that is due to the help we receive from our volunteers.
Way to go, everyone!
Here is some tournament info:
- We had 105 individual competitors and 31 black belts.
- Our age and belt rank ranged from 4 year old white belt to 8th Dan Black Belt.
- There were 3 senate members in attendance.
- We had 7 of the 11 National Team members in attendance plus 3 of their coaches.
- The National Team training sessions on Friday were exciting and well attended.
- We had representation from 4 provinces: Saskatchewan, Alberta, Manitoba, Ontario.
- The Clint McFarland Memorial Trophy recipient was Sensei Cheryl Boivin from Calgary. Clint was a karateka with our club under Sensei Rathe and died tragically in a workplace accident. Because of his passion for karate, his family donated money to the club. The Memorial Trophy was established and the recipient is selected by the black belts in attendance at the tournament. In a nutshell, the recipient is someone whom the Senseis would like to introduce to Sensei Shintani. The recipient need not be a top competitor, but represents the qualities that were important to Sensei. Sensei Cheryl is a very deserving recipient.
- We offered 6 additional trophies this year for “Outstanding Karateka” as selected by Sensei Denis and Sensei Ron. The recipients of those awards were: Just for Kicks Male – Sawyer Tomaszewski (MMWKK); Just for Kicks Female – Karsyn Gervais (MMWKK); Jr. Male – Ethan Anderson (MMWKK); Jr. Female – Leila Lawrence (Calgary); Adult Male – Rolland Bouchard (MMWKK); Adult Female – Marlee Cormier (MMWKK). Congratulations!
- The katana and wakazashi raffle was won by Sensei Owen Day of Weyburn, SK.
Many photos from the tournament can be seen online by going to Instagram and searching the hashtag – #carlylekarate30
Thank you to everyone who posted pictures! We hope to share some more.
Many videos were taken of the National Team in various kata and kumite events, and will posted to our YouTube channel gradually over the next while. Our YouTube channel can be found at this link: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCC2pAm3tY2-mkYgl-UcKp-g or by going to YouTube an searching for Moose Mountain Karate.
Be sure to view some of the previous posts to see some images from the weekend.
Excellent job, everyone! Remember, regular class in the regular place tomorrow.
See you at the dojo!
Grab your karate buddies and come to our dance at the high school gym!
It’s on now till 11:00 pm.
The open training session with the National Team is today starting at 9:30 am.
This session is being held in G.F. Kells High School gym, the same location as the clinic and tournament.
The clinic and dance are taking place this evening with the clinic beginning at 6:30 pm for ages 5 to 12 and then continuing from 7:30 to 9:00 pm for ages 13 and up.
The dance begins shortly after 9:00 pm once the DJ is set up and ready to go.
It should be an excellent day!
The Shintani National Team will be holding an open workout at Gordon F. Kells High School in Carlyle on Friday, November 20!
The workout is open to Shintani Wado Kai Karate Federation members age 13 or Green belt and up.
There is no charge to attend the workout. Participants can make a voluntary donation.
The day will begin at 9:30 am with work on kata until lunch at 11:00 am. The workout will resume at 12:30 pm with kumite until 2:30 or 3:00 pm.
Lunch is being provided for the team members and coaches, guests will be provided with a list of local restaurants (Subway, A&W, Dairy Queen for fast food – The Office Bar and Grill as a sit down restaurant if you want to be late for the afternoon session).
There is no pre-registration required. Participants can just show up at the “gym” doors of G.F. Kells High School in time to change and warm up. The training begins promptly at 9:30 am.
This is an excellent opportunity for Shintani members in our area. If you have never trained with the team before, it is an excellent experience!
Just a reminder that karate has been rescheduled to Thursday night… again!
Classes will be at the regular times in the regular dojo!
Please remember to bring your prize table donations and any last minute duffle bag/backpack order forms!
This is our last chance to go through our tournament process, katas, and kumite practice in the ring.
See you at the dojo!