To our Black Belt candidates!

They participated in a grueling weekend and represented our club very well. We look forward to hearing from them on Tuesday night!

See you at the dojo!

Kyu Belt Grading Tomorrow and…

Remember the kyu belt grading is tomorrow at 6:00 pm!

Please note the time.

Just For Kicks class is cancelled this week due to the grading and will resume next week.

There are also some articles of clothing that were left on the edge of the stage. We’re not sure if they belong to one of our members or a student at the school so check out the image below to see if they belong to you or someone you know.

Unclaimed Items


The Just For Kicks grading will take place tomorrow, Tuesday, January 28 at 6:00 pm.

Please notice the time change.

The Jr/Adult class will be held at 7:30 as usual.

The kyu belt grading will be held next week, Tuesday, February 4 at 6:30 pm.

Just For Kicks class is cancelled on Tuesday, February 4.

GRADING reminder and KICK-A-THON information

Here it comes! Excited?

The Just for Kicks Grading is next week! Tuesday, January 28 at 6:00 pm. PLEASE NOTE THE TIME!!!!! Be sure to help your young karateka with their katas and basic techniques. You’ll want to arrive at the dojo a little early to warm up and settle in and be ready to start on time.

THERE IS REGULAR JR/ADULT CLASS AT 7:30 NEXT WEEK. The Kyu Belt Grading is Tuesday, February 4 at 6:30 pm.


KICK – A – THON information:

Tonight we introduced you to the new “Annual Kick-a-Thon” being started by the Shintani Federation as way for the organization to become more visible while contributing to the communities we serve.

This year, our designated charity is the Carlyle KidSport organization which helps families in our area enrol their children in organized sporting activities. All of the money raised will stay in our area.

The letter and pledge form can be downloaded by clicking these links:

Kick-a-thon Letter     Kick-a-thon Pledge Form

Remember that this event is a participation event and you should plan to be in attendance on Tuesday, February 18, 2014 when we actually do the kick-a-thon activity.

The Shintani Federation is also awarding prizes for the top fund-raisers on a national level.

Let’s show them what Saskatchewan can do!!!

See you at the dojo.

Grading Update

Just for Kicks  grading on Tuesday, January 21, 2014 at 6:00 pm

Kyu Belt grading on  Tuesday, January 28, 2014 at 6:30 pm.

Just for Kicks class is cancelled on January 28 for the kyu belt grading. A make up class  will be scheduled for a later date.

Please keep in mind the Melitta Tournament coming up next Saturday, January 18, 2014. Sensei Alby Morris hosts a terrific, mini tournament and morning self-defence workshop. Click HERE for some details.


Gradings are coming up fast. Here are the dates to remind you:

Just for Kicks – January 21, 2014

Kyu (coloured belts) Belt Grading – January 28, 2014

Be sure to practice your katas and some techniques at home. There are no rules that say you can’t practice!! Just don’t practice on non members!!

It only takes a few minutes to run through your katas. Start slowly to check your positions and then speed it up. Be very aware of your stances. We are often moving in the correct direction and making the correct movement but our stances are often incorrect which weakens the entire technique. If you have the technology, record a video of yourself and make any corrections that you notice. Be critical.

See you at the dojo.

Congratulations on a good grading!

Congratulations to everyone who participated in the grading last night!

Even though not everyone was graded up, it gave the Senseis a good opportunity to see where everyone is at with their techniques and kata. It also gives us an opportunity to evaluate ourselves and determine if we worked our hardest through the whole grading and can take the suggestions of the senseis and make improvements for the next grading.

Sensei Kevin has always said, “Don’t treat a grading as if it were just another class. Treat every class as if it were a grading.”

There WILL be class next Tuesday, February 19. It will not count as a formal class for the sign-in book but if you would like to come and workout there will be a Sensei there to work with you.

February 26 will be the last day to turn in Shirt order forms. We will be taking orders for new Gi Bags as well for those interested.

See you at the dojo.

Grading on Tuesday Night

Just a reminder to everyone that the grading is taking place on TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2013

The Just for Kicks grading will start promptly at 6:30 and the Jr/Adult grading will begin at 7:30. Come early to warm up and be ready to begin on time.

All karateka are reminded to have their PASSPORT BOOK with them at the grading.

Good luck and work hard!

See you at the dojo.

Grading Next Week! Clinic Information.

Good workout last night, everyone!

The grading will be held next Tuesday, February 12, 2013.

Just For Kicks will be graded during their regular class from 6:30 to 7:30. Be early and warmed up and ready to start at 6:30!

The Jr. and Adult grading will begin at 7:30. Also, be early to warm up and ready to start on time. Remember that this group will have to warm up quietly so as not to interfere with the JFK grading.

Here are the links to the information on the clinics taking place in Hamiota on Saturday, March 2, 2013. This clinic is in conjunction with an “Instructor’s Clinic” for Brown and Black Belts being held over the entire weekend. The clinic participants will basically be “guinea pigs” for the Brown and Black Belt participants to practice their new instruction techniques. But you’ll get a good karate workout in the process. It will also be an opportunity to do some work with our Federation’s Chief Instructor, Sensei Ron Mattie.

2013 Instructor Clinic Letter

clinic application-1

clinic poster-master Feb 2013

If you are interested in participating, please complete the “Clinic Application-1” document and email it to Sensei Scott Lints at

Here is some accomodation information:

Hamiota Hotel/Motel , 51 4th St. SE (1-204-764-2426), Shoal Lake Motor Inn , 321 Elm Street (1-204-759-2403) which is about 20 minutes north or billets may be arranged for accommodations.