Manitoba Provincial update

Here are the latest updates for the Manitoba Provincial tournament being held on Friday and Saturday, February 27/28, 2015 in Hamiota, MB.

Manitoba Provincial Tournament Info Update

The information posted below are the requirements from Karate Manitoba to which we must adhere in order to hold the Shintani tournament this year.

Most of the information is the same as our tournament, but there are 2 significant differences:

1) Glasses may not be worn during kumite matches.

2) Foot and shin pads MUST be worn by ALL competitors 12 years and older. We sell these, but if we have to order them from Shintani Central Purchasing they may not arrive in time for the tournament. You could see if you could borrow some from someone else if this is the case for you. It is a good idea to have these anyway. Please contact one of the Senseis if you plan to attend this tournament and require leg pads or have other questions.

Most of the rest of the listed safety standards are the same as we follow. For example:

– Everyone MUST have hand pads AND mouth guards.

– Chest protection is optional.

– ALL male competitors age 14 and over MUST wear groin protection. We encourage that ALL male competitors, regardless of age, wear a protective cup.

– Groin protection is strongly encouraged for female competitors as well.



Medical declaration form must be filled out by each individual and be signed by their own signature if they are an adult (18+) and must be signed by a parent/guardian if they are under the age of 18.

Competitions Area

– Mats are not mandatory but strongly recommended that they be 1m*1m, 1 inch thick, interlocking and need not be WKF approved.

 -The safety area will be a minimum of 1m around the competition area

Body Protector/Chest Protector

– The use of WKF style body protectors and chest protector is recommended but optional

Face Masks

– The use of facemasks is prohibited unless otherwise noted in the competition rules for that competition


– To ensure the safety of the competitors, glasses are not allowed during kumite bouts.

– Regular glasses may be worn during kata competition.

– Soft contact lenses can be worn at the competitor’s own risk

Medical Personnel

– All competitions must ensure a qualified emergency medical personnel are present for the entirety of the competition


– Groin protection is mandatory for all male competitors 14 years of age and older.

– Gum shield (mouth guard) is compulsory for competitors

– Gloves/fist protectors must be foam filled and vinyl covered WKF style. Cloth or leather gloves are not permitted. (This is the same as our rules)

– The use of WKF style shin/instep pads is mandatory for all competitors 12 years of age and older.

– Competitors may wear religious head coverings if approved by the Chief Official. The head coverings can only cover the hair/head but cannot cover the throat area. A letter of request must be signed by the competitor or their parent/guardian if the competitor is under the age of 18, and submitted by the registration deadline.

Classes resume this Tuesday!

It will be great to see everyone back in class on Tuesday, January 6, 2015!

Use this chilly day to go over some kata and refresh your techniques after the Christmas break.

For those of you interested in the tournament circuit… The Melita, MB tournament is the next one on the schedule.

It is an excellent event held on Saturday, January 24, 2015 in Melita, MB. Details can be found HERE.

See you at the dojo!

Tournament Registration and Information Forms

Here are the tournament registration and information forms. The information flyer has been corrected to have ALL the correct dates instead of some correct dates and some old dates!! Thank you to those who pointed out our forgetfulness!

Registration will take place before the clinic on Friday, and Saturday morning before the tournament begins as indicated on the information flyer.

We realize that tomorrow’s class is at the same time as Student Led Conferences at the school, but we’re hoping that everyone will make every effort to attend both. Remember that it is our goal in karate to teach our students discipline and respect in all areas of their lives… especially school.

Here are the forms:

Carlyle Prov Tourney Flyer – 2014

2014 Tournament Reg Form

Last Regular Class of the Season… And Weyburn Tournament.

Great work last night, everyone! Way to give those Senseis a workout!!

Next week, May 20, will be our last regular class of the season. The following week, Tuesday, May 27, will be our wind-up pot luck and BBQ dinner.

The Weyburn Tournament is being held on Sunday, May 25 at Haig School in Weyburn. Registration is at noon and the tournament begins at 1 pm. It would be great to see a number of our members attend to support this excellent event. It is a smaller tournament much like the one in Melitta in January.

Don’t forget to check out and subscribe to our new YouTube channel. Moose Mountain Karate on YouTube.

Check out the new “Words of Wisdom.”

See you at the dojo!

Regular Class this week

There will be regular classes this week.

Remember the Melfort tournament is coming up this weekend for anyone interested. Here’s the information Melfort 2014 Tournament Poster

The Manitoba Provincial Wado Kai Karate Tournament is coming up quickly as well. Here’s the information for that event:

manitoba tournament flyer updated

Manitoba Tournament entry form

Manitoba Friday Night Clinic 2014


And be sure to wish Sempai Hannah, Sempai Quinn, and Sempai Cory good luck as they go for their black belt grading this weekend in Edson, AB. Good luck to each of you! We know you’ll do great!

Manitoba Provincial Tournament Forms

Sensei Jeff Gervin has just sent out the forms for the upcoming Manitoba Provincial Wado Kai Karate Tournament. This year, the tournament is being held in Boissevain, MB.

Boissevain is ONLY 2 hours away from us so it is an excellent opportunity for us to participate in another provincial tournament. PLEASE LET A SENSEI KNOW IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO ATTEND THIS EVENT! If we have enough participants we may be able to arrange group transportation.

Here are the forms:

Manitoba Tournament entry form

manitoba tournament flyer updated

Manitoba Friday Night Clinic 2014

Manitoba Tournament rules and regulations


Congratulations to everyone who was able to attend the Saskatoon/Warman tournament over the weekend! Everyone did really well and did a great job representing Moose Mountain Karate!!

The next tournament is the MANITOBA PROVINCIAL WADO KAI KARATE TOURNAMENT. This year, the tournament is being held in Boisevain, MB on Friday, May 9 and Saturday, May 10. Sensei Denis will be attending and will lead a clinic on Friday, May 9. The tournament itself will take place on Saturday, May 10.

It would be great to see many of our members attend this tournament! It isn’t often we get another provincial tournament so close to our club! More details will follow.

See you at the dojo.

Last update about Saskatoon

Some of you were asking the cost to participate in the Saskatoon/Warman tournament.

Here is the breakdown:

$25 for both events, the Friday night clinic AND the Saturday tournament.  This would also cover the Sunday morning workout if anyone is interested (open to adults of all ranks).

Banquet costs: $15 for adults (over 16 years old), $10 for teens (11-15), $8 for youth (6-10), and free for kids (under 6).  If you are wanting banquet tickets, I need to know ASAP.  We had to give our numbers to the caterers on Saturday, and they have about 10 tickets left.