The organizers of the Saskatoon/Warman Tournament being held next weekend, April 4/5, 2014 are asking everyone to REGISTER ONLINE.
Here is the link to the registration page:
Saskatoon/Warman Online Registration
Remember to let Sensei Kevin know if you are planning to attend this tournament.
Just a reminder that the third session begins this Tuesday. Please be sure to pay your fees as soon as possible.
With all of these tournaments coming up, don’t forget to practice your katas and techniques at home between workouts at the dojo. Just remember to be careful.
See you at the dojo.
There is regular class tonight! This is the last chance for the Just for Kicks students to get ready for their grading next week!
Information about the Calgary Tournament is now available and can be downloaded from the following link: 2014 Calgary Tournament.
Sensei Alby has had another excellent tournament in Melita, MB!
Close to 40 participants in 11 divisions took part in the Melita Mini Tournament yesterday. The day began with a self-defence clinic led by Sensei Alby. Sensei always does a great job of these clinics showing the participants many ways to deal with a personal assault. His workshops are always well instructed and demonstrate the effectiveness of karate in these situations.
It was nice to see a few participants from our dojo attend the tournament as well. Congratulations to Jaython, Gerren, Payton, Ethan, Quinn, and Sensei Kevin for doing a great job representing our dojo.
Just a reminder that the Melitta “Mini” Tournament is being held tomorrow in Melitta, MB. Here are the details that we have.
January 18, 2014 – Melitta Tournament – Melitta School Gym, Melitta, MB
10:00 am – 12:00 noon – Self-Defense Class focused on Female Assault. Everyone should try to attend one of Sensei Alby’s Self Defense classes! Male or female, he gives practical, “street” karate advice to use in situations that threaten personal harm. They are great clinics for everyone.
There is a lunch for competitors and family.
1:00 pm – Tournament Begins
Sensei Alby calls this a “Learning Tournament” for all belt levels. It is a fantastic, small tournament, for our young karateka to develop tournament experience and confidence. It is also a great place for Brown Belts and newer Black Belts to work on judging techniques. It is an excellent and enjoyable tournament that is close to our home dojo.
This is how Sensei Alby describes his tournament.
This is a mini tournament, and, as much as possible, a teaching tournament. Higher Kyu belts and junior Black Belts are encouraged to attend, to give them experience at corner judging. SWKF rules apply. Remember, a disqualification means you are out of the Tournament.
Any questions or additional information please call:
Alby Morris (204)522-3172
See you there!
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.
Great workout tonight everyone!
Just another reminder to pay your fees for the new session that started today. Thank you.
Also, we have posted information regarding the next tournament in our area.
The Melitta Tournament is hosted by Sensei Alby Morris in the Melitta School Gym on Saturday, January 18, 2014. The morning is advertised as a “Self-Defense class focused on Female Assault”. Well, if you’ve never attended one of Sensei Alby’s self-defense classes, you really should go to this one. It IS NOT just for women!! Sensei will show you many techniques for a number of situations that leave us with no other method of escape. He is direct and the techniques he teaches are highly effective. It is definitely a self-defense clinic worth attending. The tournament itself is an excellent little tournament specifically designed to help develop confidence in tournament performance for karateka of all ages. It also provides new black belts and brown belt students an opportunity to learn to do some corner judging. It is a terrific little event and so close to us.
There are more details on our “Events” page.
Thanks to everyone who participated in our tournament this weekend!
We had roughly 100 competitors in 21 divisions and everyone did very well. If this was your first tournament we hope that you found it enjoyable and rewarding. If you have attended other tournaments then you know how well this tournament went. It is the hope of all of our Senseis that many of our karateka make efforts to attend a number of tournaments not only to represent our club at different events but also to develop their skills and get martial insights from other Senseis.
Here are some images from the day. If you would like to share any that you captured, please email them to email@example.com
If you have any “Gifts” for the prize table, please bring them to the workout tonight and give them to Payton.
We’ll have some copies of the Registration Form and the Tournament Letter at the 7:30 workout today if you would like to pick up a copy. Please feel free to download both items from the following links:
2013 Tournament Registration
2013 tourney Letter
See you at the dojo.
Please bring your “gifts” for the prize table to the workout this week. You can give them to Payton. If you forget, you can still bring them on Saturday.
Our last workout before the tournament is our opportunity to make sure everything is order and ready to go for the weekend. That includes everyone’s kata and kumite preparation!
Be sure you are going through your tournament kata every day so that you can perform it with distractions. There will be quite a few people in the dojo that day so it’s easy to lose your focus.
Here is a letter about the tournament: 2013 tourney Letter
If you haven’t registered for the tournament online yet, here is a downloadable 2013 Tournament Registration for you to complete. Here is the online version: http://www.shintani.ca/index.php?option=com_chronoforms&chronoform=Saskatchewan
You may need to copy and paste that link into your browser window.
EVERYONE should really try to attend the clinic on Friday evening. There is no school that day either so the kids should be good and rested and ready for a good karate work out. Here is the schedule and a short note regarding the tournament.
Carlyle Prov Tourney Flyer – 2013
Supper is being held at The Skyline in Carlyle. A special will be served but ordering from the menu is also permitted. Price will be posted tomorrow.