Registration will be held from 6:30 to 7:30 pm tonight at the dojo (Carlyle Elementary School gym). Use the rear doors off the parking lot.
Regular classes will begin next week.
Just for Kicks (ages 5, 6, 7) at 6:30 pm
Age 8 and up at 7:30 pm
Registrations will be taken at the first classes as well.
See you at the dojo!
Sensei Iain (@IainAbernethy) is not only a highly skilled martial artist, but also a knowledgeable historian of karate and the development of martial arts. The following are only a few of the verbal tidbits given on day 1 of his seminar.
An actual fight is anything but organized. To be truly successful in a self-defense situation you must train for and embrace the chaos.
Keep your opponent in front you, but don’t be in front of your opponent.
The martial arts were not meant to be used with/against other trained martial artists, but in defense of attack by villains and ruffians. (This is a paraphrase of a teaching by one of the first masters of karate)
More to come.
Karate classes are cancelled tonight due to scheduling conflicts.
Regular classes will resume next week.
To Sensei Savanna, Sensei Quinn, Marlee Cormier, Payton Humphries, Nathen Schmidt, and Ethan Anderson for being selected to the Saskatchewan Provincial Karate Team!
This will be the first ever team from Saskatchewan to attend the Karate Canada Nationals! This year, the nationals are being held in Vancouver, British Columbia, at the end of January.
Way to go!
The above photo is Sensei Ron on the left and Sensei Denis on the right!!
Grab your karate buddies and come to our dance at the high school gym!
It’s on now till 11:00 pm.
One more week until Registration Night!
Registration will be held on Tuesday, September 9 from 6:30 to 7:30 pm at the Carlyle Elementary School gym.
Here’s the Registration Form if you want to speed up your process.
2014-15 Registration Form
Regular classes begin on Tuesday, September 16, 2014. Just for Kicks (age 5, 6, 7) at 6:30 and the Junior/Adult class from 7:30 to 9:00 pm. Students should be “ready to begin” at the appointed time.
… to all of the students who successfully graded up tonight! It was a great turn-out for an excellent grading.
The Senseis would also like to give a special shout to Sensei Cara for all of her work organizing and preparing the grading forms! Thank you, Sensei!
Regular classes resume next week.
KEEP GETTING THOSE PLEDGES FOR THE KICK-A-THON!! Pledge forms and funds are to be handed in to Sensei Kevin. Our kick-a-thon activity will be held on Tuesday, February 18 during the regular class times.
Here’s a tip for our new members trying to figure out what to do with those stripes!!
The stripes should be sewn onto the belt on the plain end (the side without the label). They are usually placed about a finger width apart just so they look good and organized. That also makes it easier for the Senseis to see just how many stripes the student has. The sewing doesn’t have to be some fancy stitching. Just enought to keep it from falling off.
Hopefully everyone is having a good summer!
The Senseis of Moose Mountain Wado Kai Karate have begun chatting about the new season which will begin in early September. Be sure to watch “The Observer” and this blog for notices of registration night and the first workout.
Also, the golf shirts have arrived… FINALLY! Sensei Kevin will be picking them up next week and will post a notice here when and where people can come pick them up.
In the meantime, be sure to be going through your katas and reviewing your basic techniques so that you’re in fighting shape when September comes!
Congratulations to all of our members for an excellent year of karate! Everyone has shown such great improvement in their karate skills and, hopefully, had some fun doing it!
We had another terrific tournament attended by karateka from Saskatchewan, Alberta, and Manitoba; we had a very successful grading in which many of our members were awarded new belts or stripes; many of our members attended several tournaments in Saskatchewan, Alberta, and Manitoba; and we welcomed 2 new black belts to our club: Senseis Kevin and Savanna! All in all, a pretty successful year.
Next week is our club wind up. No gi’s are needed. We’ll be having a barbeque and enjoying the company of our karate family. The Coffey family is providing the club with their famous burgers so please bring whatever you would like to eat along with the burgers to share with the rest of the members. Kind of a pot luck.
Be sure to keep up your karate over the summer! Remember that it only takes a few minutes to run through your katas and go through some of the basic techniques.
Keep checking this blog over the summer. Every once-in-a-while it is updated with info or interesting new “Words of Wisdom”.
See you at the dojo!