- Published: 20 June 2017 20 June 2017
- Last Updated: 20 June 2017 20 June 2017
We are well into the last month of training before summer break – our final class day is Tuesday, June 27. It’s been a busy year and I have seen great progress at all levels in the dojo. Our younger students have become more active – with many students from the children’s class participating in their first tournament this past year. As well, a number of students have started training at our Friday night kumite classes – these are challenging classes and you have all shown good karate spirit and commitment. The three members of the provincial team from our dojo – Sempai Mariah Blunt, Ethan Baker and Diego Ruiz have also had a very strong year – competing provincially and nationally. Sempai Mariah will compete internationally at the Youth World Cup in Umag, Croatia in the next few weeks, followed by the Cadet & Junior Pan American Championship (Buenos Aires, Argentina) in August and the Cadet & Junior World Championship (Tenerife, Spain) in October. We also offer our support and good wishes to the provincial athletes that regularly train with us on Friday nights. Some of them will be competing internationally this summer. Congratulations to all and best of luck in all upcoming competitions!
At the end of May, we had several great training sessions with Soke Sensei, as well as Taneda Sensei and Higuchi Sensei. The classes, held in Canmore and here at our dojo in Calgary, touched on a wide variety of skills and once again gave us greater insight into the array of techniques that comprise the Chito Ryu style.
Though our thoughts might be turning to summer vacations and lazy days – it’s important to remember all the hard work that you put in this year. Keep up your fitness and remember to practice techniques, kihons and katas now and again to keep them fresh in your mind. If you have any questions about which techniques to work on this summer, or if you are interested in the Plumacher Sensei Kumite camps and need more information, contact me.
“A bad attitude is like a flat tire. If you don’t change it, you’ll never go anywhere.”
Have a great summer!
- Published: 10 June 2017 10 June 2017
- Last Updated: 10 June 2017 10 June 2017
Luis Plumacher Sensei will be holding elite kumite training camps over the summer. Classes run Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 10:00 to 12:00 and from 14:00 to 16:00. Camps run the weeks of July 17, July 31, and August 7. Location of the camps is 115 Country Village Manor NE, Calgary, AB. Cost for the camps $300 for one week, $400 for two weeks, and $500 for all three weeks. For more information contact Luis Plumacher Sensei at 403-619-5063.
- Published: 18 May 2017 18 May 2017
- Last Updated: 09 June 2017 09 June 2017
May has been a busy month so far, with a number of important karate events still to come. We are most fortunate to have several classes scheduled with the worldwide head of our karate style, Soke Sensei, as well as a number of other senior karate practitioners, coming up next week in Canmore, Calgary and Edmonton (May 22-24). Please refer to the events schedule on the right side of this page for dates, times and locations of the classes. While it can be daunting to work with our senior practitioners, it is an amazing opportunity to learn more about the Chito-Ryu style and techniques. Come to the sessions focused and ready to work – during the sessions, keep up your intensity and show great karate spirit and discipline.
There are a number of tournaments scheduled for the coming weeks – the Karate Alberta Open Tournament (Calgary, June 4th ) as well as the Canada Open Tournament (Vancouver, June 3rd and 4th ). For athletes hoping to be considered for the provincial team, please note that your participation in one or the other of these tournaments is mandatory. Please see the Karate Alberta website for more information. Other students wishing to participate in either of the tournaments are more than welcome – please see Sempai Mariah or me for more information.
- Class Cancellations: No classes on Friday, May 19 for the long weekend.
- (Updated) Last class for the season will be held Tuesday, June 27
“You earn your medals at training, you just pick them at competitions.”
Enjoy your training!
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From Karate by Jesse http://www.karatebyjesse.com
Note: I came across the following article and thought our dojo parents might enjoy it. I know I did!
Imagine the horror:
- You’ve been driving your kids to Karate class, tournaments and camps for years.
- You’ve spent boatloads of money on uniforms, belts, gradings and equipment.
- You’ve invested hundreds of hours to relentlessly push your kids to the limit.
Then one day…
BANG! They quit. Just like that. You’re heartbroken. Flabbergasted. Why?! You try to talk to them. You try to convince them to continue. You tell them they’ve come too far to quit now – give it another shot, kiddo! But nothing works. When a child makes her mind up, there’s not much you can do really.