Thanks to everyone for your commitment and hard work over the past weeks – our training has been going very well as evidenced by some strong participation at the recent Karate Alberta Recreational and PQ Tournament. And even if you did not participate in the tournament, know that your support – either through volunteering or when we all work together in the dojo during our regular classes – makes a positive difference for all of our competitors. 

In order to provide more opportunities for competition, our dojo, in collaboration with Sensei Adam Wackershauser’s dojo, is organizing a tournament for all belt levels, to be held November 29.  Details are as follows:

2014 All Alberta Karate Invitational

November 29, 2014

Bowness High School

4627 - 77 St NW, Calgary, Alberta

 

Kids:    8:30 a.m. to 12 noon
Teens & Adults: 12 noon to 5 p.m.
Fee:

$45 for unlimited events if registered by November 26

$60 for unlimited events for walk-in registration on November 29

 For more information and/or to register for the competition, please contact me.  Also – please remember that the best tournaments are those with many competitors AND many volunteers.  Please let me know how you would like to participate.  

Announcements

  • Remember – All Alberta Karate Invitational – November 29 at Bowness High School
  • Congratulations to Mariah Blunt and Joseph Workman – they have both been selected to the preliminary provincial team.  Final selections will be announced after team training on November 16.  Team members will represent Alberta by competing at the Karate Canada National Championships, being held in Richmond, BC in January 2015.
  • Remember, no classes on Thursday, November 27, as the school is using the gym.   

“Champions do not become champions when they win the event, but in the hours, weeks, months and years they spend preparing for it. The victorious performance itself is merely the demonstration of their championship character” T. Alan Armstrong

Enjoy your training!

Shihan Gary Sabean

Head Instructor


Karate Etiquette – Courtesy of Sempai Eleonore Lebeuf-Taylor

Proper etiquette teaches karateka to be punctual:

  • Arrive for class on time
  • Ensure that you are ready to train with your uniform complete and belt tied correctly
  • If there is time before “shugo”, signalling the beginning of class, greet your senior instructors
  • Use any extra time to begin your mental and physical warm-up; get your mind and body ready for instruction – do not engage in horseplay prior to class
  • If you are unsure about how to proceed with the beginning of class, follow the senior belts