When we set goals and develop a training plan to support them, we often consider what might get in the way: an injury, not enough time to train, not enough commitment.  I don’t think an earthquake and damages resulting from it would ever enter our minds – but that’s where we are.  While making a change to our training can be a challenge, it has a positive side – it will push us to be more flexible and resilient when things don’t work out as planned. We are making adjustments for our training for the ICKF - NS Chito-ryu Summer Camp and Friendship Tournament, but whether our goal is Japan or any other competition, we have to bring the same spirit, intensity and commitment to our training for every class.

On a practical note – we will be reviewing bunkai over the next few weeks as we will likely spend some training time on it Nova Scotia.  As well, for those competing, ensure that you have three katas ready for performance.  You may not need them all, but you should be prepared. 

Announcements

  • If you are planning on attending the NS Chito-ryu Summer Camp and Friendship Tournament, please send me an This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to let me know who is competing and how many people are attending from your family.  That way we can plan not only for the training and tournament, but also for excursions around the area and the banquet and farewell lunch.
  • Tuesday, May 24 is the last day to get your forms and payment in to Sempai Mariah if you plan on competing at the Western Canadian Karate Championships on June 4 in Okotoks.
  • The last day of classes is June 24th.
  • A brochure with tournament and cost information  for the Summer Camp  in Yarmouth, NS can be found here.

“When your chance comes, you don’t have time to get ready.  You better be ready.” Dwayne Wade

Enjoy your training!

Gary Sabean

Head Instructor