- Published: 01 July 2019 01 July 2019
- Last Updated: 09 July 2019 09 July 2019
Official Uniform - Navy Blue blazer, white short-sleeved dress shirt, solid grey dress pants, Chito Ryu tie, solid navy blue or black socks, black slip-on shoes.
If you do not have a Chito Ryu tie please wear a solid, navy blue tie. The Sohonbu is also planning to bring a few Chito Ryu ties to sell.
Hakama - Senior ranking Officials are expected to wear a hakama for the Final events on Sunday. Ideally, ALL Officials would have a hakama so they can be worn both days.
If officials plan to just judge kata or corner judge kumite, they will NOT need a Hakama.
Friday, July 26th - Official’s Uniform; NO Hakama
Saturday, July 27th – ONLY Center Referees wear Hakama
Sunday, July 28th – ALL Officials wear Hakama
The only people on the floor should be: Competitors who are currently competing, Officials, designated Coaches and Tournament staff. Competitors should be seated at the rings so spectators can see the matches. More importantly, the medical staff must have a clear line of sight to all the rings.
No one may repeat a kata in consecutive rounds, including Team Kata. For Coloured Belts, competitors will use the ABAB method. This means a kata may not be repeated in the following round. In Black Belt divisions, competitors will use the ABC method. This means, once a kata is used it may not be repeated in the following two rounds. For competitors going from Eliminations to Semi-Finals they may restart their ABAB/ABC selection in the Semi-Finals. Those going to the Finals, may perform the kata of their choice on Sunday regardless of the kata performed on Saturday.
Competitors must perform both of their AB kata or their three ABC kata before they are allowed to restart their ABAB/ABC selection in the Semi-Finals or Finals. For example, if there are 8 Black Belt competitors, the winner of each side of the draw will have only done their first two kata in the Semi-Finals so their third “C” kata must be performed in the Finals. They would not be allowed to repeat their “A” or “B” kata in the Finals. Restarting their kata sequence would only occur in very large divisions especially where the draw is split into different rings/courts. The Tournament Director will determine the number of competitors in an Elimination round or Semi-Final round. With smaller numbers, most divisions will likely be Semi-Final rounds.
In combined Advanced and Black Belt divisions: to be fair to the Kyu Belts, the Kyu Belts may do Kata up to Chinto and their required ABAB sequence OR they may do Kata from the Black Belt list but also the ABC sequence.
Bogu will be inspected prior to bowing in the ring. This inspection will include checking for mandatory mouth guard, groin protector (males), correct gloves, WKF shin/instep protectors, Bogu (especially the fit of head gear), length of gi, etc. To avoid unnecessary delays the ring officials will work as a team and inspect all the competitors as soon as they arrive at the ring. The Referee will also do a quick inspection prior to the start of each match. Arrangements will be made to inspect Bogu on Friday so competitors have time to make changes or borrow equipment.
- Published: 01 July 2019 01 July 2019
- Last Updated: 01 July 2019 01 July 2019
Now that classes are over we will be holding our Baker Park running and training sessions on Tuesdays and Thursdays right up to the Soke Cup. This would be a great opportunity for those of you attending Soke Cup to get a little extra training in before the event. The training starts at 7:00PM rain (no thunder) or shine. If you would like to participate please meet at Baker Park at 6:45PM for a quick warm-up before our run. We leave promptly at 7:00.
- Published: 18 June 2019 18 June 2019
- Last Updated: 18 June 2019 18 June 2019
- Published: 05 June 2019 05 June 2019
- Last Updated: 05 June 2019 05 June 2019
Soke Cup Update – registration for competitions and the banquet has been extended to June 9. See the Soke Cup web page for more information. Please note that each athlete must register – we are not doing a group dojo registration. If you have any questions about how to register, which category to compete in or the event overall, please contact me.
May was an extremely busy month – congratulations to the Alberta junior team for their excellent effort and very positive results at the recent Junior National Karate Championships. We had a strong contingent from our dojo that included coaches, referees, managers and chaperones, not to mention our competitors, Brooklyn Buckie, Ethan Baker, Diego Ruiz-Silva, Darshleen Singh, Hafid Ben Mahmud and Muhimen Ben Mahmud. Special recognition goes to Brooklyn Buckie as she was selected as Alberta team co-captain and to Diego Ruiz who went into the competition following two podium finishes – gold and bronze in his two kumite categories – at the US Open in Las Vegas in late April. Complete results for the Canadian championships can be found here.
The focus for our training sessions to the end of June will be on preparing for the Soke Cup – all those competing in kata should have two to three katas selected and be polishing them up for competition. Those competing in Bogu kumite, please be sure to come to class on Thursday nights as we will be focusing on techniques and strategies specific to the Bogu competition. Please remember that while the Soke Cup is a competition, it is meant to be fun – a chance to meet, train with and learn from Chito-Ryu karatekas from all over the world.
- The last day of classes before our summer break is Thursday, June 27.
- Please kindly check your records to ensure you have paid your training fees up to the end of June.
The most important part of any karate training is spirit. Even when you are a beginner, as long as you have spirit, you will progress. But a person with correct techniques but no spirit will go no where.
Enjoy Your Training!
- Published: 08 March 2014 08 March 2014
- Last Updated: 26 June 2016 26 June 2016
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.