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. 

Announcements

  • 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!

Gary Sabean

Head Instructor