- Published: 08 May 2022 08 May 2022
- Last Updated: 08 May 2022 08 May 2022
Since training resumed in January, we have had a busy few months, including the restart of our Friday-night kumite classes. The competitive members in our dojo have had some very strong showings in several tournaments and team tryouts; their commitment to training throughout this unpredictable time has clearly paid off. At the Senior National Team Trials in February, all three of our senior athletes finished in the top five in their categories: Ethan Baker took fifth place, Diego Ruiz won third place and Sensei Mariah Blunt captured first place. Sensei Mariah will represent Canada at the Pan American Championships in Curacao at the end of May.
Many of our competitors participated in the recent South Calgary Wado Kai Spring Tournament and the Karate Alberta Provincial Team Selection Tournament. We had nine dojo members selected for the provincial team – they will compete at the Canadian National Championships in St. John’s, Newfoundland in early July:
- Omar Almishri
- Ethan Baker
- Hafid Benmahmud
- Muhimen Benmahmud
- Mariah Blunt
- Wan Hei Katelyn Lam
- Donya Movaffagh
- Diego Ruiz
- Graycen Wheadon
Congratulations to all our competitors! We wish them the best of luck in their preparations and offer our full support during our training sessions to help them meet their goals!
Karate tournaments for kids have finally returned! Our first tournament in three years (for kids) is happening on May 14th from 8:30 am to 3:00 pm at:
Cedarbrae Community Center
11024 Oakfield Dr SW
Calgary, AB T2W 5G6
See the tournament package for further information. Please contact Sensei Mariah no later than May 12 with any questions you may have and to return your tournament waiver.
We are very excited to announce on June 17-19 we will be hosting a clinic taught by two of our association’s very skilled instructors. Sensei German and Sensei Fung-German have between them more than 65 years of karate experience: Sensei German has his 6th degree black belt, while Sensei Fung-German has her 3rd degree blackbelt. They are both highly decorated athletes, with multiple Canadian national kumite championships and Soke Cup kumite and kata championships. In addition, they are the current coaches for the Nova Scotia Provincial Karate team. We look forward to welcoming them to our dojo. Stay tuned for further information about the clinic – following is a tentative schedule:
Friday, June 17th
5:30pm to 7:00pm - Black Belt Grading
7:00pm to 9:00pm - Adult Kumite Class (Sabean Karate Members Only)
Saturday, June 18th
8:00am to 8:30am - Mat Set-Up
8:30 am to 10:00am - Kids Kumite Class (White, Yellow, Orange)
10:00am to 12:00pm - Kumite Class (Green, Blue, Brown, Black)
1:30pm to 4:00pm - Kumite Class (Green, Blue, Brown, Black)
Sunday, June 19th
9:00am to 11:30am - Chito Ryu Bunkai (Adult)
12:30pm to 2:30pm - Chito Ryu Kata & Bunkai (Adult)
Enjoy Your Training!