Press Release for 45th Shito-ryu Beach Practice

Press Release for 45th Shito-ryu Beach Practice

ShitoRyu Seikokai Karate-Do, Hombu Dojo Announces our 45th Annual Karate-Do Beach Practice

By Susana Cheng

December 21, 2014

Vancouver, BC – 2015 will be the 45th year that our Shihan, Sensei Akira Sato, has been teaching karate-do in Canada. As he has done every year, he will be leading our 45th Annual Karate-Do Beach Practice on Saturday, January 17, 2015, 1 to 2 PM, at English Bay.

This is our karate-do version of the Polar Bear Swim. At 1 o’clock sharp, we will begin a practice much like our regular dojo practices, except that we will be outside on the beach. We will begin with a meditation, then we will practice our kicks, punches, and blocks. We will continue with pair work and kata (forms).  Finally, we will do a group run on the beach before we finish with walking basics, in and out of the surf.  Freezing fun for all.

This will be the first of a few social events for our karate-do association’s celebration of Sensei Sato’s 45th year teaching in Canada.  Later in the year, we will also have our 16th Sato Cup Invitational Tournament – look for us in the fall.

About Shito-Ryu Seiko-Kai Karate-Do:  we practice one of the classical styles of Okinawan/Japanese karate-do, represented by the BC Shito-Ryu Seiko-Kai Karate-Do Association:


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Thank you for your time and attention!

Susana Cheng, Newsletter Blog Director

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