Monthly Archives - September 2016

Keeping Up Standards

Competitive karate-do offers opportunities to develop and present our skills honed in practice.  Having officials who are knowledgeable and experienced supports that.   Here are a few familiar faces at the German Open in Hamburg. Who knows, with the next Summer Olympics in Tokyo in four years, we might recognize more faces next year.

Nikkei Demonstrations

The Nikkei National Museum and Cultural Centre in Burnaby had its annual festival during Labour Day Saturday and Sunday.  Both days, we participated in karate-do demos, alongside practitioners of aikido, kendo, jujitsu, and judo.  Here are a few photos from Day One.

Eating Out With Miura Sensei!

Miura Sensei, who lived and trained in Vancouver for many years, recently came back for a visit.  After 2 weeks, he and his mother Mrs. Miura had a lovely Chinese dinner with several longtime karateka and our children, including Miura Sensei's daughter Chelsea and her husband Dennis.    

No Rest For the Wicked…Even on a Holiday Weekend, Part 3

Mid-summer is a great time to visit other dojos, and this year we were invited to come train with the Gibsons Club on the Sunshine Coast ...the day after the Powell Street Festival demo. We few, we intrepid (caffeine-deprived) few, managed to get on the early Sunday morning ferry.  Homemade muffins helped.  We were picked up by Sensei Dallas on the other side and taken to our third outdoor dojo of the weekend.  Thankfully the weather cooperated. After a shared training...