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Love and Condolences to the Family of Stan Morrison

Stan Morrison, Black Belt at Hombu and our association webmaster for many years, passed away last month. Those of us who trained with Stan will remember a man with a gruff, warm presence, and a very opinionated sense of humour. Stan was a man who cared for and looked after others.  Even after he stopped training regularly, he maintained our association website. Many of us were honoured to attend his celebration of life on November 30:  Stan was so well-loved by his...

Results, Black Belt Testing, December 7, 2014

On the weekend of December 6-7, Hombu Dojo hosted the semi-annual Brown Belt/Black Belt Workshop.  Saturday, we focused on our basics. We also learned and practiced Kusanku Sho. On Sunday, eight members participated in the dan testing. Below are the results, thank you Mert Sensei. "On behalf of Shihan Sato and the Shito-ryu Seikokai Association of B.C, I would like to officially inform you of the belt test results. The following Dan grades were awarded. Anthony Au:  Godan (Hombu) Chris Nicol:  Yondan (Ladner) Trevor Walmsley:...

Back to the Basics

Yesterday was the first Sato Cup Invitational Tournament since February 2013. Because it was our first tournament (in a long time) held in the fall instead of the winter, it felt like new. As usual, our members and friends worked tirelessly and passionately to make it as much a celebration of friendship and our karate-do community as it was a competition. Everyone was integral to the running of this tournament. This list is not inclusive and will be added...

Our Message of Condolence to the Family and Students of O-Sensei Tsuruoka

Dear Tsuruoka family, On behalf of Sensei Akira Sato and the Shito-ryu Seikokai Association of BC, I would like to express our sincere condolences to the Tsuruoka family. We hope your grief is made more bearable by knowing that O-Sensei Masami Tsuruoka's legacy lives on with everyone in Canadian Karate. Deepest Sympathies, Mert Horita President, Shito-ryu Seikokai Assoc. of BC

Testing Results From the Brown/Black Belt Workshop Weekend

On the weekend of May 10-11, the Courtenay Club was once more our hostest with the mostest. Saturday, we worked on the latest changes in officiating, in anticipation of the upcoming Provincials (and beyond). We also learned and practiced Tomari Bassai. On Sunday, about a dozen members participated in the dan testing. Below are the results, thank you Mert Sensei. "On behalf of Shihan Sato and the Shito-ryu Seikokai Association of B.C, I would like to officially inform you of the...

Official Nationals Results From Our Seikokai Competitors

Claudia Laos-Loo (Ladner), 3rd, Kata Individual female Juniors; 3rd, Kumite Individual female Juniors -48 Miho Kataoka (Hombu), 7th, Kata Individual female Seniors; 5th, Kumite Individual female U21 -60 Evan Kwong (Hombu), 2nd, Kata Individual male Juniors; 2nd, Kumite Individual male Juniors -55 Erin Maher (Courtney), 5th, Kumite Individual female Cadets -54 Claudie DeMuylder (Courtney), 5th, Kumite Individual female Juniors +59 Lindsey MacDonald (Courtney), 7th, Kumite Individual female Juniors -53 Valerie Doyon (Campbell River), 2nd, Kumite Individual female Juniors -59 Kalan Anglos (Courtney), 4th, Kumite Individual male Seniors...

Nationals 2014

This past weekend, the Canadian National Championships took place at the Olympic Oval in Richmond, BC.  I got a great view for two of the three days of competition, as I volunteered to do scorekeeping. I'm still awaiting access to the official list of competition results, but here are a few "attagirls" and "attaboys" to the participants who happen to train in Shitoryu: Claudia Laos-Loo, Ladner:  Kata Individual Female Juniors and Kumite Individual Female Juniors -48 kg Miho Kataoka, Hombu:  Kata Individual Female...

Congratulations Linda and Mike!

Mike Nakatsu and Linda Kong (UBC Dojo) were married in the full glory of a Vancouver Autumn afternoon, in front of family and friends. It was a beautiful ceremony, and the banquet afterwards was perfect to celebrate the love and commitment of two individuals who are just made for each other!