Monthly Archives - August 2016

No Rest For the Wicked…Even on a Holiday Weekend, Part 2, aka the Powell Street Festival

This past Saturday and Sunday was the 40th Powell Street Festival, Vancouver's celebration of our local homegrown Japanese community and culture. Again, we were invited to do a karate demonstration for the public, and we gave it our all. We arrived about an hour before, to warm up together. Even members not participating directly in the demo came to support us. Viki W. was our announcer, and she represented us well with her firsthand knowledge of our Hombu quirks and with her [...]

No Rest For the Wicked…Even on a Holiday Weekend, Part 1

Usually, a long weekend means taking it easy, but this Saturday was our Powell Street Festival karate demo, our 35th (or was it our 36th?). Friday Evening Practice: ¬†our usual facilities were not available, but we had to be ready for the next afternoon. ¬†Fortunately, the weather cooperated, and there was a nice little park across the street, complete with goose poo for extra seasoning.