Here is our beautiful new Satokai logo. The outside design comes from part of Sensei Sato's family crest, or kamon. The Japanese characters around the bottom translate as: Sato-Ha Shito-Ryu International Federation. The middle character is Do, "way" or "path", as in Karate-do. It was beautifully executed by Misaki Narutaki, a professional Shodo calligrapher in Japan, who lived here for a few years and was friends with many at Hombu Dojo. Congratulations for a job well done!
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. John Cruz Shodan Hombu Gregory Yu Shodan Hombu Dheva Setiaputra Shodan Hombu Mert Horita, President, Shito-ryu Seikokai Assoc. of B.C. January 23, 2017
We were very fortunate today: after a month and a half of ice and snow build-up, then a week of torrential rain, we arrive to beautiful, mild, even sunny, weather. Thank you UBC members, for coming in to rake and clear our temporary sand dojo. With all the (rightful!) attention on the local and global events this Saturday, we thought our Beach practice would be a quiet event seen only by friends, family, and a few passers-by. Here are [...]
Beach Practice Practical Wisdom ... Here are a few tips for our 46th beach practice on Saturday, January 16th, 2016, from 1-1:45 PM, at English Bay. Eat a good (warm?) breakfast a couple of hours before practice. Arrive dressed warmly: fleece, warm socks and boots, hat, on top of your gi. Hang on to what body heat you have. Beg friends and/or family to be there to cheer you on, take photos, and hold your stuff. You will be so grateful they are [...]
10. Rugrats Underfoot. 9. The Mental Crucible that is Testing. 8. Friends Old and New, From Near and Far (Yes, You, from Haida Gwaii!). 7. Expert Demos a.k.a. Spousal Negotiations - Someone Might Be Getting a Special Pinch When They Get Home. 6. Grown-Ups Having Fun, and Adolescent Fatigue. 5. Tournament and Competitive Training with Andreas and Junya. 4. The Annual General Meeting, a [...]
This year's Canada Day Picnic was quieter than usual, with many regulars away. The weather didn't help either. On the bright (ahem) side, the grey skies made for a quieter beach day, and we got our favourite spot. Of course, around the time we started packing up, the skies cleared! Still, always nice to hang around and chat with fellow karate-ka and our families. Same time, same place next year, with brighter weather and more folks.
On behalf of Shihan Sato and the Shito-ryu Seikokai Association of B.C, we would like to officially inform you of the belt test results. Sinclair Tam, Rokudan (6th Degree), Hombu Brenda Bombini, Yondan (4th Degree), Courtenay Pam Ross, Yondan (4th Degree), Courtenay Sherry Duncan, Sandan (3rd Degree), Courtenay Rick White, Sandan (3rd Degree), Hombu Susana Cheng, Sandan (3rd Degree), Hombu Sue Ingram Steuart, Nidan (2nd Degree), Courtenay Janet Litchfield, Nidan (2nd Degree), Courtenay Christy Woods, Nidan (2nd Degree), Courtenay Koto Andersen, Nidan (2nd Degree), Hombu Nicky Zavaglia, Nidan (2nd [...]