Hello, here are some great photos from this year's Powell Street Festival demo, excerpted from the Nikkei Centre monthly. Thank you Mert Sensei?
These are excerpts from the Nikkei Centre's Monthly Read, written by Sensei Mert Horita, shared by Claudia. Thank you! PKF Championships, Buenos Aires, Argentina Aug 24-26, 2017 Our Claudia Laos-Loo was selected for the Canadian team to compete at the PKF (Panamerican Karate Federation) Championships. Due to the Texas Hurricane Harvey, Claudia and Andreas were stranded in Argentina for a few days. Their flights through Houston were cancelled. Our affiliated Argentina club members kindly looked after them. Claudia Laos-Loo a very Busy 2017 schedule Our top [...]
How many tournaments have you participated in? I have participated in approximately 15-20 tournaments over the past years. Before the Junior Pan-Am Championships in Buenos Aires, what was the most exciting competition you had ever participated in? Definitely the 2017 Canadian National Championships. It was truly amazing to have the BC Team backing me up and supporting me. As well, this tournament did not only allow me to bond and make friends, but it also revealed my capabilities. How long did you train [...]
In the past, competitors qualified for many KarateBC-sanctioned events through zone competitions. In recent years, we have moved to participation-based events. Here are a few photos from the non-elite level competitions, run by many of our elite-level competitors. These enable the more advanced to share their expertise, and the newer karateka to gain some hands-on experience.
IMG_8162 Last Sunday was our third year participating in the martial arts demonstration at the Nikkei Festival at the Nikkei National Museum and Cultural. This year, we were elegantly sandwiched between the kendo and shorinji tempo segments. Here we are making the transition alongside the kendo practitioners. Of course, us being the foodies that we are, many of us shared a meal afterwards.
Frank W. from Germany (by way of Detroit, USA) came to Hombu for Friday night practice, and got...incorporated into our Powell Street Featival demo preparations, all in good fun. Then, of course, we went out to eat! Lovely of you to join us during your vacation, hope to train with you again!
Subject: Official Dan Test Results (June 11 2017) On behalf of Soke Akira Sato and the Shitoryu Satokai Canada Association, I would like to officially inform you of the belt test results. The following Dan grades were awarded. Jascha Espley Shodan Nikkei Nia Laos-Loo Shodan BMK Daniel Wong Junior Black Campbell River Cody Chamberlin Junior Black Campbell River Mert Horita, President, Shitoryu Satokai Canada Association June 12, 2017
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!