On behalf of Shihan Sato and the Shito-ryu Seikokai Association of B.C, here are the official belt test results, from the examinations taken on November 10, 2013, during the Black Belt/Brown Belt Workshop at Hombu Dojo. The following Dan grades were awarded. James McCarthy, Rokudan (Victoria) Tony Han, Nidan (Nikkei) Warren MacLean Shodan (Hombu) Takeshi Fukuda, Shodan (Pemberton) Kota Fukuda, Shodan Ho (Pemberton) Congratulations! See you all at the next Black Belt/Brown Belt Workshop, scheduled for the Spring on Vancouver Island.
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!
This past weekend was the 56th Black Belt/Brown Belt workshop headed by Sato Sensei, this time hosted at the Hombu Dojo. As always, this was a time for advanced (not in years, in karate-mileage) members to come together, to refine our basics (via Sanchin and Tensho) and to practice more specific skills. The advanced kata was Chinto, here led by Sensei Scott. Chinto in slow motion led by Sensei Scott This was also an opportunity for members to socialize. We [...]
A couple of weeks ago, Sato Sensei went to Manchester, England to give a seminar that was a fundraiser to give medical aid to a five year-old. See the link to the article on the Manchester Evening Knits. http://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/local-news/martial-arts-team-chops-give-6158670