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
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 [...]