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Test Results from our First Workshop Weekend as Satokai!

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

Official Dan Test Results (January 15 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

47th Beach Karate Practice – Media Coverage!

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 [...]

Getting Ready for the Beach Practice, and the Soggy Aftermath

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 [...]

Top Ten Moments at our 61st Black Belt Brown Belt Workshop

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 [...]

Sensei Hiroshi Ota is a karate-do instructor at Keio University in Japan, and he met Sato Sensei about ten years ago in India.

(Check out our new website:  shitoryu.net) Sensei Ota's university Karate club sempai is Mr. Nakura, the WKF general secretary, who was one of the key proponents for Karate in the upcoming Tokyo Olympics in 2020. On Tuesday, October 25, Sensei Sato has invited Sensei Ota to come back to Vancouver for a seminar, from 7-9 pm. $20 per adult, $10 for juniors. See you there!