Events

Claudia’s Busy Year, plus Highlights for Other Nikkei Competitors – Congratulations Everyone!

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 [...]

Q & A with Ashlyn – Well-Said!

  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 [...]

Zone 5 Workshop

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.

Nikkei Festival Demonstration

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.

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

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 [...]