Members' Highlights

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

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 [...]

Keeping Up Standards

Competitive karate-do offers opportunities to develop and present our skills honed in practice.  Having officials who are knowledgeable and experienced supports that.   Here are Andreas Kuntze and Trevor Walmsley (centre) at the German Open in Hamburg. Who knows, with the next Summer Olympics in Tokyo in four years, we might recognize more faces next year.

Testing Results, June 2016

On behalf of Shihan Sato and the Shito-ryu Seikokai Association of B.C, we would like to officially inform you of the belt test results.   Sinclair Tam, Rokudan (6th Degree), Hombu Brenda Bombini, Yondan  (4th Degree), Courtenay  Pam Ross, Yondan  (4th Degree), Courtenay Sherry Duncan, Sandan (3rd Degree), Courtenay Rick White, Sandan (3rd Degree), Hombu Susana Cheng, Sandan (3rd Degree), Hombu Sue Ingram Steuart, Nidan (2nd Degree), Courtenay Janet Litchfield, Nidan (2nd Degree), Courtenay Christy Woods, Nidan (2nd Degree), Courtenay Koto Andersen, Nidan (2nd Degree), Hombu Nicky Zavaglia, Nidan (2nd [...]

Summer in Croatia!

Umag, Croatia held the 9th annual Youth Karate Cup Camp. Umag is located in the beautiful Istria region of Croatia – home to one of the best preserved Roman Coliseums in the World (Pula), some of the best truffle hunting in the World, and of course the beautiful sea.        The training camp and tournament was held June 27th – July 3rd. Training for the athletes started on June 27th and covered kata and kumite. Several World Champions [...]

Speaking of Early Mornings…

As some of you already know, we have done karate-do demonstrations at the Powell Street Festival for many years.  This year we were offered an additional opportunity to do a demonstration, this time at VanDusen Gardens, during the Cherry Blossom -Sakura - Festival. The challenge?  We were first on the roster:  10am, when the garden opened. Thankfully, it was a beautiful, bright day, so although our uniforms got muddy quickly in the morning dew, our spirits were high. The demo went [...]

Anti-Bullying Practice 

A week ago, we had a special kids-adult class to raise awareness about the impact of bullying.  Recently, members of  our club and those of other local martial arts clubs worked together to raise funds to support Pink T-shirt Day 2016, which occurred in Canada on February 22. If you don't know what it is, check out this website:  pinktshirtday.ca The main purpose of our special class was to have fun together, to promote kindness, self-esteem, and most of all, connection, especially [...]

Testing Results, December 2015

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.  Ger Vandeursen​, Yondan, Ladner Club. Mike Nakatsu, ​Yondan​, UBC Club. Linda Kong​, Nidan​​, UBC Club. Karen Bozic​​, Shodan​, Nikkei Club. Hannah Van Mook​​, Shodan​, Mountain Karate Club. Nicolo Wakelin, ​​Shodan​, Hombu Dojo. Congratulations everyone!