Tag - beach practice

Beach Practice, a First Time Perspective

It was the forty-fifth time Sensei had done the winter beach practice and I did not know what to expect.  I have only been practicing for a little over a year and this seemed like something only Black Belts would do but I could not miss this one and show up to practice the following week. (You're so right about missing Beach Practice, then showing up at the dojo the next week!  Beach Practice is very much like commuting by [...]

50!

Looking at this photo taken by a kind spectator from an apartment overlooking our practice on Saturday at English Bay, it looks like we had 50 karate-ka in attendance. Looks like 49, you say?  We're also counting Tony Sensei, who made the grand sacrifice by donning a wet suit, instead of a white gi, so that he could stand armpit deep in the water to take photos of our training, from a different angle. Actually, we can probably add a few [...]

Press Release for 45th Shito-ryu Beach Practice

ShitoRyu Seikokai Karate-Do, Hombu Dojo Announces our 45th Annual Karate-Do Beach Practice By Susana Cheng December 21, 2014 Vancouver, BC - 2015 will be the 45th year that our Shihan, Sensei Akira Sato, has been teaching karate-do in Canada. As he has done every year, he will be leading our 45th Annual Karate-Do Beach Practice on Saturday, January 17, 2015, 1 to 2 PM, at English Bay. This is our karate-do version of the Polar Bear Swim. At 1 o'clock sharp, we will [...]

Repost: Tips for Beach Practice

Beach Practice Practical Wisdom ... Here are a few tips for our 45th beach practice on Saturday, January 17th, 2015, from 1-2 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 [...]

For Future Reference…

For the next time you get ready for our beach karate-do practice, here are the tips we'd emailed before today's practice: Beach Practice Practical Wisdom ... Here are a few tips for our 44th beach practice on Saturday, January 11th, 2014, from 1-2 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 [...]

2014 Beach Practice

The last few days in Vancouver have been gray, with torrential rain and wind. Yes, not a huge deal compared to the snow storms back east, but wow, few of us were looking forward to training in the heavy rain! Thankfully, at exactly the time we were scheduled to train, the rains and winds stopped. Thank you to the members of the UBC club who arrived earlier to rake and clear the sand of sharp objects! Here we are against the [...]