Tag - kumite

Sensei Ota

Sensei Hiroshi Ota is a karate-do instructor at Keio University in Japan, and he met Sato Sensei about eight years ago in India, when he was the national team coach for the Bangladeshi karate team. This past summer, Sensei Sato invited Sensei Ota to come to Vancouver to give kumite workshops.  Last Tuesday, December 16, 2014, Sensei Ota was at Hombu in Vancouver, after which he gave workshops in Courtenay and Pemberton. The workshop at Hombu emphasized basics in a kumite [...]

Congratulations Courtney Competitors at the Nationals

From Courtney Dojo, four competitors vied in their individual divisions:  Lindsey Macdonald in kumite,16/17 girls -53kg:  Claudie De Muylder in kumite, 16/17 girls +60 kg; Erin Maher in kumite, 14/15 girls -54kg; and Kalan Anglos in Men's Kumite -84kg. All 4 competitors competed in kumite.  They all fought very hard in their respective divisions.  All came very close to the podium but unfortunately missed the mark.  Kalan sustained a head injury which resulted in him being pulled from the competition going into the bronze [...]