Tag - national

Congratulations Claudia Laos-Loo!!

Claudia started at Ladner Karate when she was 7, following her older brother Alex. Claudia showed karate potential right from the start. Sensei Sato remarked at her orange belt test that one day she could be in the Karate Nationals. Claudia was shy and reluctant to enter tournaments.  However, a couple of years ago, she was encouraged to compete and begin training with Junya Yamamura at Nikkei Karate. With Junya's exceptional coaching, Claudia became an all around competitor in [...]

Tremendous Thanks…

to the members of the UBC Dojo: The night before the National Championships were to begin, Mike Nakatsu and the members of the UBC club stayed at the Olympic Oval until about 3 am, setting up the tatami mats for the four competition rings.  Not a fun job.  It may be fun to rip them apart at the end of a competition, but it is a very...persnickety job putting them together so that they fit properly.  Those of you who [...]