March 31 – 100 Kata Challenge

You are cordially invited to attend our annual 100 Kata Challenge on Sunday March 31, 2019 at the Shikomu Karate Club, 10:45 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.. Come out and pick up the torch or gauntlet originally inspired by Okinawan karateka. 

The 5th annual Worldwide 100 Kobudo Kata Challenge event at various dojos worldwide, is a participation event that celebrates the rich tradition of Okinawan kobudo practice handed down over the centuries and now practiced worldwide by an ever growing number of kobudoka. This international martial arts event led from Okinawa, the home of kobudo and karate consists of performing 100 kata in sequence. Participants are free to choose any kata, and progress at their own pace. Participation is open to all ages and levels.

What better way for fun, camaraderie, exercise and kata practice than challenging yourself through kata, kata, and more kata?

March 2 – TKAC Takedown Clinic

TKAC is presenting a Takedown Clinic hosted by Sensei Sandy at the Shikomu Club on Saturday March 2, 2019. This is limited to TKAC youth/adult students only due to venue restrictions and safety. Clinic time 12:00 p.m – 1:30 p.m.

Kind Regards,
Kim Dunn, Hanshi and Tom Okura, Renshi
Traditional Karate Arts Canada

Renshi Tom Okura Promotion

Congratulations to Tom Okura on his promotion to 6th Dan by Kancho Takamasa Okuyama, 10th Dan. Along with the hand written certificate he also received the title of “Renshi”. Tom Okura is the Co-Chief Chief Instructor of Traditional Karate Arts Canada (TKAC) and a regular instructor at Shikomu.

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May 12 – 2019 Shikomu Invitational Tournament

The Shikomu Karate Club, in association with Traditional Karate Arts Canada (TKAC), will be holding our Invitational Tournament on Sunday, May 12, 2019 at the Haber Recreation Centre (Gyms 3 & 4), 3040 Tim Dobbie Drive, L7M 0M3, Burlington. Doors open at 9:00. There will be a meeting at 9:30 for all black belts. Junior and intermediate competition starts at 10:00. There will be a break after the junior and intermediate divisions for medallion presentation. Adult competition and medallion presentation then follows.

Team Kata

We are introducing Team Kata this year and would encourage as many teams to take part as possible. The divisions are as follows:

  • White-Yellow-Orange (All ages)
  • Green-Blue (All Ages)
  • Purple-Brown (All Ages)
  • Black Belt

Teams will consist of three individuals. We understand that it may be difficult to put together a team based on the divisions above. Please note that a team that has a mixture of grades (e.g. Yellow, Green and Purple) will be accepted but the team will be entered in the division matching the highest graded individual in that team.

Details

For safety reasons, all competitors must wear a mouthguard, hand pads and groin protector during Kumite (sparring). Any competitor not wearing this equipment will not be allowed to compete in Kumite.

This is an amateur, recreational, non-contact karate event. No prize money will be awarded.

Registration

Competitors should register online. Registration closes May 5, 2019.

Location

Haber Recreation Centre (Gyms 3 & 4), 3040 Tim Dobbie Drive, L7M 0M3, Burlington

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Guelph Open Tournament

Today was a great day for Shikomu as everyone who entered placed in their various divisions.

Our female blue belt placed second in her age group and rank Blue-Brown for Kata.

Both male students were in the same division for the rank of Green-Brown. One placed second and the other placed first in Kata. One also placed first in Kumite.

Sensei Sean, was unsuccessful in defending his titles this time around but managed to place second in Kata.

Congratulations to all the participants and hopefully next year we can have more competitors on the floor representing the club.

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