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Anatomy Terminology

Head & Neck Ago Chin Atama Head Gammen Face Hana Nose Kao Face Kome kami Temple Kubi Neck Kuchi Mouth Me Eyes Mimi Ears Nodo Throat Torso Abara – bone Ribs Hara Abdomen Hiza Spleen Johanshin Upper Body Kata Sholder

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Sanchin No Kata

Sanchin is known as the oldest kata in Karate-do. Literally means “three battles” or “three conflicts”, and it can also be translated as “three points” or “three phases”. Certain legends attribute the creation of Sanchin to Bodhidharma in the early

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Tournament Terminology

Aka Red Aka no kachi Red victory Awasete ippon Points totalling full point Chui Warning Churyo-kyu Middle weight division Encho-sen Extention bout Fukushin Corner judge Ganman kogeki Attack to the face Genten Penalty point Hajime Start Hansoku chui Official warning

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Monthly Dues REMINDER

Please endure that all of you dues and fees are payed off on or before June 9th. Including all overdue monthly fees and any test fees.

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Seven Tenants of Bushido

Bushidō 武士道 — literally meaning “the way of the warrior”, is a Japanese word for the way of the samurai life. Yuki (Valor) – synonyms – courage, bravery, spirit – Possessing the bravery/courage to face all of life’s challenges squarely

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2016 Lower Mainland CB Tournament Results

Congratulations to all of the participants in the 2016 Lower Mainland Colour Belt Tournament. You all did very well. We are proud of the energy, effort and great sportsmanship you all demonstrated. The results are as follows Clicker Divisions Luca

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Pinan Katas

Pinan is the Okinawan pronunciation of the kanji characters for peace and relaxation (pronounced Heian in Japanese). Though the physical moves of kata involve techniques used for fighting, the purpose of kata is to develop a calm, peaceful mind and

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50 years in Canada

Celebrating 50 years in Canada the IKO first Dojo opening in 1966

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Katas in Kyokushin

There are approximately 70 Kata or formal exercise in Japanese & Okinawan karate. Kyokushin uses 37 in its grading syllabus: Kata Description Kyu Kihon kata sono ichi 1st basic kata for kids junior Kihon kata sono ni 1nd basic kata

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Taikyoku Sokugi

Taikyoku is literally translated as “grand ultimate”, and in Chinese, the kanji characters are pronounced Tai Chi. The word Taikyoku can also mean overview or the whole point – seeing the whole rather than focusing on the individual parts, and

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