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Registration forms Due – first class

Please have your registration forms ready for the first class back. ALL students must fill out a new registration for for each year.

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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 sono ichi, ni, san

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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Taikyoku sono ichi, ni, san

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

Posted in Kata

Dojo Etiquette

Dojo etiquette is the way in which we conduct ourselves in the dojo. proper behavior and respect each other. Students will bow and say “OSU” upon entering the dojo. Proper respect will be shown to all senior belts and elders.

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Spirit of OSU

押忍の精神 OSU is the one word that you’ll hear the most in a Kyokushin dojo or at a Kyokushin tournament. When you enter or leave the dojo, you bow and say “Osu”. When you greet a fellow Kyokushin karateka, you

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Masutatsu Oyama

An early start Masutatsu (Mas) Oyama was born Yong I-Choi on the 27th of July, 1923, in a village not far from Gunsan in Southern Korea. At a relatively young age he was sent to Manchuria, in Southern China, to

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7 Reasons Why Your Child Should Practice Martial Arts

This Article was written by Eric C. Stevens. Eric Stevens is a nationally certified personal trainer with the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA). As a master-level certified personal trainer for the past twelve years, Eric Stevens has established himself

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Pay Dues and Fees online

An easier way to pay your dues and testing fees…. ONLINE Go to the Pay Dues Online Page — also accessible on the top bar of our home page.

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32 Canadian championship

Congratulations to everyone who participated in the tournament. You all performed very well both in the ring and outside. You represented our dojo very well as competitors and with great sportsmanship. NON CONTACT Luka Goyal – First Avani Johal –

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What is Kata

The word kata means “shape” or “form”. The kanji for kata  is composed of the following characters: Katachi Katachi meaning “Shape”, Kai Kai meaning “Cut”, and Tsuchi Tsuchi meaning “Earth” or “Soil”. Literally translated, kata means “shape which cuts the

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Bo / Tonfa training – first class each month

The first class of each month will be dedicated to bow and tonfa training. Please make sure to bring your equipment with you.

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Masoyama’s Mottoes

1. The Martial Way begins and ends with courtesy. Therefore, be properly and genuinely courteous at all times. 2. Following the Martial Way is like scaling a cliff – continue upwards without rest. It demands absolute and unfaltering devotion to

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DOJO KUN

We will train our hearts and bodies, – for a firm unshaking spirit. We will pursue the true meaning of the Martial Way, – so that in time our senses may be alert. With true vigour, – we will seek

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Heart Rate Zones — Exercise SMART not just HARD

There is more to exercise than just working out hard until you are ready to drop.  If you want to train to last for a long time you have to be smart about it.  there are different levels of exertion

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Masutatsu Oyama

An early start Masutatsu (Mas) Oyama was born Yong I-Choi on the 27th of July, 1923, in a village not far from Gunsan in Southern Korea. At a relatively young age he was sent to Manchuria, in Southern China, to

Posted in Karate History

Kick-A-Thon Oct 28 and 30

the kickathon will take place oct 28 and 30

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