Wednesday, September 27, 2006

More promotions!

Congratulations to Stephen - promoted to 9th Kyu, keep up the good work! Naihanchin Second Side!

Monday, September 25, 2006

September Promotions

Congratulations to Haley and Tsuyoshi. Both students have been promoted based on their performance at the recent Kohaku in London, ON. Haley is now a 5th kyu orange belt, and Tsuyoshi is a 6th kyu orange belt.

We have also announced testing for a number of other students.

Sunday, September 17, 2006

London Tournament Results

WE just returned from the London kohaku. Thank you Hawthorne Sensei and to the parents who got everyone there and back safe and sound.
The Guelph club was impressive. Only losing kata to each other and demonstrating an all around sense of spirit and determination. Every one of our students surpassed expectations. You should all be proud of yourselves. Congratulations to Chris, Chad, T.J, Elsha, Stephen, and John. All of whom were attending a tournament for the first time.

Although there are no individual results in a Kohaku ( team ) tournament we have to give special mentions to Michael, Tsuyoshi, and Haley. Tsuyoshi and Haley have been recommended for promotion after both won five fights in a row ( both beating brown belts ) while Michael lost his fifth fight to a 16 year old Mississauga Blue belt. Well done all of you!

Thank You also to Sensei Glenn and Senpai Maia. Sensei Glenn was one of the team captains and won both his Kata and fight while also serving as a punching bag for the juniors on his team. Maia Senpai won her fight and lost a controversial contest in her Kata match.

Michael Sensei

Friday, September 15, 2006

London Kohaku

We are a little behind in updating...but we are off (with ALL of the students) to the London Kohaku tournament tomorrow - hosted by the Shorinjiryu Kenshin Dojo. It should be an excellent training opportunity and lots of fun!