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Dec 2018 – Dale Sherwood

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Dale Sherwood began his training in January 2016 at the Mount Allison Shotokan Karate club in Sackville, NB. He has always been fascinated with the art of karate since he was very young. He decided to search for a karate club in Sackville and was excited to find the Mount Allison club.  “Life slips by […]

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Shihan Janice Pyke receives IKD Medal

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Last week, while visiting Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island, Shusheki Shihan Frank Woon-A-Tai awarded Shihan Janice Pyke with the IKD National Medal of Service. Shihan Janice now becomes the second person to receive this Award. She has provided volunteer services to Shihan Frank Woon-A-Tai, JKA WF Canada, ISKF Canada, and now, IKD. […]

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Grading Videos available for sale

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Mix It Up Studios was at the Maritime Fall Clinic recording the grading. They now have grading videos available for sale. The videos are $20. Contact Shawn at media@mixitupstudio.ca for more details. Here is a sample video. Serge Bourque from Mix It Up Studio on Vimeo.

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Maritime IKD hosts Shuseki Shihan

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The Maritime IKD hosted Shuseki Shihan Frank Woon-A-Tai this weekend for the 2018 Maritime IKD Karate Clinic and testing. The clinic started on Friday night in Amherst with a Brown and Black Belt/Kenshusei Training clinic. The class was followed by Dan exams. Congratulations to the new Black Belts; Dale Sherwood (1st Dan), Jace Cousins (1st […]

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150th Anniversary of Funakoshi’s birth

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Gichin Funakoshi, the Father of Modern Karate, was born on November 10, 1868 in Shuri, Okinawa. He studied karate from a young age and would take the Okinawan fighting style to mainland Japan in 1922. Funakoshi would live the rest of his days in Tokyo where he taught karate to many students. His first dojo, the […]

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Maritime IKD 2018 Merchandise **REVISED**

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The Maritime IKD has announced the sale of new Jacket and hats as well as the hoodies from last year. Deadline for orders is November 15. For more information see the documents below. Also check out the second file below that. It is the revision to the jacket. You now have more options and different […]

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Nov 2018 – Courtney Angus

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Courtney began here training during the 2018 March break camp at the Amherst Shotokan Karate Academy. She is currently an 8th Kyu. “I went for my yellow belt on June 23. The examiner was Sensei David Pyke with Sensei Janice and Sensei Norm.” She trains at the Amherst Shotokan Karate Academy with Sensei David Pyke. […]

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Oct 2018 – Fumairia

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Fumairia from Amherst, NS, officially started training at the age of 15 at the Amherst Shotokan Karate Academy March Break Camp (March 12 – 16, 2018). She would borrow karate handbooks from the dojo library and “train” in her basement, but it was definitely less informative training compared to now. “I still borrow the books and […]