ASKA March Break Mini-Camp

ASKA March Break Mini-Camp

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The Amherst Shotokan Karate Academy will be offering a March Break Mini-Camp. All classes will take place at 100 Spring Street in Amherst. Monday March 18 to Friday March 22, 2019 This Course will be for the 5 days.Cost for this program is $25 payable by cash, cheque or e-transfer.Pre-registration required by emailing amherstska@bellaliant.com Class Times are as follows: (All Classes are male and female students together.) 9:30-10:30am for ages 6-1211:00am-12noon for ages 13 and up
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Several Events announced!

Several Events announced!

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Several events have been announced around the Maritime IKD. Saturday, Feb 16 - Amherst Shotokan Karate Academy will hold a self defense and demo as part of the Amherst Winter Carnival from 1-2pm.Monday, Feb 18 - The Maritime IKD National Team will host a fundraiser at the Moncton St. Louis Bar & Grill. From 5pm to closing, 20% of all sales will go to the team.March Break - The Amherst Shotokan Karate Academy will hold a March Break Karate Camp. More details will be available soon.March 16 - The Maritime IKD will hold a Judge's Clinic at the PEI Shotokan Karate Daigaku in Charlottetown, PEI.March 30 - The Maritime IKD Championship Tournament will take place in Brookdale, NS.May 18-19 - IKD Canada Cup in Saskatoon, SK.June 7-8 - Maritime IKD…
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Feb 2019 – Jeff MacDonald

Feb 2019 – Jeff MacDonald

Meet the Maritime IKD
Jeff MacDonald started training in 2001 in Halifax with Senseis Tony and Danny Tam. He took long breaks from training but karate was always on his mind. "Karate was always something I missed when I wasn't training so I'm very happy to be back." Jeff had the opportunity to test with many different examiners. His yellow belt was with Sensei Danny Tam, he then graded a few times under Master Okazaki as well as Master Woon-A-Tai, when he was a member with the ISKF. Jeff also examined for his first kyu under Master Dacosta and graded for his Shodan ranking under Master Woon-A-Tai. Jeff has trained under Senseis Tony and Danny Tam, Ron and Daphne Gill and most recently Roy Stuart and Doug Dennis at the PEI Shotokan Karate Daigaku…
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St. Louis Bar & Grill Fundraiser

St. Louis Bar & Grill Fundraiser

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On February 18, the Maritime IKD Nationals team will host a fundraiser at the St. Louis Bar and Grill at 1405 Mountain Rd, Moncton, NB. From 5pm to closing, 20% of all sales will be donated to the team. Please stop in to the Moncton location of St. Louis Bar and Grill and help our team by purchasing something from their amazing menu.
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Instructor/Team Training

Instructor/Team Training

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The Amherst Shotokan Karate Academy will hold an Instructor/Team Training class on Sunday, Feb 10. The class is open to Brown and Black Belts only. Shihan David Pyke will teach the class at 11am at the Amherst dojo. The regular 4pm class for Brown and Black Belts will be taught by Sensei Norm Robitza.
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Maritime IKD Instructors Meeting

Maritime IKD Instructors Meeting

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The Maritime IKD instructors met today to plan out the coming year. The organization decided to switch from three gradings to two gradings a year. These would fall in January and June, starting this June. Mount Allison dojo will have in-house gradings because of the university schedule. There will be no clinic until June 2019. The Maritime IKD will host a tournament at the end of March. Tentatively, on March 30. A judge's refresher course will be announced at a later date. The organization discussed several other things include the upcoming IKD Canada Cup, IKD World Camp, fundraising and more.
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Jan 2019 – Michel Nader

Jan 2019 – Michel Nader

Meet the Maritime IKD
Michel Nader began training at the Amherst Shotokan Karate Academy in September of 2008. His parents enrolled him in karate to help boost his confidence and to get him active in the community. "Ever since the first week I started I’ve loved karate, and I’ve never stopped." Michel is currently a Sandan. He was tested in June 2017. He earned his 2nd Dan in June 2014 and his 1st Dan in 2012. Each of his black belt tests were conducted by Shuseki Shihan Frank Woon-A-Tai. "I’ve trained mostly at the Amherst Karate Academy with the whole maritime karate community under instruction of Shihan David and Janice Pyke." During the summers, Michel travels to Lebanon. While there, he trains under Sensei Ghaith Al Rahi and Sensei Hala Khoury. Also on occasion,…
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