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.
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. […]
Dale Ross a long time student at the Amherst Shotokan Karate Academy passed away on January 11. He was rushed to Halifax earlier in the week after suffering from a cardiac event. Dale will be missed.
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 […]
Mount Allison Shotokan Karate club’s Dale Sherwood is the Meet the IKD featured member on the International Karate Daigaku website. Dale received his Shodan earlier this month at the Maritime IKD Fall Clinic.
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 […]
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. […]
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more details. Here is a sample video. Serge Bourque from Mix It Up Studio on Vimeo.
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 […]
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 […]