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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

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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. […]

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Jan 2019 – Michel Nader

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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 […]

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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 […]