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Apr 2011 – Ben Curry

Apr 2011 – Ben Curry

Student of the Month
The Maritime IKD student of the month for April 2011 is the Amherst Shotokan Karate Acedemy's, Ben Curry. Ben started training in November of 2008 at eight years of age. He was thinking about his future education and concerned about bullying. To avoid fighting he decided to take karate classes so he would be able to protect himself. Now in the 7th Grade, Ben enjoys playing trumpet in the school band, Math and Industrial Arts and Technologies. Learning new katas is  Ben's favorite parts of karate training. "I know a lot of them, but at the same time I have many more to learn," he said. Ben has competed in Provincial Championships twice. He placed 3rd in Kumite and 2nd in Kata as an Orange Belt and 1st in Kata as a Purple…
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Feb 2011 – Helena Van Tol

Feb 2011 – Helena Van Tol

Student of the Month
The Maritime IKD named the first Student of the Month at the end of January 2011. The first student to receive this award is from the Mount Allison Shotokan Karate Club, Helena van Tol. Helena van Tol started training under Sensei Susan Adaskin in Toronto, ON in September of 1999. She was in the fifth grade. The club in which she trained only permitted there students to test once a year. Helena continued her training and reached the rank of 2nd kyu. After graduating High School, she began looking for a University to attend. One of Helena's criteria while searching for a school to attend was if the University had a Shotokan club on campus or in the community. Once she discovered that Mount Allison had a club on campus…
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