IKD Canada Cup (UPDATED) πŸ—“ πŸ—Ί

Greetings from Eastern Canada.

As you are likely aware, Maritime IKD (NS-NB-PEI) will be hosting the Canada Nationals this coming May.

This will be the first post-COVID event for IKD Canada.

Date: May 19-21, 2023

Venue: NB Community College, 1234 Mountain Road, Moncton, New Brunswick

Airport: YQM Greater Moncton RomΓ©o LeBlanc International Airport

Hotel: Yet to be determined

Tentative Schedule:

  • Friday afternoon: Directors Meeting
  • Friday evening: Judges Clinic, Dan Exams
  • Saturday & Sunday: Tournament, 2 rings with tatamis
  • Sunday evening: Celebration

Events: Individual and Team events (possibility of mixed gender teams)

Belt Levels: Green-Blue-Purple, Brown, Black

Please share with your dojos and plan your attendance.

Open to Canadian IKD members only


Sackville Karate Club returning soon

Sackville Shotokan Karate has been inactive for several months due to not having a location to train. Now the club is preparing to make a return. The new location will be at the Sackville Curling Club. Class dates and times are still to be determined but stay tuned for an announcement very soon.

Maritime IKD Fall Clinic πŸ—“

The Maritime IKD will hold a Fall Clinic on Dec 9 and 10 in Riverview, NB. Maritime IKD Director, Shihan David Pyke, 8th Dan, will oversee the grading.

Friday, December 9             Riverview Community Hall

                                           145 Lakeside Dr, Riverview, NB

6:00 – 7:00 pm                    Training: Purple – Black 

7:15 pm –                            Kyu Examination

                                           Dan Examinations

Saturday, December 10       Riverview Community Hall

                                           145 Lakeside Dr, Riverview, NB

12:00 noon – 1:00 pm          Training: White – Blue   

1:15 pm –                            Kyu Examination – White – Blue

Judge’s Clinic πŸ—“

The Maritime IKD will hold a Judge’s Clinic on Sunday October 23, 2022.

Shihan David Pyke will offer a full course and test which will start at 9:30am at the Amherst Shotokan Karate Academy.

There will also be a refresher course. Those taking the refresher can attend the entire course or from the afternoon session.

The entire course will cost $40. The refresher will be $10. (Bring your own lunch)
The plan to be done by 3pm, and there will be no class after.

All participants must be at least Shodan.

Tatamgouche dojo announces start date

Youth, teen, and adult Karate will be starting up on Monday, September 12 at the Sunrise Shotokan Karate club.

Classes will be Monday and Wednesday, early evening (exact times to be determined.)

There are three fee options: $140 for three months, or $50 per month, or $10 per class drop in fee.

Classes will be held in Tatamagouche.

Youth classes are grades 1-7, teen and adult are grades 8 and up.

A separate Silver Tigers for Seniors class will be held with enough demand.

Moncton Dojo Schedule Update

The Moncton IKD announced that it would be re-starting their classes on Monday Sept 12th.

The club has a new schedule for this year.

Mondays and Wednesdays; 6:30 – 7:30 (white to green) and 7:30 – 8:30 (purple to black).

** Monday classes will be upstairs (please use side / main door) and Wednesday classes will be downstairs.

Any new students interested in joining please contact me directly in advance at

Same payment structure as before!!

Punch Pass;

β€’ Individuals; 10 sessions for $50

β€’ Immediate Family; 10 sessions for $80

Will accept cash or e-transfer,

Amherst classes return to regular schedule

The Amherst Shotokan Karate Academy will be returning to the regular schedule for the fall. The schedule take effect on September 6 with the return of youth classes at 4pm. The youth class will finish at 4:50 to allow time for the youth the exit before the next class.

The 5pm class is for brown and black belt no matter of age. The class will finish at 5:50pm to allow for the students to leave prior to the start of the next class.

The 6pm class is for all belt leave in the teen and adult groups. So if you’re a youth and a brown belt, you can attend both the 4pm and the 5pm classes.

As a brown or black belt teen or adult you can do the same by going to the 5pm and the 6pm classes.

As usual, classes will be held on Tuesday and Thursday. There will also be a Sunday afternoon class for brown and black belts. This class will be 3:30pm to 5pm.

New students will start on Tuesday September 13th, 2022. Youth ages 7 to 12 starting at 4pm. Teen and adult will start on the same day at 6pm class time.

The basement renovations (from the February Flood) continue so the change-rooms are not accessible as yet, but the new floors are in and things are progressing.

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