• Life's not about how hard of a hit you can give...It's about how many you can take, and still keep moving forward. Sylvester Stallone
  • The highest reward for a person's toil is not what they get for it, but what they become by it. - John Ruskin
  • Courage is the first of human qualities because it is the quality that guarantees all others. - Sir Winston Churchill
  • The ultimate aim of karate lies not in victory or defeat, but in the perfection of character of its participants. - Master Funikoshi
  • Concentration is the secret of strength - Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them. - Bruce Lee

20 Years in Vernon

Calendar

Jan  

Advanced Katas of the month

Bassai Dai (to penetrate a fortress - major form with 42 counts)
Bassai Sho (to penetrate a fortress - minor form with 27 counts)

Jan 5

Winter Training Session starts

Welcome back!

Feb  

Advanced Katas of the month

Kanku Dai (to view the sky - major form with 65 counts)
Kanku Sho (to view the sky - minor from with 47 counts)
Empi (flying swallow - 37 counts)

Feb 2

Sensei Dixon Seminar and Belt Testing

All members are welcome to attend the class. Grading will be done immediately after.

MAR  

Advanced Katas of the month

Jion (named after a Chinese temple - 47 counts)
Chinte (extraordinary hands - 33 counts)

MAR 18

Winter Training session ends

Have a great March Break!

MAR 23

Sensei Cline Seminar

Takes place at the Shotokan Karate Headquarters in Port Moody. March 23rd - 26th.

APR  

Advanced Katas of the month

Tekki Nidan (iron horse two - 24 counts)
Sochin (strength and calm - 40 counts)

APR 4

Spring Training Session Begins

Welcome back from March Break! Get ready to train hard.

APR 1

ISKF Provincial Championship

Takes place in Coquitlam.

MAY  

Advanced Katas of the month

Jitte (ten hands - 24 counts)
Unsu (cloud hands - 48 counts)

MAY 19

ISKF National Championship

May 19th - May 21st, takes place in Saskatoon.

JUN  

Advanced Katas of the month

Bassai Dai (to penetrate a fortress - major form with 42 counts)
Nijushiho (24 steps - 33 counts)

JUN tba

Spring training session ends

There will be a small break before the summer session starts.

JUL  

Advanced Katas of the month

Kanku Dai (to view the sky - major form with 65 counts)
Jiin (similar to Jion, the name comes from a Chinese temple - 35 counts)

JUL 5

Summer Training session begins

Don't forget your water bottles, it gets hot in the dojo!

JUL 5

Sensei H. Okazaki Seminar

July 5th - 9th. Takes place at the Headquarters in Port Moody.

AUG  

Advanced Katas of the month

Empi (flying swallow - 37 counts)
Wankan (crown of a king - 24 counts)

AUG 13

Water Training

Come out to Kal Beach 8am - 9am. Wear your bathing suit under your Gi and bring a towel and water to drink.

AUG tba

Last Day of Summer Training

See you in the fall!

SEP  

Advanced Katas of the month

Jion (named after a Chinese temple - 47 counts)
Tekki Nidan (iron horse two - 24 counts)
Tekki Sandan (iron horse three - 36 counts)

SEP 13

Fall Training Session Begins

Welcome back all students!

OCT  

Advanced Katas of the month

Jitte (ten hands - 24 counts)
Gojushiho Dai (54 steps - major form with 62 counts)

OCT 7

Junior International Tournament

October 7th - 8th in Richmond.

NOV  

Advanced Katas of the month

Gankaku (crane on a rock - 42 counts)
Gojushiho Sho (54 steps - minor form with 65 counts)

DEC  

Advanced Katas of the month

Hangetsu (half moon - 41 counts)
Meikyo (bright mirror - 32 counts)

DEC 8-11

Sensei H. Okazaki Seminar

Takes place at the Headquarters in Port Moody.

DEC 13

X-mas get together

Reservations at Temptasians Restaurant.

DEC 17

Fall Training Session Ends

Have a great holiday season everyone and we'll see you in January! There is only one class this day 8:30 - 9:30. All members are welcome.