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Another annual Interlake Tournament has come and gone, thank you to Stonewall Karate for organizing and hosting the event, and congratulations to those from Charleswood Karate who participated.
The event was held on March 10, 2012 at the Stonewall Legion in Stonewall, Manitoba, and the rounds went quickly and smoothly and it sounds like everyone had a great time!
Thank you to the officials and timekeepers, and to the competitors as well. There was representation from not only Stonewall Karate & Charleswood Karate, but Winnipeg Budokai, Heijoshin Karate and the Brandon IKD club as well!
Links to pictures and videos at the bottom of the post!
Before this post goes any further, we’d like to invite all brown and black belts to join the Inter-dojo Shotokan League event on April 7, 2012.
We’d love to see some new faces coming out to have some fun, while meeting people who train at other Shotokan clubs around Winnipeg, and getting some low-pressure competition experience in as well. You can find out more about this fun competitive league which is open to all Shotokan practitioners, regardless of what dojo you train at or who your instructor is, at the Inter-dojo Shotokan League of Manitoba website.
Be sure to become a fan of the IDSL page on Facebook if you hang around on there.
We’ve got a lot of video content from the Stonewall tournament, and there are still great pictures to be uploaded from Sensei Ron’s camera.
There were some issues that prevented recording at the start and the end of the tournament, but there’s lots from the middle parts this time!
To make it easy, we’ve put all the videos in a big list, and broken it down into sections:
There’s also a small photo gallery on Facebook (if you’re in there and not tagged in the photo, please tag yourself!), and a larger gallery will be uploaded here on the Charleswood website in the next while.
The Charleswood Karate profiles online are designed to give members a number of ways to keep up with what is going on with the club, and also, it’s to spread the word about Charleswood Karate. You can help by sharing our videos and pictures and blog posts on YOUR blog, Facebook page, YouTube account, or on Twitter, and linking back to the club’s website.
And of course, if your friends or family have questions about karate, let them know they can train 2 classes for free to check it out some time!
THIS EVENT IS OVER (from 2012)
Sensei Mark Minarik, 5th Dan from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan is coming to town, and while he’s affiliated with the ITKF and not the IKD like we are, he’s still an excellent Shotokan practitioner who is well-known in general and well-respected by anyone who has met him.
This is a unique opportunity to take in a seminar with a very experienced and very personable Sensei from Saskatoon, and all students are encouraged to join in. Brown belts and higher, especially, would find this extra training beneficial.
St. Paul’s High School Gymnasium, 2200 Grant Ave, Winnipeg
Friday, March 30: 7-9p
Saturday, March 31: 10a-12p, 2-4p
Sunday, April 1: 10a-12p
Costs & Registration:
Sensei Ron has secured us a group rate, which lets you take any two classes and pay a total of $50. Sign up at the dojo.
Sensei Mark Minarik is a 5th degree black belt registered with the International Traditional Karate Federation, training most of his career under the late Hidetaka Nishiyama.
Sensei Minarik has been running his club under the name “Midwest Karate Saskatoon” since the 1990’s and has developed a strong following over the years.
As an official, He is currently ranked as a Provincial Level A, and an International Level C official with the respective Traditional Karate governing bodies.
As an athlete, Mark Minarik has been involved in the sport since 1978:
* Provincially he has held the title of kumite champion for 10 consecutive years, 1990 -1999.
* He had first place success at the 2001 Western Canadian meet in Saskatoon, and the 2002 meet in Brandon.
* Nationally, he has won meets in Saskatoon, Newfoundland, Montreal and Winnipeg.
* He has been a member of the Canadian national team since 1986 and competed internationally until 2002.
* He has been at world competitions in Austalia, Peru, Canada, Italy and Yugoslavia and in Pan-American events in Mexico, Puerto Rico (where he won two gold), Argentina, Colombia (where he won anouther gold), and Chile.
On the weekend of March 24 & 25, 2012, Charleswood Karate is hosting a pair of Self Defense seminars at our facility, located in the west end of Winnipeg, Manitoba.
These seminars are open to both Charleswood Karate members as well as the general public, with a base requirement of 13 years of age.
The focus will be working on “common sense” basic self-defense including break-holds, strikes & avoiding situations, plus suggested exercises you can take home with you to reinforce what you’ve learned.
[singlepic id=375 w=320 h=240 float=right]When:
March 24, 2012: Co-ed seminar, 1 – 3 PM
March 25, 2012: Women’s seminar, 11 AM – 1 PM
Charleswood Dojo, 5924 Roblin Boulevard
Costs & Registration:
Costs are $25 per person, per class.
Contact Sensei Ron online, or call (204) 896-3354
Read on for more information about these learning opportunities, and be sure to invite your friends and family, as no prior martial arts experience is required and this is solid stuff everyone should know!
Self Defense techniques taught in every day class as we work towards testings and tournaments are quite different from those taught for a real attack outside the relative safety of the dojo.
[singlepic id=376 w=220 float=left]Inside the dojo the interactions are quite controlled: There are instructors and rules, and everyone is there with the spirit and mindset for sport.
In a confrontation outside the dojo, the attacker intends to cause real harm to the opponent. There are no “illegal attacks” and often nobody there to intervene.
The focus of these Self Defense courses is on the development of personal-safety skills that can be easily mastered by anyone, whether or not they have any prior martial arts experience.
[singlepic id=374 w=320 h=240 float=right]These personal safety skills will be taught and practiced within a comfortable learning environment, and are designed and lead by experienced black belt instructors.
Bring your parents, bring your brothers and sisters, bring your kids. Heck, bring your cousins, aunts & uncles, and your grandparents, too!
Wear your casual sport clothes – loose-fitting, no zippers, big buttons, dangly bits, and no shoes.
See you (and your friends, families and coworkers) at the dojo!
The better you know your test, the better you'll do!
White To Black Belt: Testing Syllabus Videos
July & August
Monday 7-8 PM
Thursday 7-8 PM
Sept to June
Monday 12-1 PM
Monday 6:30-7:30 PM
Tuesday 7:30-8:45 PM
Wednesday 12-1 PM
Saturday 11-12:30 PM
July & August
Monday 6-6:45 PM
Tuesday 6-6:45 PM
Thursday 6-6:45 PM
Sept to June:
Wed 6 PM OR Sat 9 AM
Mon 5:30-6:15 PM
Tues 6:30-7:15 PM
Thurs 5:30-6:15 PM
Sat 10-10:45 AM
July & August
Advanced classes depending on attendance
Sept to June
Mon 7:30-8:30 PM (all ages)
Special training sessions
Tues 5:30-6:15PM (Kids 6-11)
Thurs 6:30- 7:15 PM (Kids 6-11)
Thurs 7:30-8:30 PM (12+ kumite)
Self-defence & kumite
to be determined