Striking Post — June/July 2018
Well it has been several weeks since our summer camp in Halifax NS. It was very well attended with over 70 participants from across Canada.
I would say it was a great success and a huge congratulations goes out to Mitchell German Sensei and his team for pulling it all together. It was
touch and go for a bit with not being able to nail down the venue but it all worked out in the end. It was a beautiful, brand new training space at
The weather co-operated for our kobujitsu training in the park. The harbour dinner cruise was a big hit as was the local entertainment at The
Lower Deck Pub. A big thank you to Taneda Sensei for taking time away from his family to provide us with top notch instruction. For many here
on the East Coast it was the first time they had the opportunity to train with sensei and they were not disappointed. A big thank you as well to Gary
Sabean Sensei and Armand Martin Sensei for supporting this event and sharing their knowledge. Also, thank you to Ryan O`Neil and Trysten
Deveau for sharing their kumite talents with the many eager karate-kas who took part in the elite kumite sessions. And lets not forget a thank you
to Toren Hynes for the informative tour of the Dalhousie science lab! You certainly don`t get that at every summer camp!
Aside from the camp we took advantage of the opportunity to kick start our ICKF-Canada organization. Most of the key players were in town
and so a meeting was called. I am pleased to say that Jason Farquarson of Northern Rockies Karate is our new President, and Doug Chetwynd of
Mukashi Karate is the Vice President. Nancy Rosnes has graciously agreed to stay on as secretary/treasurer.
Congratulations to our new executive !
At this meeting it was also decided to form an Advisory Council to oversee the affairs of the organization:
Chair Chris Taneda Sensei 7th dan, Kyoshi BC
Robert Lee Sensei 7th dan, Kyoshi BC
Mitchell German Sensei 6th dan, Renshi NS
Milton Bourque Sensei 5th dan, Renshi NS
Armand Martin Sensei 5th dan, Renshi PEI
Gary Sabean Sensei 5th dan, Shihan ALTA
These individuals represent the highest ranking and most senior members of ICKF-Canada. I have great confidence that they will be able to provide
the level of leadership required to ensure that our Chito-ryu remains technically strong and that our affiliation with Soke will be maintained. This
strong foundation will enable us to continue to spread Chito-ryu across the country “From Sea to Shining Sea”
Also keep an eye out for our new ICKF-Canada website which will hopefully be up and running in the next few weeks or so!
All in all, exciting stuff !!