NEWS, EVENTS AND CANCELLATIONS

Updated January 31, 2017


     

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CLASS CANCELLATIONS FOR 2017


The following classes will be cancelled:

* Monday February 20 - Family Day
* Monday April 17 - Easter Monday
* Monday May 22 - Victoria Day
* Thursday, June 29 - due to upcoming Canada Day Holiday

* ALL Monday classes during the months of July and August

* Monday September 4 - Labour Day
* Monday October 9 - Thanksgiving
* Monday December 25 - Christmas Day
* Thursday December 28 - Christmas Break
* Monday January 1, 2018 - New Year's Day

Classes that are cancelled are added onto the end of the student's paid tuition.




Upcoming Events


For a COMPLETE listing of Brooklin Karate Events, please click: HERE

For a COMPLETE listing of Toronto Wado-Kai Karate Events, please click: HERE




PLEASE VISIT OUR FACEBOOK PAGE FOR TOURNAMENT RESULTS,
GRADING PROMOTIONS, AND OTHER EVENTS SUBSEQUENT TO JUNE 2014.


     



June 2014 Promotions


Congratulations to all of the students who went for their test in June!!!

In the photo below (to the left) are Tyler, Sean, and Carter.
In the photo on the right are: (Back Row) Jarrod, Jocob, Liam; and in front: Cameren, Dorian, and Grayson





May 2014 Promotions


We have had a few "gradings" at the beginning of May. Congratulations to the students for their efforts and success!!!

In the photo below (to the left) George receives his rank of Shodan-Ho. He is surrounded by the Sensei and Sempai who
contributed to his training. In the photo on the right, Jack, Jada, and Jacob proudly wear their new belts!





Thornhill "Winter 2014" Invitational Tournament


On Saturday, February 22, a small contingent of students from the Brooklin-Whitby dojo attended the "Winter"
tournament held in Thornhill. A BIG THANK YOU to all of the students who participated and represented our club so well!
Pictured below in the photo (left): Erin & Stephane. In the photo (right): Dorian, Hanz, Sensei Annemarie, Jarrod, and Ryan.



Results In Their Respective Divisions - Children's Class
Erin - 1st place in Kata, 2nd place Sparring
Stephane - 2nd place Sparring

Results In Their Respective Divisions - Family Class
Dorian - 1st place Kata
Jarrod - 3rd place Sparring
Ryan - 2nd place Sparring



January & February 2014 - Promotions


We have had several "gradings" recently and all of the students have done exceptionally well during their tests!
Congratulations to all of them for their efforts!!!

In January (photo below - left) we have Amelon, Emma, Andy, Margaret, and Connor.
At the beginning of February, Chloe (photo below - right) traveled to Toronto to take part in a major test of her
abilities and was awarded her Junior Shodan (Red Belt). Surrounding Chloe are most of her instructors who have
helped her along her way to this milestone / accomplishment.



Continuing in February, there were several more successful gradings. Again, congratulations to all of the students
who participated! In the photos below: (Left) - Braydon & Griffin; (Centre) - Hailey, Alissa, Angelica, and Madeline;
(Right) - Ryan, Steve, and Heather.





Oshawa-Whitby Wado-Kai Karate - Children's Invitational Tournament


On Saturday, December 14, Oshawa-Whitby Wado-Kai Karate hosted its annual Children's Tournament. Students from
the Brooklin-Whitby dojo were pleased to attended and did an awesome job of representing their club! A BIG THANK YOU
to all of the participants and also to the Black Belts who assisted in the judging of all of the events!

Pictured below in the photo to the left, Back Row: Stephane, Liam, Jacob, Kadin, Braedon.
Front Row: Jack, Erin, Ryan, Andrew.

In the photo to the right, Back Row: Jarrod, Chloe, Emma, Hanz. Front Row: Dorian, Ryan.
Missing: Marc



Results In Their Respective Divisions - Children's Class
Stephane - 3rd place Kata
Ryan - 1st place Kata
Braedon - 1st place Kata
Liam - 1st place Sparring
Kadin - 1st place Sparring
Jacob - 1st place Sparring

Results In Their Respective Divisions - Family Class
Emma - 2nd place in Kata
Dorian - 2nd place Kata
Chloe - 3rd place Kata
Ryan - 2nd place Kata
Jarrod - 1st place Kata, 3rd place Sparring



November 2013 - Promotions


Congratulations to all of the students who recently tested in order to advance to their next belt level!!!
You all put forth an excellent effort and did a great job in demonstrating the curriculum you needed to know.
Shown below (beginning with the photo on the left) is Keegan, Matthew, Mary, Bradley, Ryan, and Marc.
In the middle photo: Mark, Craig, Brian, Alan, Fiona, and Shane. And to the right: Liam, Ryan, and Braedon.





Thornhill "Fall 2013" Invitational Tournament


On Saturday, October 26, a group of students from the Brooklin-Whitby dojo attended the "Fall" tournament held
in Thornhill. All of the students did wonderfully well! THANK YOU for your participation!
Pictured below in the photo to the left, Back Row: Jarrod, Bradley, and Hanz. Front Row: Ryan and Dorian.
In the photo to the right, Back Row: Zachary, Griffin, and Stephane. Front Row: Erin, Tyler, and Jack



Results In Their Respective Divisions - Family Class
Ryan - 1st place Kata
Hanz - 1st place Sparring
Bradley - 2nd place Kata, 2nd place Sparring
Jarrod - 3rd place Kata
Dorian - 1st place Kata, 2nd place Sparring

Results In Their Respective Divisions - Children's Class
Erin - 1st place in Kata
Griffin - 1st place Sparring
Tyler - 2nd place Kata, 1st place Sparring
Jack - 1st place Kata, 1st place Sparring



Heber Down - 2013


Time had come again for our Annual "July Outdoor Workout" at Heber Down. We had a very successful
turnout with friends of students, spouses of students, and visiting clubs coming from Oshawa, Clarington,
and Port Perry. The workout centred around a the use of alternate tools of impact (fists, elbows, knees).
Shown below is a selection of photos from this fun annual event.








Working On Arm Bars and Wrist Hyperextensions


Shown below (left) is Sensei Ron working out with Sensei Mike Coombes (Hatsuun Jindo Martial Arts
in Courtice) and with Sensei Brian Moore (from Oswego, NY).





Whitby Seniors' Karate


The last class of the fall session, and a very successful and fun session it was!
Shown below performing Hiji Ate Go Ho (Mawashi Hiji Ate) are:
Back Row L-R: Hanna (pink top), Elke, Marian, Murray, Angela
Middle: Kathy, Margaret, Nancy, Beth
Front: Steve, Ron; Absent: Ray, Valerie, Dave





Toronto Wado-Kai Karate - Fall Invitational Tournament 2010


On Saturday, October 23, a group of students from the Brooklin-Whitby dojo attended the "Fall" tournament held
in Thornhill. At the Tournament, Sensei Ron and Sensei Heather performed a routine that demonstrated how the
basic stances used within Karate are used in a self defence situation (from the KU "Kamae Waza"
drill). Pictured below in the photo on the left is Sensei Ron preparing to take Sensei Heather down. In
the photo on the right, Sensei Heather returns the favour using a different takedown and shows no mercy :-)





Monthly Senior Belt Class


Once a month, usually on the last Thursday of the month, Senior students from the Brooklin club
and clubs from the surrounding area (Port Perry, Courtice, Ajax / Pickering, etc.) get together
to review current curriculum at a deeper level and to learn new drills, concepts, and techniques.
Pictured below is the group that got together for the September 2010 class. The purpose of the
class was to review all Pinan Kata for correctness of technique, consistency of performance (thus
ensuring consistency of teaching), and to study the "hidden" applications contained within the kata.





A SURPRISE Visit!!!


An Assistant Instructor was starting the children's class. Sensei Ron was at the back of the class facing the same way as the students, towards the front, towards the Assistant. Ron heard some rustling behind him and as a couple of students were missing from class he turned around to see which of them had arrived. Much to Ron's surprise, Sensei Neil Taylor (who currently lives Northwest of Detroit) was standing in the hallway! When Ron started taking karate in January of 1982, Neil was a senior student in the class! It was a total surprise and a total pleasure to have Neil visit the Brooklin-Whitby club. It was more than a pleasure having Neil teach the complete "Family" class (which follows the "Children's" class). Shown below is a photo of Neil instructing the class, a group photo, and lastly a photo of older versions of the "Ron and Neil" that used to train together in days gone by :-)


 



Bassai Dai

At Brooklin Karate's Senior Belt Class held in September, the second of three planned sessions aimed at studying the self-defense applications contained within kata Bassai Dai was completed.

Pictured below, Sensei Ron has been seized by Sensei Anthony. Ron escapes by throwing Anthony using the same motion as the outside middle block used near the beginning of Bassai Dai.





Kata - Solo and Two-Person, Armed and Unarmed, Analysis and Application


Pictured below (left) is Sensei Heather and Sensei Anthony working on an application from Bassai Dai. On the right is Sensei Ron practicing a two-person bo drill (Pechin Kumibo) with John Holwager, 6th dan American Isshinryu Karate.



Sensei Ron performing Tsuken Sunakake No Eku (a kata with an Oar).