- Published: 23 February 2018 23 February 2018
- Last Updated: 24 February 2018 24 February 2018
Congratulations to our dojo members selected for the 2018 Karate Alberta Provincial team! Returning team members are Sempai Mariah Blunt (8th time team member and gold medallist in her U21 kumite division), Ethan Baker (3rd time) and Diego Ruiz-Silva (3rd time). Making their debut on the team are Darshleen Singh, Hafid Ben Mahmud and Muhimen Ben Mahmud. They will compete at the Canadian National Karate Championships, being held in Halifax on March 9 to 11. We know their perseverance and hard work will be rewarded and we wish them the best as they represent themselves, our dojo and the province. Well done to all!
Over the last month we have been working to help athletes prepare for nationals as well as belt testing. With significant challenges facing many of our dojo members, it’s important to remember the value of positive self-talk. Everyone has been working hard to perfect techniques, improve fitness and create the proper mindset for success. But an important factor in all of that is confidence. And confidence is built not only on diligent practice, but also on reminding ourselves of the hard work we do each training session and the improvements that result from that.
“If it doesn’t challenge you, it won’t change you.”
- Class Cancellations: Note that with the upcoming national championships and the Easter/spring break, there will be changes and breaks in our class schedule – please see the column on the right side of this page for specifc dates and times.
Enjoy Your Training!
- Published: 12 January 2018 12 January 2018
- Last Updated: 13 January 2018 13 January 2018
Happy New Year! Welcome back to training for 2018. The holiday break gave many of us a chance for rest and relaxation; if you got a little too relaxed, don’t worry, we will add some extra fitness to our training sessions to get us all back on track. I know all of you enjoy the Ab Ripper workout just as much as I do!
Our focus in class has been on reviewing and cleaning up important techniques – recently we spent a lot of time on perfecting our head kicks and, more importantly, finding the right opportunity to throw them. As we go through multiple repetitions, remember, when you practice a technique slowly, think about it, understand what you are doing at each phase and make corrections. When you are performing the techniques at full speed, stop thinking and just feel the movement.
In the coming weeks the Alberta provincial team roster will be finalized in preparation for the 2018 Karate Canada National Championships to be held in Halifax on March 9 to 11. We have six members of our dojo working hard to earn a spot on the team – good luck to all and remember, you don’t get what you wish for, you get what you work for.
- Class Cancellation: Friday, February 16 for the Family Day Weekend.
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- Published: 08 March 2014 08 March 2014
- Last Updated: 26 June 2016 26 June 2016
From Karate by Jesse http://www.karatebyjesse.com
Note: I came across the following article and thought our dojo parents might enjoy it. I know I did!
Imagine the horror:
- You’ve been driving your kids to Karate class, tournaments and camps for years.
- You’ve spent boatloads of money on uniforms, belts, gradings and equipment.
- You’ve invested hundreds of hours to relentlessly push your kids to the limit.
Then one day…
BANG! They quit. Just like that. You’re heartbroken. Flabbergasted. Why?! You try to talk to them. You try to convince them to continue. You tell them they’ve come too far to quit now – give it another shot, kiddo! But nothing works. When a child makes her mind up, there’s not much you can do really.