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Sault Ste Marie dojo Reopens

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In June 2018, while at IKD World Camp, Sensei Chris Troch received news that his dojo in Sault Ste. Marie suffered damage from a fire. Several IKD members and people of the community came together to help out.   The dojo was started around 1982 by Sensei Carlos Salinas. Shihan Frank Woon-A-Tai first visited the dojo […]

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Shihan Janice Pyke receives IKD Award

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Last week, while visiting Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island, Shusheki Shihan Frank Woon-A-Tai awarded Shihan Janice Pyke with the IKD National Medal of Service. Shihan Janice now becomes the second person to receive this Award. She has provided volunteer services to Shihan Frank Woon-A-Tai, JKA WF Canada, ISKF Canada, and now, IKD. […]

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IKD members invited to Nakayama’s dojo

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If any members of the IKD are ever in Tokyo, they are welcome to visit Master Nakayama’s dojo, Hoitsugan dojo. The Hoitsugan Dojo was established in 1972 by Shihan Masatoshi Nakayama to welcome anyone and everyone to practice karate-do. Over the years many karate-ka from all over Japan and the world have gone there to study […]

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IKD partners with Tokaido

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The IKD is proud to announce the partnership with Tokaido to bring discounts to the IKD members. Members who order from Tokaido can get IKD kanji embroidery and a discount. Here is the link on how to order embroidered items should you choose to do so: https://www.tokaidojapan.com/how-to-order-pdf/ IMPORTANT: For you to receive the discount you will […]

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Dec 2018 – Ran Tao

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Ran Tao, 1st Dan – Quebec, QB, Canada Ran Tao, 1st Dan, started training in 2012, in Quebec City, under Shihan Périard. “The dojo’s name was “Le club de karaté de Sainte-Foy”, and the classes were given in the dance rooms of a local college.” In summer 2017, at the Quebec provincial summer camp, Ran successfully […]

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150th Anniversary of Funakoshi’s birth

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Gichin Funakoshi, the Father of Modern Karate, was born on November 10, 1868 in Shuri, Okinawa. He studied karate from a young age and would take the Okinawan fighting style to mainland Japan in 1922. Funakoshi would live the rest of his days in Tokyo where he taught karate to many students. His first dojo, the […]

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Nov 2018 – Marc-Antoine Trahan

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Marc-Antoine Trahan, 3rd Dan – Laval, QB, Canada Marc-Antoine Trahan, 3rd Dan, started training at the age of 5 at the Centre de karaté Shotokan Laval under the instruction of Shihan Bryan Mattias. In March 2012, he tested for Shodan in front of the seniors of Québec. (The seniors are the 7th dan and higher of Québec). During […]

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Oct 2018 – Leah Bergmanis

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Leah Bergmanis, 3rd Dan – Toronto, ON, Canada Leah Bergmanis, 3rd Dan, started karate when she was 3 years old. “When I was younger my parents had put me in many different sports in attempt to crack the tireless energy of youth inside me. However unsuccessful, karate was the sole activity that stuck.” Leah used to […]