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IKD partners with Tokaido

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IKD Tokaido Japan

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

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 […]

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2019 IKD World Camp

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2019 IKD World Camp

The IKD will be hosting the annual World Camp in June 2019. The camp this year will celebrate the 55th year of Karate training for Shuseki Shihan Woon-A-Tai. The camp will be highlighted by the IKD Distinguished Service Awards Presentation Gala. Note the change in location from previous years. As more information becomes available, it […]

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2019 IKD Canada Cup

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2019 Canada Cup

The 2019 IKD Canada Cup will be held in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada. Only the dates are available for the event at this time. More information will be posted on the event page as it is available.

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Sep 2018 – Sadie McFarlane

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Sadie McFarlane

Sadie McFarlane, 1st Dan – Prince Albert, SK, Canada Sadie McFarlane, 1st Dan, started training in September 2015 when she was 8 years old. She tried other extra curricular activities which failed to hold her interest. Sadie asked her parents if she could try karate. They agreed and the rest is history. Within a year Sadie’s […]