Connect with Isshinryu Karateka from all over the world from May 16th to 18th! Join us for a weekend of friendship and training at the Isshinryu Karate Expo 2014 in Thunder Bay, Ontario, the Martial Arts Capital of Canada. Over 25 different seminars, expert instructors, black belt testing and banquet. We are thrilled to announce that we have participants from Canada, Germany and the USA registered for the Expo.
Registration: Train for the whole weekend for $99. Please go to Sensei Susan's website at www.senseisusan.com and click on the Expo button to see details for the event and the different pricing options. Remember to also to get your banquet ticket, $45 for adults and $25 for children (less than 12). Registration for the Expo will be $129 after April 24th.
Brown and Black Belt testing will take on May 16th starting at 5 p.m. at the West Thunder Community Centre, 915 Edward St S, Thunder Bay, ON. Spectators are welcome to come and watch. Expo registration and pick up of Expo registration kits will be from 5-6 p.m.
The Isshinryu Karate Expo commences on Saturday, May 17th with opening ceremonies at 9:30 a.m. located at the West Thunder Community Centre. Registration and pick up of registration kits will commence at 8 a.m. Seminars start at 10 a.m. sharp.
There will be a break for one hour between noon and 1 p.m. for lunch. Please bring a bag lunch and snacks for the day! Drinks and snacks may be available.
Banquet: The banquet is being held at 6 p.m. at the Expo hotel, the Valhalla Inn, located at 1 Valhalla Road, just 5 minutes from the community centre.
How do I decide which seminar to attend?
All participants of the Expo get to choose which seminar that they wish to attend. At times there are guidelines for seminars that help facilitate the instructor in what exactly he or she will teach. For example, in the first timeslot on Saturday morning, participants have a choice between three seminars: Sanchin with Hanshi Mady, Kids Class with Sensei Jung and Fighting Drills with Sensei Chucky Mady. If you are less than 12 years of age, you are invited to go to the kid’s class, otherwise you can choose to train with Hanshi Mady or his son, Chucky Mady. The choice is yours to make.
There are seminars in which the participants should be a kyu (coloured belt) or a blackbelt. Also, there are seminars that require you have to have a bo or a pair of sai to use. Make sure you read the descriptions for the seminars to know which is best for you. Simply show up at the seminar at the time scheduled. There is no need to advance register for any seminars.
The schedule is carefully planned so that no matter who you are, there will be something suitable and of interest to you. Enjoy the learning and train hard!
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Classes at the Chitora Dojo in Thunder Bay, ON start again for the fall on Thursday Sept 12th at 6:30 PM.
We are once again accepting new students and welcome those interested from age 8 to 80 interested in learning a traditional martial art in a fun family environment to join us. All classes are held at North McIntyre Rec Center at 2051 Government Road.
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