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60th Anniversary Online Convention for the Canadian Karate Kung-Fu Association - Saturday October 16th, 2021 from 1 to 4 PM EST through Zoom

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Your board of directors is pleased to announce our 60th Anniversary Virtual Tournament and Training Pods, Saturday October 16th between 1:00 – 4:00 pm.

Registration for this event will go live on Friday, September 10, 2021. Students can register for open hand and weapons kata in either Karate (hard) or Kung Fu (soft) styles; as well as training pods to be presented online from our instructors. Kata/Forms submissions should be completed by Saturday, October 2nd for judging. Winners will be announced during the online event and medals will be mailed to those winners. Receive a special 60th Anniversary Patch with your registration.

$50 for the online tournament and training pods.

A special session “Ask the Master” will be included in this event. If you have ever had a question to ask Si Tai Gung David Chong or Alex Atkinson (senior member of the CKKA ) now is the time to ask. We requests your questions be submitted ahead of time as this session is only 40 minutes and will be pre-recorded.

Questions should be directed to canadiankka@gmail.com, or can be filled out on your event registration form online.

We would also like to include Student of the Year presentations during our online event. If you are an instructor or club owner, and have a student whom you would like to recognize please let us know. Awards will be mailed to the recipient.

Looking forward to a great event!

Regards,

Your CKKA Board of Directors – Peggy, Marc, John A, John J, Kyle, David and Eva

2021 Instructors:

Sifu Jo-Anne Chin -

Sifu Jo-Anne is a 2nd degree black sash in 5 Form Fist Kung Fu in the CKKA.  She has been training for over 20 years.  Jo-Anne started under GM Ron Day at Kitchener Kicks and later moved to Ottawa. She has been training and teaching at Eastwind Martial Arts ever since. She is a Kung fu instructor with Eastwind Martial arts and has been responsible for keeping the Eastwind Kung Fu program running since COVID.

Sifu Jo-Anne's Pod will be for a through lesson on our kung-fu style basics for all beginner or intermediate students to enjoy!

Sifu Hailey Day -

Sifu Hailey Day is a 2nd degree black belt from Kitchen Kicks and has been training continuously in the sport of Shaolin Kung Fu for roughly 16 years. Hailey is primarily a kid’s kung fu instructor as well as an intermediate to advanced adult kickboxing and cardio instructor. She most enjoys leading and participating in fun and challenging classes for anyone within the martial arts community.

Sifu Hailey's Pod will be approximately an hour long and all ages and belt levels are welcome. The class will consist of a warmup, stretch, and a circuit style cardio workout covering the legs, arms and back, as well as the abs and core. This workout is best suited towards lower to medium belt levels and will be a good introduction to cardio style workouts.

Nora Ceh -

Nora Ceh began in the martial arts in the early 1990’s with Wen-do, a self-defense-based system. Since then, she’s had the opportunity to train with the Black Belt Institute. Currently, she’s a student and instructor with 3 Fires Martial Arts Academy. She holds black level ranking in Kempo and Shotokan Karate, Kung Fu as well as Iaido and Kobudo.

The Jo, or short staff, is a practical weapon. Because of its medium to long range capability, it offers quick transitions between strikes, blocks, and counters. 
The techniques we’ll cover with these drills will highlight how everyday items can be used as a substitute. A well-sanded dowel, that is cut to approximately sternum height can be used. Anything that has a straight handle that’s approximately 4 ½ feet long will work as well.

Sifu Steve Rushmere -

Sifu Steve Rushmere is a 6th degree black belt from Kitchener Kicks Martial Arts. He has been training for 38 years in Karate and Kung Fu, the last 5 year he has continued his learning with a shaolin warrior monk from Toronto.

Spear and short stick moves – Poking, spinning, hand manipulation. For this pod you will need a spear or a stick to practice the moves.

Leo Loucks -

Professional kickboxing athlete from 1979-1988, Professional Kickboxing Association World Lightweight Champion 1986-1988. One of only two Canadians to have held world titles in professional kickboxing. In 1971 at age 13 took up sport of Karate, participating in over 400 fights. Fought 25 times as Kickboxer, winning world title on February 2, 1986 at CNE, defeating world champion who had held title for 6 years. Held title for 2 years, with 3 defenses. Held in high esteem by his peers for his work ethic and as a gentleman, both in and out of the ring. Retired at age 29 and joined City of Toronto police force. Has subsequently served with London Police and Ontario Provincial Police. Currently a training officer with the OPP.

Introduction to the use of focus mitts as a training tool for martial artists.

Sensei Steve Mason -

Steve began training in traditional Goju Ryu karate in 1991 in Kingston, Ontario.  In 1993 he started studying Okinawan Kobudo but found a wide and deep curriculum for this art was difficult to find.  After graduating and moving to Ottawa, he continued his training, studying under Kyoshi Mike and Kyoshi Laura Sywyk starting in 1998 and continuing to this day. In 2002, with Kyoshi Sywyk, Steve joined the Okinawan Kobudo Doushi Resei-kai (OKDR) organization, founded by Gakiya Yoshiaki Sensei and now headed by Kyoshi Neil Stolsmark, promoting traditional kobudo in the tradition of the Matayoshi family.  He has earned the rank of godan in kobudo with the OKDR, yondan in kobudo with the DNBK, and nidan in Jundokan karate.

Sensei Steve will teach the bo kata Tsuken no Kun. He will also be talking about some of the principles of kobudo and the history and origin of this kata.

Kyoshi John Johanis -

Kyoshi John Johanis is a 7th degree Black Belt in the style of Kempo Karate and is also the Vice-President of the Canadian Karate Kung-Fu Association. A Martial Arts Instructor for over 30 years, he has taught programs across Canada, the United States and the Caribbean.

In his Pod he will be teaching the “4 Magic Kicks”, plus several kick combinations that will enhance your sparring game.

Professor Soquete -

Professor Soquete has been studying martial arts for 35 years, he started learning Capoeira 24 years ago and has dedicated the majority of his training to capoeira in that time. Soquete has taught and trained capoeira in Australia, Brazil, Canada, Indonesia and the U.S. He Came to Canada in 2010 and quickly established himself as a legitimate source of knowledge and experience in the Canadian capoeira community. He is the founder of the Kadara Capoeira Toronto Academy.

Capoeira is a martial art created by the African people in Brazil. it fuses Fight, dance, rhythm, acrobatics, movement and culture into a kind of game. Capoeira players use kicks and cartwheels, high flying tricks, fluid floor movements and takedowns in an exchange between players. This workshop will teach some of the basic concepts of capoeira fundamentals and explore some of its more martial perspectives.

Seminar Schedule, more instructors, and their training pod topics to be announced soon!

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