Leave Your Mark With Our Local Olympian

Sensei Hamoon and his Olympic Dream

At Kazoku Martial Arts, we are proud to say that we have the chance to work with Sensei Hamoon and his wife, Sensei Samira, as they work towards the Olympic Games this coming Summer in Tokyo, Japan.

It’s not often that a local athlete gets accepted in a global event like the Olympics, this is why we are asking for our community’s support to help him get the training he needs to bring home the gold for the Waterloo Region.

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Mother’s Day High Tea

Fundraiser

Each year, Kazoku Martial Arts celebrates every mom within the community during their annual Mother’s Day High Tea at EVO Kitchen. Since Covid-19, we have had to cancel the event, which has put a pause on our fundraising mission to send a group of our students to Japan (when it is safe to travel again).

However, this year we are partnering up with Little Mushroom Catering to create a new experience and to continue our celebration of every mom across Cambridge and the Region of Waterloo.

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Sensei Hamoon is Going to the Olympics

Hamoon Derafshipour is Representing Canada in Tokyo 2021


It has been announced that our Kumite instructor and friend, Sensei Hamoon Derafshipour, is headed to the Olympics Games in Tokyo, Japan this coming Summer. With multiple gold medals in the Asian Club Championships, World League Championships in Indonesia and Turkey, as well as several silver and bronze medals it all comes down to this!

Representing Canada in Tokyo 2021.

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Supporting the Cambridge Humane Society

Fundraiser and Charity Drive

Kazoku Martial Arts and Sandnboards is working together this Holiday Season to fundraise for the Cambridge Humane Society. We are making Club Christmas Ornaments for $22 each. With every ornament sold, we will be donating $4 to help support our local animal shelter.

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Japan 202?

While we had been planning on going to Japan in 2021 we have obviously had to put a bit of a slight pause on our trip. As the world continues to handle the pandemic accordingly, we are obviously going to hold off travelling in a large group anytime soon.

Now I know everyone has been wondering what the plan is, so here is where my mind has been over the course of the last six months:

  • Global lockdown and borders closing
  • Postponing fundraising due to economy affecting local households
  • Postponing our bigger events due to social distancing
  • Keeping in touch with our head instructors to find out what Seiwa Kai is going to do
  • Waiting to hear when the Olympics will happen (we want to avoid being in Tokyo when that’s happening)

Now I am aware if I were to ask if you wanted to still go to Japan at this moment, you might say “no“. I just want to suggest holding off on your decision until we officially know what’s going to happen with the world. Once we do and we can propose a new timeline, please give me your decision then and we can reform our group with who wishes to go.

I’m not 100% sure what travelling in Japan will be like, it was complicated enough! And now with current protocols… it just makes it that much more confusing. But here is a link to the current status of the country as they plan on figuring out their international borders with the Olympic Games just around the corner (again).

Lastly, and this is just a thought, but any of our students who were originally going might have a cool opportunity if they attain their brown belt one year prior to the trip. If they get enough practice ahead of time and receive not just mine, but our head instructor’s blessing, they could potentially do their Shodan (black belt) exam in Japan. It’s an opportunity of a lifetime and something to think about.

I Love Cambridge Podcast

We had the pleasure to sit with Walter Monteiro from the “I Love Cambridge Podcast” to discuss why we love Cambridge, our mission, and what our studio is doing to help our community during Covid-19.

You can watch the video below of our interview or visit the following links to watch other interviews of local businesses here in Cambridge!

I love Cambridge
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Virtual Dojo with Zoom

If you are not already aware by now, the world has had to take drastic measures and enforce social distancing to prevent spreading the virus we now all know as “Covid-19“. It’s a pretty scary time and has had major impacts on families, governments, and businesses everywhere; big or small.

However, the bright side is seeing how many people in our community taking the initiative to prevent it from spreading any further by isolating themselves within their homes and only going out when necessary.

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