It’s hard to believe it has been over a week now since we left our home in Canada. We travelled 10,000km to Omagari, Japan to train with the rest of our Seiwa Kai family. Welcoming us with open arms, it would be six long days and thirty hours of sweat, sweat, and more sweat before the end of our training together.
The first day was just the warm-up, they joked, as we were trying to acclimatized to the heat. Punch after punch, kick after kick, and kata performance after kata performance we remained focused while the sweat ran down our faces. And even though it was hard and we were gasping for air, we couldn’t be happier knowing we were going to learn so much more during our time in Omagari.
Simple yet effective adjustments would be made throughout each hour; slowly but surely improving our technique. At the end of each day we would drag ourselves back to our rooms to wash up and replenish ourselves with delicious Japanese food, then to go back and fall asleep for yet another day of training.
It didn’t take long for this routine to feel natural. We even looked forward to it, although we knew we would be sweating in just a few minutes.
But like all good things it had to come to an end. We finished with one last performance, hugs and of course some high-fives, while wishing all of those who were about to test for their next Black Belt rank “good luck“. In the end we can’t wait to bring everything we learned to our students back home and to our fellow instructors within Seiwa Kai Canada.
Special Thanks To:
- Seiwa Kai Canada
- Seiwa Kai
- Our karate family
- Jokyo Paul, Shidoin Victoria, Sempai Jenn and all of the coaches
- To the Japanese locals who helped us get around
- And of course our main support during the entire week of training – Jeric – who captured every moment and wished us luck. Thank you for keeping us on the straight and narrow and for finding the way to and from our destinations!
It’s becoming a tradition! Kazoku Martial Arts Centre held its second annual BBQ at Shades Mills Conservation area in Cambridge during the Canada Day long weekend, and we certainly had a splashingly good time!
Here are our top 10 reasons why everyone should try karate
1. You get to make awesome friends!
2. It’s perfect for ALL ages.
3. You learn essential skills like body awareness, balance, speed, and agility.
Collecting E-waste with Smart Choice Electronic Recycling
Kazoku Martial Arts Centre and Clayton Teet from Smart Choice Electronic Recycling worked together last month to collect as many tv’s, hard drives, batteries, wires, and more to help their local community remove the clutter in their garage or basement in the best way possible. With every pound we collected, we were able to raise an additional $444.00 towards the BIG trip to Japan in 2021!
Fundraising for Japan 2021
Kazoku Martial Arts Centre and E.V.O Kitchen partnered up again this year to host their Second Annual Mother’s Day High Tea in their beautiful venue upstairs.
Kazoku Martial Arts Centre and Smart Choice E-waste Recycling are partnering up to help you get rid of your electronic waste and other materials this month.
Kazoku Martial Arts won medals in all age and belt levels this weekend while competing in Ingersoll this past weekend. The Seiwa Kai Canada Open welcomed over 130 athletes from all over Ontario.
It was a super exciting day as we took to the mats, once again, to face new and familiar faces from dojo’s across Ontario; an event sanctioned by the Ontario Karate Federation.
Kazoku Martial Arts and Fitness Centre is seeking to expand their fitness professional team.
This year, we are looking to move into a bigger location within the downtown area so we can accommodate our ever growing karate and fitness classes, which includes growing our fitness team.
We aim to provide the tools and resources for local fitness professionals to grow their clientele and feel like they are apart of something more than just a fitness facility.
What we are looking for:
- Certified through a recognized fitness governing body (i.e. ACE or CSEP)
- Registered business
- Has a clear vision of their goals
- Leadership Skills
- Able to work within an ever growing team
If you would like to know more about this opportunity, please send us an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are aiming to be in our new location by September, 2019.
We had a wonderfully successful weekend during our rock climbing event at The Core Climbing Gym in Cambridge.