Happy new year!

Happy new year!

Happy new year!

We hope the holidays have been good to everyone, and that everyone had a chance to relax and spend lots of time with close friends and family.

2015 promises to be a very exciting year with many special events taking within our academy.

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Firstly, we will be holding a stripe and belt grading at the end of the month on Monday, January 26th and Tuesday, January 27th. Note: the testing days have been changed from their regular times on Wednesday and Thursday due to the Canadian National Karate Cahmpionships taking place from the 28th-31st.

Kicking out Cancer with Michael

Second, we are once again starting to raise money for the BC Cancer foundation through our Kicking out Cancer Campaign. We did great last year in raising $5000 towards cancer research, but this year we our determined to do better. From January 5th, we will be at West Bay Elementary teaching self-defense and character development to raise money for Cancer research.If you are interested in having us at your school, please contact us to arrange a possible date and schedule.


Finally, competition season has begun! As mentioned above, the 2015 National Karate Championships will be taking place from the 28th-31st. The event is being held at the Richmond Olympic Oval and will host many top athletes from across the county. Our West Van Karate Academy will be well represented with a total of 6 athletes who have qualified to the BC Provincial Team: Kole Macmillan (12/13 -38kg), Jaylan Abalos (12/13 kata), Darbyanh Hennan (14/15 kata/kumite), Isabel Gallant (14/15 +54kg), Brendan Wise (14/15 -70kg), and Kyle Macmillan (16/17 -68kg). Please feel free  to come out and support our athletes during this time! It will be a great opportunity to see high level competition, and a wonderful experience to be apart of.

Also, our Golden League tournament circuit will be starting in February and running through to May. These events are IDEAL for a first tournament experience.

Please stay tuned for upcoming details and event dates!

West Van Karate Academy