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.
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.
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