All pictures courtesy of Edmound Atanelli
Yesterday Sunday March 5, 2017 our second York Centre Karate Friendship Tournament was a great success. We had participating around 50 athletes from 8 clubs. Despite of a bit unusual type of tournament competition was nice and smooth.
We were honored with presence of great guests who greeted our athletes: Michael Levitt MP York Centre, James Pasternak councillor Ward 10, York Centre, Alexandra Lulka trustee Ward 5, TDSB, Antonio Terra president Karate Ontario, George Usher treasurer Ontario Karate Federation. Also we had messages from Monte Kwinter MPP York Centre and Larry Lyman President of Suiken Bugeikai.
A special moment was in the memory of our good friend Shihan Anthony Paul Ragoobir (who was one of the judges last year) who passed away last month. We introduced Anthony Paul Ragoobir Budo Excelence Award (with his family permission) which was awarded to 2 persons: Shivakumar Vadivelu and Edmound Atanelli.
We want to thank you all athletes, their parents coaches and judges, as well as volunteers for a great work! We hope to see you next year.
More detailed report with pictures and video will be published soon.
I have great news that today we got a letter from Ontario Karate Federation onkarate.ca and they approved sanctioning for our tournament. From today York Centre Karate Friendship Tournament is officially sanctioned by Provincial Sport Organization for Karate – Ontario Karate Federation onkarate.ca .
Thank you for your support.
York Centre Karate is proud to announce that our annual Friendship Tournament will take place in 2017 on Sunday March 5, 2017.
The place of tournament will be the same as usual – Herbert H. Carnegie Centennial Centre – Silver Blade Room (2-nd floor) – 580 Finch Ave West.
York Centre Karate promotes with this event Traditional Karatedo and in this connection we will have only one type of competition FUKU-GO (alternate individual Kata and Kumite):
Fuku-Go is a combination of Kumite and Kata which will allow each competitor to show a deep understanding of both Kata and Kumite as required in Traditional Karatedo, to allow cultivation of BUDO spirit while competing (In FUKU-GO it is almost impossible to win a medal if you are good only on one aspect (Kata or Kumite), to win you have to be good enough in both). York Centre Karate embraces that philosophy.
However we will use adapted WKF rules for both Kata and Kumite bouts.
York Centre Karate Friendship Tournament is Karate Community Event for non-elite recreational athletes (Recreational Dojo Tournament). That event has the intention to give opportunity for recreational athletes to experience a high quality competition experience without actual tournament pressure and stress.
For all the details please download tournament package on the link below:
If you will need more information please do not hesitate to contact us.
P.S. Sanctioned by PSO – Ontario Karate Federation onkarate.ca from Feb 17, 2017