News Archive

KNS – Awards Nominations

Nova Scotia’s sport community has much to be proud of.

KNS takes pride in recognizing the achievements and the valuable contributions of so many.

Provide your input to the KNS Awards, get your votes in by May 8th


KNS – Douglas Brose Clinic

Karate Nova Scotia with Support from Sports NS is pleased to bring you Douglas Brose!

Professional Fitness and Sports. Athlete of the Brazilian Karate team. World Champion WKF, World Games Champion, Panamerican Champion and SouthAmerican Champion.

Works on developing methodology of physical, technical, tactical and strategic training for Karate elite athletes, specializing in Shiai Kumite.

Open to karateka associated with Karate NS, NB, NFLD, PEI, QUE and other Associations under Karate Canada and the WKF.

***The Friday session is for athletes who have competed at Nationals within the last 3 years – any province ***

Download the information package on the events page!

Event Info


KNS – AGM

AGM Details

Sunday April 2nd, 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Get involved, collaborate and spread the love of the art and sport! Many hands make light work!


KNS – 3rd Grand Prix Tournament 16-17 Season

Sponsored By: Doctors NS

Tournament: Saturday, April 8th, 8:15 am to 6 pm @ Horton High School, Wolfville, N.S.

Pre-Registration Available starting March 13th!  

Karateka associated with Karate NS, NB, NFLD, PEI, QUE and other Associations under Karate Canada and the WKF.

Please ensure to read Tournament Info package for all details!

Have a grading coming up … need a forum to test your self prior! Never too old or too novice to compete!  We have divisions for everyone!

Adults can work in morning, register by 1:30 and compete in afternoon!

Download the information package on the events page!

Event Info

Please be sure to READ ALL THE RULES and PROCEDURES!


KNS – Provincial Officials Clinic

There will be a Provincial level official’s clinic Friday, April 7 2017 at Horton High School.  It is open to all KNS members brown belt and above who are interested in developing and advancing their officiating skills as well, any members of Karate Nova Scotia who are competition age and skill level to come and participate in the practical.  Your contribution to officials development is highly important and greatly appreciated.  We cannot have a competition without officials so please come out and participate any way you can!!!

Event Info

KNS – 2nd Grand Prix Tournament 16-17 Season

Saturday, Jan. 21st 8:30 am to 6 pm @ Prince Andrew High School, Dartmouth, N.S.

Pre-Registration Available starting Jan. 3rd!  

Karateka associated with Karate NS, NB, NFLD, PEI, QUE and other Associations under Karate Canada and the WKF.

Have a grading coming up … need a forum to test your self prior!Never too old or too novice to compete!  We have divisions for everyone!

Adults can work in morning, register by 2:30 and compete in afternoon!

Download the information package on the events page!

Event Page

Please be sure to READ ALL THE RULES and PROCEDURES!


KNS – 1st Grand Prix Tournament 16-17 Season

Saturday, Nov. 26th, 8:30 am to 6 pm @ Centre Scolaire de la Rive-Sud Bridgewater, N.S.

Pre-Registration Available starting Nov. 3rd!  

Karateka associated with Karate NS, NB, NFLD, PEI, QUE and other Associations under Karate Canada and the WKF.

Have a grading coming up … need a forum to test your self prior!Never too old or too novice to compete!  We have divisions for everyone!

Adults can work in morning, register by 2:30 and compete in afternoon!

Download the information package on the events page!

Event Page

Please be sure to READ ALL THE RULES and PROCEDURES!


KC – 2017 Karate Nationals, Feb 22nd to 26th!

Event Info

KNS – Provincial Officials Clinic December 10th!

There will be a Provincial level Officials clinic on Saturday December 10, 2016 from 12:00 – 5:00 at the Windsor Karate Club at 4404 Highway # 1, Three Mile Plains.  We will be reviewing the existing rules and discussing the up and coming changes to take affect January 1 2017. Certification will also take place for levels Provincial C, B and A.
The clinic is free and is open to all Karate Nova Scotia members Brown belt and above.


Atlantic Championship Weekend

Karate NB invites you to Fredericton!  Accommodations Special

  • Officials Clinic – October 7th
  • Kumite Clinic – October 8th
  • Kata Clinic – October 8th
  • Tournament – October 9th

For all the details visit:


NCCP (National Coaching Certification Program)

Karate NS will be offering two NCCP (National Coaching Certification Program) Courses in September 2016.  For more information on the Coaching program please go to Karate Canada’s website at http://www.karatecanada.org/en/coaches.html

  • Instruction Beginner Course:    The first course to be offered will be the Instruction Beginner Course on September 17 and 18, 2016.
  • Competition Introduction Course:  The second course to be offered will be the Competition Introduction Course on September 24 and 25, 2016.

Info


KNS – NS Athletes and Coach Represent Canada at Jr. Pan Ams

We have 3 athletes from NS as part of Team Canada competing at the Junior Pan Ams in Guayaquil, Ecuador from Aug 22-28:
Trysten Deveau: U21-55kg
– Riley Deveau: Cadet -57kg
Yanick Boudreau: Cadet -63kg

Karen Armour will also be attending as one of the Team Canada Assistant Junior Coaches!

Best of luck to everyone and bring home the hardware!

Chronicle Herald Article


KNS on the National and International Scene

Karate Nova Scotia Athletes and Coaches have been busy on the National and International Scene.

The Senior Training Camp was held in Feb in Toronto.  Coach Karen Armour accompanied Trysten Deveau and Ryan O’Neil.  Following the camp, Ryan was named to the Canadian Senior team and attended the Senior Pan American Championships in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil between May 26-28, 2016.

Coach Karen Armour along with Trysten, Riley and Brooklynn Rutherford attended the training camp and the WKF Karate 1 World Youth Cup in Croatia in July. There were around 900 competitors and it was a high-caliber competition.  Riley placed 9th.  Trysten won one fight and lost the second.  Brooklynn lost her first fight on decision.  For complete results visit https://www.sportdata.org/wkf/set-online/popup_main.php?popup_action=results&vernr=83&active_menu=calendar
The Junior Training Camp was held in Toronto between July 14-17, 2016 and Trysten Deveau, Riley Deveau, Yanick Boudreau and Adee Burgess attended.  Coach Karen Armour was one of the coaches providing instruction at the camp.  Following the camp, Trysten, Riley and Yanick were named to the Canadian Junior Team.  These athletes will compete at the Junior Pan American Championships in Ecuador at the end of August 2016.

SportsNS – Application Deadline | Manulife Financial Community Sport Grant & Support4Sport Canada Games Sport Equipment Fund

Applications for the Manulife Financial Community Sport Grant and the Support4Sport Canada Games Sport Equipment Fund are due August 1st, 2016.

These funds are available to all active Sport Nova Scotia members.

Please follow the below links for information on the grants, and in addition, a few pointers on writing a successful grant application:

Manulife Financial Community Sport Fund (program based initiatives) :

http://sportnovascotia.ca/Funding/StartanApplication/ForCommunitySportOrganizations/ManulifeFinancialCommunitySportGrant/tabid/1394/Default.aspx

Support4Sport Canada Games Sport Equipment Fund (equipment based initiatives):

http://sportnovascotia.ca/Funding/StartanApplication/ForCommunitySportOrganizations/Support4SportCanadaGamesSportEquipmentFund/tabid/1441/Default.aspx

Decisions on community grants normally take place 6-8 weeks after the application deadline.

If you have any questions or require assistance with the grant application process, please do not hesitate to contact one of the Community Sport Development Coordinators  located within the relevant region.


Athlete Development Program – Summer Break

June 24th will be the last class for the KNS Junior Development Program, hosted by Halifax Ryuseikan.  Make sure you make it for your last chance until  September to show Sensei Fung-German you have what it takes to be a future champ!


KNS Awards Recipients!

June 11th saw the Mukashi Karate Club host the Annual KNS Awards banquet.  Sensei Bourque and his team put on a great meal!  Dwayne Robicheau was the “Host with the Most”.  We believe this was the most attended banquet yet with over 80 people in attendance.  Lots of words of encouragement and recognition were shared.  This event also saw an addition to KNS Hall of Fame in the form of Sensei Duncan MacLeod.

Award Winners!

If you want to take a look at the history of the awards and past recipients, visit the awards page >>


Yarmouth Challenge Cup Results!

The Yarmouth Challenge Cup was a huge success!  Halfax Ryuseikan takes the big trophy!

2016 YCC Results

Competition Introduction Course:

Adee Burgess

Yarmouth Challenge Cup Weekend

The Yarmouth Challenge Cup is shaping up to be an action packed weekend, June 10th-12th!

Here is the “Official List” of Events:

•    JUNE 10TH, 6-9 PM KUMITE CLINIC – CANADIAN COACHES RANDY RIX AND KAREN ARMOUR, Joined by MITCH GERMAN

•    JUNE 10TH, 6-9 PM OFFICIALS CLINIC – WKF REFEREE DAVE GRIFFIN

•    JUNE 11TH, 8:30 AM – 6:00 PM KARATE CHALLENGE CUP TOURNAMENT, Registration Open as of May 23rd!  Live Feed http://livestream.com/mcentremedia/karate2016

•    JUNE 11TH, 6:30-10 KNS RECOGNITION AWARDS & KNS HALL OF FAME INDUCTION “Sensei Duncan MacLeod”

•    JUNE 12TH, 9:30-11:30 KNS ATHLETE DEV. PROGRAM OPEN WORKOUT

Complete details will be available during the week on the events page of the KNS Website, and of course .. Facebook

Thanks for your time and please share with your fellow karateka, family, friends and fans!

Which DOJO will be crowned CHAMPIONS!!

Event Information Package

KNS – First Aid Course Notice

First Aid Notice

Karate NS will pay the cost for two members of each registered dojo to attend.  Any other person who would like to attend is welcome but they will be required to pay their cost for the course.  The cost is due on the course date.  If you are not selected to attend but wish to attend, please speak with your Chief Instructor and they will pass your name along with the two designated club members.  See notice for all the details!  Deadline to confirm June 3rd!


KNS – 3rd Grand Prix Tournament 15-16 Results!

Tournament Results

KNS – Annual General Meeting Results

Some new members of the Executive, new Membership Fees Plan voted on and passed, check out all the details:

AGM Documents


SportsNS – FREE defibrillators

For clubs associated with SportsNS / KNS.  The Heart & Stroke Foundation is now offering defibrillators (AEDs) to rinks,  recreation facilities and community centres across Canada. Thanks to federal funding there is no cost – and a huge potential benefit.
(Note: Even if a facility already has an AED  they may be eligible for a replacement or a second unit – at no cost to them.)
If you require more information, please contact Rhae Ann Bromley, Heart and Stroke Foundation, bromleyra@hsf.sk.ca

KNS – Awards Nominations

Nova Scotia’s sport community has much to be proud of.

KNS takes pride in recognizing the achievements and the valuable contributions of so many.

Provide your input to the KNS Awards, get your votes in by May 12th


KNS – Provincial Officials Clinic

There will be a Provincial level official’s clinic Friday, April 22 2016 at Horton High School.  It is open to all KNS members brown belt and above who are interested in developing and advancing their officiating skills.  I would also like to invite any members of Karate Nova Scotia who are competition age and skill level to come and participate in the practical.  Your contribution to officials development is highly important and greatly appreciated.  We cannot have a competition without officials so please come out and participate any way you can!!!

Clinic Info

KNS – 3rd Grand Prix Tournament 15-16 Season

Pre-Registration Available starting Apr. 1st!

Saturday, Apr. 23rd, 8:30 am to 6 pm,

Horton High in the Valley!

Sponsored by:

New Options for arrival, see Info Package / Multiple Time Options for Door Registration / Check-in

Karateka associated with Karate NS, NB, NFLD, PEI, QUE and other Associations under Karate Canada and the WKF.

Have a grading coming up … need a forum to test your self prior!

Never too old or too novice to compete!  We have divisions for everyone!

Adults can work in morning, register by 1:30 and compete in afternoon!

Download the information package below, please be sure to READ ALL THE RULES and PROCEDURES!

Details

World Karate Federation signs television deal with International Sports Broadcasting

Karate is set to enjoy increased television coverage after the sport’s worldwide governing body signed an agreement with Manolo Romero’s International Sports Broadcasting (ISB) today.

The partnership, penned by ISB and the World Karate Federation (WKF), will see the broadcaster screen coverage of the Karate1 Premier League, the sport’s flagship series of competitions, and the World Championships for a four-year period, beginning in 2017.

It follows WKF President Antonio Espinós revealing they had planned a series of changes to the 2017 calendar, where the Karate 1 Premier League format will be changed in a bid to improve the sport’s suitability for television.

Competitions will be held over three days instead of two, with finals, scheduled for the Sunday of each event, televised across the world by the WKF.

ISB was founded by Romero, considered one of the pioneers in sports television having started his career with Spanish state broadcaster TVE as an engineer in 1965.

In 2001, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) asked ISB to launch Olympic Broadcasting Services and be responsible for the host broadcasting operation of all their events and Romero oversaw the delivery of ten Games until he stood down following London 2012.

Among the technological innovations pioneered by the ISB at the Olympics was high-definition television.

ISB will provide coverage of the chosen WKF Karate1 Premier League competitions in 2017 as the best eight events based on the 2016 season will form the basis of the new calendar.

The Madrid-based company have also been appointed as the host broadcaster and exclusive broadcast rights sales agents for the four-year term of the agreement.

Complete Article

Local Xpress – DeMONT: I’m no master, but karate keeps me on my toes

JOHN DeMONT Local Xpress

“Why karate?” a friend asked the other day when I showed him a bruise the size of a Smart car.

It was a legitimate question.

For the past 20-odd years, I’ve been donning a gi, tying my belt and bowing in a dojo, or training hall, run by senseis Tony and Danny Tam, chief and vice-chief instructors, respectively, in the Halifax ISKF-Dal Karate Club.

Despite their seventh-degree black belts, I don’t envy them one bit. By my estimation, they’ve looked out onto their class more than 1,500 times and beheld someone whose grace and agility is better suited to the caber toss than the way of the empty hand.

Yet never once have I seen their shoulders sag in despair at what they have just seen: the way I can go one way when the rest of the class goes another; the balance that resembles a blind man atop a stability ball; the manner in which I turn one preordained series of moves, or kata, into another with no explanation.

Complete Article

KNS – Team NS Great Results from Nationals!

The Nova Scotia Karate Team has returned from Nationals in Richmond, BC this past weekend. Team NS sent 11 Athletes and received 14 medals.

The following athletes received medals:

Gold:
Trysten Deveau U21 -55
Riley Deveau Cadets -57

Silver:
Brooklynn Rutherford U21+68 kg
Brooklynn Rutherford Senior +68 kg
Sean O’Neil U21-75 kg
Ryan O’Neil Seniors -67 kg
Ryan O’Neil Open
Tyler Deveau Seniors -84 kg
Atlantic Male Kumite Team: Ryan O’Neil (NS), Sean O’Neil(NS), Tyler Deveau (NS), Gabriel Gates (NB), Cohen Donovan (NB), Nathaniel Besso (NFLD))
Atlantic Female Kumite Team: Trysten Deveau (NS), Kate Campbell (NB), Hilary Pond (NB), Yashna Hathi (NB)

Bronze:
Alex Comeau Cadets -63 kg
Sean O’Neil Seniors -75 kg
Trysten Deveau Senior -55 kg
Sean O’Neil Open

We also had four 5th place finishes:

Sydney Comeau Cadets -47 kg
Yanick Boudreau Cadets -57 kg
Adee Burgess Youth +45 kg
Brooklynn Rutherford Junior +59 kg

Trysten Deveau also received the Senior Sportsmanship Award.

For complete results see  https://www.sportdata.org/karate/ausschreibungen/2326/Results%20Overall.pdf


2016 Ricoh Sport Awards – Nominations

Mark your calendars: the 2016 Ricoh Sport Awards is slated for Saturday May 28th

NOMINATIONS/PSO SELECTIONS ARE NOW BEING ACCEPTED Nomination forms are available on our website www.sportnovascotia.ca

Please read the “cheat sheet” or a good overview of the award process, as well as all timelines.

Ricoh Sport Awards 101

There are over 4 weeks to submit your submissions/nominations; deadline is 4pm on Friday April 8th with no exceptions.

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact either Jeff (copied) or I.

Carolyn Townsend, BPR
Director, Public Relations and Communications
Sport Nova Scotia
5516 Spring Garden Road
Halifax, NS, B3J 1G6

KNS – AGM

  • Who: Open to all KNS members, you are encouraged to attend; you do not have to be an instructor/coach. However, only 2 voting members are allowed per registered dojo as designated by Head Instructor.
  • What: AGM! This is a great opportunity to express your view on the past and current business of the KNS; perhaps put yourself forward for a position on the board or executive; meet and greet other members and learn what is happening around the Province.
  • When:Sunday, April 3rd, 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
  • Where: Lower Level – Clubhouse, Italian Canadian Cultural Association, 2629 Agricola Street, Halifax. Parking available along Agricola and McCully Streets

Get involved, collaborate and spread the love of the art and sport! Many hands make light work!

Details

FANFIT Halifax – CANADA’s OLYMPIC FITNESS CHALLENGE

What Is FANFIT?

FANFIT is Canada’s Olympic Fitness Challenge. It is a 5 station full body fitness test made up of the following exercises:

  1. Vertical Jump
  2. Pro Agility Combine (5-10-5)
  3. 1000 Metre Row
  4. Plank Progression (up to 5 minutes)
  5. 20 Metre Beep Test (Run)

You can watch the official FANFIT video trailer here: WATCH ME

To register and get more details visit http://www.fanfit.ca/


Sports NS – RBC Training Ground

Please share this with any athletes that you believe would be contenders for RBC’s Training Ground event happening in Halifax. The event is open to men and women aged 15-25.

More information can be found on the event page.

Details

Sports NS – Leading the Way: Working with LGBT Athletes and Coaches

Webinar:   Event Summary:

We will profile CAAWS’ resource developed for coaches and sport administrators to learn best practices and tips to make sport more welcoming to LGBT athletes and coaches.

More information can be found on the event page.

Details

KNS – Team NS Heading to Nationals!

Karate Nova Scotia is pleased to announce that the following athletes have been named to the NS Karate team and will be representing NS at the upcoming National Championship in Richmond, BC from January 29-31, 2016.

KNS Team 2016!

Boudreau, Yanick: Cadet -57kg

Burgess, Adee: Youth +45 kg

Comeau, Alex: Cadet -63 kg and Junior -61 kg

Comeau, Sydney: Cadet -47kg

Deveau, Riley: Cadet -57 kg

Deveau, Trysten: U21 -55kg and Sr. -55kg

Deveau, Tyler: Sr. -84 kg

Durling, Logan: Junior -68kg

Eddy, Marie: Cadet -54kg

O’Neil, Ryan: U21 -67kg and Sr. -67kg and Open

O’Neil, Sean: U21 -75kg and Sr. -75kg and Open

Rutherford, Brooklynn: Jr. +59 kg, U21 +68 kg, Sr. +68kg, Open

NS will also be sending three coaches: Mitchell German, Karen Armour, and Greg Da Ros. In addition, 4 referees from NS will be attending: Dave Griffin, Milton Bourque, Gary Walsh, and Garrett Chase.

Best of luck to everyone!  Enjoy the Experience! Perform your best!  The rest will follow!


Sports NS – High Performance Pathway Initiative

As a result of the hard work of Dave Griffin, Pat Thompson (Sport NS), Karen Armour, and Gary Walsh, Karate Nova Scotia has been awarded a 3 year grant of $12,000 as part of the High Performance Pathway Initiative!


 

KC – National Championships

Karate Canada is pleased to release the second version of its Information Bulletin for the 2016 National Championships (Richmond, BC, January 29-January 31st).

This important event will constitute the 41st edition of the Canadian National Karate Championships, and it will, for the first time, formally include athletes with a disability (AWAD) in active competition.

Mark your calendars as online pre-registration on SportData will begin November 23rd, 2015 and close January 11th, 2016. A direct link will be provided closer to the opening date. More information will be released soon regarding the Comp Dev NCCP Course which will be offered preceding the start of the competition. We look forward to seeing all of you again soon in beautiful Richmond, BC.


SNS – Community Grant Application Deadline – Feb 1st

Community Sport Organizations and Clubs,

 Our community grant deadline is quickly approaching, our Manulife Financial Community Sport Fund  and our Support4Sport Canada Games Sport Equipment Fund are both due February 1st.

Below are the links to our community sport grants, along with the 5 key items we look for in a successful grant application. Both community grant applications are available to all Sport Nova Scotia Active Members,  feel free to share this information within your Community Sport Organizations and club.  If you have any questions please contact me or one of the Community Sport Development Coordinators  in your respective region for assistance with the grant application process.

Manulife Financial Community Sport Fund: (program based initiatives) :

http://sportnovascotia.ca/Funding/StartanApplication/ForCommunitySportOrganizations/ManulifeFinancialCommunitySportGrant/tabid/1394/Default.aspx

Support4Sport Canada Games Sport Equipment Fund: (equipment bases initiatives) :

http://sportnovascotia.ca/Funding/StartanApplication/ForCommunitySportOrganizations/Support4SportCanadaGamesSportEquipmentFund/tabid/1441/Default.aspx

How to create a successful application:

①  Clear purpose and goal(s)

②   Comprehensive and well thought out

③   Aligned with CS4L/LTAD (fit within  pathway)

④   Strong explanation of the long-term benefits of the project/initiative

⑤   Sustainability (financially), including a strong  overall project budget

Additional items to consider is quality and quantity of the project. A strong budget including revenue, partnerships, collaboration and the overall impact of the project.

If you require any help with the application(s) or want me to review anything prior to submission, please let me know.  As an FYI these grant allocation range from $200.00-$5000.00 dollars with the average allocation being $1300.00.

****** Decisions on community grants normally take place 6-8 weeks after the deadline has passed.

If you or your community sport organizations have any questions, please contact me.

Sincerely,

Ryan Francis | Sport Projects Coordinator | Sport Nova Scotia

5516 Spring Garden Rd | 4th Floor | Halifax, NS B3J 1G6

P: 902.425.5450 x 362 | F: 902.425.5606

sportnovascotia.ca | Facebook | Twitter


KNS – Provincial Members Joining Team Canada at Junior Worlds

Nova Scotia will be sending two athletes to the Junior World Karate Championship in Jakarta, Indonesia which takes place November 12-15, 2015.  Trysten Deveau (18 years), from Church Point, NS, will be competing in Under 21-55kg division.  Junior Worlds takes place every second year and this is the second time that Trysten will be participating.  Two years ago, when Trysten competed, she came 7th.  That was the top placement for all Canadian athletes that year. Alexander Mathias Comeau (15 years), from Meteghan, NS,  will be competing for the first time at the Junior Worlds.  He will be competing in the Cadet -57 kg division.  Karen Armour will also be joining Team Canada as one of the Junior Coaches! Dave Griffin will be one of the top notch Officials on the tatami! Best of luck to everyone! Give them your best!


KNS – 2nd Grand Prix Tournament 15-16 Season

Pre-Registration Available starting Nov. 23rd!

Saturday, Dec. 12th, 8:30 am to 6 pm,

Halifax West High School, Halifax, Nova Scotia, close to the Canada Games Centre!!

New Options for arrival, see Info Package / Multiple Time Options for Door Registration / Check-in

Karateka associated with Karate NS, NB, NFLD, PEI, QUE and other Associations under Karate Canada and the WKF.

Have a grading coming up … need a forum to test your self prior!

Need to burn some extra calories to make room for Holiday Cheer?  2 mins in the ring 50 calories burned!

Great opportunity to visit Halifax and get some last minute holiday shopping in and a tournament all at the same time!

Never too old or too novice to compete!  We have divisions for everyone!

Download the information package below, please be sure to READ ALL THE RULES and PROCEDURES!

Details

KPEI – Atlantics Results

Congrats to all the Athletes, Coaches and Referees who came out to Atlantics in Charlettown, PEI!

Here are all the results

Results

 

KNS – 1st Grand Prix Tournament 15-16 Season

Pre-Registration Available starting Nov. 1st!

Saturday, Nov. 14th, 8:30 am to 6 pm, New Options for arrival, see Info Package

Bridgewater Junior / Senior High School, Bridgewater, N.S.

Karateka associated with Karate NS, NB, NFLD, PEI, QUE and other Associations under Karate Canada and the WKF.

More Info? tournaments@karatens.org

Download the information package below, please be sure to ready all the RULES!

Details

Lost Equipment – Claire Tournament

If anyone is missing a pair of white adult size Reebok sneakers, that may have been left at the fundraiser tournament on Saturday Oct.17/15 in Saulnierville; please contact Star Deveau (starjulttr@eastlink.ca)


 

Karate Tournament  to Support Athletes Going to Worlds

PLEASE SUPPORT!!

All styles of karate

Hosted by Bushino KI Karate
Location: Saulnierville Legion Hall,Clare NS
Saturday OCT.17,2015
Details

KPEI – Atlantic Karate Championship Weekend

•    Karate Canada National Referee Clinic, Saturday Oct 10th, 9-4:30

  • Course conductor, Sensei Yaro Tarana (Karate Canada’s Officials Committee Co-Chair)

•    Athlete Development and Training Seminar – Kumite, Saturday Oct 10th, 10-12 & 2-4

  • Course conductor, Sensei Randy Rix (Atlantic Region Karate Canada Kumite Coach)

•    Athlete Development and Training Seminar – Kata, Saturday Oct 10th, 10-12 & 2-4

  • Course conductor, Sensei Katarina Vadovicova (National Team Kata Head Coach)

•     Tournament Sunday Oct 11th

  • Ages 5-11 Door Registration & Pre-registration “Check in” 9:00 – 9:45 am,  NOTE: HEAD GEAR Required
  • Ages 12+ Door Registration & Pre-registration “Check in” 11:30 – 12:00PM
  • Officials/Volunteer Meeting is at 9:30 am
  • Competition begins at 10:00am
  • Registration fee – $20 per event ($10 per person for Team Kata)

Download the information package below, please be sure to ready all the RULES!

Details

KNS – Awards and Recognition Results

Details

For a complete history of results check out http://karatens.org/recognition/kns-awards/


KNS – Annual General Meeting Results

Some new members of the Executive, new Membership Fees Plan voted on and passed, check out all the details:

AGM Documents

 

 

 


 KNS – Annual General Meeting

Due to schedules of members and executive, there was no way for us to have and AGM by April 7th.  The AGM will now take place Sept 26th 18th, 1:30 – 3:30 at the Italian Canadian Cultural Centre in Halifax.

Details

Get involved, collaborate and spread the love of the art and sport! Many hands make light work!


Karate Canada – New NCCP Proposal Approved by KC Board

KC Board has approved the NCCP Committee suggestion to add the Free Online Evaluation: Making Head Way as a mandatory evaluation of the Competition Development pathway.   Making Head Way is designed to help coaches reduce the incidence of brain injuries in team sports and to improve decision-making about when it is safe to return to play after a head injury.

The have approved an additional suggestion to make 3 of the 4 karate-specific Competition Development modules into multi-sport modules and leave only 1 karate-specific module:

  • Manage a Sport Program, move to Multi-sport
  • Performance planning, move to Multi-sport
  • Plan a practice 2, move to Multi-sport
  • Analyze Technical and Tactical Performance, stay Sport-specific

The CAC confirmed the 3 modules would now be offered as multi-sport modules and this transfer would allow KC to focus only on providing one karate-specific module and make it easier for every coach to access the 3 multi-sport modules.


Sports NS – High Performance Pathway Initiative

Dave Griffin, Pat Thompson (Sport NS), Karen Armour, and Gary Walsh have been working on the High Performance Pathway Initiative application which takes the place of the Non Canada Games funding.  Stay tuned for hopefully good news in the future!


KNS – Awards Nominations

Provide your input to the KNS Awards, get your votes in by Sept 10!


KPEI – Sensei Germain Bisson Kumite Clinic

A message from KPEI,

“Here are the details for the upcoming kumite clinic. This clinic is open to any individuals that are members of their provincial karate associations. We extend an invitation to our friends from the surrounding provinces as well to attend. Let’s work together!”

Details

KC – KNS Representing Canada in Bolivia at Junior Pan American Championships

KNS Athletes

Five members of the NS Karate Team will be heading to Santa Cruz to compete in the Junior Pan American Championships, August 27-29, 2015.

Trysten Deveau , who was a gold medal winner in Junior -55 kg and Under 21 -55 kg at the Canadian National Championships in January 2015, will be competing in the U21 -55 kg division at Pan Ams. Trysten is a four time Canadian Champion and in 2013 Trysten received a bronze medal at the Pan American Championships. Also in 2013, Trysten placed 7th at the Junior World Championship, which made her the highest placing Canadian athlete at the Championships. Trysten is from Clare, Nova Scotia.

Ryan O’Neil, who received a gold medal in U21 -67kg and a bronze medal in the Senior -67kg division, will be competing in the U21 -67kg division at the Pan American championships. Ryan is a three time Canadian Champion, winning a gold medal in 2015 and two gold medals in 2014. Ryan is also a very accomplished taekwondo athlete. Ryan is from Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Alex Comeau (from Meteghan), Logan Durling (from Cambridge), and Brooklynn Rutherford (from Upper Stewiacke) will be competing for Canada for the first time at the Junior Pan Ams. Alex Comeau will be competing in the Cadets -57 kg division, Logan Durling will be competing in the Cadets -63 kg division, and Brooklynn Rutherford will be competing in the Junior +59 kg division.

Details

Also attending the Junior Pan American Championships will be Karen Armour (from Windsor, NS) as one of the Canadian Coaches and David Griffin (from Windsor, NS) as an Official.


 

KNS – Yarmouth Cup Challenge Results

YCC was a great tournament, hopefully everyone made if back home safe and sound.  Special thanks to Mukashi for all their hard work, along with the Officials, Coaches, Table officials, medics, video team, athletes and of course the Parents who make all this happen!

Remember to check into the live feed site over the next few days to take another look at all the action!

Halifax Ryuseikan leaves with the Cup for the 6th time!

Here are all the results

YCC Results

See everyone at Atlantics in PEI, Thanks Giving weekend!


KNS – Officially Upgraded!

Congrats to Gary Walsh on attaining PKF Kata Judge C at the recent Pan-Am Karate Championships held in Toronto in March!

KNS – 2015 Karate Nova Scotia Membership Renewal Reminder‏

To All Karate Nova Scotia Dojo:
Just a reminder that your Karate NS membership forms and payments are due as soon as possible (thank you to those who have all ready submitted your information for the 2015 year).
Please note that there has been a change in the Karate NS e-mail address for membership inquiries.  The new e-mail address is:  membership@karatens.org.
All completed forms can be sent electronically to me at the above address or at swibera@gmail.com.  Please note that all payment can be mailed to me via cheque at:
Karate Nova Scotia Membership
c/o Andrew Swiber
256 Philip Drive, Fall River Nova Scotia
B2T IH7.
Best Regards,

Andrew Swiber

Membership Coordinator, Karate Nova Scotia


SNS – “I Love to Watch you Play” Campaign

Sport Nova Scotia is proud to unveil the 2015 Sport Makes a Difference campaign! We believe this campaign is both critical and timely, as it focuses on bringing Nova Scotians back to the heart of sport… the “FUN”. 
 
The campaign centres on a Sport Pledge which speaks to adults and stresses a positive sport environment. We encourage you to take the pledge on our website by clicking here.
We also encourage you to share the good word with board members, sponsors, partners, staff, friends, neighbours… Everybody! You can do this with e-mail (simply copy & paste this e-mail), Twitter or Facebook (see attached sample images).
If you wish, please also consider updating your e-mail signature with the image in the file attached.
In the weeks to come, you may spot our TV commercial, KNS’s very own Karen Armour is part of it, on CTV, billboards in Halifax and Sydney, the big street poster at the entrance to our building on Spring Garden Road, and radio spots on stations across the province (to listen, click on MP3 file attached). You may also spot our posters (displaying the pledge) in numerous sport venues and/or our car stickers (Let Sport be Play). 
 
Thanks in advance for your support  and for helping Nova Scotians remember all you need to say: I Love to Watch you Play!
 
Carolyn Townsend
Director, Public Relations & Communications
Sports Nova Scotia

KNS – 2016 Team Tryouts and Training Camps!

Nationals will be held in Richmond, BC, January 29-31, 2016. Athletes need to be 12 years by the end of August (2016) in order to compete at Nationals.

The first team workout will be May 9, 2015. The training sessions are at the Halifax Ryuseikan Dojo at 1237 Cole Harbour Road, Cole Harbour. Training was from 9 until 1 pm.  NEW TRAINING TIMES (as of October 1st)  from 10:30 am to 2:30 pm.

Download Complete Try Out Notice

$80.00 non-refundable fee for those trying out for the team.

$60.00 non-refundable fee for those who are not trying out for the team but are attending the open sessions or $15 per session attended.

Those who are interested in KATA only, Sensei Dave Griffin will be doing the kata training at the Windsor Karate Club.  It is located at 4407 Highway #1, Three Mile Plains, NS.

  • 12-2:00 basic/development
  • 2:00-2:30 break
  • 2:30-4:30 kata specific
  • 4:30-6:00 video analyses (provincial team candidates only)

The Karate Nova Scotia website has a team page that will also have information as the season moves one. Please visit regularly.

Download Athlete Information Form

Please make every effort to bring your completed Athlete Information Form with you to your first workout!

Anyone who has questions about the team workouts please contact Karen Armour at Karen.armour@ns.sympatico.ca.


2015 Canadian National and Youth Karate Championships Results!

Here are the members of the 2015 NS Karate Team that attended the Canadian National and Youth Karate Championships in Richmond, British Columbia held from January 30 – February 1, 2015.

Nova Scotia results for Nationals were:

Trysten Deveau got gold in U21 -55kg kumite and in Jr. -53 kg kumite.  
Ryan O’Neil got gold in U21 -67 kg kumite and a bronze in Seniors -67 kg
Sean O’Neil got bronze in U21 -75 kg kumite
Yanick Boudreau got a bronze in the Youth division -48 kg
The Male Sr. Atlantic kumite team got a bronze
The Female Sr. Atlantic kumite team got a bronze

We also had a number of 4th place finishes:
Roland Smith (U21 +84 kg)
Logan Durling (Cadets -63 kg)
Alex Comeau (Cadets -57 kg)
Tyler Deveau (U21 -75 kg)
Sean O’Neil (Sr. -75 kg)

The members of the NS team were:

Amir Aali – Dartmouth
Jake Bird – Kentville
Yanick Boudreau – Dartmouth
Alex Comeau – Meteghan
Sydney Comeau – Meteghan
Riley Deveau – Church Point
Trysten Deveau – Church Point
Tyler Deveau – Church Point
Logan Durling – Cambridge
Joseph Habchi – Halifax
Ryan O’Neil – Halifax
Sean O’Neil – Halifax
Brooklynn Rutherford – Upper Stewiacke
Devin Sexton – Windsor
Makayla Sexton – Windsor
Roland Smith – Windsor

The NS Karate team was coached in BC by Mitchell German, Karen Armour, and San Fung German.

NS will also sent 4 Officials to the Canadian Nationals. They were: Dave Griffin, Milton Bourque, Gary Walsh, and Victor Swinimer.


KNS – Friday Junior and Sunday Senior Kumite Development Classes

Just letting everyone know  the Friday night kumite class for the junior students and Sunday Kumite Classes for 13+ are now back on normal schedule.



KNS – Nova Scotia Karate Team 2015

(Read More) This year the Canadian National Karate Championships will be held in Richmond, B.C. January 29 to Feb 2, 2015.Team practice times have been posted on the Karate Nova Scotia website.  Please check the website Calendar.  If you have not yet subscribed to the website please do so. The first team training session is March 30th, 2014 from 9:00 am until 1:00 p.m.  Information session will be held at 9:15-9:55, sweat begins at 10:00 am.  At the information session the registration fee will be collected and the Handbooks will be reviewed.
Team Calendar of Events
Athlete Information Form
Athlete Agreement Form
(Read More) President KNS Welcome Letter 2014-2015Once again, I would like to congratulate all participants on this past season, and wish them all the very best for the upcoming 2015 with Team Nova Scotia. Your performance at Clinics, Camps, and Tournaments has certainly made the year a successful one – as part of the Provincial Team.Once again we will be off to Richmond, BC where the Nationals will take place 30th of January to the 1st of February 2015. Head Coach Mitchell German will once again lead the Team. Sensei German is a 5th Degree Black Belt, and Chief Instructor of the Halifax Ryuseikan Dojo. In addition to this, Sensei German has also been a National Coach, as well as a Canadian and International Champion. He and his Coaching Team of Greg DaRos, Karen Armour, and San Fung-German, have been responsible for working with our Provincial Athletes over the past number of years, and preparing them for Provincial, Atlantic, National, and International Events on an Annual basis.


KNS – GP#1 South Shore Karate Championships

Building on the success of the Atlantics, we invite everyone to the next Karate Tournament of the season, Nov 15th!  South Shore Karate Championship

IF you plan to attend it will really save us a lot of time, and things will run smoother if you make the effort to pre-register so we can ensure the bulk of the draws are prepared.

Info
Pre-Registration

Pre-Registration

Now Closed

Ends Midnight Nov 13th!


WKF – World Karate Championships – KNS Representation

Karate Nova Scotia Chief Official David Griffin is there to make sure the right calls get made. We wish Griffin Sensei a Safe and Awesome trip to the World Championships Nov 5 to 9!


KNS – Officials Upgraded at Atlantics

All people involved in competition have a key and significant role in this process and it is important to acknowledge and recognize their achievements and accomplishments.  When our athletes, coaches and officials do well Regionally, Nationally and Internationally it reflects positively on all of us because we all contribute in some way.  That being said, I would like to congratulate the Karate Nova Scotia officials who attended the Regional officials clinic this past weekend and received an upgrade of their licenses. 

They are:

Gary Walsh

National Referee “A”

Robert Sweeney

Provincial Kata “B”, Provincial Kumite “B”

Matt Sullivan

Provincial Kata “B”

Congratulations to everyone and I hope you will continue study and train to become better officials,

Dave Griffin, Chief Referee, Karate Nova Scotia


KNS – Atlantic Coast Karate Championships

Thanks again to everyone for making the ACKC a Super Event.
Senseis Dragan and Yaro had such a great time, and made so many positive comments …
(And everyone was so entertained, because they both played in the Band at the Kitchen Party, on Saturday night !!!)
Everyone I spoke with was very excited about the entire Weekend.
I was so proud of how everything went, and what a great success it was !!
Results

It was great to see the representation from Nova Scotia, Newfoundland, Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick and Saint Pierre and Miquelon

If you have photos that you wish to share with us, please send to info@karatens.org
Bravo to everyone.
Thank You All So Much
See You All Soon
Yours in Karate

Gary Walsh

President – Karate Nova Scotia

KNS – Sensei Seba Conference Thanks

Thank you for joining us at this year’s SENSEI SEBA CONFERENCE. The conference was a great success and we hope you have walked away with some valuable information and ideas to benefit you as a coach.

As a follow-up to our conference, we would like to encourage you to continue your learning and professional development through the National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP). When you take an NCCP workshop, you’ll not only gain technical abilities, but also mentoring and decision-making skills.

NCCP workshops are designed for all types of coaches. Whether you’re thinking about coaching your child’s community team or you’re already the head coach of a national team, the NCCP has workshops to meet your needs.

To find out when and where NCCP workshops are taking place near you, visit your provincial/territorial sport website or provincial/territorial coach education organization for more information!

It was great to have you, and your athletes, represent your dojos and home provinces – at the recent Sensei Seba Clinic in Windsor, N.S.
This is the second year in a row for us to host the event … and it is also the second year that representatives have attended from both PEI and Newfoundland.

Reach Higher! NCCP training will open doors to new opportunities in coaching and in life.Yours in Karate

Gary Walsh

President – Karate Nova Scotia

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KC – Gary Walsh voted in as a Director at Large for Karate Canada Executive

Karate Canada wishes to sincerely congratulate Mrs. Debra Kofsky (Director at Large), Mr. Gary Walsh (Director at Large) and Mr. Christopher De Sousa Costa (Athlete Representative) for their recent (re-) election onto Karate Canada’s Board fo Directors, each for a 3-year term, at the 2014 Annual General Meeting held last Friday, October 17th, in Toronto (ON). We wish them much success in their future (and, in the case of Debra and Chris, continued) work with Karate Canada. Karate Canada also wishes to thank all Nominees for their involvement, generosity and dedication. We further wish to sincerely thank Mr. Sylvain Berthiaume (former Director at Large) for his many years of service and dedication as a member of Karate Canada’s Board of Directors.

SNS – PSO Active Trade Show October 22nd‏

Theresa Tipert (KNS Secretary), Alex Currie (KNS Team Member), and Chris Richards (KNS Athlete Rep) represented Karate Nova Scotia at the recent Sports NS Active Trade Show.  The way it was structured was that there were 3 groups that visited the KNS booth for very brief 5-7 minute presentations.  Theresa did a bit of a rundown about KNS, how many clubs, different styles, KNS purpose and role and some of the successes.  Then Alex and Chris did a kumite training drill and got the participants to do the same drill with them.  As with most of these events some were more eager to participate in the drill than others, but a little more than half of the participants tried the drill.  The very last group wanted to see a full on fight so Alex and Chris did a 1-2 min kumite match.  At the end of it, they received a card with a thank you from the organizers and comments that they would be making a donation to a sport program on behalf of KNS.

KNS – Sensei Seba Returns to Atlantic Canada

S E M I N A R: ANTONIO OLIVA SEBA

8 Dan, International karate coach WKF

• Pioneer of Martial Arts in Europe

• World leader of tactics in combat sports

• Author of numerous books

• Trainer of multiple World Champions

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 KNS – Friendship Kata Tournament

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September 6th

In Support of Victor Swinimer

On Saturday, September 6, there will be a clinic and friendship Kata tournament at St Joseph’s Parish hall on Queen Street (top floor) in Bridgewater. All proceeds will go to Victor who is self-employed and has been unable to work for the past several months.


KNS – Ladies join Team Canada at Junior Pan American Karate Championships

Trysten Deveau will be attending the Junior Pan American Karate Championships in Peru from August 28-30, 2014. Trysten is a bronze medalist from last years Jr. Pan American Karate Championships, a gold medalist at the Commonwealth Championships and she placed 7th at the Jr. World Karate Championships. Trysten will be competing in the Junior (16-17 year old) kumite (sparring) division in the -53kg weight class. Karen Armour will also be joining the Canadian Team as one of the coaches!! Best of luck to the both of you!

  2014 Jr PAN AMS: FOLLOW THE ACTION LIVE Starting August 28th!!