Sensei Robitza wins gold

Sensei Norm Robitza was a last minute entry into the Maritime IKD tournament this weekend. He competed in the Adult Individual Kata and Adult Individual Kumite events.

“I wasn’t planning on competing. My mind was focused on judging,” he said.

Sensei Robitza won the kata and kumite division. The division was very small. Sensei Robitza only competed to help make the division viable.

“It was a good event with many students getting some much needed experience.”

MTA Karate ends year on a high note!

The Mount Allison Shotokan Karate Club ended the school year on a high note last night. The club hosted IKD Shihan Kai Senate member, Shihan David Pyke, 8th Dan and IKD Shihan Kai member, Shihan Janice Pyke, 7th Dan for a special training and grading.

Congratulations to club members on achieving new ranks.

  • Merrik Tower – 1st Kyu (3rd Brown Belt)
  • Justina Awe – 2nd Kyu (2nd Brown Belt)
  • Shawn Levering – 4th Kyu (Purple Belt)
  • Dechao Kong – 7th Kyu (Orange Belt)

During the grading, Sensei Norm Robitza performed part of the examiner’s test.

Also last night the office of President of the Mount Allison Shotokan Karate Club was passed from graduating member, Shawn Levering to Emily Clark. Emily’s duties as President will begin in August when the club begins to prepare for the Fall semester.

The Club will now go on hiatus until the Fall.

Dale Sherwood receives Black Belt

This weekend the Maritime IKD hosted Shuseki Shihan Frank Woon-A-Tai. Members of the Mount A dojo tested and were promoted to new belt levels including Dale Sherwood who was promoted to 1st Degree Black Belt.

Here are the results:

Dale Sherwood – Shodan (1st Black Belt)
Merrik Tower – 2nd Kyu (2nd Brown Belt)
Justina Awe – 3rd Kyu (1st Brown Belt)
Shawn Levering – 5th Kyu (Blue Belt)


Merrik Tower earns Brown Belt

During the Maritime IKD Summer Clinic, Merrik Tower of the Mount Allison Shotokan Karate club was promoted to the rank of 3rd Kyu (brown belt). Merrik spent several weeks training in Amherst with Shihan David Pyke to prepare for this test after the MTA club closed for the Summer break.

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