Merrik Tower earns Brown 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.

MTA Instructors attend World Camp

MTA Instructors attend World Camp

The annual IKD World Honbu Camp takes place in Haliburton, ON., every June. Sensei Norm and Jolene Robitza attended the camp this year and each completed the technical portion for the C Level of the IKD Instructors program. The camp focus this year was preparing for the IKD World Cup and celebrating Shihan Woon-A-Tai’s 50th anniversary as an Instructor.

Members attend Maritime Tournament

Members attend Maritime Tournament

Members of the MTA club attended the Maritime IKD Tournament today.

Congratulations to:

  • Sensei Norm Robitza – Bronze in Kata & Kumite
  • Merrik Tower – Silver in Kata
  • Dale Sherwood – Silver in Team Kata.

Congratulations to all!

Congratulations to all!

Congratulations to everyone who achieved their new ranks.

  • Dale Sherwood – 1st Kyu
  • Merrik Tower and Justina Awe – 4th Kyu
  • Shawn Levering – 6th Kyu
  • Aminah Simmons – 7th Kyu

Also congratulations to Laura Beth Gill, Zoe McIntyre, Jonathan Bradet-Legris and Michael Bradet-Legris who will be graduating Mount Allison University.

Meet Shawn Levering

Meet Shawn Levering

Shawn Levering was featured as February’s Meet the Maritme IKD. He was chosen after a stellar performance as his first clinic and grading in December when he was promoted from White to Orange belt.

Shawn also accepted the position of MTA Karate President starting in the fall. He will be taking over for LauraBeth Gill who will be graduating.


Meet Shawn Levering

MTA Karate Members promoted

MTA Karate Members promoted

Members of the Mount Allison Shotokan Karate Club were promoted over the weekend.

  • Dale Sherwood – 2nd Kyu (Brown)
  • Laura Beth Gill – 3rd Kyu (Brown)
  • Justina Awe – 5th Kyu (Blue)
  • Merrik Tower – 5th Kyu (Blue)
  • Shawn Levering – 7th Kyu (Orange)
  • Aminah Simmons – 8th Kyu (Yellow)