Kumite Seminar

2 Day Fighting Seminar with the current World Champion in Kyokushin Karate Sensei Zahari Damyanov will be held in Toronto, on Apr 14 and 15, 2018 from 10:30am to 3:30pm.

The Seminar is open to all Kyokushin organizations. Everybody is welcome!

Sensei Zahari Damyanov is the the Champion of the 11th World Open Tournament in Tokio, Japan, 2015. He is 4 times European Champion and 4 times Winner of All US Open Kyokushin tournament.

It is such a great honor for all kyokushin karatekas in North America to have Sensei Zahari and practice under his guidance. OSU!

 

 

Canada Day Demonstration

Celebrating 150th Canada Birthday!

On Jul 1st, 2017 at Stan Wadlow Park in East York our karate academy was invited to make a karate demonstration for 150th Birthday of Canada! We’ve performed some basic techniques, fighting combinations, kata and tameshivari. Thank you to all students for participating in the demonstration. 

 

33th Eastern Canada Karate Kyokushin Championship.

Sunday,  November 13, 2016 at Notre-Dame College Sports Center in Montreal took place the 33th Eastern Canada Kyokushin Championships.

5 karatekas from our dojo participated in the tournament and they have performed very well.

Sofia took 1st place in kumite.

Freshta took 2nd place in kumite.

Ilyas took 1st place in kumite and kata.

Solaiman took 2nd place in kumite.

Samir took 3 place in kumite.

Abraham Lincoln’s Letter to his Son’s Teacher

He will have to learn, I know, that all men are not just, all men are not true, but teach him also that for every scoundrel there is a hero; that for every selfish politician, there is a dedicated leader… Teach him that for every enemy there is a friend.

 

It will take time, I know, but teach him, if you can, that a dollar earned is of far more value than five found…Teach him to learn to lose…and also to enjoy winning. Steer him away from envy, if you can, teach him the secret of quiet laughter. Let him learn early that the bullies are the easiest to lick…Teach him, if you can, the wonder of a book…but also give him quiet time to ponder the eternal mystery of birds in the sky, bees in the sun, and flowers on a green hillside.

 

In school, teach him it is far more honorable to fail than to cheat…Teach him to have faith in his own ideas, even if everyone tells him they are wrong…Teach him to be gentle with gentle people, and tough with the tough. Try to give my son the strength not to follow the crowd when everyone is getting on the bandwagon…Teach him to listen to all men…but teach him also to filter all he hears on a screen of truth, and take only the good that comes through.

 

Teach him, if you can, how to laugh when he is sad…Teach him there is no shame in tears. Teach him to scoff at cynics and to beware of too much sweetness…Teach him to sell his brawn and brain to the highest bidders, but never to put a price tag on his heart and soul. Teach him to close his ears to a howling mob…and to stand and fight if he thinks he is right.

 

Treat him gently, but do not coddle him, because only the test of fire makes fine steel. Let him have the courage to be impatient…let him have the patience to be brave. Teach him always to have sublime faith in himself, because then he will always have sublime faith in mankind.

 

This is a big order, but see what you can do…He is such a fine little fellow, my son!

A.Lincoln

THE BULGARIAN ZAHARI DAMYANOV IS THE NEW WORLD CHAMPION!

The 11th World Open Karate Championship was held from November 20th thru 22nd at the Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium. Zahari Damyanov from Bulgaria won for the first time in his third attempt where 192 fighters from around the world challenged for the open weight crown.
The 1st round was fought on day 1, the 2nd and 3rd round on day2. 32 fighters advanced to the 4th round on day 3 (Russia 18, Japan 9, Bulgaria 1, France 1, USA 1, New Zealand 1, Ukraine 1). 
There were high hopes for Japan to reclaim the crown and last years All Japan Open tournament runners-up Shoki Arata and 6th place Mikio Ueda advanced to the top 8 but both lost in the quarter final.4 fighters from Russia advanced to the top 8 but all lost in the semi-final. The final was an all- European final with Zahari Damyanov from Bulgaria winning by decision against Djema Belkhodja from France.