Summer Camp 2016
Summer Camp in Victoria this year was a wonderful event thanks to the efforts of ShotoCanada's executive Jessica Moore, Mike Maxwell (the host) and Kathy Tiampo who took all the registrations. We had over fifty at the camp this year.
The weekend began with a Friday night general session with Saeki Sensei of the JKA Canada. Saeki Sensei is a long time friend of ShotoCanada and many of the senior instructors have trained with him over the years. Over the weekend he demonstrated his fluid movement in kumite and kata that was an inspiration to everyone.
Scales and Ingram Sensei conducted kobudo sessions on bo kihon and the bo kata Tokumine no kon on Saturday and Sunday mornings.
At the end of Saturday, we had a rather large grading with thirteen hopefuls. These ranged from nikyu to yondan.
Austin Au - nikyu
Khushi Brar - nikyu
Selena Blake - shodan
Harvey Chow - shodan
James Drew - shodan
Spencer Drew - shodan
Kana Mitchell - shodan
Ricca Mitchell - shodan
Judy Boyko - sandan
Jean-Sabastien Rodrigue - yondan