Karate students from the Port Hardy dojo line up to perform katas under direction from the visiting sensei.

Martial artists belt up

Local karate students get graded in pair of testings.

The Bushido Shotokan Karate dojo put its students in Port Hardy and Sointula to the test last week as the club brought in Sensei Joe Dixon from Vancouver for a pair of seminar and testing events on the North Island.

After an instructional session where Sensei Dixon put the martial artists through their paces and gave insights on the finer points of the art, students were divided up for testing.

Each group performed a series of moves on command from the instructors then formed up to perform a kata (a prearranged sequence of moves) before pairing up to demonstrate sparring moves.

 

Bushido Shotokan Karate-Do Academy

Dojo leader:  Ivan De Toro

 

 

 

Port Hardy

 

 

 

Braun, Cheryl — Green

Braun, Ezra — Green

Braun, Zephan — Green

Brunner, Larry — Yellow

Meredith, Aaron — Yellow

Jones, Heather — Yellow

Gough, Nadine — Yellow

Gough, Nathan — Yellow

Williamson, Joshua — Yellow

Cook, Tom — Yellow

Grant, John — Blue

Cook, Brennan — Yellow

Cheetham, Marie — Green

Cheetham, Tanya — Green

Mcgillawee, Sydney — Green

Mcgillawee, Larissa — Green

Miller, Patrick — Green

Osorio, Gabriel — Yellow

 

 

 

Sointula

 

 

 

Etzkorn, Jacob — Green

Etzkorn, Yvonne — Yellow

Weyer, Neil — Green

Watson, Brooklyn — Blue

Lam, Fay — Blue

Reyes, Victor — Yellow

Tynjala, Michael — Green

Tynjala, Sophie — Blue

Tyler, Jamie — Blue

Chateauvert, Kennedy — Blue

Chateauvert, Linden — Blue