Our karate classes consist of a healthy balance of traditional karate techniques (kihons), forms (kata), and fighting (kumite). For those interested in improving their fighting techniques, and getting more opportunities to practice kumite, we offer specialized classes on Thursday's and Saturday's.
Karate Tansei has been supporting an elite competitive team since 2016. The members of the elite team consist of karatekas from ages 7 and above who want to compete. These members are expected to go above and beyond normal training in order to achieve high ranking results.
Thanks to a special committee of dedicated parents and experienced karatekas who help organize activities throughout the year that help raise funds to defray competition costs.
In a given year, our elite members are expected to participate in most of the local tournaments in the surrounding area, and up to 2 long-distance tournaments, as well, some will participate in one international tournament. Last year, our dojo was able to support 4 members to participate in the International Dream Festival Karate Championship in Tokyo, Japan.
In addition, our dojo hosts approximately 1 junior karate match (JKM) per month, available exclusively to our students, and 2 Canadian Open Junior Karate Matches per year open to all Canadian Shinkyokushin members. Monthly JKMs also give an opportunity for our referees to maintain their skillset.
Our Junior Karate Matches are conducted approximately once a month and follow strict kyokushin rules. This is a great opportunity to introduce students to competition, as well as allow our experienced competitors to constantly improve their fighting skills. These events also give an opportunity to are referees to maintain their skills.
We encourage our students to participate in local kyokushin based competitions, in and around the Montreal area. We are fortunate to be able to participate at approximately 8 local competitions a year.
Long-distance competitions consists of those that require a stay-over. For example, Quebec-City, New York, etc. We are constantly on the lookout for reputable kyokushin competitions that offer a unique experience for our students.
We are fortunate that our global organization has 98 affliated countries and many host competitions. With the help of our fund-raising committee who are dedicated to our elite team, we can participate around the world. In 2018, our dojo was able to support 4 karatekas to participate in the Dream Festival Karate Championship in Tokyo, Japan, where 20 other countries participated among the over 3000 participants.
Several times a year there are special trainings for general karate as well as kumite specific. We are proud to cooperate very closely with West-Island Karate (Shihan John Kalaidopoulos) in this aspect during our inter-dojo trainings. Visit our Events page for upcoming seminars.
Our Elite team comprises of coaches, athletes, and volunteers that support the team. The athletes are selected based on their performance both at tournaments and at the dojo and evaluated once a year.
Here the list of members of our elite team for the current year (Sept 2018 - Sept 2019)
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Karate-Tansei's competitive team committee members consists of dedicated parents and experienced karatekas. The members of this committee is re-elected every September. The current committee members for September 2018 to September 2019 are:
Volunteer members of the competitive team are:
Referees that have taken training classes with us are: