July 5th and 6th 2019 marked the first Annual WIKF Quebec Seminar. WIKF students from Montreal, Toronto and Halifax, as well as a guest from the Shintani group of Montreal, met in Beautiful Montreal to learn WIKF techniques and curriculum from Canadian Technical Committee Member and WIKF 6th Dan, Michael Ham. Continue reading
On June 20 Sensei Ken Corrigan arrived in Nova Scotia to begin the Canada summer course at East Coast Wado. Arriving in the evening, though there were no classes on the first night, we took Sensei to JF’s place for the obligatory sociable and story telling. Luckily for us, due to the long day this lasted, oh, only till about 1230 am. It was important to show Sensei some good old down-east Nova Scotia hospitality. Continue reading
This is the 5th year Ontario has had the pleasure of hosting Sensei Wicks’ Canadian training. As always, our training is focused primarily on the Black Belts, providing them with world class instruction in a small group setting. There were 9 hours of evening group training, 4 hours of semi-private training in the afternoon, and the Dan grading on the last afternoon session. Continue reading
This year’s Sensei Jon Wicks and Sensei Ken Corrigan visit also brought a visit by Sensei Dan Wallis from Campbell River British Columbia and Sensei Rob McCracken along with his student Tom Brent from Belmont (Edmonton) Alberta. It was good to see representation from the West this year. Previous years it was just participants on the eastern side of Canada. Continue reading
As Toronto hosted the 2015 Pan Am Games, it brought Sensei William Millerson to our area.
Sensei Millerson is currently the Vice-President of the World Karate Federation (WKF) and Honorary President of the Panamerican Karate Federation (PKF). He is also a former European Kumite Champion. Continue reading
The Jon Wicks (world chief Instructor) and Kenneth Corrigan (Canadian Chief Instructor) Clinic in Prince George
On October 18th and 19th the Nechako Karate Club hosted a clinic held by Sensei Jon Wicks and Sensei Kenneth Corrigan. The clinic was well attended with students travelling from Edmonton to attend.
We had an opportunity to have a children’s class in this clinic and it gave the children an opportunity cover basics and partner work with Jon’s approach to training with a touch of fun. Continue reading
Just after the Canadian Thanksgiving this year, Sensei John Wicks came to the Toronto area to advance our understanding of the Wado Curriculum. Sensei arrived with the Chief Instructor of Canada, Ken Corrigan, Monday afternoon. Continue reading
Sensei Wicks and Sensei Corrigan arrived in Toronto on Thurs, Oct 31. The first session was Friday at 6:30pm giving both Senseis time to adjust and perhaps relax a bit before the training began. Continue reading