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A Message from the Seminar Committee


Osu everyone,

Welcome back to the dojo for an exciting new year of events!

Last year saw a return to contact sparring and Kumite through our seminars and belt testing. This year the Seiyu Kumite Committee would like to build on that enthusiasm and invite you to a two-part seminar where you will receive technical insight and mental preparation for Kumite and then have the opportunity to display your fighting spirit through a series of one-match fights. 

The event is set to take place on Wednesday, March 29 at the Downtown Dojo (1155 Thurlow Street, Vancouver)

The goal of the seminar is to improve your technical ability regardless of experience or belt level, gain insight into mental and physical preparations from experienced tournament fighters and test your abilities in controlled, evenly-matched fights with the guidance of an experienced team of referees and judges.

Matches are optional for participants but are encouraged to test their technique and spirit in a controlled and safe environment. This will also provide an opportunity for our judges to apply their knowledge and ability to a live event.


Building on this strong foundation, the Kumite Committee looks forward to holding an upcoming Kumite tournament in May so stay tuned for further information.

 We look forward to training with you Wednesday, March 29th at the Downtown Dojo, Osu!

Sempai Kris Erickson

Seiyu Kumite Committee:
Sempai Kris Erickson
Sempai Mark Berg
Shihan Tats Nakamura

General Information

  • Date:

  • Place:

  • Time:

  • Open to:

  • Fee:


  • Mandatory Gear:

  • Optional Gear:

  • Register by:

Wednesday, March 29

Downtown Dojo

6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

15 years old and older who regularly attend our teens or adults class

All belt ranks (If you are under 19, get your sensei's approval)

$25/person (This is to cover the facility rental to support the downtown dojo.)

Shin/instep pads, Gloves, Elbow pads, Knee pads, Head gear for under 19, Groin cup for male

Mouth guard, Head gear, Chest protector for female

March 24, 2023


Clips from the last seminar

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