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Osu everyone,

We are excited to announce that the Kumite seminar is back!

Last year saw us develop our kumite skills through the Seiyu seminars and belt testing events culminating in the kumite tournament this past May. This year the Seiyu Kumite Committee would like to build on that enthusiasm and invite you to a seminar where we develop on that foundation through technical skill development for kumite with more of a focus on real-time sparring. 

The event is set to take place on Monday, March 11 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. Don’t forget to bring your fighting spirit to this exciting event, it promises to be a memorable experience.

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

Building on this growing momentum, the Kumite Committee looks forward to holding an upcoming Kumite tournament on Saturday, May 11 so stay tuned for further information.

We look forward to training with you on Monday, March 11 at the Downtown Dojo, Osu!


Sempai Kris Erickson


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

Coordinate your sparring movements on Macrh11!


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